Looking for a platform to share your expertise with the community? Poudre Libraries is accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations and individuals who wish to voluntarily organize and lead a recurring program at the library for a one-year period. We provide the space and promotional support…you provide the program!
Some excellent examples of community-led programs include the One-on-One Genealogy Assistance and our Antarctic Lecture Series coordinated in tandem with CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Take a look at one of the Antarctic lecture series in the video below!
In addition to series exploring the Antarctic and programs that help source family lines, we also coordinate a quarterly International Night with the Fort Collins International Center. At our International Nights, speakers with deep knowledge of a certain nation guide the community through a presentation on culture, tradition, heritage, and cuisine. In the past, we’ve had presentations on Iran, Ethiopia, Japan, Pakistan and more!
Think your organization would love to lead a program? Applications are due April 1 for a program start date of September 1 or later. All programs must follow library policy, including being free of charge and open to the public. Applicants must commit to running their program at least four times between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023. Visit our website to apply!
There are a limited number of community-led program spots available. We will select programs that best align with the following criteria:
- Library mission, values and strategic plan
- Diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence
- Audience appeal and emerging community interests
- Quality of program content and delivery
- Community response and program effectiveness
Read more about the process and apply via our website. If you have questions, please contact the Answer Center at 970-221-6740.