Join the Library for 2013 All Pikes Peak Reads

06/30/2013

Pikes Peak Library District’s annual community reads project, All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR), is celebrating its 12th year in 2013!

PPLD’s theme for 2013 is My Voice – Our Future. The APPR book selections and programs all relate to the ongoing struggle of all people to find and use their personal sense of identity and power.

The titles are: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway, China Boy by Gus Lee, Courage: The Backbone of Leadership by Gus Lee, Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn D. Wall, and The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

The Library is coming off APPR’s most successful year ever in 2012 with the selection of Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood. The movie trailer-styled PSA was viewed by over 100,000 people in the Pikes Peak region. Nearly 40,000 people attended the APPR events and read the titles chosen to be the community “read.”

About All Pikes Peak Reads
All Pikes Peak Reads is a community-wide effort to improve literacy and foster dialogue across social, cultural, and generational lines. The six-week program runs from September 15 - October 31 and includes free community events, author visits, children's programs, theater presentations, school curriculum guides, art exhibits, and much more. Past projects include The Year of the Flood (2012) The Hunger Games (2011) The Devil in the White City (2010), Rocket Boys (2009), The Worst Hard Time (2008), Zorro (2007), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2006), Tales from the Arabian Nights (2005), Treasure Island (2004), Frankenstein (2003), and To Kill a Mockingbird (2002).

Pikes Peak Library District was founded in 1903. It is a nationally recognized library system serving a population of 530,000 with fourteen libraries and mobile library service. PPLD has 425 employees and a collection of 1.3 million items.

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