Submit your artwork to our Teen Art Contest!
This year's theme is Magnify It! Take a closer look at the world around you and create a piece of artwork.
Submit your artwork Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 from 9 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. Drop-off at the following locations:
- Cheyenne Mountain Library
- East Library
- Fountain Library
- High Prairie Library
- Library 21c
- Mobile Libraries
- Monument Library
- Penrose Library
- Ruth Holley Library
- Sand Creek Library
- All entrants must be in grades 6 - 12 in March 2016.
- All entrants must submit an online submission form and Artwork Agreement Form.
- Entrants may submit only one piece of art.
- Jurors reserve the right to decline inappropriate entries.
- Entries must be two-dimensional and no more than two inches deep, including frame. Any textural elements (glued-on items such as pencils, pennies, etc.) must be inside a frame to prevent damage.
- If you want to display at Library 21c, art must be able to be displayed with a wire hanging system.
- Frames or matting are highly encouraged for the protection of all pieces.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 644-7242.
The Educational Resource Center (ERC) at East Library provides hands-on materials for families wanting to enrich their children’s education or help them improve their skills. Math, science, social studies, and language arts kits, as well as art and music resources and computer software are available for families with students of all ages to use.
The ERC will be open from 3 – 6 p.m. on Mondays & Wednesdays, 1 – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 12 - 4 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays.
Our Science Labs are scheduled from 1-3 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. During this time our volunteer will have a special lab for everyone to participate in. We will also have equipment available for you to use if you would prefer to bring your own experiment. A parent must accompany the student. The Homeschool Science Lab is open to all ages, and no registration is required.
Who: All Homeschool Families
When: 1-3 p.m. on the 3rd Friday of every month
Where: East Library Community Meeting Room
Purchasing a Library 21c courtyard paver is a great way to honor family and friends, commemorate memories and events, or to publicize your organization or business. Your purchase of a courtyard paver also contributes to PPLD's Tri-Building project, providing 21st Century Library service through innovative library spaces and technology for everyone in our community.
Commemorative pavers are now available at East Library!
Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GED? Our experienced math tutors can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math. Tutoring for all ages and levels.
When: Mondays, 3:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Manitou Springs Library
Registration is required at Manitou Springs Library.
Begins Monday, September 28
When: Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Monument Library
Begins Monday, September 14
When: Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: High Prairie Library
Begins Monday, August 17
When: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Where: Library 21c
Begins Wednesday, September 16
When: Thursdays, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: East Library
Begins Thursday, September 17
When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon
Where: Sand Creek Library
Begins Saturday, September 12
No appointment necessary, just drop on in!
PPLD is pleased to offer Speak French, a conversation group for non-native speakers who wish to practice French. Some French language skills are recommended.
Where: East Library
When: 2nd Thursdays, 2 - 3 p.m.
Where: Library 21c
When: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Where: Penrose Library
When: Fridays, 12 - 1 p.m.
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Can’t find the information you need? Have a research project? Pikes Peak Library District has a brand new program to help you.
Professional librarians at East, Library 21c, and Penrose Libraries are available to assist you with your information needs, whether you are looking for a great book to read, starting a business, or researching local history.
Research topics include, but are not limited to, finding materials for children or teens, locating health and wellness information, beginning legal research, and finding grant information for nonprofits. If you would like to learn how to search the library’s catalog or subscription databases more efficiently, we can help you with that too.
Begin by completing the online form on our website. From our home page (ppld.org), click on Research and select Book a Librarian. You can also locate the service by clicking on the dropdown arrow under "How do I?" on the left side of the home page and selecting Book a Librarian.
Fill out the form with your information, including your library card number. If your research request differs from the options provided, describe your question or research need in as much detail as possible.
We’ll look at your request and determine the best person on our staff to meet with you based on expertise and availability. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can to schedule your appointment. Appointments may be scheduled for up to one hour at either the East or Penrose Library.
The Book a Librarian service is open to any PPLD cardholder. We cannot offer advice (e.g., medical, legal, investment) except to advise users of reputable sources of evaluative information. Also, we cannot offer troubleshooting or maintenance help with personal computers or devices. However, computer classes are available at several PPLD locations.
For questions, you can contact PPLD by email, chat, phone, or in person at any of our locations.
By Delaina Massie, PPLD Librarian