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A generous gift of $250,000 from Lyda Hill has helped bring Pikes Peak Library District’s Tri-Building Project Capital Campaign to completion. Funding for the Tri-Building Project has been completed due to PPLD’s fiscal management and successful fundraising. The Tri-Building Project was PPLD’s most ambitious fundraising project to date, with 691 donors including individuals, organizations, Library staff, and in-kind gifts helping PPLD reach its $3.9 million fundraising goal.

Pikes Peak Library District completed the first phase of its Tri-Building Project in June of 2014 with the opening of Library 21c, a state-of-the-art facility delivering 21st century library service to the Pikes Peak region. Its resources and spaces are designed to encourage enterprise, build skills, create new content, and connect people.

The final phase of the project was completed with the migration of 21st century library service to Penrose and East libraries. This was PPLD’s first opportunity to deploy improved technologies and include elements such as makerspaces and co-working areas to other parts of the District.

The Tri-Building Project Campaign would not have been successful without members of the Capital Campaign Committee and Tri-Building Project co-chairs Laura Muir Mellini and Craig Anderson.

“This was accomplished due to smart fiscal management and successful fundraising team efforts,” said Mellini.

“The District could not have transformed itself into a system for the 21st century without so many members of the community donating to this campaign,” said Anderson.

In addition to the recent donation of $250,000 from Lyda Hill, other important donations over the last two years have helped PPLD reach this landmark goal.

  • El Pomar Foundation – $750,000
  • Mary K. Chapin – $150,000
  • PPLD staff also contributed $50,000 to this capital campaign!

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Downton Abbey fundraiserThe dedication of Pikes Peak Library District staff went above and beyond the call of duty during the Tri-Building Capital Campaign. Having challenged themselves to raise $50,000 for the campaign, the staff committee held various events for PPLD employees. The events included a Sushi and Sake tasting, a Downton Abbey Tea and Tour held at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, and a Tuesday Night Karma Hour held at Bristol Brewing Co., along with other events.

Many staff members also choose to donate back to the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation through payroll deductions. This type of dedication and support from the staff at PPLD went a long way in making the Tri-Building Capital Campaign a success.
Sushi and Sake Tasting fundraiser
Karma Hour fundraiser

Staff Committee Members:

Greg Roes
Margaret Morris
Karin Huxman
Tina Marie Matiatos
Missy Hernandez
Amy Rodda
Sandy Hancock
Deborah Worthey
Cheryl Martin

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Purchase a Courtyard Paver for Library 21c

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!

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Judy Noyes

Please help up create a lasting legacy honoring one our communities most beloved leaders: Judy Noyes.

When Dick and Judy Noyes opened the Chinook Bookstore in 1950 in downtown Colorado Springs, they began writing a story of passion for reading, community service, leadership and a deep commitment to First Amendment rights. Since Judy’s passing earlier this year, friends, family members and colleagues have established several funds in honor of her various community passions.

Because Judy served as a PPLD Foundation Director and supported the library in numerous other ways over the years, PPLD would like to celebrate her memory with the creation of a new children’s garden in front of Penrose Library. Because Judy believed absolutely in everyone’s right to read, and in the power of literacy---especially for our children, and because she also had a passion for maintaining the downtown area as a vibrant space within our community, we believe a children’s garden in the midst of downtown would provide an excellent way for the community to remember her. Dick Noyes joins us in thanking you so much for considering a donation to make the Judy Noyes Children’s Garden a reality.

If you have questions about a gift, please call the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation at (719) 884-9850.

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A PPLD staff member was at the Walmart across the street this afternoon when a cashier approached her and said (with tears in her eyes).

“I just wanted to thank you for being so kind to me. It’s because of you that I got this job here. I was at the library some time ago and you let me use the computer, even though my card was blocked. I needed to fill out the application for this job, and I did, and I got it! I was on the verge of homelessness and hopelessness when I came into your library, and because of you my life is better. Thank you so much!”

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