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High Prairie Library Launches Seed Library

High Prairie Library Launches Seed Library

The High Prairie Seed Library officially launched on Saturday, April 25, 2015!

PPLD is very proud of the hard work that Rhonda Curtis, High Prairie staff member extraordinaire, has put into this 2 year project.

High Prairie Library kicked off the grand opening with a speech from Rhonda (and tutorial), ribbon cutting, cake (carrot), refreshments, and lots of community engagement! In the process of creating the Seed Library we have made some strong connections to our communities in the area, garden clubs, and independent farmers, including generations of growers in the county extending to Calhan.

High Prairie Library will conduct a contest for the biggest pumpkin patrons can grow using the giant pumpkin seeds from the Seed Library! The pumpkins will be judged at the 4th Annual Harvest Festival on October 3, 2015.

A special thanks goes to the High Prairie Friends and staff, who have all contributed both time and resources to help get the Seed Library open.

The High Prairie Seed Library joins the Manitou Springs Seed Library as PPLD's two seed repositories.

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PPLD Honored by Gazette's Best of the Springs

Winner 2015: The Gazette's Best of the Springs

Pikes Peak Library District was honored in two categories by The Gazette's Best of the Springs!

Expert Pick for Hands-Down Great Place for Kids
"On any given day of the week, parents can find a free educational event for their kids to attend at one of the many libraries of the Pikes Peak Library District. From newborns to teens, the district makes an effort to reach out to all kids and give them age-appropriate programming and resources to help them learn more. Programming is especially good in the summer months when the libraries bring music, crafts, animals, and movies for kids and parents to enjoy together."

Voter's Choice for Teen Hangout
"Teens can enjoy myriad activities, get help with reading, writing and math homework as well as learn how to use library resources for research and enjoyment. The district has organized a wide range of unique programs including workshops in electronics, gaming, tutoring and knitting."

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day logo

Free Comic Book Day is an all-ages event in which comic book shops give away special edition comics. Publishers involved include DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, Image, and many others.

Patrons of all ages are welcome to visit any library to pick up a comic on Sat., May 2!

Special Events:
East Teen Center
Sat., May 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Comics available and activities galore! Costumes are encouraged!

Manitou Springs Library
Sat., May 2 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Comics available and face painting!

Old Colorado City Library
Sat., May 2, All Day (while supplies last)
Comics available and Superhero Cubecraft.

Penrose Library
Sat., May 2, All Day (while supplies last)
Comics available and fun activities!

A HUGE thank you to Escape Velocity Comics for partnering with PPLD to provide comics to our patrons.

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Celebrate Sustainability in the Pikes Peak Region

Celebrate Earth Month

Celebrate Sustainability in the Pikes Peak Region! This blog, maintained by the PPLD Green Team, is your passport to Green Living. Throughout Earth Month, check here for regular updates on regional events, resources, and organizations.

http://ppldgreenteam.blogspot.com/

Also, check out our Green Living resources on ppld.org:

http://ppld.org/research/by-subject/databases/182

Remember, Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Love your Mother!

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Lynda.com comes to PPLD!

PPLD is proud to announce our newest resource, lynda.com! Lynda.com has thousands of online video tutorials to help you learn software, creative, and business skills.

Lynda.comVideos are on the following topics:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Education
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web

And best of all, it's FREE with your library card! Click here to start using this amazing resource now.

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