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Spanish Music Lingua

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: East Library at East Childrens Story Room

Join Cinthia Frame from Colorado Springs Music Lingua in a unique program that teaches Spanish to children ages 8 and under using a fun mix of music, movement, art, drama, and storytelling. Sign up for each class at the East Library Children’s Desk or call 531-6333 x 1403 to sign up. For more information on music lingua programs, visit musiclingua.com.

Toddler Time

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Library21c at Children's 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. Open to the first twenty families who arrive. (20-25 minutes)

Book Break

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Monument Library

A short read-aloud session for preschoolers.

One Book 4 Colorado Storytime Dance Party

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

It's a special dance party to celebrate this year's One Book 4 Colorado winner! Every 4 year old will get a free book--but everyone can get their groove on.

Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia developed this state-wide initiative to emphasize the importance of early literacy and reading to children. If you would like more information about this wonderful program, you can visit the One Book 4 Colorado website at onebook4colorado.org. From April 9-23, any four year old can pick up a free book from any PPLD library.

Play & Learn

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library at Cheyenne Meeting Room

This open play time is a great way for your child to play with early literacy based toys and games such as puzzles, blocks, puppets, etc. For ages 0-5, with a caring adult. No registration required.

Toddler Time

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Palmer Lake Library

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)

Music & Movement

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Where: Penrose Library at Penrose Childrens Room

Shake those wiggles out and have some fun! This program consists of music and movement activities and a story. For 2 and 3-year-olds, with a favorite adult.

Stay and Play Storytime

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

Come read, rhyme and rock! A very interactive storytime that engages children ages two to five and their favorite adults in stories and songs in which everyone participates. After storytime, we invite you to stay and play with us! We’ll have fun toys, games and activities to enhance your child’s early literacy learning!

Toddler Time followed by Tots and Blocks

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Sand Creek Library at Sand Creek 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. And did you know that block play also 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!

Storytime

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Rockrimmon Library at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Storytimes at the library introduce children ages 3 through 7 to picture books,flannel board stories, finger plays, music, art, poetry, film and puppetry.

Toddler Time

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Library21c at Children's 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. Open to the first twenty families who arrive. (20-25 minutes)

Community Literacy Event

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library at East Community Meeting Room

Join Alliance for Kids and the Pikes Peak Library District in celebrating Week Of The Young Child at our community Early Literacy Event on April 20th. Families with children aged 0-8 are welcome to attend a story time with the Switchbacks mascot Izzy and craft activities. This event will be at East Library 5550 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs 80918 from 11:15-12:15pm. Participating families will have the opportunity to receive one free book. Door prizes will also be available of free tickets to a Switchbacks game (our local minor league soccer team) and mystery toys for toddlers!

Any questions please contact Deanna Stark at dstark@allianceforkids.org or 719.291.8112

Toddler Time

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Children's 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. Open to the first twenty families who arrive. (20-25 minutes)

ERC Open Hours noon - 5 p.m.

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 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.

Homeschool Science @ East: Bottle Rocket Science

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library at East Community/Annex

Join our guest experts to learn about the science of aeronautics and ways to build a better bottle rocket. Students will explore Newton’s Laws of Motion and other scientific concepts. They will also find out all they need to know to prepare their bottle rocket for the May launch event!
The Bottle Rocket Launch event takes place on Friday, May 18. Students will prepare their rockets at home and bring them back to East in May. You must register for the May launch. Our Homeschool Science @ East programs are scheduled from 1 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. This is a family program so parents are expected to accompany their students. Contact Jfleishhacker@ppld.org for more information.

Friday Fun! LEGO and Robotics

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

Friday FUN is an interactive program for kids grades k-8 which meets right after school. LEGOs are provided. Come show off your skill and talent and create architectural masterpieces at the library! Note: Please do not bring your own LEGO and all masterpieces remain at the library.

NEW: In addition to our LEGO collection we have introduced Cublets, our modular robotics collection!


Book Break

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Where: Library21c

A short read-aloud session in the Children’s department that is particularly suitable for preschoolers.

Chess and Checkers

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Western Window Bay

Join us for casual play, the boards will be out, ready for you and your friends to enjoy these two fabulous games. All are welcome.

Found Object Art

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Go Green with PPLD!
Join us for an afternoon of making art out of everyday items!

All supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring supplies as well.

This program will be offered in two sessions. You can attend one or both sessions.

T(w)een Crafts: Duct Tape Wallets

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Monument Library at Monument Meeting Room

Hey, teens and tweens! Join us in the meeting room this afternoon to make wallets out of duct tape! All supplies provided. Ages 9-18.

Finally Friday

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

Join us for an after school adventure! You provide the imagination, we provide the supplies. Ages 7-12.

Kid Creators: Legos

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Are you an expert builder? An inventor extraordinaire? An engineer in the making? Come build with Legos, create robots from Cubelets, design tracks for racing dominoes, and more!

CANCELLED: Paws to Read

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library

No volunteer today, please join us next week!

3FT: Out of Line Poetry Fest

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library at Cheyenne Meeting Room

For National Poetry month, come enjoy our teen-lead poetry festival with Community Rhyme, Poetry Improv, Poet Madness Voting, Collage & Blackout Poetry, and poetry-themed food. There will be fun, prizes, and poetry had by all! Come and go between the times of 4pm -5:30pm pmAges 12-18 welcome, no registration required.

Fairy Gardens

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: High Prairie Library at High Prairie Meeting Room

Make a small garden for a fairy. No registration required. Best for ages 9 & Up.

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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