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PPLD adding library in eastern El Paso County

Posted at 11:38 AM, Apr 16, 2019
Pikes Peak Library District
Pikes Peak Library District

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado’s second-largest library system continues to grow.

The Pikes Peak Library District bought an existing building in Calhan.

The district’s fifteenth library is set to open in early fall.

“We are excited for this much-need, permanent expansion into an area previously only served by PPLD’s bookmobiles,” John Spears, PPLD Chief Librarian and CEO, said.

The new facility is located at 600 Bank Street.

“We’re thrilled to have found a building that will make it possible for us to renovate and open the Calhan Library very efficiently,” Liz Willhoff, Calhan Library’s future manager, said.

PPLD will host a community conversation on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. so residents can share input on what resources and programs would be most valued in the new space.

The district also wants the community’s input on preferred days and hours of service for the library.

The public meeting will take place at Calhan Town Hall at 556 Colorado Ave.

If you cannot attend the meeting, PPLD is accepting online feedback from locals.

Another community conversation will be scheduled in the coming weeks.