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!

Winner 2015: The Gazette's Best of the Springs

Pikes Peak Library District was honored in two categories by The Gazette's Best of the Springs!

Expert Pick for Hands-Down Great Place for Kids
"On any given day of the week, parents can find a free educational event for their kids to attend at one of the many libraries of the Pikes Peak Library District. From newborns to teens, the district makes an effort to reach out to all kids and give them age-appropriate programming and resources to help them learn more. Programming is especially good in the summer months when the libraries bring music, crafts, animals, and movies for kids and parents to enjoy together."

Voter's Choice for Teen Hangout
"Teens can enjoy myriad activities, get help with reading, writing and math homework as well as learn how to use library resources for research and enjoyment. The district has organized a wide range of unique programs including workshops in electronics, gaming, tutoring and knitting."

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Free Comic Book Day logo

Free Comic Book Day is an all-ages event in which comic book shops give away special edition comics. Publishers involved include DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, Image, and many others.

Patrons of all ages are welcome to visit any library to pick up a comic on Sat., May 2!

Special Events:
East Teen Center
Sat., May 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Comics available and activities galore! Costumes are encouraged!

Manitou Springs Library
Sat., May 2 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Comics available and face painting!

Old Colorado City Library
Sat., May 2, All Day (while supplies last)
Comics available and Superhero Cubecraft.

Penrose Library
Sat., May 2, All Day (while supplies last)
Comics available and fun activities!

A HUGE thank you to Escape Velocity Comics for partnering with PPLD to provide comics to our patrons.

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One Book 4 Colorado

From April 13 - 27, any four-year-old can pick up a free book from any PPLD library! There will be English and Spanish versions available (while supplies last). Check with your local library for fun events related to this giveaway.

Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia developed this state-wide initiative to emphasize the importance of early literacy and reading to children. For more info, visit onebook4colorado.org.

Check out our dinosaur green screen photos at Library 21c's One Book 4 Colorado party!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ppld/sets/72157651642743937/

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Bright from the Start

Join us for our Bright from the Start Parent-Child Workshop! This workshop is part of PPLD's new Family Place initiative and is designed for children ages birth-3 years with a favorite adult. Spend time together, play, experience art activities and meet new friends! Community Resource Specialists will be on hand to discuss early literacy, child development, speech and hearing, nutrition, and play and movement in an relaxed environment.

Please plan to attend all five sessions, either morning OR evening, held at Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St. Registration is required. Older siblings are welcome.

Wednesdays, April 1 - 29

Family Place Libraries™ is 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 400 sites in 27 states and continues to grow.

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2015 Teen Fiction Contest

The challenge:

Write an original fiction story of up to 2,500 words that begins with the sentence: “Sunlight and shadow flashed across the mountain.”* What happens from there is up to you!

Who can enter:

Middle school or high school students who are El Paso County residents.

Deadline:

Original, previously unpublished stories and entry forms must be submitted to Pikes Peak Library District staff by no later than 9:00 p.m. on June 30, 2015.

The top five middle school and the top five high school entries will be published in a PPLD eBook anthology. Winners will be notified by August 14, 2015.

See the entry form for official rules.

We take our theme for this year’s teen fiction contest from the library theme: Transformation at Elevation.

*A big thanks to Scribes & Bards (East Library), Teen Writing Group (Library 21c), and the Penrose Teen Writers’ Association (Penrose Library) for the selection of this year’s first line!

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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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