In collaboration with Who Gives a SCRAP Creative Reuse Center, we are hosting an arts, craft, and hobby material exchange! Bring in your new, clean/gently used and unwanted craft materials and exchange them for "tickets" to "purchase/exchange" new-to-you craft supplies!
(Please only bring in crafting supplies and not items that are considered trash, in bad condition or items that can be recycled.)
We will also have a fun up-cycling craft going on, so you can take your time and check for new inventory! No registration required.
- Sat., Jan 22 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Fountain Library
- Sat., Feb. 12 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Old Colorado City Library
- Sat., March 5 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Library 21c
- Sat., April 9 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Rockrimmon Library
- Sat., May 15 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Penrose Library
- Sat., June 6 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Mobile Library stop (Retreat at Banning Lewis Ranch)
- Sat., July 9 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library
- Sat., Aug. 20 from 1 - 4 p.m. at East Library
- Sat., Sept. 10 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Sand Creek Library
- Sat., OCt. 1 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Monument Library
- Sat., Nov. 5 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Manitou Springs Library
Make and indoor or outdoor obstacle course with stuff you have around the house.
Time yourself to see how long it takes to get through.
The winner gets to create a new obstacle course!
Safety first when creating your challenges for each other!
Join Pikes Peak Library District in celebrating Black History Month!
- African Storytelling, Drumming, & Percussion
Join Dr. Wanda Tisby Cousar and Ron Cousar as they tell the true story of the Lion King using an African instrument called a Balafon, including West African dance performed to drumming.
- Cowboy Mike Searles Presents the Black Cowboy and Buffalo Soldiers
- Thu., Feb. 10 from 6 - 7 p.m. (Virtual)
Join Cowboy Mike Searles as he tells the stories of Black Cowboys and Buffalo Soldiers.The history of the American West is one rich in character and lore. Following the Emancipation Proclamation and the conclusion of the American Civil War, many former slaves and free African-Americans headed west to a new, wild, and very uncertain future. The history and stories of African-Americans on the frontier west include those of the Black Cowboy and the Buffalo Soldier. "Cowboy Mike" Searles is a persona created by Professor Michael Searles, retired Professor of History at Augusta State University. He is an active member of the Western Writers of America, and has taught African-American History to audiences far and wide.
- CoS History Book Club: Invisible People
- Thu., Feb.17 from 6 - 7 p.m. (virtual)
The past is the window to the present. Using the published works of local historians as inspiration, this book club program will highlight specific themes of Colorado Springs and the region.In February, join editor and chapter author Takiyah Jemison, our Special Collections rare book librarian, in a discussion of her chapter, “Power Couple of Colorado Springs: John Stokes Holley and Ruth Olive Hill Holley,” from the most recent release of the Pikes Peak Library District’s Regional History Series, an updated edition of The Invisible People of the Pikes Peak Region by John Stokes Holley. Originally published in 1990 by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and the Friends of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, this book presents a comprehensive history dedicated to the local African American community. The reprint includes the original publication in its entirety, along with new chapters, an index, and additional images.
A copy of February's book may be checked out from the library (via our Catalog) or purchased from PPLD Special Collections (20 N. Cascade Avenue), the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (215 S. Tejon St.), or clausenbooks.com. A recommended chapter and discussion questions will be emailed to all registrants.
- Researching African American Ancestors
- Mon., Feb. 28 from 6 - 7 p.m. (virtual)
Researching your African American ancestors can be a challenging, yet rewarding, process. In addition to research strategies, this class will cover how to use both traditional and unique resources to explore your family tree.
- Harriet Tubman Herself
- Available February 1 - 28
- For ages 6 - 100
- This program is approximately 37 min. long
Check out this entertaining and educational one-woman show based on the life and times of Harriet Tubman. Harriet’s harrowing and dangerous life unfolds as she tells the moving story of how she brought hundreds of slaves – and her own family – to freedom during the Civil War.
Actress Christine Dixon tells the story of Tubman’s life in this dramatic one-woman performance about the heroic “Moses” of her people. The performance was originally adapted and directed by Morna Murphy Martell from the 1868 book by Sarah Bradford, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. The show includes original and reinterpreted music from period spirituals.
- Storytime-at-Home: Black History Month
- OverDrive Reading List
- Hoopla Audiobooks
- Hoopla Resources
- Black Lives Matter on Kanopy
Explore the Shivers African American Historical Cultural Collection to find a wide variety of materials for all ages that celebrate African American culture.
