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Sand Creek Library

Sand Creek Library

Address:
1821 South Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Phone: (719) 597-7070

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Holiday Hours and Closures

Bus Route: 25 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!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

With over 300 votes cast, the winner of the PPLD 2014 Book Madness is
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green! Thank you for participating!

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This year, over 75,000 copies of the same book will be given away to 4-year-olds across Colorado! Which book will it be? Governor Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor Garcia recently announce the winning title chosen from three finalists: Grump Bird by Jeremy Tankard.

Then, from April 7 - 21, 4-year-olds can come into any PPLD library to pick up a FREE copy of the book!

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22nd Annual Frank Waters Award Luncheon

The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District invite you to join us for a luncheon, author talk, and award presentation with authors Sandra Dallas and Kathy Brandt.

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When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. check-in; 11:45 - 2 p.m. lunch and program
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Cost: $30 through May 1; $40 after May 1; $300 Reserved table of 8

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Our Courts Colorado

Join us for a series of free classes taught by volunteers from the Colorado Bar Association. Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, click on the program title or call (719) 389-8968.

  • Cortes Estatales al Servicio de Colorado
    (en español) How Colorado's procedures for selecting, disciplining, and evaluating judges keep our state courts fair and impartial. Presented by Judge Daniel Taubman, who has served on the Colorado Court of Appeals since 1993.
    Sat., March 15 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
  • Our State Courts
    How Colorado's procedures for selecting,disciplining, and evaluating judges keep our state courts fair and impartial. Presented by Judge Richard L. Gabriel, appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in 2008, and prior to that in private practice focusing on commercial, intellectual property, probate, and products liability litigation, all including appeals.
    Mon., March 17 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
  • Our United States Courts
    The types of cases that are heard in the federal courts and the procedures that keep our federal courts fair and impartial. Presented by Gwendolyn M. Solomon.
    Wed., March 19 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
  • See You in Court: The Life of a Civil Lawsuit
    This presentation discusses the purposes of civil lawsuits, a party’s rights and remedies in such lawsuits, how such lawsuits are commenced and how they proceed, what really happens at trial, and the roles of the judge, the jury, and the lawyers in these proceedings. Presented by Judge Ann Rotolo, who serves the Fourth Judicial District, and also on the Colorado Supreme Court's Civil Rules Committee. Before joining the bench, Judge Rotolo was in private practice, served as El Paso County's Deputy County Attorney, and was a magistrate for the Fourth.
    Mon., March 24 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
  • Law & Order: The Life of a Criminal Case
    This presentation discusses the roles of the judge, the jury, the prosecution, and the defense in a criminal case, how criminal cases are brought and how they proceed, the setting of bail, the plea bargaining process, what really happens in a criminal trial, and how judges determine the appropriate sentences after a conviction. Presented by Matthew R. Zehe.
    Mon., April 7 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
  • Cortes Federales al Servicio de Colorado
    (en español) The types of cases that are heard in the federal courts and the procedures that keep our federal courts fair and impartial. Presented by Judge Daniel Taubman, who has served on the Colorado Court of Appeals since 1993.
    Sat., April 12 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
  • Divorce in Colorado Courts
    This presentation covers how
    divorce cases proceed in Colorado Courts. Specifically, it explores the differing interest at stake, the issues that need to be addressed in a typical divorce case, the different ways in which divorce cases are resolved, and the ongoing role of the court in divorce cases in Colorado. Presented by Teresa M. Wilkins.
    Wed., April 23 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
  • Introducción a los Tribunales de Inmigración
    (en español) A general walk through of immigration law and the court system surrounding immigration. Presented by Lisa Guerra.
    Sat., April 26 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
  • An Economic Fresh Start: Bankruptcy Basics
    This presentation discusses how bankruptcy cases work. Specifically, it describes the history of bankruptcy and how it has evolved into the present system, the different kinds of bankruptcy cases that can be filed, and the basic components of an individual bankruptcy case. Presented by Sandra Sigler, an attorney specializing in civil litigation, bankruptcy law, and matters arising from the financial exploitation of elders.
    Wed., April 30 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

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Yearbooks

We are looking to fill in gaps in our Pikes Peak region high school yearbooks collection. After several years of contacting high school yearbook offices and alumni groups, we have added several hundred more volumes, but we still have holes to fill. We are the main repository in the area for these yearbooks and perhaps the only place where they are easily accessible. They are used extensively by our genealogy patrons, high school students, and those recently graduated from high school.

To serve our patrons better, we would like to have as complete a collection as possible. Therefore, we would like to appeal to our patrons to complete this task. Click here to see which yearbooks we are missing. If you have any yearbooks on this list that you are willing to donate to us, please contact the Library at (719) 531-6333, x2253.

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In response to feedback from patrons, statistical data and observation, and the integration of Manitou Springs Community Library, the PPLD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to increase the District's operating hours by 52.

The changes, effective Monday, April 15, will be:

  • All PPLD facilities, with the exception of Ute Pass, Palmer Lake, and Manitou Springs libraries, will open at 9 a.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • Manitou Springs Community Library will add eight hours of service. The new hours at Manitou Springs will be 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. from Monday - Thursday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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PPLD Awarded El Pomar Challenge Grant for 21st Century Library Campaign

At a special event held at Penrose Library on Wednesday, February 13, El Pomar Foundation announced it had approved a challenge grant of $750,000 to support the Library’s Tri-Building Project to create a 21st Century library system, which will bring significant improvements to Pikes Peak Library District.

The funds from El Pomar are earmarked for use at PPLD’s Penrose Library, but the funds will allow for wider District-wide improvements at PPLD, including renovations and upgrades at PPLD’s East Library and the opening of a new facility in 2014 at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive as well. PPLD’s new facility will feature content creation areas for creative professionals, business incubation and hoteling space for small businesses and nonprofits, enhanced areas for job seekers to find career assistance, and much more!

El Pomar’s generous grant will allow the Library to move forward on construction and renovation in 2013, with a projected opening of the new facility in 2014. The challenge grant is contingent upon The Pikes Peak Library District Foundation raising $3.15 million by January 1, 2016.

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Beginning on Monday, December 3, 2012, all PPLD self-check machines will require the use of your patron PIN.

Why do I need a PIN?

A PIN (Personal Identification Number) protects your library card from unauthorized use. In the event that your card is lost or stolen, we have provided you with an extra layer of protection. The Library enabled this feature to help ensure the privacy of your Library account.

Your PIN is required when you:

  • Login to My Account on the Library’s web page
  • Check out items at a self-check station
  • Login to reserve and use a Library computer
  • Place holds on items
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Sand Creek Library has a download station where patrons can download eMaterials from PPLD’s CyberShelf to their personal devices.

Please note:

  • The download station can only access PPLD’s CyberShelf.
  • Only eAudio materials (MP3s and wma files) can currently be downloaded to approved devices.
  • The download station is only for downloading eMaterial, not the software needed on your device. The software itself must be installed on your home computer.
  • Kindles are not compatible at this time.

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