Are you a teacher, program provider, or educator? This guide outlines some of the resources and services Pikes Peak Library District offers to the educators in our community. Click on the blue boxes on the left side of the page for in-depth information.
If you would like to speak to a librarian about PPLD's resources and services for educators, please contact either of the following librarians depending on the age of your students:
Middle Schools, High Schools, & Colleges:
Director of Programming
Young Adult Services Outreach Librarian
Pikes Peak Library District understands that it not always easy to get to the library. We offer a Library Card Application for Schools that allows K-12 students to get library cards without having to visit the library.
Here's the Process:
A field trip to a Pikes Peak Library District is a great way to show your students all of the wonderful resources PPLD has to offer to support their educational, social, and entertainment needs.
Tours are often combined with other activities, such as classes on how to use the PPLD catalog and research resources or Makerspace demonstrations (East, Sand Creek, and 21c Libraries only).
Does your assignment require your students to use PPLD? Please contact us with information about the assignment and the resources your students require. Or, fill out a Book Bundle form: Request a PPLD Bundle | Pikes Peak Library District
For elementary schools, please contact Betty McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For middle schools, high schools, and colleges please contact Mikaela Fortune (email@example.com)
Young Adult staff offer PPLD Online resource classes for secondary classrooms and booktalking sessions. Contact Mikaela Fortune at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Family & Children's Services staff offer Lightning Lessons which are short, fun lessons for elementary classrooms. The Lightning Lesson menu changes each semester depending on availability. Staff will also attend your school event or instruct students, teachers, and parents on how to use PPLD's resources for grades K-5. Contact Melody Alvarez, email@example.com, to schedule