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Music and Movement for 2 and 3 year olds

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Shake those wiggles out and have some fun! This 30-minute program consists of music and movement activities and a story. For two and three-year-old children, with a favorite adult.

Baby Time

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Children's Room

Babies from birth to 12 months, with a favorite adult, enjoy songs, bouncing action rhymes, and sharing a book together. Each interactive session gives babies the opportunity to hear lots of language and play with other babies. Space is limited. (20 minutes + 20 min playtime)

Baby Time

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Childrens Story Room

Babies from birth to 12 months, with a favorite adult, enjoy songs, bouncing action rhymes, and sharing a book together. Each interactive session gives babies the opportunity to hear lots of language and play with other babies. Space is limited to 12 babies with accompanying adult.

Book Break

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive

A short read-aloud session for preschoolers.

Book Break

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd.

A short read-aloud session in the Children’s department that is particularly suitable for preschoolers.

1-2-3 Play with Me! Family Place Playgroup

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Join us for this enjoyable five week playgroup where you will spend time together with your little one, play, make friends and speak one-on-one with specialists on a different topic each week. Topics include: child development, nutrition, music and movement, speech and language, and early literacy.

Geared to ages 1-3 with a favorite adult. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Registration required. Please register each child who will be attending.

Book Break

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive

A short read-aloud session in the Children’s department that is particularly suitable for preschoolers.

Baby Time

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Childrens Story Room

Babies from birth to 12 months, with a favorite adult, enjoy songs, bouncing action rhymes, and sharing a book together. Each interactive session gives babies the opportunity to hear lots of language and play with other babies. Space is limited to 12 babies with accompanying adult.

Baby Time

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Children's Room

Babies from birth to 12 months, with a favorite adult, enjoy songs, bouncing action rhymes, and sharing a book together. Each interactive session gives babies the opportunity to hear lots of language and play with other babies. Space is limited. (20 minutes + 20 min playtime)

Educational Resource Center open from 3 - 6 p.m.

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Educational Resource Center

The ERC is open from 3 - 6 p.m. on Mondays.

AfterMath

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

ONE HOUR OF FREE MATH TUTORING for all ages and all levels of math! Registration required for Manitou location 24 hours prior to tutoring session.

Though we really enjoy having your kids here, please remember that it is PPLD policy that children under 12 years old cannot be left alone in the library without an adult. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked at the end of their registered time slot. Thank you for understanding!

Virtual Pro Se Clinic

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Study Room

Self-represented litigants/pro se patrons (representing yourself in court without a lawyer) are welcome for a walk-in session with a volunteer attorney to discuss your legal issue in a 10-15 minute private session. The sessions are held via webcam in the library's study room. You will not be represented by the volunteer attorney, but can have a discussion about your legal issue which will provide you guidance while representing yourself through whatever legal proceeding you are pursuing.

AfterMath

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Study Room

Free!!! Experienced math tutors assist students of all ages and grade levels. Drop in for help with your math questions. Program runs from September 12th through May 15th.

AfterMath

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

Free!!! Experienced math tutors assist students of all ages and grade levels. Drop in for help with your math questions. September 12 through May 15th following the Lewis-Palmer calendar.

Paws to Read

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive

Children practice reading and building fluency by reading to a Paws- to-Read dog.

Sand Creek Chess Club and Tabletop Gaming

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Teens and Tweens are invited to play chess as well as other board and card games.

Harry Potter Book Club: Party!

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Join us as we read the Harry Potter book series! We will meet monthly to discuss the book and do a fun activity along with it. For ages 9+.

Minecraft Club

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Ute Pass Library - 8010 Severy at Ute Pass Community Events

Show off your building skills, work on awesome in-game challenges with friends, and join forces against the zombie horde!

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Rhymes, books, and songs for children 1-2 years old.

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Designed for one and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult or two, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere. (20 - 25 minutes)

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Children's Activity Room

One and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.

Storytime

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Children's Room

Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannelboards, puppets, songs and activities. This program encourages emerging reading skills by engaging children with shapes, sounds, rhythm and rhyme in a playful environment. (30 minutes)

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Children's Activity Room

One and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Designed for one and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult or two, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere. (20 - 25 minutes)

Toddler Time

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Rhymes, books, and songs for children 1-2 years old.

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Hi there. Thanks for the suggestion. We have so much on the home page already, but maybe we can make a slide that links to the Calendar. Good idea!

I agree that it would be helpful to link the calendar from the home page. The old website had it there but now it takes several clicks to get there. Also, the rollover pop-up menus get in the way when trying to click on account login link.

Hi there. There is a calendar link on the home page. It's on the right hand side of the home page, right below "how do i". We're working on refining the menu so it doesn't fly out so fast. Thanks for the input.

I think it would be cool if you guys created a kindergarten readiness class for kids ages 4-5 for 1 hour a week that introduces kids going to kindergarten to ABC's, counting and writing (example: a new letter and number each week with fun stories, games and songs that helps kids get ready for school in a fun way so they are more prepared and can meet other kids their age.) Going to kindergarten can be pretty scary for kids especially if they aren't enrolled in a preschool program.

Thank you for writing! Our preschool storytimes, offered at each of our libraries, feature these skills in a more subtle way. Also, since preparing for Kindergarten really begins at birth, PPLD is part of a Public Library Association initiative that has been going on for about 15 years, called “Every Child Ready to Read.” The program stresses 5 practices that parents can do to help their children get ready for reading and school. They are “Read,” “Write,” “Talk,” “Sing” and “Play.” Every year (usually January and February) we do a series of Countdown to Kindergarten Carnivals featuring these practices, with handouts describing other activities that parents can do at home. Also, if you click here there are literacy activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers featured in the slideshow. Thank you for your idea - we will keep it in mind, and please let me know if you have any further questions.

I'd love more options for Music and Movement at the Penrose, Manitou, or OCC libraries!

This fun program for 2 and 3 year olds is really growing in popularity throughout the library district.
Starting Sept. 20, the Old Colorado City Library will again be offering Music and Movement the first and third Tuesdays at 2:00.
In addition, starting Sept. 2, Penrose Library will have Music and Movement every Friday at 10:30.
Another option is an all ages music program at Manitou Springs Library the third Thursday of the month at 10:30.
We hope to see you at one of these programs!

This would also be a great program to include older children also, up to 5 at least if not older.

I would like to see more activities starting around 5 pm or later. I work and my kids are in school until 4-4:30. Thank you.
I enjoy the Science/STEM classes for each of my two children's different age groups.

I second this request. If activities start at 5 or 5:15 we would be able to participate with our school aged children as well.

Thank you for your comment. We are continually examining our programs to evaluate whether we meet the needs of our patrons, and we have added tween and STEM programs at most of our libraries. If you let me know which libraries you are interested in, I can give you more information. Thank you!

Hello. We are down in Security so probably the closest libraries are Sand Creek or Fountain. We do drive to various libraries throughout the city if something interests us. I have a 4 year old and a 9 year old. Out at High Plains they used to do a STEM class for each. We enjoyed those very much. Thank you.

Thank you for writing. We will definitely keep your request in mind as we plan our future programs.

I third this request. Not only for children's programs but for adult art classes after 5 and on weekends for working adults. Thanks

Hello,
Thank you for your request. Our school age programs are usually scheduled for either after school or weekends, although not as late in the afternoon as you suggest. Unfortunately, we have not had a good turnout for evening programs for school age children. We have been adding more Science/STEM programs and Make programs. Can you tell me which library you are interested in, and I could give you more information?

Hi there,
Just wondering if any of the libraries will offer more options for babies (6months-1year) or if it is appropriate to bring children under one to some of the story time sessions?

Thank you,

Thank you for your input. We currently offer Babytime for ages 12 months and under at the East Library, Library 21c and Fountain Library. We also offer a Baby and Me Yoga class at Library 21c on the second Saturday of each month. We would certainly offer at any other library that has a demand.

Your website makes NO distinction between Toddler (age 2-3) and Kids (age 4-8). How can I find classes specifically for the age 4-8 group? On the Calendar page, there's no option to UNcheck Baby and Toddler, so I can find Kid classes / events.

Hi there. You can get to this page from our upper nav menu under 'Programs.' Just click on 'For Kids.' You can get to the current Kids Web Events page through 'PPLD Kids' on the green right toolbar on our home page. Then click on the 'Events' street sign.

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