- Biography in Context
- National Archives: African American Heritage
- Reading Rockets: Celebrating and Learning about Black History and Culture
- ProQuest: Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
Regional History & Genealogy Resources
- The Invisible People of the Pikes PeakRegion: an Afro-American Chronical by John Stokes Holley
- Everybody Welcome: a Memoir of Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club by Fannie Mae Duncan
- Negro Historical Association Newsletters and Yearbooks (available in Special Collections reference stacks)
- African Americans in Colorado Springs in PPLD Digital Collections
- Lew Tilley Photographs in PPLD Digital Collections
- Black History Scrapbooks (Archival collection MSS 0387, available in Special Collections)
- Colorado Springs Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (Archival collection MSS 0256, available in Special Collections)
The top 10 of 2019 are here! Learn more about what the Pikes Peak Region read in 2019 and add any you missed to your 2020 reading list!
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- The Reckoning by John Grisham
- Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover
- Wolf Pack by C.J. Box
- TransAtlantic: a Novel by Colum McCann
- Redemption by David Baldacci
- Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
- Unsolved by James Patterson
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
- To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
- Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
- Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
- A Long Walk to Water: a Novel by Linda Sue Park
- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
- Warriors in Winter by Mary Pope Osborne
- The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
- A Dangerous Act of Kindness by LP Fergusson
- Redemption: Amos Decker Series, Book 5 by David Baldacci
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- Wolf Pack by C.J. Box
- After the Flood: A Novel by Kassandra Montag
- An Anonymous Girl: A Novel by Greer Hendricks
- Run Away by Harlan Coben
- Connections in Death by J.D. Robb
- The 18th Abduction by James Patterson
- Neon Prey by John Sandford
- The Silent Patient (unabridged) by Alex Michaelide
- Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals (unabridged) by Rachel Hollis
- Redemption: Amos Decker Series, Book 5 (unabridged) by David Baldacci
- The Giver of Stars: A Novel (unabridged) by Jojo Moyes
- City of Girls: A Novel (unabridged) by Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Dutch House: A Novel (unabridged) by Ann Patchett
- The Institute: A Novel (unabridged) by Stephen King
- Daisy Jones & the Six: A Novel (unabridged) by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Turn of the Key (unabridged) by Ruth Ware
- The Guardians: A Novel (unabridged) by John Grisham
Join us for this year's Winter Adult Reading Program: Ocean of Possibilities
From Tue., Feb. 1 - Thu., March 31, 2022 log 30 days of activities to earn prizes! Activities include attending any of PPLD's virtual programs, anything listed under the activities section below, and reading for 30 minutes or more a day.
Winter Adult Reading Program Registration Kick-Off!
- When: Tue., Feb. 1
- Where: All Locations
Join us as we kick off the 2022 Winter Adult Reading Program: An Ocean of Possibilities! Register in person or at curbside and receive a tote bag that has everything you need to help you participate in the reading program. Bags will be available on a first come, first served basis, and available only while supplies last.
Log 15 activities or 15 days of reading for 30 minutes or more a day to earn a reusable straw set and a chocolate bar from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Log 15 additional activities or days of reading, for a total of 30 activities, and earn the annual reading program mug.
You can complete the program through a combination of activities and reading, but must have 15 days of reading 30 minutes or more a day to earn the mug and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.
Grand Prize Drawing.
You can earn extra entries into the Grand Prize Drawing! For every additional 5 days of reading you will receive one additional entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a total of up to 5 additional entries. PPLD employees are not eligible for grand prize.
Need some suggestions for activities? We’re here to help:
- Take and Makes
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science - Digital Earth Series: Oceans
- Virtual Visits to the New England Aquarium
- Explore the Creatures and Depths of the Ocean
- Learn More About the Great Barrier Reef
- Explore the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Read a new genre
- Read a new author
- Write a book review for ppld.org
- Read a book set on the ocean
- Read a book about an ocean explorer
- Watch the movie version of a book you read
- Visit a Little Free Library in your neighborhood
- Join the Peak Readers Group
Live Virtual Programs
- Seeking the Lord, the Search for the Jarvis Lord Shipwreck
Sat., Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.
Join shipwreck hunter and author Ross Richardson in exploring the depths of Northern Lake Michigan while looking for lost ships and missing aircraft. Dive down to Lake Michigan’s newest shipwreck discovery and meander through the histories and mysteries of the Manitou Passage, the most dangerous place in Lake Michigan.
- Skype a Scientist
Join PhD student Christopher Jones for Skype a Scientist! Christopher is a a PhD student at the University of California, Riverside studying geobiology, marine geochemistry, and marine geology! Come prepared with your questions about the ocean and Christopher will answer them!
- Sea Shanties and Stories with Willson and McKee
Join Willson and McKee of The Jigheads for sea shanties and stories in this two-part video series. Part one will air on PPLD's YouTube channel from February 1 - 28, and part two will air from March 1 - 31.
- Mānava O Polynesia
Mānava O Polynesia is all about sharing the Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian dances with the community and instilling the passion, heart, heart, pride and education of the islands.
- Pirate Movie Marathon
Come enjoy some pirate movies! We'll provide the films, you bring your sense of ARGHventure. For bonus fun, come dressed up!
- Under The Sea Breakout Room
Sat., Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at East Library
Try your hand at solving puzzles, finding clues, and racing against the clock to open the locked box. This ocean-themed breakout room will feature references to oceanography, ocean mythology, and more! Winners will get a tasty treat and the ever-important bragging rights!
- DIY Candle Holder
Cut wood to hold a small candle and paint it with waves, sea creatures, or other designs!
Pick up your copy of District Discovery: Winter Adult Reading Edition to track your progress, read stories, and more!
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. This constant need for blood can only be met by generous donors like you, and when you give blood, you could save the life of a cancer patient or someone needing open-heart surgery. Remember, it’s the blood on the shelves hospitals turn to in emergency situations. Register for an appointment time click here. Walk-ups allowed if availability.
Click here to see if you are eligible. A quick visit, with light refreshments, can save lives!
- Where: Monument Library
- When: Saturdays From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Jan. 22
- March 26
- May 28
- July 30
- Oct. 1
- Dec. 3
Is there a favorite thing you enjoy doing…either by yourself or with your friends? January is a time to celebrate your hobbies. Whether it is sports or crafting or music or magic, the Library is the perfect place to learn more about your hobby. Enjoy these picture books, click on the pdf link below:
It’s never too early to help your child prepare for success in Kindergarten!
Kinderspark 2021 is going virtual. Videos featuring fun ideas to enhance your child’s early literacy will air Sundays from Jan. 31 through Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. on PPLDTV YouTube.
Two videos featuring the highlighted early literacy practice will air at 10:30 a.m. One video is intended for babies and toddlers and the other for preschoolers.
- Sun., Jan. 31: READ!
- Sun., Feb. 7: SING!
- Sun., Feb. 14: TALK!
- Sun., Feb. 21: PLAY!
- For Babies and Toddlers
- Kinderspark: JUGAR!
- For Preschoolers:
- Sun., Feb. 28: WRITE!
For ages 5 and under with a caregiver.
Check out our Kinderspark Activity Booklet and download it HERE!
For more information about early literacy, check out our Early Literacy Guide!
The natural environment is one of our treasures in Colorado. Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) sought proposals for an interactive, 3D, freestanding art piece to draw attention to this resource and its conservation. The call was answered by several artists and, after a jury process, Virage was selected. It is eye catching, conversation evoking, appropriate for all ages, safe for public spaces, and movable among Library locations. Throughout the year this sculpture will travel to four PPLD locations: Penrose Library, Sand Creek Library, East Library, and Library 21c.
With a focus on the beauty of our natural environment and conservation, PPLD hopes to evoke conversation and interaction among patrons. A variety of programming will be offered throughout the District that relates to this topic.
Click Here to learn about related programs.
Post your photos of and with #PPLDSustainaball on social media!
The current political atmosphere has created an unsettling time with the lifting of protections to the environment, denial of scientific knowledge and climate change, and inclusiveness and access to education. Virage subtly, yet critically speaks to the impacts of humans on the environment and the consequences ahead. The beauty of the barks’ texture together with the perfect form of the sphere is meant to give a sense of hope and promise that humankind will take responsibility, humankind will find a respectful and healthy balance with the natural world and ecosystems. Human beings have the incredible ability to be innovative and creative, when presented the opportunity solve insolvable puzzles. The artwork invites the viewer to consider and reconsider the current choices and actions as a consumer. There is an intended charge to the viewer to make our natural world the highest priority - to practice conservation.
Nikki Pike grew up in Black Forest, Colorado, where she learned to ride bikes and climb trees in between flashlight tag, midnight soccer, and competitive sledding. The adopted daughter of a nurse and an engineer, and sister to four brothers and a sister, Nikki learned to work in groups and negotiate at an early age. Fighting over the measuring cups in the bathtub and wooden spoons in the garden, the Pike family children grew wild imaginations.
The earliest sign that Nikki may later become a sculptor was in her sixteenth year in being grounded for a month. Rather than moping around and feeling sorry for her new life in confinement, Nikki raided her father’s toolbox and undertook the accidental but artistic resurfacing of her very first vehicle, an AMC gremlin. Otherwise, realizing her interest and making a commitment to art came much later after her surrender to finally join the quest to attend college and explore communications design. Her exposure to materials and objects fed her need to make and build and fulfilled the physical gap that once was spent playing soccer.
Now, Nikki Pike is an artist and activist committed to serving the community through her art practice and role as an educator. Through the use of universally positive human experiences such as curiosity, music, surprise, and gifting, along with the influence of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, she spreads values of empowerment, vulnerability and connection in the form of experience as opposed to product. Nikki sees herself as a cultural agent working together with local communities promoting activity and creativity. With her an expansive practice, Nikki straddles public arts, social sculpture, service srt and is exploring ideas of relief art intended to aide communities responding to disaster. Her methods start from the ideals of democracy and her work has been featured at the Denver Art Museum, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and Art Basel Miami to name a few. Currently Nikki resides in Denver, Colorado, and holds a professorship at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
When you are looking for the perfect gift…look no further than your library for great inspiration. You’ll find books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, magazines and so much more within the walls of your local library branch. Find a gift your child will treasure for years to come. Opening a book from the library is like unwrapping a gift every day! Click on the pdf link below to see some of our favorite picture books:
Make ornaments or book marks for gifts this season.
Be creative! You can make animals, people or fantasy creatures!
- Colored paper or magazines
- Craft Sticks or pieces of heavy paper
- Yarn, string or ribbon for hanging
Read these stories together. Then spend time with Mom, Dad or a grandparent and share your own family stories. Tell stories about what you or your ancestors have done. Imagine what you may do in the future. Click on the pdf link below to see the reading list.
- white printer paper
- black construction paper
- crayons or markers
- glue stick
- hole punch (optional)
- Holding your white paper vertically (tall), fold the paper in half.
- Draw half of a skull (see first photo below).
- Keeping the paper folded, cut out your skull. Eyes can be difficult to cut out but you can help make it easier by poking holes first. (A hole punch makes easy holes).
- After your skull is cut out, keep it folded and cut more decoratively by cutting slits, triangles, etc.(see photo below.)
- Unfold your skull.
- Glue the skull onto black paper.
- Color your skull.
- White Paper
- White Crayons
- Water color paints and paintbrushes
Make your own secret message by writing with white crayon on a white piece of paper. Write a secret message to your friend. Place your message in an envelope and give it to your friend or family member. Instruct them to use water color paints to reveal the message.
You can create clues for a scavenger hunt this way or just leave fun messages around during a special birthday or holiday week.
Publishers are Putting Libraries and Patrons in a Bind
New lending and purchasing models place financial burdens and time limitations on libraries.
Recent moves by book publishers to limit library access to eBooks and eAudiobooks will create increased financial burdens for libraries and wait times for patrons.
The eBook collection at Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is so popular that the system’s digital circulation now ranks within the top twenty in the nation. PPLD cardholders have already surpassed one million checkouts on OverDrive, one of several eBook services offered by the Library District.
Hachette, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Blackstone Publishing, and Macmillian Publishers, among others, are changing their lending models for eBooks and eAudiobooks. While these changed lending models vary slightly from publisher to publisher, each change limits library access to digital books and will increase wait times for new releases and other titles.
“Unfortunately, these drastic steps by book publishers are putting Pikes Peak Library District in an extraordinarily difficult position,” said John Spears, Chief Librarian and CEO of PPLD. “Our digital circulation is incredibly high, and we know these new measures are going to increase wait times for our patrons.”
Most of the changes include new purchasing models, so that instead of libraries having perpetual access to each book they purchase, they have to re-purchase the books after two years.
As of Nov. 1, Macmillan Publishers imposed an eight-week embargo on public libraries for the purchase of new eBook titles. Libraries may only purchase a single copy of new eBook titles during the first eight weeks of its release, during which time the titles will be available through marketplace vendors.
“This is an equal access issue for our patrons,” Spears says. “We know that not everyone with a library card will be able to bypass these increased wait times by simply purchasing the digital book somewhere else, and they shouldn’t have to. We urge publishers to reverse or modify these changes, and encourage our patrons to speak out if they agree.”
To learn more about eBook restrictions and how to take action, go to ebooksforall.org.
Green Pipe Cleaners
Popcicle sticks (plain or dyed ones)
Green marker or highlighter
Googly eyes or white construction paper circles with marker eyes
White paper to make teeth
Color your popcicle stick with a green marker or crayon.
Wrap 2 pipe cleaners tightly around the stick to make a body and legs. (You can add a drop or two of glue on the bottom of the stick to make it stay on better.)
Glue on eyes and teeth. Don’t forget the nostrils!
October is the perfect time, as leaves fall off the trees, to cuddle up and snuggle up with a book of poetry. Click on the pdf below to see a great reading list of autumn books.
Go on a scavenger hunt in your house and find hats, shirts, vests, furry things, silky things and anything else you can use for a costume. Old Halloween costumes are also fun to mix and match!
Create mustaches, crowns, crazy eyes or lips out of paper and tape straws on one side of them.
Use a sheet or curtain for a backdrop.
Put on costumes and pose together using a parent’s phone to take pictures. If kids are old enough, have everyone take a turn being the photographer.
See how many different costumes you can make from stuff at home.
Tarikh Brown, PPLD's Maker in Residence for November/December 2019, specializes in comics and sequential art. Tarikh Brown is a local artist with a BA in Graphic Design. He is currently seeking an MA in Computer Science: Digital Media Technology, which will be used for developing video games and virtual reality. Tarikh is especially passionate about sequential art, such as comics and story boarding, and loves to share his craft with others!
Visit PPLD's Maker/Artist in Residence page for more information about this program.
The Penrose Playgroup welcomes newborns- 24 month olds and their parents or caregivers.
This time together includes books, songs, music, play time, and more!
- When: Mondays from 9:30 - 10:20 a.m.
- Where: Penrose Library Children's Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, or GED? Our experienced math tutors can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math. Take advantage of math tutoring for all levels!
Questions about using the Internet, email, social networks, a Smartphone, tablet, eBooks, or something else? Get help at Pikes Peak Library District and learn to use technology more effectively. Bring your laptop or device or use one of of ours. This is intended for patrons wanting help beyond PPLD computer classes.
- Library 21c, Study Room A1, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
2nd and 4th Tue., 10 - 11:30 a.m.
- Old Colorado City Library, 2418 West Pikes Peak Ave.
Thu., 9 - 10 a.m.
- Penrose Library Bay Area, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Tue., 2 - 3 p.m.; Wed., 1 - 2 p.m.; Fri., - 11 a.m.
- Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd.
Starting Fall 2019!
Contact location to register for 1-on-1 assistance!
- Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 South 8th St., Suite 100
Call: (719) 633-6278
- East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
3rd Wed., 2 - 4 p.m.
Call: (719) 531-6333
- Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave.
Call: (719) 685-5206
- Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.
Call: (719) 488-2370
- Old Colorado City Library, 2418 West Pikes Peak Ave.
Call: (719) 634-1698
- Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Rd.
Call: (719) 684-9342
For information on computer resources at your library, please visit https://ppld.org/computers
- Tin foil
- Cut a piece of tin foil 5 x 6 inches.
- Fold up the sides of the boat so it will not sink and hold a cargo of pennies. Get creative and see if you can develop fancy boats.
- Place the boat in the bowl of water. Begin adding pennies for the boat's cargo.
- See how many pennies your boat can carry before it sinks.
- Have some friends over and try this experiment with them. See which one of you can create the boat that will carry the greatest amount of cargo.
- Be sure to dry the pennies before you begin adding them as cargo because remember water has weight!
- Have the person who created the boat begin adding pennies to their boat while another person counts the number of pennies as they are added to the boat.
- Try different ways to distribute the weight of the pennies on your barge so you can carry the maximum number.
Young Adult Services Specialist Philip Krogmeier has been with Pikes Peak Library District for almost 10 years. But he's not just a staff member, he's a library supporter is who is happy to share his time and treasure to help make PPLD an amazing place for our community. We put him on the hot chair to ask him questions about why PPLD is so important to him.
Tell us your name and what you do at PPLD.
My name is Philip Krogmeier, and I am a Young Adult Services Specialist at Library 21c. I assist in preparing and presenting programs for our teen patrons, and I help at all of the public service desks.
What is your favorite part of your job/the patrons you work with?
I love to help my teen patrons find books that speak to them.
What is your favorite thing about PPLD?
My favorite thing about PPLD is the sheer variety of services it provides. PPLD is so much more than a traditional library system.
Why do you choose to give back and support PPLD?
I choose to support PPLD because PPLD has supported me since the first day I walked through the doors of the East Library. I immediately felt welcomed, and that feeling hasn't faded in almost 10 years.
Why do you think it’s important for the community to support PPLD?
Without community support, PPLD wouldn't be able to provide the level of assistance that it does. PPLD serves as an anchor for the Colorado Springs community, allowing everyone to gain access to materials and services.
What is the most memorable question you’ve been asked by a patron?
A patron once asked me if she could take a photo of me so that she could use it as a reference for a painting of Jesus.
Where/when can people come by and say hi to you?
I can usually be found most weekdays at the 21c Teen Desk or upstairs in the Makerspace.