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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. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 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 2018, Friends of PPLD has committed to financially support the following PPLD Community needs:

  • Career Online High School Scholarships
  • PPLD Staff Professional Development Needs
  • Adult Reading
  • Children's Summer Adventure
  • "STEAM" program kits
  • History Symposium
  • American Library Association Sand Creek Block Party

Friends Also

  • 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

Executive Committee

President - Dora Gonzales
Vice President - Stephen Adams
Secretary - Beverly Fulton
Treasurer - Charles Snyder


Rita Jordan
Dr. Birdie Miller
Aida Richardson
Pat Webb


Marcia Myers - Book Store and Volunteer Coordinator
Charleen Bader - Finance Coordinator
Beth Crumrine – Online Sales Coordinator

Directors Emeriti

James Bixler
Steve Bobbitt
Lewis Burton
Rosemae Campbell
James Ciletti
Mary Ciletti
Andrea Corley
Pamela Gomez Gil
Ellen R. May
Una Ng-Brasch
Wilma Palic
Diane Pfalzgraf
Charles Robinove
Mary Jo Schraml

Board of Directors Meetings

Meetings begin at 5 and last until 6:30 p.m. Dates and locations as follows:

Application for Board of Directors - Revision Dated October 2018
(Volunteer Position)

Bylaws - As Amended October 1, 2018

Important Dates

  • Betty Field Writing Contest - Schools invited to participate; entries due February 23, 2019
  • Betty Field Writing Awards & Recognition - April 6, 2019; East Library
  • Literary Awards - April 20, 2019; Antlers Hotel
  • Latina Voices - September 21, 2019; Library 21c
  • Booksales - March & October at East Library

The Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings, Annual Membership Meeting, and Financial Statements are available upon request.