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Ute Pass Library (UT)

Ute Pass Library

Address:
8010 Severy Rd. - map it!
Cascade, CO 80809

Phone: (719) 684-9342
Contact Us

Hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 1 -7 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Holiday Hours and Closures

Bus Route: None

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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!

Vote for your favorite character in Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Elite 8! Voting is open to all ages.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPLD_FCBD8

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One Book 4 Colorado

From April 17 - May 1, any four-year-old can pick up a free copy of Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley from any PPLD library. There will be English and Spanish versions available (while supplies last). Check with your local library for fun events related to this giveaway.

The Lt. Governor's office developed this state-wide initiative to emphasize the importance of early literacy and reading to children. For more info, visit http://onebook4colorado.org.

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The Teen Art Contest is for teens and by teens. Teens create the art, and teens determine the winners.

The theme for our 2017 Teen Art Show & Contest was Transformation Teens were encouraged to show us how art impacts your life, or how it transforms the world around you.

All of the artwork will be displayed at either Penrose Library, East Library, or Library 21c during the month of April. Questions? Contact Becca Phillipsen at (719) 884-9800, x6336 or rphillipsen@ppld.org.

Here are the winners!

Best in Show

"Mirror Reflection" by Aleyah B.

High School

1st Place: "My Fantasy" by Elizabeth W.
2nd Place: "Summer Sunsets" by Kaylee T.
Coordinator’s Choice: "Hands of Time" by Mary R.

Middle School

1st Place: "Transportation through Time" by Liberty H.
2nd Place: "Evolution" by Mikayla R.
Coordinator’s Choice: "Coy Fish Pond" by Kristine B.

You can view the winning works here:

2017 Teen Art Contest Winners

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Earth Day is April 22! Check out these green programs in April all around the Library District.

For fun tips, greening tricks, and upcoming green programs, "like" PPLD's Green Team Facebook page at facebook.com/PPLDGreenTeam.

SCRAP EXCHANGE
Sat., April 8 from noon - 4 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
In collaboration with Who Gives a SCRAP, we are holding a Scrap Exchange. Bring your unused and unwanted scrap craft material and exchange them for "tickets" to "purchase" new-to-you craft supplies! We will also have a fun craft going on, so you can take your time and check for new inventory! No registration required.

FOUND OBJECT ART!
Sat., April 8 and 15 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Penrose Library
Join us for an afternoon of making art out of everyday items! Create something to take home, or help us create a community art piece to display in the Library. All supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring supplies as well. Click here to register for April 8. / Click here to register for April 15.

WATER: RAIN BARRELS & YOUR WATERSHED
Sat., April 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
Join us for a virtual tour of our unique watershed! Gain valuable tips on how you can protect our water, including how to use a rain barrel! Water is our most valuable resource, it is up to each of us to care for our watershed – learn how at this fun, interactive class. Click here to register.

LEARN TO GROW: MICRO-GREENS & SPROUTS
Tue., April 18 at 6 p.m. at Library 21c
Learn what micro-greens and sprouts are and how to grow them! Everybody will leave with sprout seeds & jar. Click here to register.

TWEENS: SPRING GREENING!
Thu., April 20 and 27 at 4 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
Join us for this 2 part S.A.L.T program where we will DIG our hands into the SOIL and start a SEED library! Find out which plants are helpful to the environment! Click here to register for April 20. / Click here to register for April 27.

STINGLESS BEEKEEPING
Fri., April 21 from 11 a.m. - noon at Ute Pass Library and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Manitou Springs Congregational Church
Learn how to create bee habitats and simple structures in your backyard for native bee pollinators. Mason bees are stingless bees and the very best pollinators.

REPAIR CAFÉ
Sat., April 22 from noon - 4 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
Toss it? No way! Repairing is better than recycling, saves you money, and you might learn some repair skills! Bring your broken bike, small appliance, or clothing. We'll take a look at your item, and if possible, our "fixers" will work with you to repair or mend your item. Please bring one item per person. Volunteers making repairs offer no guarantee of repairs made by them or with their assistance and are not liable if objects repaired do not work properly at home. No registration required.

UPCYCLED PET TOYS
Wed., April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at East Library
Stop by this month to make a new or upcycled toy for your favorite canine or feline friend, or bring in a well-loved toy in need of some TLC for new stuffing, squeakers, and repairs. While supplies last. Ages 12 and up.

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Check Out Colorado Backpack

Reserve your free State Parks Pass and Backpack today by clicking here!

This program is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It is meant to encourage Coloradans to visit our State Parks and experience all of the great outdoor recreation that this state has to offer.

Each backpack, which checks out for one week, includes:

  • State park pass hang tag for the rear-view mirror
  • Guide to Your 42 State Parks
  • Binoculars
  • Leave No Trace™ card
  • Colorado Wildlife Guide
  • Activity ideas list
  • Colorado Trees and Wildflower Guide
  • Fishing Basics tip sheet
  • Program evaluation card

Click here for more information about this program.

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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.

Click here for more information

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Add Your Book Review to PPLD.orgHave you read a really great (or really bad) book lately? Tell us all about it! Just fill out this book review form and your review will be posted in the Book Reviews section of ppld.org.

Happy reviewing!

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It's Back to School Time!

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!

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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.

1st Place
“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

2nd Place
“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

3rd Place
“Tea Party” by Heidi Balaraman
3rd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine

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