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Old Colorado City Library will be closed Sat., July 2 - Wed., July 6 while their floors are refinished.
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2016 Summer Reading Program - Teens
2016 Summer Reading Program

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Provocative Persuasions! The Editorial Cartoons of Chuck Asay

Please join us for an exhibit closing reception and discussion for Provocative Persuasions! The Editorial Cartoons of Chuck Asay, an exhibit of some of Chuck's most controversial syndicated and Gazette cartoons on display at East Library throughout the month of June.

Discussion panelists include:

  • Chuck Asay, Editorial Cartoonist, retired from national syndication and the Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Barry Fagin, Columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Rosemary Lytle, President, NAACP CO MT WY State-Area Conference
  • Jon Stepleton, Former Editor and Associate Publisher, Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Arshad Yousufi, Spokesman, Islamic Society of Colorado Springs

The discussion will be moderated by Michael L. Olsen

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Reservations required: or (719) 531-6333, x2253.

  • When: Thu., June 30 from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Where: East Library Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

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Kid's Summer Reading: On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

What: PPLD Summer Reading
When: June 1 - July 31, 2016
Who: Birth - Grade 6 welcome to participate!
Why: Read books and earn prizes!

Register for Summer Reading!

How to Play:

  1. Register at any PPLD library or at from June 1 - July 31, 2016
  2. Begin at “Start Here.” Complete nine spaces to earn each prize in order (1,2, and 3). Color a space for every 20 minutes you read, or for every two picture books read to you.
  3. Collect your prize at your nearest PPLD library.
  4. When you reach Prize 3, you have completed the game! Congratulations!

Please play this game only once, but keep reading in our Gold Medal Readers game!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Color in a medal for every five hours you read.
  2. After each completed five hours, visit your library and add your name to our bonus readers diplay.
  3. When you complete 25 hours, you earn a  free Child’s Pas to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (with a 75¢ donation)!

You don't have to be reading on your own yet to play. In the baby/toddler game (ages 0-2), you mark a space each time you share a book or do an activity with your baby. Win some fun bubbles, a wearable rattle, and a board book.

But Wait! There's More!
Hundreds of fun programs this summer are all free, and include science, magicians, LEGOs, puppets, music, animals, crafts, and dinosaurs. You can even come in and practice reading to a real live dog! At the end of July, we have four parties with bubbles, hula hoops, face painting, dress-up, and an obstacle course.

Calendar of Events - (Printable Version)

Reading Buddies

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Check out this promo made by PPLD's Center for Public Media!


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Teen Summer Reading: Get in the Game: READ!

Photo Contest
Writing Contest
Game Card

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Introducing: NEW.PPLD.ORG!

Pikes Peak Library District is proud to introduce our new website, ! has the same basic layout of information as, but with

  • Bonus content and features
  • Improved functionality
  • Updated look and feel
  • Mobile friendly design

Please take a few minutes to watch this short video about what has to offer: is in beta testing and will run alongside our current website until mid-July, at which time the current site will be retired and the new site will become

The Catalog and My Account are not affected by this and will stay the same.

Please take some time to look around and contact us at with any questions or comments.


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