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PPLD Staff Spotlights

All Pikes Peak Reads

All Pikes Peak Reads is Pikes Peak Library District’s annual community reads program that focuses on celebrating literature, improving community connections, and fostering dialogue across social, cultural, and generational lines. Each year, PPLD selects APPR titles that focus on a variety of timely topics and plans a variety of community wide programs. This year’s selected titles explore themes of “reinvention.” Below are the books and descriptions of each selection for 2022.

Adult Selection: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Library BookThe Library Book by Susan Orlean explores how libraries have always been places of invention and reinvention. Orlean takes readers on an in-depth look of the modern library while also investigating a fire that devastated LA Public Library in 1986. Described as a "love letter to a beloved institution," The Library Book reminds readers that libraries are more than books.

Q&A with Susan Orlean

Author visit

When: Sat., Oct. 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Library 21c

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Young Adult Selection: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

ScytheScythe was chosen because of its appeal to young adult readers and how the theme of reinvention permeates the novel. The story’s society reinvents the concept of death and addresses literally being able to reinvent yourself on a whim. Young Adult readers love the dystopian feel and action-packed plot that author Neal Shusterman always provides.

Author visit

When: Thu., Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
Where: Library 21c

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Children’s Selection: The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

The Truth as Told by Mason ButtleThe Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, is a fine example of children’s books that build emotional intelligence in young readers. This intriguing and heartwarming story inspires readers to seek after real friendships, loyalty, truth, and finding your voice.

Author visit

Thu., Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. – Click here for more information and to register for this time.
Thu., Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. – Click here for more information and to register for this time.
Where: Virtual