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PPLD will provide amnesty for all overdue Library items returned between March 6 and March 26. Late fees on overdue materials returned to a staff member during this time will be waived. PPLD is offering the amnesty to welcome community members back to the Library and materials back into the collection.
Earlier this year, PPLD eliminated overdue fines on children and teen materials and lowered overdue fines on DVDs and video games. These changes were implemented to remove barriers to Library service. The amnesty program is another way to help invite people back to the Library and ensure our resources are available to the community we serve.
Library patrons who have other outstanding fines are encouraged to come to the Library during the amnesty period to discuss ways to resolve account issues.
The amnesty program is only effective March 6 through March 26, 2017.
PPLD's Community Photography Contest will recognize the incredible talent, unique vision, and artistic diversity that we have in our PPLD neighborhoods. This contest corresponds with National Photography Month in May. The contest is open to photographers of all skill levels and ages who live in El Paso County.
The categories are
The top 18 winners (1st - 3rd place) will be recognized in an opening reception, their work will be printed and framed, and exhibited at Cheyenne Mountain Library during the month of May. In addition, the public will vote on a 'Best of Show' winner.
To enter, please follow these directions:
If you are selected to be part of the exhibition, the image will be printed as it was submitted. Everyone will be notified by April 3.
The Pikes Peak Library District is currently seeking volunteers to staff a new program initiative: Repair Fairs! Volunteer “Fixers” are needed to help with a new community-wide fix-it program, where people can bring in broken items to the library and receive help learning how to troubleshoot and fix the item rather than throwing it away.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, help your local community by becoming a Fixer!
Please contact Amber Cox at (719) 531-6333 x1305 or email@example.com with questions.
Hours: Will vary by location
Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, PPLD will no longer charge fines on overdue children and teen items. Removing overdue fines will provide greater opportunity for children and teens to use the full range of library services. Currently, 15% of children and teen cardholders are blocked from checking out items at the library due to overdue fines.
Also, overdue fines on DVDs and games will be reduced from 25 cents per day to 10 cents per day.
PPLD seeks to foster literacy and life-long learning for children and teens. The Library regularly evaluates policies to see what barriers for service exist and evaluates how to eliminate such barriers. The Library’s Board of Trustees approved the new policy at their December meeting.
Items that will not accrue overdue fines must be designated as “juvenile” or “teen” in the Library catalog. The policy will take effect for any items checked out January 9 or after. Lost item and damage fees will still apply.
Overdue notices will still be sent as reminders to return Library items. Items not returned within 21 days of the due date will be considered lost, and the full cost of the item will be charged to the patron’s account.
PPLD would like to wish all our students and parents a great school year. Here are some resources we offer to help with your studies:
And of course, you can always chat with a librarian by clicking the "Chat Now!" button, or email us at Ask a Librarian.
Good luck out there!
Congratulations to the winners of our first All Pikes Peak Writes, PPLD's adult fiction writing contest. The victors were announced at Mountain of Authors on Saturday, April 23.
“Sub-Zero” by Lizbeth Tarpy
1st place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine, copy of Writer’s Market 2016, and Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen
“Journey by Train” by Susan Eitemiller
2nd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine and copy of Writer’s Market 2016
“Tea Party” by Heidi Balaraman
3rd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine