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PPLD summer events planned for all ages


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 2:25pm | View PDF

Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) presents many summer adventures for people of all ages and interests across El Paso County. Here are some coming up at various Library locations:

The annual Summer Adventure program, presented by Children's Hospital Colorado, continues through August 15. It helps kids and teens stay engaged and active over the summer months. Those ages 0 - 18 can participate and win prizes through reading, moving and imagining. Learn more about the program and its many activities for kids, tweens and teens at

Westside Party - Friday, July 15, 10 a.m.–noon - Memorial Park (502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs) 

Eastside Party - Friday, July 22, 10 a.m.–noon - George Fellows Park behind East Library (5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs)

Fountain Party - Friday, July 29, 10 a.m.–noon - Aga Park (415 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain) 

Palmer Lake Party - Friday, August 5, 10 a.m.–noon - Palmer Lake Green (66 Lower Glenway St., Palmer Lake)

Manitou Springs Library's Lawn Concert Series

Manitou Springs Library's lawn concert series happens every Wednesday from 6–7:30 p.m. through July. Each concert is held outdoors on the lawn of the former Manitou Springs Carnegie Library. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the music of local artists!

Full lineup:

Special Olympics' Inclusion Gallery at libraries

PPLD will host Special Olympics Colorado's Inclusion Gallery exhibit at multiple Library locations this year. It showcases acts of inclusion demonstrated through the organization's programs, sports and more – from taking time with a classmate to showcasing tremendous abilities at the X-Games. Visit the traveling exhibit at Sand Creek Library this month or at another PPLD location in 2022.

Can't find something? Make a request!

Available online 24/7 -

Interlibrary loan (ILL) lets you borrow materials not available in PPLD's large physical collection. Submit a request online, and Library staff will find which "lending" library has it available. PPLD can borrow available items – whether they're coming from somewhere in Colorado or across the globe – and patrons get to check it out for a while. Many public libraries, including PPLD, participate in such partnerships to help fulfill patron requests.

ESL and GED/HiSET classes

Enrollment open through Sunday, July 31

Register and find out more:

PPLD's Adult Education team helps those 17 years and older achieve educational goals, prepare for the workforce, expand their employment opportunities, and further their career aspirations. Enrollment is open for their English as a Second Language (ESL) and high school equivalency (GED/HiSET) programs through July 31; the next registration period will be in December. There is no cost to participate; some classes are available in-person and online.


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