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Ute Pass Library

Ute Pass Library

Ute Pass Library FacebookAddress:
8010 Severy
Cascade, CO 80809

Phone: (719) 684-9342
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Mon. - Tues.: 1 -7 p.m.
Wed.: Closed
Thurs. - Sat.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun.: Closed
Holiday Hours and Closures

Friends of Ute Pass Library

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Friends of Ute Pass Library

The Ute Pass Friends Book Store is open during regular Library hours.

Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of odd months at 10:00 a.m

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


What's New!

John Anderson

Retired El Paso County Sheriff John Anderson will give a one-hour presentation on the cultural and historical significance of the Ute Indian Prayer Trees in the Pikes Peak region. These Culturally Modified Trees are believed to have been cultivated between 150 - 450 years ago, and they are found throughout Colorado. Learn about the original inhabitants of the Pikes Peak Region, their culture and world view, history, and how these trees connect us to the richness of their culture. Learn to identify Ute Prayer Trees.

Anderson will have copies of his recently published book, Ute Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region, available for purchase and to sign them.

  • Sat., June 27 at 2 p.m., Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
  • Fri., July 10 at 2 p.m., Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Rd., Cascade
  • Sat., July 25 at 2 p.m., East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Anderson has lived in the Pikes Peak region since 1956 and grew up in the shadow of Pikes Peak on a ranch in eastern El Paso County where he loved riding horses and collecting arrowheads. He enjoyed a thirty year law enforcement career, including twenty-two years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and two four year terms as Sheriff for El Paso County.


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What: Pikes Peak Library District Kids Summer Reading Program
When: June 1 - July 31, 2015
Who: Birth - Grade 6 welcome to participate!
Why: Read books and earn prizes!

Register for Summer Reading!

How to Play:

  1. Register at any PPLD Library or online (registration link available June 1 at 9 a.m.)
  2. Begin at “Start Here.” Complete 9 spaces to earn each prize in order (1,2, and 3). Color a space for every 20 minutes you read, or for every 2 picture books read to you.
  3. Collect your prize at your nearest PPLD Library.
  4. When you reach prize 3, you have completed the game! Congratulations!

Please play this game only once, but keep reading in the Super Hero Readers bonus round!
Here’s what you do:

  1. Color in a star for every 5 hours you read.
  2. After each completed 5 hours visit your library and a your name to our super Hero readers display.
  3. When you complete 25 hours you earn cool shoe bling, and enter a drawing for a Hero party!

You don't have to be reading on your own yet to play. In the baby/toddler game (ages 0-2), you mark a space each time you share a book or do an activity with your baby. Win some fun bubbles, a finger puppet, and a board book.

But wait! There's more!
Over 800 programs this summer are all free, and include art, science, magicians, legos, puppets, music, animals, crafts, and dinosaurs. You can even come in and practice reading to a real live dog! At the end of July, we have four parties with inflatables, bubbles, hula hoops, face painting, dress-up, and an obstacle course.

Calendar of Events - (Printable Version)

Reading Buddies

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Check out this promo made by PPLD's video studio!
Warning: contains serious cuteness.

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Summer Reading Program Starts June 1!

PPLD's Summer Reading Program is coming to a library near you on June 1! Registration starts June 1 at 9 a.m.

The Kids Summer Reading Program theme is "Every Hero Has a Story".
Click here for more information about Kids Summer Reading.

The Teens Summer Reading Program theme is "Unmask!"
Click here for more information about Teens Summer Reading.

Check out this promo made by PPLD's video studio!
Warning: contains serious cuteness.


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Winner 2015: The Gazette's Best of the Springs

Pikes Peak Library District was honored in two categories by The Gazette's Best of the Springs!

Expert Pick for Hands-Down Great Place for Kids
"On any given day of the week, parents can find a free educational event for their kids to attend at one of the many libraries of the Pikes Peak Library District. From newborns to teens, the district makes an effort to reach out to all kids and give them age-appropriate programming and resources to help them learn more. Programming is especially good in the summer months when the libraries bring music, crafts, animals, and movies for kids and parents to enjoy together."

Voter's Choice for Teen Hangout
"Teens can enjoy myriad activities, get help with reading, writing and math homework as well as learn how to use library resources for research and enjoyment. The district has organized a wide range of unique programs including workshops in electronics, gaming, tutoring and knitting."


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