11:29 am - Thursday September 21, 2017

PPLD: Children’s Summer Reading Programs

Join us for fun and educational programs for all the kids in the family!  These programs replace our traditional storytimes so that we can accommodate larger summer crowds. Old Colorado City Library programs will be held at the Westside Community Center, 1628 West Bijou Street.
Interpretation for the deaf is available upon request.
 
Steve Weeks and his Silly Songs
Join Steve for an interactive family romp filled with music, humor and games as he performs such favorites as “Kiki Kangaroo”, “Someday”, and “Bartleby Finkleton Will Not Take a Bath”, his most recent award winning song. Come prepared to laugh. Come prepared to sing …and bring those dancing shoes!
Tuesday, July 3, 10 & 11 a.m.            Briargate Library
Thursday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.                      East Library
 
Magician Bruce Black Dreams Big…Read!
Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams! Magician Bruce Black will take you on a magical journey where books can make your biggest dreams become reality! Come see this amazing family show with lots of audience participation and comedy for all ages!
Tuesday, July 17, 10 & 11 a.m.          Briargate Library
Thursday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.           Cheyenne Mountain Library
Friday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.                     Rockrimmon Library
Dream Big with …Baskets of Bunnies!
Do you dream of having a rabbit as a pet? Join Laura Foye and her bunnies for this fun program.  You will learn some facts about rabbits, pet a sweet, soft (real!) bunny and visit the craft table to make your own rabbit creations. Bunny fun for everyone!
Tuesday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.                     Ruth Holley Library
Thursday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.                    Old Colorado City (Westside Center)
Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m.                      Rockrimmon Library
Tuesday, July 10, 10 & 11 a.m.          Briargate Library
Thursday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.           East Library
Thursday, July 12, 2:30 p.m.                    Mobile Library Services, Cheyenne Meadows Park
Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.           Palmer Lake Library
Thursday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.           High Prairie Library
 
Mother Goose stories with Cathy Kelsay  
Freddie the Frog from Fantasy Forest is “Dreaming Big” since he wants to win the Jumping Frog contest this year.  Can he do it?  Join Freddie and all of Mother Goose’s friends for lots of silly songs, poems and goofy fun.  Jump on down to your nearest library this summer and have a “hoppy” good time.
Thursday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.                     High Prairie Library
Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.                     Ruth Holley Library
 
Monsters Beware with Denise Gard and Sienna!
There’s a monster in the house hiding under the bed!  Join Denise Gard and her faithful Border Collie, Sienna, as they hunt for monsters in this interactive tale about things that go bump in the night!
Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.                    Fountain Library
Wednesday, July 11, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.   East Library
Celestial Stories of the Night Sky
Why is the moon dark one night a month?  Enjoy hearing the answer to that question and more during this family program as Heather Lyle shares humorous and dramatic tales of the moon and stars.  View the night sky and end the evening with take-home crafts.
Tuesday, July 10, at 7 p.m.                       Palmer Lake Library
 
Dream Big with …Kathy’s Kritter Karavan
Take a close peek at a variety of animals including Jack and Jill (large tortoises), Tenrecs, plus a big Boa and other snake buddies. Add to the fun with hands-on animal crafts.
Wednesday, July 11, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.    Penrose Library
Thursday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.            Cheyenne Mountain Library
Friday, July 13, 10:30 a.m.                      Penrose Library
Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.                    Fountain Library
Thursday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.            Old Colorado City Library (Westside Center)
 
 
Fight Pillow Pests with Beth Epley!
Pillow pests pose problems, but when you have the right attitude, nothing can interfere with your dreams. Always Dream Big! This Beth Epley adventure is larger than life with super silly songs, crazy comedy and Big Trouble.
Tuesday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.                     Monument Library
Thursday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.                    Cheyenne Mountain Library
Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m.                      Ute Pass Library
Adventures in the Imagination Constellation
Blast off with Stella the Star Polisher (Stacy) and her friend Luna (Evan) as they take you on a cosmic journey of fun!  Luna’s Dream Sack and Stella’s Amazing Technicolor Dream Robe will send you over the moon with delight!
Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m.                      Penrose Library
Wednesday, July 11, 10:30 a.m.          Palmer lake Library
Friday, July 13, 10:30 a.m.                     Rockrimmon Library
Snow for you from CSU!
Hear a snow and water story, and create some of your own snow, no matter what the weather.  Presented by Colorado Springs Utilities.
Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.          Sand Creek Library
 
