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PPLD Executive Director Miller accepts new position

PPLD Executive Director Miller accepts new position

Paula J. Miller, Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) executive director, will be leaving El Paso County’s library system to lead the Baltimore County Public Library System in Baltimore, Md., late this summer. Miller assumed the role of executive director for PPLD in 2006. She leaves behind an award-winning district poised to transform library service with… Continue Reading PPLD Executive Director Miller accepts new position

Library district breaks ground on expansions

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Pikes Peak Library District officials broke ground on renovations Friday at a new facility, slated to open in the summer, at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. More than a hundred community members and library supporters celebrated at a gala event, according to a news release, which marked the beginning of the district’s Tri-Building Project, a renovation of… Continue Reading Library district breaks ground on expansions

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

When she first graduated from college, Paula Miller wanted to earn a master’s degree in clinical psychology. But a love of libraries led her down a different path. She’s been executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District for more than seven years, and before that worked in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware and the District… Continue Reading Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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State tax burden not as low as some think

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Taxes. They’re always too high, never too low. Few of us appear to believe that we pay a fair share of taxes, or that the tax system is structured to reward hard work, penalize sloth and fund only the basic necessities of government. In the famous dictum of Sen. Russell Long, D-Louisiana: “Don’t tax you,… Continue Reading State tax burden not as low as some think

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Manitou library to become part of PPLD

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Manitou Springs Library will now be part of the Pikes Peak Library District, thanks to a vote of residents that approved a property tax increase to make it happen. The increase, 1.2 mills in Manitou Springs, will generate $240,000 in 2013, and allow the library to join PPLD and its 14 facilities serving El Paso… Continue Reading Manitou library to become part of PPLD

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Folks in 40 rural communities in Colorado will now have access to employment information through the Virtual Workforce Centers. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced the introduction of computer workstations called Virtual Workforce Centers at more than 40 participating libraries across Colorado, in mostly rural areas. The Virtual Workforce Centers, set to debut… Continue Reading Virtual Workforce Centers aim to reach out to rural job seekers

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The Pikes Peak Library District is one of 30 libraries in the nation chosen by Sony to participate in the second phase of its Reader Library Program. The libraries, in 20 states, will receive in-house training on digital reading devices, educational materials about eBooks, and digital reading devices for library staff to use and give demonstrations. So… Continue Reading Pikes Peak library chosen for Sony digital reader program

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Pikes Peak libraries to receive part of grant money

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The Pikes Peak Library District is one of 76 community library districts throughout the state to benefit from a $3.3 million grant to add more computers and Internet services to the state’s libraries. In Colorado, the money will pay for 692 laptop computers, 451 desktop computers and 69 computer stations for the disabled. The money… Continue Reading Pikes Peak libraries to receive part of grant money

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Grant makes new Falcon library possible

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Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the first Pikes Peak region library east of Powers Boulevard will be built. The Pikes Peak Library District received a $500,000 grant from the department to aid construction of the High Prairie Library Branch, part of a $23.2 million awarded for construction, infrastructure and… Continue Reading Grant makes new Falcon library possible

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Sand Creek Library ready to reopen March 21

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The Sand Creek Branch Library will re-open March 21 after a five-month remodeling and expansion project.The $2.4 million renovation project was paid for through the Pikes Peak Library District budget, with $340,000 in fund-raising specifically for the project. The district still needs to raise $274,000 to finish the project. Sand Creek is one of the… Continue Reading Sand Creek Library ready to reopen March 21

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