Pikes Peak Library District update

Pikes Peak Library District is here to serve you in-person and remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic!
Last month, PPLD launched curbside service across El Paso County. During the first four days, the PPLD team served 3,112 cardholders who retrieved 10,985 holds from their local library.

Plus, 15 libraries and three mobile libraries accepted thousands of returned materials, many of which are still in quarantine for a total of 72 hours before being processed and circulated across your Library District. (That’s why we can’t share an exact number about returns yet.)

Now we’re excited to announce some enhancements to curbside service, along with new ways you can use the Library remotely from almost anywhere and anytime! (We will be closed Mon., May 25 for Memorial Day.)

EXPANSION OF CURBSIDE SERVICE

Here’s what you can expect, in addition to holds pickup and 24/7 returns, starting this week:

Get your prizes for participating in the Winter Adult Reading Program! Please call your local library in advance, if requested, to schedule pickup, and then follow their curbside service instructions. Prizes are available through Tue., June 30 (or while supplies last).

Let us help find your next great adventure in the Library’s large collection! We’re currently piloting this walk-up service at Penrose Library before offering it at other libraries. During curbside hours, patrons can safely browse a curated collection of materials from outside. Librarians also can assist with locating, placing holds for, or checking out your next read, movie, or other physical item. Plus, they can provide recommendations based upon your favorite books or films, preferred genres, and topics of interest, right then and there.

Learn more about PPLD’s curbside service, including hours and pickup instructions by library.

MORE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

Here are some new and familiar opportunities that you can do from almost anywhere:

Need help with using your devices or have another question for us? Ask a librarian! Connect with our staff remotely for assistance by phone, live chat, or email.

Participate in our newest virtual programs! PPLD now offers weekly Cat Cafés, Yappy Hours, and Coffee Talks, in addition to yoga and meditation classes, book clubs, community movie discussions, and more.

Have kids and teens in your house who say they’re bored? Check out our YouTube playlists for kids, families, and young adults. Plus, they can participate in our virtual art show, which is accepting submissions through Sun., May 31.

Check out our eLibrary! There are many digital resources available 24/7 for people of all ages and interests. Options include digital books, audiobooks, comics, magazines, films, music, and videos.

Stay tuned for more updates from your Library District! We continue to take steps forward with our phased reopening approach and explore ways to better serve our community, now and into the future.

 

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