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Poem in Your Pocket Day!

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - All Day
Where: Ruth Holley Library

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2018 is on April 26 and is part of National Poetry Month. On this day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others.

If you come in and share it with staff at Ruth Holley Library and/or on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem, we will have candy for you in return. Ages 9-18.

Toddler Time

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library 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.

Storytime

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library at East Childrens Story Room

Stories and more for children ages 3 and older. Check your branch, or the Children’s Department, for storytime themes.

Toddler Time

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Monument Library at Monument 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.
(20-25 minutes)

Toddler Time

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library at Children's Activity 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. (20-25 minutes)

Toddler Time

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: East Library at Children's Activity 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. (20-25 minutes)

Storytime

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: High Prairie Library at High Prairie Meeting Room

Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, flannel boards, 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: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Monument Library at Monument 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.
(20-25 minutes)

Toddler Time

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library 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.

Storytime

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Come to Storytime for stories, songs, puppets and more! This program is designed for ages 3 and up with their favorite adult. We'll see you there!

Toddler Time

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: East Library at Children's Activity 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. (20-25 minutes)

Storytime

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Children ages 3 and up, with a favorite adult, experience stories through books, songs, and activities. Drop-in, no registration required.

Storytime

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: East Library at East Childrens Story Room

Stories and more for children ages 3 and older. Check your branch, or the Children’s Department, for storytime themes.

Baby Time

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Fountain Library at Fountain Meeting Room

Babies from birth to 12 months, with a favorite adult, enjoy songs, bouncing action rhymes, and sharing a book together. Each interactive session gives babies the opportunity to hear lots of language and play with other babies. SPACE IS LIMITED TO FIRST 12 BABIES.

Storytime

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: High Prairie Library at High Prairie Meeting Room

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

Freely Flowing Kiddo Yoga

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Where: Rockrimmon Library at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Freely Flowing Kiddo Yoga, taught by local Yoga Instructor Leigh Spector, offers routines that provide movement, silly play, and dance. Kids, parents, and caregivers can move together with the poses, make silly noises, and dance freely during the class. This class is designed for children infant to age 8.

Please bring along a pillow or two and a yoga mat. Those with infants are welcomed to bring a "boppy" or breast-feeding pillow and can wear their infant in a sling for most of the poses.

All experience levels welcome (beginners through advanced).

Drop-ins welcome.

LEGO BUILD

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library at Fountain Meeting Room

For kids 12 years old and younger: Join us after school for an hour of LEGOs!

Remember, for their safety, children ages 11 and under must bring an adult or responsible caregiver who is at least 12 years old with them to the library.

ERC Open Hours 3 - 6 p.m.

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Library at Educational Resource Center

Come stop by the ERC! Located on the upper floor of East Library. Call 531.6333 x1403 if you have any questions. Learn more at ppld.org/erc.

Afternoon Chess

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library at Penrose Bay Area

Drop in for a friendly game of chess!

Paws to Read

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library

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

Teen Game Day

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will introduce a new board game, group game, video game or team game to play/learn each game day! Come after school or whenever you can. Ages 12-18 welcome; no registration required. Snacks will be provided

After School Adventures: Origami Stars and Paper Airplanes

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library at SA Makerspace

For ages 5-12. Join us after school to experiment with art and science! When in the Makerspace, children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

AfterMath - Free Math Tutoring - All Ages, All Levels

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Library at East Community Meeting Room

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!

We will not have AfterMath in the case of holidays or school weather closures.

Elementary S.A.L.T.

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library at Penrose-Children's Floor

5 to 12 year olds are invited to come explore S.A.L.T. (Science, Art, Literature, and Technology) through a variety of hands-on activities.

Teen and Tween Advisory Board

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Earn volunteer hours by creating and helping with library programs. Snacks included!

The Manitou Advisory Board has helped in designing the following programs: Video Game Night, Quidditch on the Lawn, Star Wars Movie Marathons, and more!

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.

Hi I'm currently looking for stuff to do with my 3-month-old around town. Do you still do Babytime at East library? I do not see it on their calendar. I also would be interested in the Mommy and Me yoga, and will drive to 12c, but I don't see that on the calendar either.

Hello - We have Babytime at the East Library and Library 21c on Mondays at 10:00 and 11:00 am. The Mommy and Me Yoga is the second Saturday of every month at 10:30 at Library 21c. We hope to see you there!

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.

Hi. I work for CASA of the Pikes Peak Region and we are putting together a packet for caregivers that will contain information about developmental milestones and reading readiness for kids ages 0-6.. I would like to include an easy-to-read calendar of library events. I have a very old flyer and am wondering if you have a newer one that I could have.

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