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Sunday Matinee -- Cars 3

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Where: Penrose Library at Penrose AspenChildrens Rooms

Enjoy a free screening of a movie at PPLD, with light snacks and refreshments included.

Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Library21c at Children's Room

Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, puppets, songs, and activities. This program encourages emerging reading skills by engaging children with shapes, sounds, rhythm, and rhyme in a playful environment. (30 minutes)

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: Penrose Library at Penrose Childrens Room

Rhymes, books, and songs for children 1-2 years old.

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library at Children's Activity Room

One and two-year old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere. (20-25 minutes)

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: High Prairie Library at High Prairie Meeting Room

One and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: East Library at Children's Activity Room

One and two-year old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere. (20-25 minutes)

Tots & Blocks

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: High Prairie Library at High Prairie Meeting Room

Did you know that block play increases a child's language development? Stay and play with us after Toddler Time or drop in to build, balance, stack and crash with a variety of different blocks and other educational toys.

Music & Movement

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Shake those wiggles out and have some fun! This 30-minute program consists of music and movement activities and a story. For 2 and 3-year-old children, with a favorite adult. Drop-in program, no registration required.

Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Library21c at Children's Room

Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, puppets, songs, and activities. This program encourages emerging reading skills by engaging children with shapes, sounds, rhythm, and rhyme in a playful environment. (30 minutes)

Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Ruth Holley Library at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

Children, along with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, puppets, songs, and activities.

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Penrose Library at Penrose Childrens Room

Rhymes, books, and songs for children 1-2 years old.

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: East Library at Children's Activity Room

One and two-year old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere. (20-25 minutes)

Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Monument Library at Monument Meeting Room

Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, puppets, songs and activities. This program encourages emerging reading skills by engaging children with shapes, sounds, rhythm and rhyme in a playful environment. (30 minutes)

Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Fountain Library at Fountain Meeting Room

Children ages three and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, songs and activities.
This program encourages emerging reading skills by engaging children with shapes, sounds, rhythm and rhyme in a playful environment.
Stay after for a special make and take craft!

Music and Movement

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: High Prairie Library at High Prairie Meeting Room

Shake those wiggles out and have some fun! This 30-minute program consists of music and movement activities and a story. For two and three-year-old children, with a favorite adult.

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

One and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.

Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Monument Library at Monument Meeting Room

Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, puppets, songs and activities. This program encourages emerging reading skills by engaging children with shapes, sounds, rhythm and rhyme in a playful environment. (30 minutes)

ERC Open Hours noon - 4 p.m.

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: East Library at Educational Resource Center

Come stop by the ERC! Located on the upper floor of East Library. Call 531.6333 x1403 if you have any questions. Learn more at ppld.org/erc.

Paws to Read

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Elementary-aged children: Come build reading confidence in a friendly environment with our furry friend, Roxy!

Teens and Tweens CREATE!

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ute Pass Library at Ute Pass Community Events

Come to the Ute Pass Community Room to participate in creating something, whether it is made of legos, a puzzle, a craft, or something edible! The activity switches every month, so if you have a request, speak with Alison asap!

Paws to Read

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library

Kids can practice reading aloud and improve fluency by sharing a story with one of our lovable Paws to Read Therapy dogs!

Paws to Read

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library

Let your child practice reading and build fluency by reading to a Paws to Read dog.

Paws to Read

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library

Let your child practice reading and build fluency by reading to a Paws to Read dog. Great for reluctant readers! No registration is required

Study Buddies

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: East Library at East Children's Corner

FREE HOMEWORK HELP! Teen volunteers tutor elementary-aged children in all subjects. No registration required!

Storytime

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library at East Childrens Story Room

Stories and more for children ages 3 and older. Check your branch, or the Children’s Department, for storytime themes.

Comments

Hi there. Thanks for the suggestion. We have so much on the home page already, but maybe we can make a slide that links to the Calendar. Good idea!

I agree that it would be helpful to link the calendar from the home page. The old website had it there but now it takes several clicks to get there. Also, the rollover pop-up menus get in the way when trying to click on account login link.

Hi there. There is a calendar link on the home page. It's on the right hand side of the home page, right below "how do i". We're working on refining the menu so it doesn't fly out so fast. Thanks for the input.

