The Board of El Paso County Commissioners are celebrating the ever-expanding role that local libraries play in the region by honoring Library Week 2017 that runs from April 9 through 15. The Pikes Peak Library District, which formed in 1962, served more than 3.4 million people in 2016 at its 14 branches as well as mobile library stops. PPLD held more than 14,000 programs, classes and community events, including story times, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs, the High Prairie Harvest Festival and the Mini Maker Faire at Library 21c. So check out a local library this week and see what it can do for you. It’s FREE.