March 2021

@ Your Library

Take a look at the fun and interesting events happening at the
Rampart Library District.
For more information, please go to
Rampart Library District Updates
Reminder: Masks are required for patrons ages 11 and up while in the Rampart Library District buildings.
Curbside Delivery Service
Continuing Until Further Notice

Woodland Park Public Library
Florissant Public Library

Curbside delivery for at-risk patrons will continue to be available when our buildings are open to the public. Curbside services will end if local, state, or federal government agencies issue health-related orders that require us to stop for safety purposes.
Quick Facts:
  • Our buildings are open to the public as of July 1, 2020.
  • Curbside Delivery is available during *regular business hours by appointment only.
*No Saturday appointments at Florissant location. Note new hours at Woodland Park location: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun-Mon Closed.
  • We are receiving materials from other Colorado libraries.
  • Continue returning library materials to the outdoor drop boxes at either library. 
Basic Steps for RLD Curbside Delivery Service
1.Place items on hold
Log in to your account at and select your items, or call for assistance:
  1. Florissant Public Library: 719-748-3939
  2. Woodland Park Public Library: 719-687-9281
2. Receive hold pickup notices by email, text or phone.
Our system will send hold pickup notices. You may come into the library without an appointment during regular business hours to pick up your holds or call to schedule a Curbside pickup appointment.
3. Pick up your items during your scheduled Curbside pickup window.
Follow staff instructions for pickup times and location.
2021 @ Your Library
By Leslie Jackson, Circulation Manager
The staff at the Rampart Library District have been working hard to continue bringing resources and services to our community during this time. We are excited to highlight several new and updated offerings for 2021.
Internet On The Go
Check out a Sprint WiFi Hotspot and get internet access wherever you go. Please note: If Sprint service is not available in your location the Sprint WiFi Hotspot will not work.
New To Our Catalog
New search options under “Prospector” allows patrons to search the collections of many additional Colorado libraries and universities.
The Colorado Historical Newspapers collection can now be searched through our catalog.
New Books
Based on community feedback, we have changed our New Book lending rules. In an effort to better serve our patrons, New Books will remain on our shelves for six months before being made available to other libraries. New Books can be placed on hold and checked out for three weeks, but cannot be renewed.
Staff and Patron Picks
When you stop in to the Woodland Park Public Library, be sure to look for these displays and stop by the Children’s Desk to participate in Patron Picks.
Groovy Jack’s Book Nook @ WPPL
Browse used books available for purchase in the alcove near the Children’s area on the second floor.
Virtual Programming
Visit to view storytimes, book talks, arts education, author talks, and museum tours. Watch for upcoming videos from PBS Books, Engineers Week, and a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
Virtual Book Clubs
Currently all of our book clubs are virtual. For more details and to be added to a book club email list contact the Woodland Park Public Library at 719-687-9281. Contact the Florissant Public Library at 719-748-3939 for information about the Florissant Bookworms Book Club.
Take and Make Kits
Stop by the Woodland Park Public Library or Florissant Public Library to pick up Take and Make Craft Kits for kids, teens and adults. Kits are limited. *Adult Take and Make Kits available only at the Florissant Public Library.
We are excited to announce that our patrons now have access to over 2,400 magazine titles electronically!

Magazines now have their own page on the Marmot Overdrive site. You can access the magazines by selecting the "Magazine" tab on the Marmot Overdrive Homepage.

Patrons can also access the magazines through the Libby App on their devices in several different ways:

1. Click on the "Read A Magazine! graphic halfway down the Libby Homepage.
2. Click on the Explore link. It will bring the Guide: Magazines that will lead to the magazine page.
3. Under Preferences set the Format to Magazines.
To enlarge the text on the Libbly App visit: Help Libby App.

*Magazines have unlimited checkouts and simultaneous use!
*Magazine checkouts do not count towards your 5 maximum checkouts with Marmot/Overdrive eBooks or eAudiobooks!
*Currently magazines can be set for a 7, 14, and 21 day lending period.
*Magazines will have 3 years of back issues (when available)!
*Once the lending period is over, just like eBooks and eAudiobooks, magazines will remove themselves from the patron's device and bookshelf.
The Rampart Library District is now part of Prospector, which consists of over 50 academic, public and special libraries throughout Colorado. Prospector is another resource for our patrons to use to find books, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials. Click on the link below to watch a video on how to place a hold through Prospector. 

Book Clubs at Rampart Library District
Woodland Park Book Club
Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Tuesday, March 2 at 10:30 am
Virtual Meeting
For further details call Brenda at 719-687-9281 x169
For adult readers. 
Let's Read Amok! Readers Club
For adults who love to read and tell, we have a different theme each time so be prepared to show and tell, ooh and ahh, and laugh!

April Theme: Animals & Humans
Authors, book covers, subjects, artwork… as always, you may interpret the theme as creatively as you like. Bring up to 5 items to show or talk about.
Monday, April 12  at 11:00 am
Florissant Public Library: Large Meeting Room

Masks and social distancing required to participate.
For further details call Leslie at 719-687-9281 x 116
Senior Circle Book Club
For Senior Circle members and seniors.

The Girls With No Names by Serena Burdick
Thursday, March 11 at 10:30 am
Virtual Meeting
For details call Jennie at 719-687-9281 x 103
Florissant Bookworms Book Club
For Adults.
Westering Women by Sandra Dallas
Wednesday, March 17 at 10:30 am
Florissant Public Library: Large Meeting Room
Masks and social distancing required to participate in person.

Zoom option available for virtual participation.
For details call Catherine at 719-748-3939
Have we got a Book Club for you?
Virtual Services and Resources
The Rampart Library District’s digital resources are available from our website, patrons need a library card to access our digital resources. If patrons do not have a library card, they can get a temporary library card. Temporary library cards are valid for three months and give patrons immediate access to digital resources. To obtain a temporary library card visit the Rampart Library District catalog and select “Library Card" from the left side menu. From the drop down menu select “Get A Library Card.”
Patrons can use Overdrive and the Libby by Overdrive to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks. Patrons access Overdrive with the Libby by Overdrive app on their personal devices or through our website. If patrons do not have the Libby, by Overdrive app on their personal devices, the instructions to download the app are available under the “e-Content” tab on the Rampart Library District website.   

The TumbleBook Library is also available for use by our patrons. TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books for elementary school children K-6. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books with animation, music, narration and sound added. There is a wide selection of stories including French and Spanish language books. The TumbleBook Library collection, as well as a tutorial, can be accessed under the "e-Content" tab on the Rampart Library District website. 
The Rampart Library District has an Explora database for each student grade level, elementary, middle, and high school. Explora is a research database for students and teachers. Each database features:
  • topic overviews to use as a starting point for research
  • simple search function
  • subject categories for easy browsing
  • articles, essays, primary source documents
  • age appropriate resources for each database

Access the Explora databases using your library card through the Research Tab on the Rampart Library District's homepage:

March 1-31 Women's History Month
March 5 National Unplugging Day
March 7 National Cereal Day
March 14 Learn About Butterflies Day
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 20 International Day of Happiness
March 25 Tolkien Reading Day
March 26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
March 30 Take a Walk in the Park Day
New Books
Classic Reads

 YA Fiction

Put items on hold here.
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