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Manitou Springs Public Library Joins PPLD

Manitou Springs Public Library

In an historic election on November 6, 2012, Manitou Springs residents voted to have their local library become part of Pikes Peak Library District. The approved Issue 2B will raise property taxes by up to 4 mills in Manitou Springs, generating $240,000 in 2013 and allowing Manitou Springs Public Library to join PPLD and its 14 other facilities serving El Paso County.

“The positive election results for the Manitou Springs Public Library to join Pikes Peak Library District means that we are combining over a hundred years of service in each of our two library systems together,” said PPLD Executive Director Paula Miller. “With the passage of this issue, we have literally made history together. We are excited to welcome Manitou Springs into the Pikes Peak Library District. This will provide better and more consistent library service for all residents within both of our service areas.”

The Manitou Library was among proposed budget cuts in Manitou Springs before citizens petitioned to place Issue 2B on the ballot. MSPL was excited to hear that library service to Manitou Springs residents would not only continue, but be expanded.

“This is an exciting time in the life of our library and we’re thrilled to become a part of Pikes Peak Library District,” said MSPL Executive Director Margaret Morris. “This merger into such a progressive, nationally-recognized library district allows us to not only provide an abundance of additional library services to the Manitou Springs community, but to keep those services in place for many years to come. This ballot initiative always has been about sustainable library services in Manitou Springs, and the citizens recognized and showed their support with a favorable outcome.”

While the transition will not be officially effective until 2013, PPLD will soon begin issuing cards to all Manitou Springs library patrons who wish to begin using PPLD services immediately. Manitou patrons will still need their MSPL card to check out materials from the Manitou Library until the end of the year.

A celebration of this historic transition will occur at MSPL in January.


Manitou Springs Library

Great addition to the PPLD!

Phantoms in the Archives and Manitou Library Event

I attended the first showing of Phantoms in the Archives, produced by PPLD, at the BAC in Manitou. What a wonderfully intriguing, educational and artful production. Afterwards, a visit to the newest PPLD community library was also a treat.

Joining PPLD

We are so happy to see your positive comments here! This is a great move for the Manitou Springs community, and we are as excited as you are about the merger. If you are on Facebook, please 'Like' us at!/pages/Manitou-Springs-Public-Library/164602182950?fref=ts to keep up with our latest news. See you at the MS library!

Manitou part of PPLD

I went to Penrose and got my card. Now I can officially borrow from PPLD too. I am so-so-so happy! :)

Joining PPLD

Julie, we're glad to see you're as excited as we are! This is a great move for the Manitou Springs community. If you are on FB, please 'Like' us at!/pages/Manitou-Springs-Public-Library/164602182950?fref=ts to keep up with the latest library news.

Merging PPLD and Manitou Libraries!

Great idea! This will expand a wonderful and high quality library system (PPLD) to make it accesible to Manitou patrons, too!


Wonderful idea!
Thanks for joining.


I am so excited to see PPLD and Manitou Library connecting finally. I love that library and can't wait to be able to check out books there and also hang out at the MSPL. I think it will bring both Old Colo. and Manitou closer together. I have been a long time West sider and frequent both places often. Thank you Manitou for merging with PPLD! :)