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Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Books, activities, and fun for pre-schoolers (3-5 year olds).

Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Childrens Story 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.

Toddler Time

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

This program gives an introduction to the delights of rhyme, rhythm, and a few special stories as a first step to reading for 1 and 2-year-old children and caregivers.

Toddler Time

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

This program gives toddlers an introduction to the delights of rhyme, rhythm, and a few special stories as a first step to reading. (For one and two-year olds and caregivers.) Approximately 20 minutes.

Music and Movement

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Children's 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. Due to high attendance, we issue a token to the first 20 FAMILIES, on a first come first serve basis.

Toddler Time

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Meeting 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: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

This program gives toddlers an introduction to the delights of rhyme, rhythm, and a few special stories as a first step to reading. (For one and two-year old children and caregivers.)Approximately 20 minutes.

ERC S.T.E.A.M.: Cool Chemical Reactions

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Educational Resource Center

Baby diapers and disappearing water, elephant-sized toothpaste, glow-in-the-dark slime and bouncy balls … they’re strangely connected! Join us for some cool chemistry in the ERC. This is a hands-on experience in chemical reactions, bringing to life the study of matter and how that matter can undergo amazing change. Be prepared to actively experiment and explore, having a blast as you discover the science behind two kinds of cool chemical reactions. This program is most appropriate for ages 7 to 14. Registration required (please register each child participating). Please choose Wednesday or Friday.

Music and Movement

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Children's 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. Due to high attendance, we issue a token to the first 20 FAMILIES, on a first come first serve basis.

Toddler Time followed by Tots & Blocks

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting 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. And did you know that block play also increases a child's language development? Stay and play with us after Toddler Time or drop in to build, balance, stack and crash with a variety of different blocks and other educational toys!

Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

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

Book Break

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive

A short read-aloud session for preschoolers.

Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Childrens Story 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.

Toddler Time

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

This program gives an introduction to the delights of rhyme, rhythm, and a few special stories as a first step to reading for 1 and 2-year-old children and caregivers.

Stay and Play Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Come read, rhyme and rock! A very interactive storytime that engages children ages two to five and their favorite adults in stories and songs in which everyone participates. After storytime, we invite you to stay and play with us! We’ll have fun toys, games and activities to enhance your child’s early literacy learning!

Toddler Time

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Meeting 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: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Rhymes, songs, books, and games for ages 1-3 with a caring adult. Drop-in, no registration required.

Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Palmer Lake Library - 66 Lower Glenway

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)

Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Books, activities, and fun for pre-schoolers (3-5 year olds).

Music and Movement

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Children's 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. Due to high attendance, we issue a token to the first 20 FAMILIES, on a first come first serve basis.

Educational Resource Center open from 12 - 6 p.m.

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Educational Resource Center

The ERC is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Paws to Read

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose-Children's Floor

Practice reading aloud and improve your fluency by sharing a story with one of our loveable Paws to Read dogs!

Paws to Read

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive

Kids can practice reading aloud and improve fluency by sharing a story with one of our loveable Paws to Read Therapy dogs!

Paws to Read

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive

Practice reading aloud and improve your fluency by sharing a story with one of our loveable Paws to Read dogs!

AfterMath--Free Math Tutoring!!

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, or GED? Our experienced math tutors can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math.

No appointments - Drop in! This runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
We will not have AfterMath in the case of school breaks, or weather closures (either District 20 or Library 21c).

Comments

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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