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PPLD Foundation: How to Give

Your support of the Tri-Building Project will allow Pikes Peak Library District to transform the current library service delivery model into a library system that will meet our community’s needs for the 21st Century. Your donations will help underwrite PPLD’s exceptional service to families and businesses in the Pikes Peak region.

The Tri-Building Project defines the next phase of PPLD’s distinctive service delivery that will meet the needs of families and businesses of southern Colorado seeking the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the 21st Century. The plan is to renovate the recently purchased building that is large enough to amply create a new regional library. This new library will contain traditional materials and integrate the newest delivery methods for information. The Maker Space, part of C3 (Creative Computer Commons), will engage all of our citizens in making and sharing their own stories or business plans. It will house a multipurpose 400-seat community meeting room that will advance the potential of libraries as the Third Space for community assembly and dialogue.

The Project also includes partial renovation and expansion of public space at East and Penrose libraries to optimize resources and keep them current. Over 30,000 square feet of additional public space will be realized, and it will be operated with no increase to the existing budget.

Thank you. With your assistance, we will continue to provide progressive, forward-thinking services to our community designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century student and life-long learner. For more information please visit

Ways to Give:

  • Gifts of Cash - PPLD accepts credit cards. Click here to donate now.

    Outright cash via a check made out to the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, addressed to

    PPLD Foundation
    P.O. Box 1579
    Colorado Springs, CO

  • Gifts of Stock - Please call Dolores Fowler at 719-884-9850 or email for transfer guidelines.
  • Enterprise Zone (EZ) - Please call Dolores Fowler at 719-884-9850 or email for more information. Click here to see examples of EZ tax savings.
  • Bequests - Bequests provide a way for you to memorialize your dedication to the Library and its mission. To include the Foundation in your will, please know that the Foundation’s legal name, address and tax number are:

    Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, Inc.
    5550 N. Union Blvd.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    EIN #113690724

  • Memorials - A memorial is created when money or material is donated to add books or other materials to the collection, usually in memory or honor of an individual or group.

We will be happy to talk with you about how you can make a gift to the Library. We hope you will consider the many options available to you. Please be sure to consult with your financial and tax advisors for more information. We also welcome calls from your advisors.

Every donation impacts our Library and our community in positive and meaningful ways. Every donation enriches the opportunities and changes the lives of those we serve. Every donation matters. Please send your support today.


Dee Fowler
Foundation and Development Officer
Pikes Peak Library District Foundation
P.O. Box 1579
Colorado Springs, CO

Funding Priorities

Tri Building Project Capital Campaign: El Pomar Challenge Grant

The New Library at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive

  • C3: The Creative Computer Commons
  • Children’s Educational Resource Center
  • Children’s Gallery
  • Children’s Storytimes/Crafts
  • Teen Studio
  • Teen Gallery
  • Teen Study Rooms (2)
  • Teens Hangout
  • Atrium
  • Café
  • Quiet Reading Zone
  • Art
  • Conference Rooms (2)
  • Medium Study Nooks (4)
  • Small Study Nooks (8)
  • Executive Board Room

Penrose Library (Qualified Enterprise Zone)

  • Teen Zone
  • Children's Library
  • Penrose Library (Qualified Enterprise Zone) HVAC System, floor coverings, furniture

East Library

  • Children's Theater
  • East Library HVAC System, floor coverings, furniture
  • Homework Center

Other Capital Projects, Land, Facilities and Equipment

  • Land/Real Estate donations
  • Operations Center (donation of commercial real estate)
  • City Bookmobile

Programs, Services, and Materials