Lincoln Hills, Colorado

Colorado Black History / Historia Negra de Colorado

It’s Black History Month! This month, we honor the unique contributions of Black individuals who shaped Colorado and recognize the discrimination, prejudice, and challenges they faced and continue to face today. Last year, we shared the stories of remarkable Black figures in Fort Collins history. Below, are the stories of Black individuals, leaders, and communities …

Harmony, Education, and Determination through the Decades

Meet Your Librarian Series: Elaine Burritt, Adult Services Librarian  There’s a name for the inconspicuous desks placed at the entryways of Libraries across the country – the beloved reference desk.   Each time a customer poses a question to Elaine Burritt at the reference desk at Harmony Library, she answers from a basin of knowledge formed …

Jennifer Zachman, Children's Librarian

The Storytime Flutist of Fort Collins

Meet Your Librarian Series: Children’s Librarian, Jennifer Zachman One of the earliest manifestations of becoming a librarian may lie with Children’s Librarian Jennifer Zachman. Born in Canada and raised primarily in Minnesota and in a small town in Wisconsin, Jennifer recounts creating her very own library due slips for books she would loan out to …

Hispanic Heritage Month Fort Collins

A Celebration of Remarkable Community Leaders for Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month | Una celebración de destacados líderes comunitarios para el Mes de la Herencia Hispana y Latinx

Here in Northern Colorado, there are countless Hispanic/Latinx leaders that have shaped Northern Colorado communities and those that continue to do so today. Celebrating the amazing accomplishments of leaders in the community includes recognizing that these individuals faced discrimination, challenges, and hardships unknown to those outside the community.   From “white-only” and “no Mexicans” signs on …

adult librarian meg schiel outside old town library

Years at the “Great Equalizer”

Meet Your Librarian Series: Adult Librarian, Meg Schiel From traveling across the country with New Belgium’s national Tour de Fat crew to teaching English in Zambia to managing the reference desk at Poudre Libraries, Meg Schiel has been fostering a passion for community her entire life.   Originally from Lakewood, Colorado, Meg arrived in Fort Collins …