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PPLD Kids presents Summer Reading 2016! Join us for an amazing, fun, and educational summer! From June 1 - July 31, attend special FREE summer programs and sign up for the Summer Reading Game to win prizes for reading! You can register on ppld.org or at your local library starting June 1. For a list of fun events, keep an eye on ppld.org or pick up a Summer Reading events calendar at your local library in June!
Write an original fiction story of up to 2,500 words that begins with the sentence “The picture on the website had lied.” What happens after that is up to you!
When will I know if I have won?
We will notify participants by mid-July if they have won an award. All participants and their friends and family are invited to the Awards Ceremony on Monday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, regardless of if they won an award.
Are you publishing the anthology again?
Yes! We will be publishing the top five in both middle school and high school (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and two honorable mentions).
Will I get feedback for my work?
Yes! If you attend the awards ceremony, you can pick up a copy of your work with judges’ comments on it.
Do I have to turn in my story online?
Yes. To better facilitate the process, we are requiring all stories be turned in digitally. You can stop by any PPLD location to use one of our computers for this purpose.
Questions? Contact Corrie Van Bemden at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Do you express yourself through photography? New to the art of taking pictures? "Get in the Game" and submit a photo for the Summer Reading Photography Contest!
Theme: Get in the Game! "Get in the Game" refers to so many aspects of life. It applies to athletes, gamers, and being involved!
Entry Deadline: Sunday, June 26, 2016
For more information, email Joanna at email@example.com.
The Summer Reading Photography Contest is made possible in part through the generosity of Charlie Mussi.
Congratulations to the winners of our first All Pikes Peak Writes, PPLD's adult fiction writing contest. The victors were announced at Mountain of Authors on Saturday, April 23.
“Sub-Zero” by Lizbeth Tarpy
1st place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine, copy of Writer’s Market 2016, and Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen
“Journey by Train” by Susan Eitemiller
2nd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine and copy of Writer’s Market 2016
“Tea Party” by Heidi Balaraman
3rd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine
PPLD, the El Paso County Department of Human Services, and the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region are teaming up to encourage healthy living!
Our libraries will be hosting a wide variety of programming and the opportunity to win prizes through a game that runs from April 1 through June 30.
Granola Bar, Fitness Journal, Water Bottle, and Day Pass to the YMCA
GRAND PRIZES INCLUDE:
Fitbit, YMCA 90 Day Pass, Fitness Gift Basket
This program is funded by the El Paso County Department of Human Services.