Ruth Holley Library (RU)

Ruth Holley Library

Address:    
685 North Murray Blvd. - map it!    
Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Phone: (719) 531-6333, x7009    
Contact Us

Hours:     
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.  – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed 

Holiday Hours and Closures

Bus Route: 22

Curbside Services Park in one of the designated spots and follow the park and text instructions on the sign. You can also come to the pickup table set up in front of Ruth Holley Library, and a staff member will assist you. After asking for your name and library card number, staff will retrieve your items, check out your holds, place them in a bag, and provide them as quickly as possible. There is no need to schedule pick-ups in advance. To check on the availability of your holds please call (719) 531-6333, x1584.

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Library Location Address

685 North Murray Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
United States

What's New!

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Summer Adventure Logo

Have an adventure with your Library during the 50th anniversary of our 2024 Summer Adventure presented by Children's Hospital Colorado! This year, anyone of any age can participate and win prizes through reading, creating, and exploring. You can read, participate in one of our programs, or use one of our activity ideas!
 

May 31 – July 31, 2024 

Click here  or  download the app to get signed up

 

Activities and Programs for KIDS and TWEENS!(Ages 0 - 12)     
Activities and Programs for TEENS!(Ages 12 - 18)
Programs for ADULTS! 

The adventure runs from May 31 - July 31. You can sign up for and start the program on  
Fri., May 31 on the Beanstack app or at ppld.beanstack.org. 


Check out our FAQ Page

Click here for group registration information. Group registration is NOT recommended for families. A group must be five or more participants. Have more questions about Beanstack? Email beanstackhelp@ppld.org.


Be in the know: Sign up! 

Receive a reminder email at the start of Summer Adventure and throughout June and July for summer programs, activities, and more. You can unsubscribe at any time. 


Event Calendars


Game Cards

You can track your progress on the Beanstack app, pick up a game card at any Library location, or click here to download and print a physical game card from home! 


How to play

  • Register on Beanstack at  ppld.beanstack.org, on the app, or in person at your favorite Library location!
  • Complete 30 days of activities (either Read, Explore, or Create) from Fri., May 31 – Wed., July 31.
  • Track your progress on the game card tracker or by logging a day in Beanstack for each day you complete an activity. 
  • Complete the program after 30 days of activities and challenge yourself to complete the bonus round! Keep reading to earn additional entries into the grand prize drawing. Receive one extra entry (up to four) for each additional five days of activities you complete. See below for a list of grand prizes! 

If you need assistance, call (719) 531-6333 or visit ppld.org/ask 


Prizes

Participants receive an age-appropriate prize upon registration and another after completing 30 days of Read, Explore, and/or Create activities. Prizes are available until Wed., July 31 or while supplies last. Earn up to four additional entries into the grand prize drawings by completing bonus rounds of five extra days of activities each.

Registration Prize: 

  • Ages 0 - 11: A choice of book
  • Ages 12 - 18: A choice of book or journal
  • Ages 19+: An entry into the grand prize drawing

Completion Prize: 

  • Ages 0 - 3: A bath toy & entry into the grand prize drawing
  • Ages 4 - 11: A reading award medal and entry into the grand prize drawing
  • Ages 12 - 18: A choice of book or journal and entry into the grand prize drawing
  • Ages 19+: An entry into the grand prize drawing

See some of the teen prize books here!

You can pick up your prizes at your favorite Library location. Prize options may vary as supplies last. Open hours and specific services may vary by Library location, so please check in advance.

Grand Prize Drawing

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have some exciting grand prizes that will be awarded to our lucky winners this year! 

  • Enjoy a private movie theater screening party for up to 30 people at Roadhouse Cinemas, complete with free drinks and popcorn.
  • Four premium seats to see the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC along with a cool goodie bag of Switchbacks gear!

In addition to the private movie screening and Switchbacks tickets, we have lots of excellent prizes you could win, including: 

  • One-year family membership for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum
  • $50 SCHEELS gift card
  • Win a 10-pack of free skate passes to Skate City
  • Family four-pack tickets to Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain (peak season passes)
  • Pass for laser tag/arcade games at Main Event
  • One-hour of bowling, plus shoes at Main Event
  • One-year membership for the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
  • Date night movie pass for two, popcorn, and $10 to spend in the arcade at Roadhouse Cinemas
  • Light Victorian Tea for two guests at Miramont Castle
  • Tour for four guests at Miramont Castle
  • Chuckwagon Supper and Original Western Stage Show for four guests at Flying W Ranch
  • A cool waterproof outdoor adventure backpack with swag from Pikes Peak Regional Attractions
  • Family four-pack tickets to ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum

Thanks to our generous prize sponsors 

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Pikes Peak America's MountainRoadHouse Cinemas Logo
Main Event LogoSkate City LogoScheels Colorado Springs LogoUnited States Olympic & Paralympic Museum Logo Switchbacks Logo
Pikes Peak Regional Attractions 

Survey

Finished with the program? Please take our survey and answer a few questions to make next year’s program even better!  

Child/Teen Survey
Caretaker Survey


More Fun: Zoom Backgrounds

Enliven your Zoom or other virtual conversations with Summer Adventure digital backgrounds: Download below!  

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Comic Book Day Promotional Graphic

PPLD is teaming up with Muse Comics & Games to offer Free Comic Book Day comic issues for teens on Sat., May 4. This annual nationwide initiative strives to put comics into the hands of both long-time and new comic fans alike. Comics are available at all PPLD locations during this one-day event while supplies last. 

Free Comic Book Day is an excellent way for teens to discover new comic series to fall in love with. Comic stores across the U.S. celebrate by giving out special Free Comic Book Day issues of comics, which can range from being the first issue of a comic series or short one-off stories of larger series. As a public library, we know that not all teens have a nearby comic store that they can visit for free comics. We are happy to connect teens in our community with free comic issues to add to their personal libraries.  

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A microphone graphic with text that reads "Virtual Author Visits."

Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is excited to bring you Virtual Author Visits in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. Join us and hear from bestselling authors and thought leaders on a range of topics, from puzzling science to epic fantasy to decluttering your home. Whether you are an avid or occasional reader, there is nothing quite like listening to insightful talks by authors you have read or new ones you are just discovering. You never know what will catch your interest. Attend these events at no cost from the comfort of home. 

In May, join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about instant bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I. Register for the access link

Next, you are invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit that follows a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night. Register for the access link.

For the last Virtual Author Visit in May, we welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she talks about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface. The book grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. Register for the access link.

Learn more and see upcoming authors on our Virtual Author Visits page or check out past Virtual Author Visits here!  


More Upcoming Virtual Author Visits 

  • Mon., June 3 at noon: For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell  
  • Thu., June 13 at 6 p.m.: Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists– An Author Talk with Freida McFadden
  • Thu., June 20 at noon: Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell