Fountain Library

Fountain Library

Fountain Library FacebookAddress:
230 South Main St.
Fountain, CO 80817

Phone:
(719) 382-5347

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Holiday Hours and Closures

Bus Route: Fountain Municipal Transit
Friends of Fountain Library
FREE Wireless!
Laptop Loans
Study Rooms


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Friends of Fountain Library

The Fountain Friends Book Store is open during regular Library hours.

Click here to learn more about the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District.


 

What's New!

Painter

Have your own art show at one of the 12 PPLD art galleries!

The Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee will be jurying art for future month-long, individual shows. Interested artists should bring five representative pieces of their body of work in show-ready format (matted, framed, and wired). Submissions should also include a completed Art Exhibit Application.

Submissions will be accepted on Tue., July 29 from 10 a.m. - noon in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Pick up your submissions the same day from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Note: artists will be notified of Committee’s decision within two weeks.

For more information, call Carol Brunk Harnish at 531-6333, x2332 or email charnish@ppld.org.

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Kids Summer Reading Program!

This year's Kids Summer Reading Program is Fizz Boom Read!
Registration starts June 1 and the program runs through July 31.

Here's How to Play:

Print out the game card:

Kids Game Card

Babies and Toddlers Game Card

Starting Sun., June 1, register online or in person at your local library and start reading!

  1. Begin at "Start Here". Complete nine spaces to reach each prize.
  2. Color a space for every 20 minutes you read, or every two picture books read to you.
  3. Collect your prize at your nearest PPLD library.
  4. When you reach prize #3, you have completed the game! Congratulations!!
  5. Please play this game only once, but keep reading with our Mega-Boom Readers game!

Take a look at our Summer Reading Program video or check out our website!

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SPARK ...a Reaction

It's time to SPARK a Reaction with the Teen Summer Reading Program!

Program runs from June 1-July 31. Starting June 1, sign-up online or in person!

Grades 6-12 welcome to participate! Read books and earn prizes!

There will also be plenty of fun programs for teens throughout the summer! Click here for an events calendar.

How the game works: For each level, read 3 books or 9 hours (mix and match to complete each level). To complete the program, teens need to read a total of 9 books or 27 hours by July 31. Read whatever you want: your books, library books, audiobooks, ebooks, eaudiobooks, manga and fan fiction. Be sure you are reading at your reading level!

For a list of recommended reading related to this year's theme, click here.

Level one: read 3 books or 9 hours and you get a pack of coupons for these generous sponsors:

  • Academy Mini-Golf
  • Brunswick Zone
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Del Taco
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • Louie’s Pizza
  • Noodles & Co.
  • Plato’s Closet
  • Sertich Ice Center
  • The Sweet Shop at Toy Station
  • Wendy’s
  • YMCA

Level two: read 3 more books or 9 hours and you get a book or journal!

Level three: read 3 more books or 9 hours and you get a cool Summer Reading t-shirt!

Complete the program by July 31 and you will be entered into a drawing to win a tablet!!

Read On!
Finished the Teen Summer Reading Program? Keep reading and when teens in the District read 1000 more books then each location will win a prize!

Everyone in grades 6 - 12 (residents and visitors) is welcome to sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program! To be entered into the drawing for the tablet, you must live in PPLD's taxing district.

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Teen Writing Contest!

The deadline for submission to the Teen Writing Contest has passed. We got some great entries this year! Thanks to all the participants.

Winners will be contacted by phone on or before August 8, 2014.

For more details, take a look at the submission form below.

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

With over 300 votes cast, the winner of the PPLD 2014 Book Madness is
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green! Thank you for participating!

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PPLD is now hosting the Family Place Initiative at our Library 21c and Fountain libraries because of generous funding from the combined efforts of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant and PPLD!

Family Place Libraries are a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 300 sites in 23 states and continues to grow.

Family Place areas are safe, fun environments where you and your young child can read, play, and learn. These specially-designed spaces feature materials for children and parents including board books, picture books, toys, puzzles, blocks, and drawing stations, all creating opportunities for little ones to explore. As your child's first and most important teacher, these activities will help you build your child's early literacy skills.

Pikes Peak Library District’s Family Place Libraries will also offer five-week workshop series, covering early literacy, music, nutrition, child development and speech and language development through playing with your child.

The next five-week Family Place Library series will begin in August at Library 21c and in September at Fountain, and is specifically designed for parents and their children ages 1 - 3. Play with toys and speak with library staff and community resource professionals on a different topic each week.

Registration is required. To register for the Library 21c sessions, click here or call (719) 884-9800 x6310; To register for the Fountain Library sessions, click here or call (719) 382-5347.

Early Literacy Specialists

Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on early literacy.

