Fort Collins Black History

Stories and events of Black people and groups who have shaped Northern Colorado culture and history.   Since 1970, every sitting U.S. President has recognized February as Black History Month; since its inception, it has developed into a month of celebrating important Black and African American figures in history and also celebrates Black culture and heritage …

How the Library Recycles up to 69 Elephants A Year

Picture 69 African elephants surrounding Council Tree Library. What an image.   Their weight together is equivalent to the amount of materials Poudre Libraries recycled in 2019 – a whopping 345 tons!   Making up at least 1/69 of those elephants (a rough estimate granted) were 1,600 gallons of plastic film (plastic bags, bubble wrap, and …

The Eternal Dream

Knowledge as a Path to Honor the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   A giant of history, a fierce leader, a powerful orator, a champion of non-violence, a father of four – Martin Luther King Jr. filled many roles in his life. His momentous and decades-long effort to achieve equality for Black …

Your Library’s 2021 Wrapped

Reflections from the Last Year and Our Most Popular Items  2021 is coming to a close. Despite the fluctuations that accompanied another pandemic year, the Library remained a community space, a valuable public resource, and a cornerstone of lifelong learning.   For Poudre Libraries, 2021 included curbside pickup, a search for a new executive director, the return of volunteers, building renovations, an in-person Fort Collins Book Fest, and so much more. These changes have made for an incredible and unique year serving our community.  …

Winter Break Whimsy with the Library

Making the Most of Time off with Poudre Libraries  Remember the glorious two weeks out of school for winter break as a child? The entire world was ours to shape, and maintaining peace and quiet was not always an integral part of this opportune free time.   Parents and caregivers preparing for the holiday season were understandably preoccupied while simultaneously responsible for entertaining young minds. Below, we‘ve collected a list of resources for all …