We want to wish our 16th Annual Teen Art Contest winners a huge congratulations!
These teen artists were chosen by their fellow teens and PPLD staff. They were honored at an award ceremony in March at East Library.
To enter our 17th Annual Teen Art Contest, watch out for the announcement coming in late 2023.
Best in Show
Vista Ridge High School
"The Treasure of Memories"
Watercolors, watercolor pencils, and…
Best in Show_Averie P._The Treasure of Memories.jpg
HS 2nd Place_Dominick P._A Newborn Star's Trip Down Memory Lane.jpg
HS Coordinator's Choice_Ryleigh S._Day In The Woods.jpg
MS 1st Place_Evie S._Backroad History.jpg
MS 2nd Place_Natalie M._The Invisible.jpg
MS Coordinator's Choice_Evey W._Memories In Bronze.jpg
MS Coordinator's Choice_Kendall L._My Mind's Eye.jpg
Have an adventure with Pikes Peak Library District this summer! 2023 Summer Adventure presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado helps kids and teens stay engaged and active over the summer months. We know you’re looking for engaging ideas for activities, and we are here to help!
Anyone ages 0 - 18 can participate and win prizes through reading, moving, and imagining. Either participate in one of our…
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Summer Adventure Screen Background - Mountains
Summer Adventure Screen Background - Jungle
Summer Adventure Screen Background - Desert
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Summer Adventure Screen Background - Paris
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Teen Book Prize List
Summer is here! We have a wide variety of no-cost events and activities for teens, no matter what they are interested in.
With locations throughout Colorado Springs and El Paso County, the Library provides opportunities for teens to learn new skills like coding or get artistic with Spray Paint Designs. Additionally, they will have opportunities to stay in touch with friends through sessions of laser tag or life-sized games!
Teen Activities typically happen in the afternoon or on the weekend but check the links below to see all the dates, times, and locations in our program calendar.
Check out our Summer 2023 programs…
PPLD is excited to announce that patrons will be able to use a certain number of supplies for free when they visit a Library
makerspace. Whether you want to engrave a family photo on the laser cutter, 3D print a replacement part for your vacuum cleaner, or just learn how to use an embroidery machine, there will be materials available for you to use to test out your designs and explore the space.
In every session, you will have access to:
- $1 worth (20 grams) of 3D printing.*
- 1 piece of wood for the laser cutter (6”x12”).
- 5 buttons for the…
Looking for games to play while apart from friends or family? Check out these free digital games, multi-player video games, and role-playing game resources!
Digital board games
- Board Game Arena - Website with 175 board games that can be played in real time or as slowly as one move every other day if you can’t be online with other players at the same time. Some games must be started by a player with a paid account.
- Dominion Online - Play the original deckbuilding game in your browser, on your own or with up to 5 other…