“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” ― Andrew Carnegie
About Us


Mission Statement

The Friends of the Manitou Springs Community Library is a 501(c)3 that exists for the purpose of providing fundraising efforts and advocacy to the Manitou Springs CommunityLibrary. The nonprofit also supports the Library by augmenting normal City processes.

Note: We are in the process of revising and updating our mission statement to reflect our new merger with PPLD.

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Join the Friends of the Manitou Springs Community Library for Tea at the Castle: A Downtown Abbey Evening. The historic Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs is the setting for a Downtown Abbey-inspired evening. The ticket price includes a tour of the 1895 castle, a Four-Course High Tea and silent auction. Period dress is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the expansion of the 1910 Carnegie library in Manitou Springs. Get your tickets here!



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Become a Member


Becoming a member of the Friends of the Manitou Springs Community Library is quick and easy and helps us support the Library through fundraising and advocacy.

When you fill out your application, make sure you specifiy the Manitou Springs Community Library branch so that half of your money stays in Manitou to benefit this branch.

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