InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Sunday, April 20. Happy Easter!
ImportantBriargate Library will be closed beginning Sunday, May 25, in preparation of the move to Library 21c, located at Chapel Hills and Jamboree. Library 21c will open to the public on Saturday, June 21. During the closure, materials placed on hold by Briargate patrons will be available for pick up at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., unless another location is requested.

Briargate Library

Briargate Library

Briargate Library FacebookAddress:
9475 Briar Village Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 260-6882

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Holiday Hours and Closures

Friends of Briargate Library

Bus Route: 9

FREE Wireless!
Laptop Loans
Study Rooms


View Briargate Library in a larger map

Friends of Briargate Library

The Briargate Friends Book Store is open during regular Library hours.

Click here to learn more about the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District.


 

What's New!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

With over 300 votes cast, the winner of the PPLD 2014 Book Madness is
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green! Thank you for participating!

Click the title of this post to view comments.

This year, over 75,000 copies of the same book will be given away to 4-year-olds across Colorado! Which book will it be? Governor Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor Garcia recently announce the winning title chosen from three finalists: Grump Bird by Jeremy Tankard.

Then, from April 7 - 21, 4-year-olds can come into any PPLD library to pick up a FREE copy of the book!

Click the title of this post to view comments.

This five-week Family Place Library series at Briargate Library is specifically designed for parents and their children ages 1 - 3. Play with toys and speak with library staff and community resource professionals on a different topic each week.

Registration is required. To register, click here or call (719) 260-6882.

  • Early Literacy Specialists
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on early literacy.
    Wednesday, April 2 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Speech Pathologist
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on speech. This is an informal event so, the CRS will not be able to give any specific diagnosis or details on your child/ren.
    Wednesday, April 9 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Nutrition
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on Nutrition.
    Wednesday, April 16 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Child Development
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on Child Development. This is an informal event so, the CRS will not be able to give any specific diagnosis or details on your child/ren.
    Wednesday, April 23 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Song and Movement
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions.
    Wednesday, April 30 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Click the title of this post to view comments.

22nd Annual Frank Waters Award Luncheon

The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District invite you to join us for a luncheon, author talk, and award presentation with authors Sandra Dallas and Kathy Brandt.

Click here to purchase tickets

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. check-in; 11:45 - 2 p.m. lunch and program
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Cost: $30 through May 1; $40 after May 1; $300 Reserved table of 8

Click the title of this post to view comments.

PPLD is now hosting the Family Place Initiative at at our Briargate and Fountain libraries because of generous funding from the combined efforts of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant and PPLD! We will be hosting two grand opening parties in January (see details below).

Family Place Libraries are a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 300 sites in 23 states and continues to grow.

Family Place areas are safe, fun environments where you and your young child can read, play, and learn. These specially-designed spaces feature materials for children and parents including board books, picture books, toys, puzzles, blocks, and drawing stations, all creating opportunities for little ones to explore. As your child's first and most important teacher, these activities will help you build your child's early literacy skills.

Pikes Peak Library District’s Family Place Libraries will also offer five-week workshop series, covering early literacy, music, nutrition, child development and speech and language development through playing with your child.

The next five-week Family Place Library series at Briargate Library is specifically designed for parents and their children ages 1 - 3. Play with toys and speak with library staff and community resource professionals on a different topic each week.

Registration is required. To register, click here or call (719) 260-6882.

  • Early Literacy Specialists
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on early literacy.
    Wednesday, April 2 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Speech Pathologist
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on speech. This is an informal event so, the CRS will not be able to give any specific diagnosis or details on your child/ren.
    Wednesday, April 9 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Nutrition
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on Nutrition.
    Wednesday, April 16 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Child Development
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on Child Development. This is an informal event so, the CRS will not be able to give any specific diagnosis or details on your child/ren.
    Wednesday, April 23 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Song and Movement
    Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions.
    Wednesday, April 30 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Click the title of this post to view comments.

Let us know how we are doing!

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.

Click the title of this post to view comments.

Yearbooks

We are looking to fill in gaps in our Pikes Peak region high school yearbooks collection. After several years of contacting high school yearbook offices and alumni groups, we have added several hundred more volumes, but we still have holes to fill. We are the main repository in the area for these yearbooks and perhaps the only place where they are easily accessible. They are used extensively by our genealogy patrons, high school students, and those recently graduated from high school.

To serve our patrons better, we would like to have as complete a collection as possible. Therefore, we would like to appeal to our patrons to complete this task. Click here to see which yearbooks we are missing. If you have any yearbooks on this list that you are willing to donate to us, please contact the Library at (719) 531-6333, x2253.

Click the title of this post to view comments.

Isabel Song, a member of TAB (Teens at Briargate), has a dream. One that is beautiful and ambitious in its scope. This dream has been highlighted by The Huffington Post and even Taylor Swift herself. Great article, Isabel, and we here at PPLD wish you every success in your endeavor.

Read 'Why I Dedicate My Life to Childhood Cancer'

Click the title of this post to view comments.

In response to feedback from patrons, statistical data and observation, and the integration of Manitou Springs Community Library, the PPLD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to increase the District's operating hours by 52.

The changes, effective Monday, April 15, will be:

  • All PPLD facilities, with the exception of Ute Pass, Palmer Lake, and Manitou Springs libraries, will open at 9 a.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • Manitou Springs Community Library will add eight hours of service. The new hours at Manitou Springs will be 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. from Monday - Thursday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
3

Click the title of this post to view comments.

PPLD Awarded El Pomar Challenge Grant for 21st Century Library Campaign

At a special event held at Penrose Library on Wednesday, February 13, El Pomar Foundation announced it had approved a challenge grant of $750,000 to support the Library’s Tri-Building Project to create a 21st Century library system, which will bring significant improvements to Pikes Peak Library District.

The funds from El Pomar are earmarked for use at PPLD’s Penrose Library, but the funds will allow for wider District-wide improvements at PPLD, including renovations and upgrades at PPLD’s East Library and the opening of a new facility in 2014 at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive as well. PPLD’s new facility will feature content creation areas for creative professionals, business incubation and hoteling space for small businesses and nonprofits, enhanced areas for job seekers to find career assistance, and much more!

El Pomar’s generous grant will allow the Library to move forward on construction and renovation in 2013, with a projected opening of the new facility in 2014. The challenge grant is contingent upon The Pikes Peak Library District Foundation raising $3.15 million by January 1, 2016.

3

Click the title of this post to view comments.

Beginning on Monday, December 3, 2012, all PPLD self-check machines will require the use of your patron PIN.

Why do I need a PIN?

A PIN (Personal Identification Number) protects your library card from unauthorized use. In the event that your card is lost or stolen, we have provided you with an extra layer of protection. The Library enabled this feature to help ensure the privacy of your Library account.

Your PIN is required when you:

  • Login to My Account on the Library’s web page
  • Check out items at a self-check station
  • Login to reserve and use a Library computer
  • Place holds on items
7

Click the title of this post to view comments.