Virtual Library Services & Programs

Virtual Library Services & Programs

Updated August 3, 2020

Libraries are open but we are not currently hosting live programs. Here is a handy list of some of out virtual programs! You can still use the Library remotely, anywhere and anytime. You can also ask a librarian questions by phone, live chat, and email. Plus, our librarians are bringing their services to you!

Visit our virtual calendar of events for all scheduled programs and activities. Can’t participate live? No worries! Many of the videos are featured on our YouTube channel and playlists, so you can watch whenever it’s convenient for you.

Here are some of the current virtual opportunities that our team created for you to experience, wherever you might be during this pandemic.


FOR ADULTS:

  • Take and Make Library Crafts
    Missing your Library's programs? Exhausted your home crafting ideas? PPLD has you covered! Presenting.. Take and Make programs! Your Library will now have crafts available to TAKE home and either follow a virtual class or included instructions to MAKE!

  • Virtual Mindful Movement and Meditation
    Wednesdays from 1 - 2 p.m.
    Join instructor Ambrie Sward for this virtual mindful movement class that will include meditation and stretches to build the mind/body connection. All skill levels welcome.

  • Virtual Yoga
    Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 - 10 a.m.
    Local instructor Svetlana Nudelman guides practitioners through beginner and intermediate-level yoga poses.

  • Virtual Book Club
    Missing your Library's book club? Some have gone virtual!

  • Coffee Talk
    Grab your favorite beverage and join us for a virtual current events discussion moderated by PPLD staff. Topics of discussion can range from current events to pop culture to gardening to a favorite book you are reading. Space in each discussion is limited, so register ahead of time to insure your spot!

  • Share your stories and experiences during the pandemic!
    Working in collaboration with the Colorado Springs Gazette, we are helping document this historic event in the Pikes Peak region. Anyone can share written responses to COVID-19 and its impact on their lives. Use this link to submit photographs or videos directly to PPLD.

  • Genealogy with PPLD
    Are you interested in learning more about how PPLD can support your genealogical research? Learn research strategies including getting started, organizing research, selecting and searching for records, and more!

FOR TEENS:

Click here to see all teen virtual programming.

Teens programs premiere at 11 a.m. and are available for viewing anytime on the PPLDTV YouTube Channel.

Teens Make

  • Mon., Aug. 3: Screen Printing
  • Mon., Aug. 24: Fold Your Own Envelope
  • Mon., Sept. 14: Banned Books Wearables
  • Mon., Oct. 5: T-Shirt Scarves
  • Mon., Oct. 26: Mini Embroidery Halloween Charms
  • Mon., Nov. 16: Altoid Tin Games



Teen Tech

  • Tue., Aug. 11: Cyanotypes
  • Tue., Sept. 1: Magical Lemonade
  • Tue., Sept. 22: Morse Code With a Flashlight
  • Tue., Oct. 13: Origami Fidget Spinners
  • Tue., Nov. 3: Python Basics: Code Your Own Game
  • Tue., Nov. 24: Raspberry Pi



Teen Games

  • Wed., Aug. 19: D&D Basics: Classes
  • Wed., Sept. 9: Online Party Games
  • Wed., Oct. 14: Create Your Game Map
  • Wed., Oct. 21: D&D Basics: Races
  • Wed., Nov., 11: Gaming: Paper MASH







Teens Eat

  • Thu., Aug. 6: No-Bake Cookies
  • Thu., Aug. 27: DIY Ice Cream
  • Thu., Sept. 17: Fried Rice with Edamame
  • Thu., Oct. 8: Eggless Cookie Dough
  • Thu., Oct. 29: Gourmet Popcorn
  • Thu., Nov. 19: Rosemary Bread



Teen Fandom

  • Fri., Aug. 14: Medieval Quick-Pickled Veggies
  • Fri., Sept. 4: Game of Thrones Dragon Eggs
  • Fri., Sept. 25: Captain America's Shield
  • Fri., Oct. 16: Spooky Nightmare Before Christmas Lanterns
  • Fri., Nov. 6: Baby Yoda Finger Puppet
  • Fri., Nov. 27: Pop-up Cards



Teen Self-Care

  • Sat., Aug. 22: Coping Strategies Fortune Teller Craft
  • Sat., Sept. 12: Homemade Sugar Scrub
  • Sat., Oct. 3: Gratitude Collage
  • Sat., Oct. 24: Deep-Conditioning Natural Hair Treatment (Botanical Beauty)
  • Sat., Nov. 14: Homemade Bath Salts



Review Crew
Anyone from 13 - 18 years old can write an original book review and get an hour of volunteer credit! Check out some past book reviews for examples. Those who are interested can apply here.


Family & Children's Services Virtual Programs

Videos are available for viewing anytime on the PPLDTV YouTube channel.

Babytime Mondays
Children’s Staff from around the district invite babies from 0 - 12 months, with a favorite adult, to enjoy music, rhymes, and a book together!

KidsMake Tuesdays
Children’s staff from around the district lead an art or make project for kids ages 5 - 12.

Toddler Time Wednesdays
Children’s Staff from around the district invite 1 and 2-year-old children, with a favorite adult, to enjoy rhymes, music and movement, and a few short books!

STEM Tuesdays, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, and Nov. 10.
Children’s staff from around the district lead a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based project for kids ages 5 - 12.

Storytime Thursdays
Children’s Staff from around the district invite you to join in a sing-along and then read a children’s book.

Children's Performers
Missing the live programs at your Library? Many of our performers can now be viewed anytime on PPLDTV!

Homeschool Programs
Whether you've been homeschooling for years or are just getting started with eLearning, our homeschool programs are here to help!

Tween Twist
Watch a virtual program and then visit your favorite library that Friday to get materials for the program for ages 9 - 12.


  • Reassuring Reads for Kids
    This always-available list presents reading options (available in electronic formats) that can provide comfort during tough times for kids and parents. The recommended books cover themes of encouragement, hope, and love while offering tools for emotional awareness and ways to deal with anxiety.
  • Kid-Friendly Music Playlist
    Our staff selected and compiled more than four hours of children's music on Freegal, PPLD’s streaming service for songs, albums, and more. (Pro tip: Browse other playlists, or create your own!)

Don’t see anything that interests you right now? Bookmark this page for frequent updates, or visit our calendar of virtual events for new additions each week.

Stay tuned for more updates from PPLD! Our team continues to explore and expand virtual opportunities that we can bring to you, wherever you may be. Right now, we’re creating new virtual experiences that will launch in the coming days and weeks.