OCC Library: time changes, celebration

       Time changes and a party are planned in April for the Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
       Hours: Starting April 15, the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) will increase hours at most of its facilities. Old Colorado City will open an hour earlier Monday through Thursday, changing those time ranges from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Other Old Colorado City hours will remain the same - Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Sunday.
       According to David Rasmussen, Old Colorado City Library information specialist, the district decided to expand hours at most of its libraries in response to a survey of users who were particularly interested in the doors opening earlier. In all, over the last decade, the facility has added a total of 12 hours a week at Old Colorado City.
       Toddler Time/ Storytime: The PPLD's addition of the Manitou Springs Library to its system has led to a change in Old Colorado City's days for these young-age reading-out-loud opportunities. Effective next week, Storytime will move to Friday, and Toddler Time will become Wednesday-Thursday. Starting times for each will remain 10:30 a.m.
       Party: The changes in hours will occur during National Library Week (April 14-20). On Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, “we'll be having a party,” Rasmussen explained.
       Along with light refreshments, there will be Mexican folk dancing by the Ballet Folklorico Colores de Colorado from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
       Also, he said, “PPLD's Gadget Garage will be here so patrons can see some of the latest devices and learn how to access e-materials online.”
       The Library Week party is free and no reservations are required.

Westside Pioneer/press release