  • Library 21c: Tuesday, August 5, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Library 21c: Wednesday, August 6, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Fountain: Tuesday, September 16, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fountain: Wednesday, September 17, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Speech Pathologist

Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on speech. This is an informal event so, the CRS will not be able to give any specific diagnosis or details on your children.

  • Library 21c: Tuesday, August 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Library 21c: Wednesday, August 13, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Fountain: Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fountain: Wednesday, September 24, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Child Development

Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on Child Development. This is an informal event so, the CRS will not be able to give any specific diagnosis or details on your children.

  • Library 21c: Tuesday, August 19, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Library 21c: Wednesday, August 20, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Fountain: Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fountain: Wednesday, October 1, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition

Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions on Nutrition.

  • Library 21c: Tuesday, August 26, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Library 21c: Wednesday, August 27, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Fountain: Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fountain: Wednesday, October 8, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Song and Movement

Come together to play, interact with other families, and ask the Community Resource Specialist any questions.

  • Library 21c: Tuesday, September 2, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Library 21c: Wednesday, September 3, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Fountain: Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fountain: Wednesday, October 15, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

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Yearbooks

We are looking to fill in gaps in our Pikes Peak region high school yearbooks collection. After several years of contacting high school yearbook offices and alumni groups, we have added several hundred more volumes, but we still have holes to fill. We are the main repository in the area for these yearbooks and perhaps the only place where they are easily accessible. They are used extensively by our genealogy patrons, high school students, and those recently graduated from high school.

To serve our patrons better, we would like to have as complete a collection as possible. Therefore, we would like to appeal to our patrons to complete this task. Click here to see which yearbooks we are missing. If you have any yearbooks on this list that you are willing to donate to us, please contact the Library at (719) 531-6333, x2253.

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PPLD Awarded El Pomar Challenge Grant for 21st Century Library Campaign

At a special event held at Penrose Library on Wednesday, February 13, El Pomar Foundation announced it had approved a challenge grant of $750,000 to support the Library’s Tri-Building Project to create a 21st Century library system, which will bring significant improvements to Pikes Peak Library District.

The funds from El Pomar are earmarked for use at PPLD’s Penrose Library, but the funds will allow for wider District-wide improvements at PPLD, including renovations and upgrades at PPLD’s East Library and the opening of a new facility in 2014 at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive as well. PPLD’s new facility will feature content creation areas for creative professionals, business incubation and hoteling space for small businesses and nonprofits, enhanced areas for job seekers to find career assistance, and much more!

El Pomar’s generous grant will allow the Library to move forward on construction and renovation in 2013, with a projected opening of the new facility in 2014. The challenge grant is contingent upon The Pikes Peak Library District Foundation raising $3.15 million by January 1, 2016.

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What: Homeschool Lunch Bunch
Where: Fountain Library
When: May 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Summary: Passport to Adventure: Join us the first Wednesday of the month as we learn about countries, cultures, people and possibilities. Each month we'll explore someplace new through crafts, games, food and activities. Earn a stamp in your passport for each program you attend. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the program as you spend time getting to know other Homeschool families. Programs are geared toward elementary-age children but siblings older and younger are welcome!

Contact Jessica at jfreeland{a}ppld.org for more information.

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The Heritage Corner at Fountain Library

The Louise (Lacey) and Allen Simpson Heritage Corner at Fountain Community Library contains information on the history of the Fountain Valley area and genealogy reference materials. We are collecting family histories from those who have lived in the area for at least fifty years, as well as other items of interest. The Heritage Corner also contains information on Fountain’s Fairview Cemetery, and some historic maps of the area.

The Heritage Corner was made possible by a generous donation from the Lacey-Simpson family.

If you are interested in learning more about the Heritage Corner or donating family histories, please call the Fountain Library at (719) 382-5347. We also have monthly genealogy classes for those interested in learning more about their family roots!

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Care and Share

Come to the library and apply for assistance programs in a confidential setting. On the third Friday of each month at Ruth Holley Library from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Fountain Library from 2 - 5 p.m., Care and Share can help you apply for SNAP (formerly food stamps) or Colorado Employment First (increasing employment for food assistance recipients). Applications are also available for LEAP, the program designed to help pay heating costs. Care and Share can also supply nutrition information and connections to local food banks. Call (719) 528-1247, x4602 for more information.

To apply for assistance, you will need to bring the following: proof of identity (driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.); proof of residence (rental or mortgage agreement); proof of immigration status for non-citizens; proof of monthly income (pay stubs, Social Security or VA benefit letters, etc.); proof of out-of-pocket child care expenses (bills, receipts); proof of monthly shelter costs (utility bills, property taxes, etc.); proof of monthly out-of-pocket medical expenses for elderly or disabled; and Social Security Numbers for all applying.

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