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Your Library: It’s a Brain-Builder

Over the last couple of decades, there has been a great deal of research on the importance of early childhood brain development. The learning and life experiences a child has in his or her early years set the stage for future learning and development. Developing early pre-reading skills and experiences is critical to a child’s future success.

A recent publication produced by the US Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for a Competitive Workforce states, “There is not a single state where 50 percent or more of the children are proficient in reading or math.” And, it states, “Seventy percent of U.S. eighth graders read below a proficient level.”

That’s why Pikes Peak Library District’s Summer Reading Program, storytimes, and All Pikes Peak Reads programs are so important for your child or grandchild. Our reading program can motivate your child to continue to read for fun, even when school is out: Summer reading programs have been shown to be effective in maintaining or increasing reading proficiency levels over the summer. Pikes Peak Library District’s Summer Reading Programs, One World, Many Stories, is for kids and You Are Here for teens. Send your kids and grandkids in right away to get signed up.

You’ll also be amazed by the learning opportunities we offer for adults. Our annual History Symposium features presentations on “Film and Photography in the Pikes Peak Region.” Our online computer classes and our Career Compass job classes are plentiful and free. Our All Pikes Peak Reads selections were just announced, so everyone — kids and adults alike — can start reading this summer.

Your library: It’s a brain-builder!

Executive Director Paula Miller
Seek. Engage. Transform.

Paula J. Miller

Executive Director, Pikes Peak Library District


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On June 14, Bomba Estéreo kicked off World Music Series 2010, brought to you this year by KRCC Concerts. The band, which hails from Bogotá, Colombia, describes its sound as “electro tropical.” You can watch the PPLD TV-produced video of the first song of their performance below. The final show of this year's series will be at 7 p.m. on August 9, when Rupa and the April Fishes bring their enchanting mix of gypsy swing, Latin grooves, French New Wave, and Indian ragas to Colorado College's Armstrong Quad.


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PPLD TV recently captured this riveting performance of "Summertime" by Indian blues band Soulmate at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs.

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