Dream Big with…Bugs!
Here’s a chance for a close look at some interesting insects, including Tarantulas, Scorpions, and giant winged and hissing cockroaches.  Go buggy and create your own cool bug crafts!
Thursday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.            East Library
Cerena Sunbeam and her Magic Dream Blanket
Grab your magic dream blanket and join Cerena as she meets the dream fairy, encounters aliens, dinosaurs, and even Curious George!  Join Alanna and Lesley for this imaginative puppet show and a sprinkling of dream fairy dust!
Tuesday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.                      Fountain Library
Wednesday, July 11, 10:30 a.m.           Sand Creek Library
Thursday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.            Old Colorado City Library (Westside Center)
Wednesday, July 18, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.    East Library
Friday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.                      Penrose Library
 
The Val-deri Sisters and the Big Wish List
The Val-deri Sisters (Pat and Ruth) have big dreams about things they have always wanted to do, and are working their way through their wish list.  But, the two sisters don’t have a clue how to go about achieving those dreams!  The results – hilarious!
Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.                    Monument Library
Thursday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.           High Prairie Library
Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.                    Ruth Holley Library
Wednesday, July 18, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.   Penrose Library
 
 
Fountain Special Days!
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll and let them sleep at the library overnight!  Please register at 719-382-5347.
Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m.             Fountain Library
 
Family Fun: Monster Mash! 
Come in your favorite monster costume to play glow-in-the-dark activities, make monster crafts and have a monster snack. Please register at 719-382-5347.
Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m.,                       Fountain Library
 
Pajama Breakfast Party!
Stories! Waffles! Fun! Please register at 719-382-5347.
Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.             Fountain Library
Briargate Special Day!
English Country Fair
Hear ye, hear ye! Join us for a trip back to a traditional English Country Fair with medieval reenactments, storytelling, and dancing. It will be an enjoyable time for all!
Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.- noon                Briargate Library
 
Hands-on Fun:  Stories and Crafts
Start with a read-aloud of some great books and add an activity or craft. Morning programs are appropriate for ages 3 – 8, and the afternoon programs for ages 5-8.
Mondays, 10:30 a.m.             Old Colorado City Library
Tuesdays, 2 p.m.                Cheyenne Mountain Library
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.  Fountain Library
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.             Briargate Library
Wednesdays,      2 p.m.          Ruth Holley Library, High Prairie Library
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.   Penrose Library, Ute Pass Library
Thursdays, 2 p.m.               Monument Library, Rockrimmon Library, Sand Creek Library
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.             East Library
 
 
Programs for School-age Children, ages 7 and up
 
 
What’s Under Your Bed?
Something creepy, that’s for sure. We’ll play Mummy Wrap, have a Body Part Treasure Hunt and make a gooey eyeball craft.
Monday, July 9, 2 p.m.                  Penrose Library
Tuesday, July 10, 3:30 p.m.                     Monument Library
Wednesday, July 11, 2 p.m.                      East Library
Thursday, July 12, 2 p.m.                       Fountain Library
Friday, July 13, 2 p.m.                 Briargate Library
Thursday, July 19, 3 p.m.                       Cheyenne Mountain Library
 
 
Summer Reading Party Celebrations
You’re invited to celebrate a summer of reading with face painting, special performances, and lots of other fun.
Friday, July 20, 10 a.m. – noon         Monument and Palmer Lake Libraries
                                                Palmer Lake Town Hall and Village Green,
66 Lower Glenway
Friday, July 27, 10 a.m. – noon         George Fellows Park (behind East Library)
Friday, August 3, 10 a.m. – noon                Fountain Library
 
 
 
Regular weekday storytimes are replaced by Summer Morning programs in June and July. This is a listing for East and Penroselibraries. Please check your local library for information on these programs at your location.
 
Baby Time Summer Fun 2012
Mondays, 10 & 11 a.m.            East Library
Mondays, 10:30 a.m.                     Penrose Library
Toddler Time Summer Fun 2012
Tuesdays, 9:30, 10 & 10:30 a.m.         East Library, Penrose Library
Thursdays, 9:30, 10 & 10:30 a.m.        East Library
Storytimes and Snuggle-Up Storytimes Summer Fun 2012
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. (Snuggle-Up)                 East Library
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.                                   East Library, Penrose Library
Book Break Summer Fun 2012
Mondays, 10:30 a.m.                     East Library
 
 
Paws to Read Summer Fun 2012
Mondays, 10 a.m. -12 noon                       East Library
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.     East Library, Penrose Library,
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon            Penrose Library
 
Reading Buddies Summer Fun 2012
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.         East Library
Bilingual Storytimes at Ruth Holley and Sand Creek Libraries
Mondays, 4 p.m.                 Sand Creek Library
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.           Ruth Holley Library
 

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