PPLD Foundation: About


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Foundation Board of Directors - Updated January 2016

Gifts and Donations Policy

List of Donors - Updated December 2015

Thank You to Our Donors

"I used the library as I searched for employment. My use of the computer is rather limited and the staff was exceptionally helpful. Everyone here is extremely knowledgeable and helpful to everyone who requests assistance. I can’t begin to tell you just how grateful I am for a job and for all of you." –Sand Creek Library Patron

"The library is my new Amazon.com. I just hop online and shop around for what books to order. It’s great because my family is on a budget." -PPLD Patron

"The start/stop pins we made on the 3D printer for our landscape lighting were a success. What a great experience it was for us, not only to have a finished product that worked, but we learned something new." -21c MakerSpace patrons

Private gifts help make us successful. With private community support in 2014, concerned and generous individuals and businesses have been on the forefront of a movement that makes a real difference in the lives of our citizens. Contributions helped support:

  • The match required for challenge grants toward facility improvements at East Library and Penrose Library
  • Equipping the new maker spaces at Library 21c and East Library
  • Summer Reading Program support for over 20,000 young readers and 5,000 teen readers
  • Critically useful data bases like Lynda.com that offers thousands of on line videos on software, creative and business skills
  • All Pikes Peak Reads programs offer community-wide discussions on the human condition inspired by the one-community read
  • Drawing tablets for Ruth Holley Library to introduce “artistic and technological literacy” with Digital Drawing Classes
  • A collaboration with the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center to install a Citizenship Corner at Ruth Holley Library
  • 5 Finch robots with laptops for traveling STEM kits
  • Meeting the needs of adult learners to complete their GED with one-on-one tutoring, materials, classroom space
  • Equipping the new Educational Resource Center at East Library with after school learning experiences.

Few institutions are charged with serving people of all ages and walks of life with relevant and entertaining programs, community spaces, and materials as is your public library. We are a lifeline to technology, online resources for employment, and continuing education for everyone in the Pikes Peak Region. We invite you to join us and be a part of this movement and support that educational lifeline. Thank you very much for your generosity!

Summer Reading Program 2015
Over 25,000 children were involved in our Summer Reading Programs in 2015. Events included picnics and activities at various libraries.

Foundation Board of Directors

President - Lynne Telford
Vice President - Aje Sakamoto
Secretary - Nancy Jensen Dawson
Treasurer - Jim Pagonis

Floyd Abeyta
Patricia Akkola
Jill Gaebler
Larry Gaddis
Laura Muir Mellini
Tim Stack
Wayne Vanderschuere
Jariah Walker

PPLD Trustees
Cathy Grossman
Kathleen Owings

Advisory Council
Rob Hilbert
James Weller

Ex-Officio Members
Dolores Cromeens, Foundation Executive Officer
John Spears, Executive Director
Michael Varnet, Finance Officer
Laura Ettinger, President, Friends of PPLD