I think it would be cool if you guys created a kindergarten readiness class for kids ages 4-5 for 1 hour a week that introduces kids going to kindergarten to ABC's, counting and writing (example: a new letter and number each week with fun stories, games and songs that helps kids get ready for school in a fun way so they are more prepared and can meet other kids their age.) Going to kindergarten can be pretty scary for kids especially if they aren't enrolled in a preschool program.

Thank you for writing! Our preschool storytimes, offered at each of our libraries, feature these skills in a more subtle way. Also, since preparing for Kindergarten really begins at birth, PPLD is part of a Public Library Association initiative that has been going on for about 15 years, called “Every Child Ready to Read.” The program stresses 5 practices that parents can do to help their children get ready for reading and school. They are “Read,” “Write,” “Talk,” “Sing” and “Play.” Every year (usually January and February) we do a series of Countdown to Kindergarten Carnivals featuring these practices, with handouts describing other activities that parents can do at home. Also, if you click here there are literacy activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers featured in the slideshow. Thank you for your idea - we will keep it in mind, and please let me know if you have any further questions.

I'd love more options for Music and Movement at the Penrose, Manitou, or OCC libraries!

This fun program for 2 and 3 year olds is really growing in popularity throughout the library district.
Starting Sept. 20, the Old Colorado City Library will again be offering Music and Movement the first and third Tuesdays at 2:00.
In addition, starting Sept. 2, Penrose Library will have Music and Movement every Friday at 10:30.
Another option is an all ages music program at Manitou Springs Library the third Thursday of the month at 10:30.
We hope to see you at one of these programs!

This would also be a great program to include older children also, up to 5 at least if not older.

I would like to see more activities starting around 5 pm or later. I work and my kids are in school until 4-4:30. Thank you.
I enjoy the Science/STEM classes for each of my two children's different age groups.

I second this request. If activities start at 5 or 5:15 we would be able to participate with our school aged children as well.

Thank you for your comment. We are continually examining our programs to evaluate whether we meet the needs of our patrons, and we have added tween and STEM programs at most of our libraries. If you let me know which libraries you are interested in, I can give you more information. Thank you!

Hello. We are down in Security so probably the closest libraries are Sand Creek or Fountain. We do drive to various libraries throughout the city if something interests us. I have a 4 year old and a 9 year old. Out at High Plains they used to do a STEM class for each. We enjoyed those very much. Thank you.

Thank you for writing. We will definitely keep your request in mind as we plan our future programs.

I third this request. Not only for children's programs but for adult art classes after 5 and on weekends for working adults. Thanks

Hello,
Thank you for your request. Our school age programs are usually scheduled for either after school or weekends, although not as late in the afternoon as you suggest. Unfortunately, we have not had a good turnout for evening programs for school age children. We have been adding more Science/STEM programs and Make programs. Can you tell me which library you are interested in, and I could give you more information?

Hi there,
Just wondering if any of the libraries will offer more options for babies (6months-1year) or if it is appropriate to bring children under one to some of the story time sessions?

Thank you,

Thank you for your input. We currently offer Babytime for ages 12 months and under at the East Library, Library 21c and Fountain Library. We also offer a Baby and Me Yoga class at Library 21c on the second Saturday of each month. We would certainly offer at any other library that has a demand.

Hi I'm currently looking for stuff to do with my 3-month-old around town. Do you still do Babytime at East library? I do not see it on their calendar. I also would be interested in the Mommy and Me yoga, and will drive to 12c, but I don't see that on the calendar either.

Hello - We have Babytime at the East Library and Library 21c on Mondays at 10:00 and 11:00 am. The Mommy and Me Yoga is the second Saturday of every month at 10:30 at Library 21c. We hope to see you there!

Your website makes NO distinction between Toddler (age 2-3) and Kids (age 4-8). How can I find classes specifically for the age 4-8 group? On the Calendar page, there's no option to UNcheck Baby and Toddler, so I can find Kid classes / events.

Hi there. You can get to this page from our upper nav menu under 'Programs.' Just click on 'For Kids.' You can get to the current Kids Web Events page through 'PPLD Kids' on the green right toolbar on our home page. Then click on the 'Events' street sign.

Hi. I work for CASA of the Pikes Peak Region and we are putting together a packet for caregivers that will contain information about developmental milestones and reading readiness for kids ages 0-6.. I would like to include an easy-to-read calendar of library events. I have a very old flyer and am wondering if you have a newer one that I could have.

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