Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District - About Us
Online: Contact Us
By Phone: (719) 531-6333 x1008
In Person or by Mail:
5550 N. Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918 - map it!
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To support, preserve, and promote our public library system.
Every person in our community values the critical role of the Pikes Peak Library District for the common good.
The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District was established on the 50th anniversary of the Colorado Springs Public Library (March 11, 1955) and incorporated in 1969 as a nonprofit organization. The Friends is a constant advocate for the Library. Today, with 900 members, the Friends sponsors and supports numerous programs and events to further the enjoyment of reading and love for books for all individuals.
The Friends of PPLD are best known for their volunteerism, their bookstores in each library (you never know what you will find in the ever-changing inventory of previously-read books and magazines) and, of course, the Friends Big book sales held three times each year.
Do you love books, reading and libraries? Have you considered becoming involved in your community? One easy step covers it all! JOIN THE FRIENDS NOW!
What do Friends do?
Without your support there are not enough dollars in the budget to fund all the exciting, involving and inspiring programs the residents of El Paso County need and deserve. Some of the programs the Friends of PPLD currently sponsor or support are:
- All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR)
- Betty Field Youth Writing Contest
- Frank Waters Award
- Golden Quill Award
- History Symposium
- Mountain of Authors
- National Friends of the Library Week
- National Library Week
- Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project
- Are advocates for the library
- Operate book stores at Penrose, East, and Library 21c
- Hold District Book Sales
- Host special events, receptions and programs
- Communicate with state and local elected officials about library issues
- Participate in PPLD volunteer opportunities
- Attend community events to promote PPLD
Board of Directors
President: Laura Ettinger
Vice President: Carolena Jackson
Secretary: Dora Gonzales
Treasurer: Patty Froehle
At Large: Aida Richardson
Marcia Myers - Book Store and Volunteer Coordinator
Charleen Bader - Finance Coordinator
Beth Crumrine – Online Sales Coordinator
Pamela Gomez Gil
Ellen R. May
Mary Jo Schraml
Board of Directors Meetings
5:15 p.m., Penrose Library
2nd Floor Conference Room
January 20, 2016
March 16, 2016
May 18, 2016
July 20, 2016
September 21, 2016
November 16, 2016
Application for Board of Directors
Bylaws - Updated January 2016
The Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings, Annual Membership Meeting, and Financial Statements are available upon request.