Howl of the Hearts Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Happy National Poetry Month! This year, Poudre Libraries and Front Range Community College (FRCC) hosted the Howl of the Hearts poetry contest to kick off National Poetry Month and celebrate the community’s creativity. Teen and adult poets competed for the chance to win gift card prizes for first, second, and third place. There were a …

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Library Book Returned After More Than 100 Years

More than 100 years after it was due, a library book has returned to Poudre Libraries just in time for National Library Week (April 7-13.) The historical novel, Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, was due back to the Fort Collins Public Library and Free Reading Room on February 13, 1919. Earlier this year, an unnamed …

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Give Back to Your Library

We love how supportive our community is of the Library. By visiting the library, attending programs, checking out materials, and using library services, you support the Library’s mission. Have you ever wondered how else you might support your library? Join us for Library Giving Day (and Beyond) Wednesday, April 3 is Library Giving Day, and …

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Irish Heritage Month

By Nicole Chipp, Library Assistant, Old Town Library In the United States, our collective understanding of Ireland, its people, and its history have largely been informed by St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Irish figure we see the most in our daily lives is the Lucky Charm’s leprechaun. Since March is Irish American Heritage Month, we …