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A diverse and energetic community which values the Pikes Peak Library District's central importance, resources, facilities and services.


The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District supports the Pikes Peak Library District in providing programs and spaces that cultivate belonging, personal growth and strong communities. We achieve this by:

  • Growing and retaining a thriving, diverse membership

  • Recruiting and leading strong ,dedicated volunteers

  • Providing affordable books for library patrons through our bookstores and book sales

  • Raising money through book sales, programs, membership and donations




On March 11, 1956, supportive city citizens chartered The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and incorporated in 1969 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For more than 70 years, Friends have been and remain a constant advocate for the
library. Today, with over 1200 members, the Friends sponsors and supports numerous programs and events to further the work and community role of its libraries.

The Friends of the PPLD are best known for their volunteerism, their bookstores in all libraries with a dizzying variety of previously-read books and magazines, and, of course, the bi-annual Friends Book Sales.

If you love books, reading and libraries, consider joining the library’s support

team, the Friends!


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Friends members and volunteers are devoted supporters of the library. Your membership is a great way to encourage reading, to help keep library use free and to fund FREE library programs and services to all who live in our community.

​Yes, Friends sponsor and operate the library bookstores and conduct the annual book sales--Spring and Fall. They also keep abreast of PPLD library events, state and local library issues, and tips for using all the resources in our libraries.

Additionally, Friends:


  1. Publish a quarterly newsletter with original content, fun activities and PPLD tips,

  2. Advocate for our library district and libraries,

  3. Host special events, receptions, and programs,

  4. Provide e-versions of Book Browse, which features book reviews and articles for all library patrons,

  5. Communicate with state and local elected officials about library issues,

  6. Participate in PPLD volunteer opportunities, and

  7. Tally hundreds of hours in volunteer service slots


Over our history, Friends memberships and bookstore sales have allowed Friends to donate more than a million and half dollars to the Pikes Peak Library District for facilities, expansion, materials and enrichment programs.

     In addition to its own activities,

Friends of the PPLD have also committed to financially sponsoring the following PPLD resources and Community programs in 2024:

​These programs involve and impact, quite literally, thousands of patrons each year.

*Anti-Discrimination / Inclusion Statement:

The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its programs, activities or operations. These include, but are not limited to, selection of employees, volunteers and vendors, and provision of programs and services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, employees, volunteers, contractors, vendors, clients, and the public.

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