What's New: PPLD Kids
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.
Have you ever wondered what makes computer programs run? Ever wanted to make a fun program or learn how to make a game?
Learn the basics of how to code!
In this club, all ages can learn together to code as we explore different programs and concepts. This club is self-guided, so everyone can learn at their own pace.
- When: 2nd Thursday of each month from 4 - 5 p.m.
- Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Discover fun ideas to help your child get ready for kindergarten! Free book, free snacks, and lots of great activities! No registration required. For ages 5 and under, with an adult. For more information, call (719) 531-6333, x1403 or x2403.
- Sat., Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
- Sat., Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
- Sat., March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
Have you ever made a sculpture, built a structure, baked a cake?
What wonderful things do you like to make?
From guesses to messes to dreams come true
We are all makers - so what kind are you?
Open to all 4th and 5th graders in the Pikes Peak Region. Meets Colorado model content standards 1, 2, and 4 for reading and writing.
- One entry per student. Teachers are urged to review poems and submit no more than five per class.
- Each poem must be the original work of the contestant.
- Poems will be judged on originality, including poem title and adherence to the theme.
- Submit two typed, double-spaced copies of each poem on 8.5”x11” paper (no handwritten submissions or illustrations will be accepted).
Poems will not be returned. Please keep a copy.
Six winners of $50 each. Winners will also receive a book and an Imagination Celebration poster.
Entries are due by Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Entries may be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:
The Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest
c/o Nancy Maday
Pikes Peak Library District
P.O. Box 1579
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1579
Nancy Maday at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Submission of a poem constitutes full permission to exhibit, use, and publish the poem for any purpose - printed or electronic media - and to publish the name, school, and photographs of the student without compensation.
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- East Library
- Thursdays, 4 - 6 p.m.
- High Prairie Library
- Mondays, 5 - 7 p.m.
- Library 21c
- Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
- Monument Library
- Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m.
- Sand Creek Library
- Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon
No appointment necessary, just drop on in!
AfterMath won't take place during library or school holidays. If the school district closes because of snow or weather, AfterMath is cancelled.
Pikes Peak Library District is pleased to announce the following winners of the Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest:
- Ella Batson, “The Form of a Mystery”
- Sophia DeJoia, “Mountain Gem”
- Dara S. Kurbegov, “Mysteries of Nature”
- Brooke Steinberg, “Mystery Murder”
- Sage Stoecklein, “Mystery?”
- Anna Winslow, “The Mystery of Me”
You can watch the winners read their poems below:
The Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished American children's book" of 2016 was awarded to Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña.
"The celebratory warmth is irresistible, offering a picture of community that resonates with harmony and diversity." - Booklist.
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, is the 2016 Caldecott Medal winner.
"A perfect melding of beautiful art with soulful, imaginative writing, this lovely story, penned by Colebourn's great-great granddaughter, is ideal for sharing aloud or poring over individually." - School Library Journal.
PPLD's Award Booklists:
The results are in!
"Twelve-year-old narrator Josh Bell uses the rhythms of a poetry jam to emulate the "moving & grooving/popping and rocking" of life on the basketball court with his twin brother, J.B. This powerful novel in verse paints an authentic portrait of a closely-knit family on the brink of crisis. Swish! This book is nothing but net!"
"In four delightful “visual chapters,” Beekle, an imaginary friend, undergoes an emotional journey looking for his human. Santat uses fine details, kaleidoscopic saturated colors, and exquisite curved and angular lines to masterfully convey the emotional essence of this special childhood relationship."
PPLD's Award Booklists:
For what it's worth, my daughter and I LOVE Beekle!
Pikes Peak Library District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest for Children:
- Olivia Heath - "The Net Bringer"
- Delia Rose Philips - "The Homework Helping Heroine"
- Kate Vasquez - "Hope"
- Ansley Irrgang - "The Hero Inside of Me"
- Ryan Blumenhein - "Drill Hand Man"
- Landon Janc - "Super Noodle Doo"
Cheyenne Mountain Library's Paws to Read dog, Sadie, is featured in The Gazette:
Paws to Read encourages children to read to a furry friend to practice their reading skills.
Cheyenne Mountain Paws to Read is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Paws to Read also happens at other PPLD libraries. For a full Paws to Read schedule, click here.
Beloved children's author Maurice Sendak died May 8 at the age of 83. Best known for his award winning book, Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak transformed the face of children's literature.