Holiday Hours and Closures

PPLD closes early:

Date Time Holiday
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 4 p.m. New Year's Eve

PPLD is closed all day:

Date Holiday
Saturday, January 1, 2022 New Year's Day
Monday, January 18, 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday
Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
Sunday, July 4, 2021 Independence Day
Monday, September 6, 2021 Labor Day
Monday, October 4, 2021 Staff Development Day
Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day


why are you guys closed for thanksgiving? i don't celebrate that.

There's no holiday that every single person in this country celebrates, but Thanksgiving is as close as it gets.

Will these holidays/closures be updated soon for 2017?

It would be nice to get an email announcing unexpected closures in advance like the one to do painting on Saturday 4/14 so we can plan pick up of holds accordingly. Also, I would hope that when you have an unexpected closure that you give us more time to pick up holds.

You're not closed Columbus Day? Just curious, because banks, schools, and the Post Office are and it is a National holiday.

Sorry - but there is no such thing as a national holiday. I expect you mean a federal holiday, which means that the federal government observes it. And that's it really. The federal/national/central government defines these holidays for their own purposes. But they have no force of law for any other person, group, or institution, I believe.

I think it's fair to say that only some schools observe Columbus day, for example. Same for banks. Some do, some don't.

Hello, i just from the springs out to Payton and love my Library. Sand creek is open on Sundays from 1-6. Is it possible that High Praire might consider a couple hour on Sundays as well. It is one of my days off.
Thank you

Dear Bettina,

We would love to have more libraries open on Sunday but funding for staffing those hours is limited to what we have now. In addition to our three main libraries, Penrose, East and Library 21c, we have tried to position our libraries that are open Sundays geographically. Monument for the north and Sand Creek for the south are open on Sunday. As the city expands east, having a larger facility in that area is a long term goal as well has having Sunday hours. For now we hope you will make the 15 minute drive to our Library 21c branch which has a large collection, programs, a maker and computer lab and many study areas for Sunday use.

Due to any Weather conditions, would you be closing, and would that be told on the website?

The front page says East, Fountain, Ruth Holley, and Sand Creek libraries will open at noon on October 18th. Is this a typo?

This is not a typo. East, Fountain, Ruth Holley, and Sand Creek libraries are indeed opening at noon (as opposed to their regular open times) on Fri., Oct. 18, 2019. They are open on their regular days and hours aside from that date.

How is the public notified of library closures due to weather? Are you closed when school districts where your branches are located are closed?

Why are you closed on Columbus Day????? Just because of staff development? How is patrons looking for books interfering with that? You have self check outs. LAME.

Thank you for reaching out. We close the Library once a year for an all-staff development day, which took place on Mon., Oct. 12, this year. Since every staff member is required to participate in the full-day training, we cannot open our facilities to the public on that day. Here's access to our Closures and Delays Policy for more information:

Sure appreciate the great work you do supporting our community. PPLD is by far the best library system I've seen in more than fifty years! Many thanks,
-Jack Thomas-
Colorado Springs

The library should be closed on Veteran day. In honor of those who served!

Though our doors are open, Pikes Peak Library District is providing a number of ways to honor and celebrate Veteran’s Day all month long in 2020! Participate in our Veteran’s Day challenge to honor local veterans through art here:, learn more about the vast military resources in our collection here:, or check out our LibGuide with more information about the military here:

The Board of Trustees approves holiday closures for Pikes Peak Library District. They approved the observation of eight holidays each year. The Library is closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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