InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Mon., Feb. 15 for President's Day.

Friends

Information about the Friends of the Library, including book sales and donations.
Description: 

Help out at the newly remodeled Friends Book Stores at Penrose, Library 21c, and East Libraries. Volunteers staff the book store, display books, process cash register sales, accept book donations, give out Friends memberships and help customers.

Hours: 
Varies
Age Level: 
Adult


Please fill out a and return it to the Human Resources Office at the East Library.


The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District welcomes new volunteers to help with our activities:

  • Participate in special Friends of PPLD Events
  • Advocate for state and local library funding

Annual Membership Dues

  • $5.00 - Junior (17 and under)
  • $20.00 - Individual
  • $30.00 - Family
  • $15.00 - Senior
  • $20.00 - Senior Family
  • $200.00 - Lifetime (Pay individual dues once and never worry about renewing!)

There are three ways you can join the Friends:

Online:

Click here to join now!

Contact Us:

Online:

By Phone: 719-531-6333 x1008

In Person or by Mail:
5550 N. Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Click for Map

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join the Friends of PPLD!

To join the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District, please complete a membership application or visit our Join Us page.

Member benefits include:

  • Discounts at all Friends bookstores
  • Advance notice of book sales
  • Invitations to special events
  • Meeting and working with other literate, interesting people who care about preserving valuable community resources
  • Feeling good about supporting a vital resource that benefits our whole community.

And as a member, you will be paid back in a thousand ways every year - with children's smiles.

Rockrimmon Friends of the Library

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Rockrimmon Friends of the Library

Friends of the High Prairie Library Bi-Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Friends of the High Prairie Library bi-monthly meeting.

WorldVentures

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Venue@21c

to introduce and share our travel club with family and friends

21st Century Writing Conversations: Publishing Basics with Jennie Marts

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Western Window Bay

Questions about publishing the great American novel? What is the difference between traditional publishing, indie publishing, and hybrid publishing? Get your questions answered in this discussion with author Jennie Marts.

USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing and reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”

She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.

Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky men in the Bannister family in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small town romantic comedies in her upcoming Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances.

Jennie loves to hear from readers. Follow her on Facebook at Jennie Marts Books , or Twitter at @JennieMarts. Visit her at www.jenniemarts.com and sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest news and releases.

Sand Creek Chess Club

When: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Sand Creek Chess Club

When: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Sand Creek Chess Club

When: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale-Setup

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Annex

Book Sale

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale-Setup

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Children's Activity Room

Book Sale

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale

When: Friday, March 11, 2016 - All Day
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Children's Activity Room

Book Sale

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale

When: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Annex

Book Sale

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - All Day
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Children's Activity Room

Friends Book Sale

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - All Day
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Annex

Friends Book Sale

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale

When: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - All Day
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Children's Activity Room

Friends Book Sale

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale

When: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - All Day
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Annex

Friends Book Sale

Friends of PPLD-Book Sale: Take down

When: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Clean up after the book sale

Tri-Lakes Friends

When: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

Friends Meeting

Sand Creek Chess Club

When: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Rockrimmon Friends of the Library

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Rockrimmon Friends of the Library

Friends Of The Pikes Peak Library District

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

bi-monthly meeting

Sand Creek Chess Club

When: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Sand Creek Chess Club

When: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Friends of PPLD; . Annual Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest

When: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

writers workshop and awards/recognition program

Friends of PPLD: Annual Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest

When: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Annex

writers workshop and awards/recognition program

Friends

When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Friends meeting


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Policy Statements

  • Donors may contribute to the PPLD Foundation. Generally, the Foundation's policy is to convert non-cash gifts to cash as soon as possible. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Ways to Give:

  • Gifts of Cash - PPLD accepts credit cards. Click here to donate now.

    Outright cash via a check made out to the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, addressed to

    PPLD Foundation
    P.O. Box 1579
    Colorado Springs, CO
    80901-1579

  • Gifts of Stock - Please call Dolores Cromeens at 719-884-9850 or email for transfer guidelines.