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By Phone: (719) 531-6333, x1461
In Person or by Mail:
5550 N. Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918 - map it!
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
To support, promote, and advocate for the Pikes Peak Library District’s dynamic and evolving role.
Expand and enhance the Pikes Peak Library District’s ability to positively impact our community.
The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District was established on the 50th anniversary of the Colorado Springs Public Library (March 11, 1955) and incorporated in 1969 as a nonprofit organization. The Friends is a constant advocate for the Library. Today, with 900 members, the Friends sponsors and supports numerous programs and events to further the enjoyment of reading and love for books for all individuals.
The Friends of PPLD are best known for their volunteerism, their bookstores in each library (you never know what you will find in the ever-changing inventory of previously-read books and magazines) and, of course, the bi-annual Friends Book Sales.
Do you love books, reading and libraries? Have you considered becoming involved in your community? One easy step covers it all! JOIN THE FRIENDS NOW!
What do Friends do?
Without your support there are not enough dollars in the budget to fund all the exciting, involving and inspiring programs the residents of El Paso County need and deserve. Some of the programs the Friends of PPLD currently sponsor or support are:
In 2020, Friends of PPLD has committed to financially support the following PPLD Community needs:
- Career Online High School Scholarships
- Early Literacy
- Children's Summer Adventure
- Human Library
- Regional History Symposium
- Mini-Maker Faire
- PPLD Staff Professional Development Needs
- Are advocates for the library
- Operate book stores at Penrose, East, and Library 21c
- Hold bi-annual Book Sales in the spring and fall
- Host special events, receptions and programs
- Communicate with state and local elected officials about library issues
- Participate in PPLD volunteer opportunities
- Attend community events to promote PPLD
Board of Directors
Steve Adams, President
Rita Jordan, Vice President
Pat Webb, Secretary
Susan Gilbert, Treasurer
Dr. Birdie Miller
Beth Crumrine – Operations Coordinator
Pamela Gomez Gil
Ellen R. May
Mary Jo Schraml
Board of Directors Meetings
Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Dates and locations to be announced.
Application for Board of Directors - Revision Dated October 2018
The Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings, Annual Membership Meeting, and Financial Statements are available upon request.