Homeschool Hub

RSSWelcome to Homeschool Hub! We're glad you stopped by. We hope you'll stay awhile and explore all that Homeschool Hub has to offer. While you're here, don't forget to sign up for our monthly "Homeschool Events" newsletter so you don't miss out on any of the great programs PPLD offers for kids, teens and adults.

If you have questions or comments about Homeschool Hub, or what PPLD offers homeschooling families, please contact the Homeschool Committee.

What's New!

On Friday, February 19, Library 21c will be hosting a Homeschool Science Fair open to grades K-12.

The Fair will be held from 10 - Noon in the Library 21c Venue. This event will allow your student(s) to show off and demonstrate a science project for other homeschool families! This event is noncompetitive, and is meant to be an opportunity for homeschooled students to present their projects to other students and families. There are no strict rules or guidelines regarding the science projects and we will leave planning up to the individual family.

Registration is required for each student wishing to present a project. You can register with the below link or call Kristin Brown at 531.6333 x2404. If you have a group of students who would like to present together, please contact Kristin for registration. Registration opened December 1st.
Your student(s) must be entered by midnight on Friday, February 5. To register, go to

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Discover fun ideas to get your children ready for kindergarten at our Countdown to Kindergarten Carnivals. Join us for free books, free snacks, and fun activities! For children ages five and under with an adult.

January 30
10 am to Noon
Ruth Holley Library

February 6
10 am to Noon
Cheyenne Mountain Library

February 13
10 am to Noon
Westside Community Center

For more information, call 531-6333 ext. 2403

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2016 Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest

What does MYSTERY mean to you?

  • Is it a puzzle to be solved?
  • Is it tracking down clues to a crime?
  • Is it the unknown in the cosmos?
  • Is it the wonder in nature?
  • Is it the magic of imagination?

Use your best poetic words to clue us in. Scavenge for good words. Don’t stop at the first word that rhymes, but be a sleuth and seek out just the right word. Judges will be looking for evidence of creative word use in order to deduce which is the best poem!

Open to all 4th and 5th graders in the Pikes Peak region.

Entries must be postmarked by Sunday, February 28, 2016. Winners will be announced in mid-April in conjunction with the Young People’s Poetry Week.

See the attached entry form for more information.

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Betty Field loved to read. For her, books (especially mysteries) were a great source of enjoyment. She always felt that children should read so that they would write, and write so that they would read. Betty served as President of the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and was active in the acquisition of funds to build East Library. She continued as an active force in acquiring funds for library books. The Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest is a tribute to Betty and her love for children, for books, and for mystery stories.

The Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest-2016 is open to all 6th through 12th grade students (public, private, and home school) in El Paso County Colorado or areas served by the Pikes Peak Library District.

All entries are due by 5:45 pm on February 27, 2016.

For more information on rules and how to enter, visit:

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Educational Resource Center

The ERC (Educational Resource Center) at East Library provides hands-on materials for families wanting to enrich their children’s education or help them improve their skills. Math, science, social studies, and language arts kits, as well as art and music resources and computer software, are available for families with students of all ages to use.

The ERC will be open from 3 - 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and noon - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Our Science Labs are scheduled from 1-3 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. During this time our volunteer will have a special lab for everyone to participate in. We will also have equipment available for you to use if you would prefer to bring your own experiment. A parent must accompany the student. The Homeschool Science Lab is open to all ages, and no registration is required.

Who: All Homeschool Families
When: 1-3 pm on the 3rd Friday of every month
Where: East Library Community Meeting Room


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AfterMath: Free Math Tutoring

Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GED? Our experienced math tutors can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math. Tutoring for all ages and levels.

When: Mondays, 3:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Where: Manitou Springs Library
Registration is required at Manitou Springs Library.
No tutoring on Mar. 21, 2016.

When: Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Monument Library
No tutoring on Mar. 21, 2016.

When: Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: High Prairie Library
No tutoring on Mar. 21, 2016.

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Where: Library 21c
No tutoring on Mar. 23, 2016.

When: Thursdays, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: East Library
No tutoring on Mar. 17 or 24, 2016.

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon
Where: Sand Creek Library

No appointment necessary, just drop on in!

AfterMath won't take place during library or school holidays. If the school district closes because of snow or weather, AfterMath is cancelled.


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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is back by popular demand! Learn a new language! Choose from 71 languages, including 19 English as a Second Language (ESL) options.


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