Sand Creek Library

Sand Creek Library

Sand Creek Library FacebookAddress:
1821 South Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Phone: (719) 597-7070
Sand Creek Library Pearltrees
Hours:
Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri. and Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun.: 1 - 5 p.m.
Holiday Hours and Closures

Bus Route: 27 and 1

CyberShelf Download Station
Friends of Sand Creek Library
FREE Wireless!
Laptop Loans
Study Rooms


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Friends of Sand Creek Library

The Sand Creek Friends Book Store is open during regular Library hours.

Contact diane at pcisys dot net for more information.

Click here to learn more about the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District.


 

What's New!

Winner 2015: The Gazette's Best of the Springs

Pikes Peak Library District was honored in two categories by The Gazette's Best of the Springs!

Expert Pick for Hands-Down Great Place for Kids
"On any given day of the week, parents can find a free educational event for their kids to attend at one of the many libraries of the Pikes Peak Library District. From newborns to teens, the district makes an effort to reach out to all kids and give them age-appropriate programming and resources to help them learn more. Programming is especially good in the summer months when the libraries bring music, crafts, animals, and movies for kids and parents to enjoy together."

Voter's Choice for Teen Hangout
"Teens can enjoy myriad activities, get help with reading, writing and math homework as well as learn how to use library resources for research and enjoyment. The district has organized a wide range of unique programs including workshops in electronics, gaming, tutoring and knitting."

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Free Comic Book Day logo

Free Comic Book Day is an all-ages event in which comic book shops give away special edition comics. Publishers involved include DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, Image, and many others.

Patrons of all ages are welcome to visit any library to pick up a comic on Sat., May 2!

Special Events:
East Teen Center
Sat., May 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Comics available and activities galore! Costumes are encouraged!

Manitou Springs Library
Sat., May 2 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Comics available and face painting!

Old Colorado City Library
Sat., May 2, All Day (while supplies last)
Comics available and Superhero Cubecraft.

Penrose Library
Sat., May 2, All Day (while supplies last)
Comics available and fun activities!

A HUGE thank you to Escape Velocity Comics for partnering with PPLD to provide comics to our patrons.

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One Book 4 Colorado

From April 13 - 27, any four-year-old can pick up a free book from any PPLD library! There will be English and Spanish versions available (while supplies last). Check with your local library for fun events related to this giveaway.

Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia developed this state-wide initiative to emphasize the importance of early literacy and reading to children. For more info, visit onebook4colorado.org.

Check out our dinosaur green screen photos at Library 21c's One Book 4 Colorado party!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ppld/sets/72157651642743937/

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2015 Teen Fiction Contest

The challenge:

Write an original fiction story of up to 2,500 words that begins with the sentence: “Sunlight and shadow flashed across the mountain.”* What happens from there is up to you!

Who can enter:

Middle school or high school students who are El Paso County residents.

Deadline:

Original, previously unpublished stories and entry forms must be submitted to Pikes Peak Library District staff by no later than 9:00 p.m. on June 30, 2015.

The top five middle school and the top five high school entries will be published in a PPLD eBook anthology. Winners will be notified by August 14, 2015.

See the entry form for official rules.

We take our theme for this year’s teen fiction contest from the library theme: Transformation at Elevation.

*A big thanks to Scribes & Bards (East Library), Teen Writing Group (Library 21c), and the Penrose Teen Writers’ Association (Penrose Library) for the selection of this year’s first line!

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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: Thursdays, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: East Library

When: Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: High Prairie Library

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Where: Library 21c

When: Mondays, 3:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Manitou Springs Library

When: Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Monument Library

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

No appointment necessary, just drop on in!

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A PPLD staff member was at the Walmart across the street this afternoon when a cashier approached her and said (with tears in her eyes).

“I just wanted to thank you for being so kind to me. It’s because of you that I got this job here. I was at the library some time ago and you let me use the computer, even though my card was blocked. I needed to fill out the application for this job, and I did, and I got it! I was on the verge of homelessness and hopelessness when I came into your library, and because of you my life is better. Thank you so much!”

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