Whether you’re looking to cozy-down for your staycation and totally unwind, or feeling adventurous and hoping to explore new places, learn new talents, or have some fun with your family, the library has what you need to make the most out of your staycation.   

Explore Colorado

Visit one of Colorado’s 42 State Parks for a day trip or an overnight adventure. Check out a Colorado State Parks Pass from the library to get free entrance into any of the 42 Colorado State Parks.  

Our collection of hiking and adventure books can spark some ideas for where to go:

The Best Fort Collins Hikes : Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guide / CMC Fort Collins Group with John Gascoyne 

Be A Tourist in Your Own Town 

Maybe you want to spend a day walking around Fort Collins’ Old Town Square, window shopping and supporting local small businesses.  Did you know that the library has partnered with many local businesses to bring you discounts when you show your library card at checkout? Check out our Flash Your Card program to see participating businesses and discount offers.  

Complement your excursion with a self-guided historical tour of Fort Collins. The library boasts a large collection of Fort Collins history books, including Hidden History of Fort Collinsby local history buff, Barbara Fleming.  

Learn and Discover

With our library’s Gadgets & Things collection, you can dive into that new hobby you’ve always been meaning to try. Love birds? We have a birdwatching kit. Want to learn to crochet? You can check out a kit for that, too. Perhaps you want to up your baking game with our specialty cake pans or enjoy some night-sky watching with the telescope kit. Visit the Gadgets & Things collection to discover a new skill or hobby! 

Family Fun  

Finally have the time to head to a museum, gallery or attraction you’ve been curious about? With a library Curiosity Pass, you can enjoy free admission to a dozen venues in town or along the Front Range.  

If you are sticking closer to home, make sure to check out the library’s Virtual Storytime playlist, where our talented children’s team has created over 50 interactive storytime videos for your family to enjoy. Create your own storytime with a Bundle O’ Books, 10 hand-picked children’s books from the library.