Transition can be hard for our military families and their children. Moving multiple times for military service can be challenging for the children of military families, who often face the disruption of starting over at a new school and with new friends multiple times. This April, Pikes Peak Library District will honor the Military Children in our community by celebrating their unique experiences.
- Military Child Around the World!
Stop into any PPLD location during the month of April and find the Military Child Around the World map. Military children are invited to place stickers on all of the places where they have lived or visited. Discover where our young patrons have traveled as members of our Armed Forces Families.
- Purple Up! Day
On Fri., April 21, join our staff as we wear purple in recognition of Purple Up Day! This Department of Defense program reminds us of the strength of military children, the challenges they endure, and shows them our gratitude and support!
- Military & Veterans Resource Guide
PPLD provides provides military, veterans, and their families with access to free resources such as books, audiobooks, eBooks, and online databases, as well as events, workshops, and classes tailored to their unique needs and interests.
- Sesame Street For Military Families
Sesame Street for Military Families is a free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can find information and multimedia resources on the topics of military deployments, multiple deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, and self-expression.
- Babies on the Homefront
Babies on the Homefront provides military and veteran parents ideas for enhancing everyday moments with their baby or toddler.
- Veteran Training – VA Resources
The VA's parenting program provides resources and support for military and veteran parents, including information on child development, parenting skills, and managing the challenges of military life.
- MCEC – Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle.
- Military Kids Connect
Military Kids Connect is an online community for military children ages 6 - 17, and provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life.