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 …

Fort Collins Comic Con Returns August 27 & 28

Calling all Grogus and baby Groots, Lady Thors and Wanda Maximoffs! It’s time for Fort Collins Comic Con. The family-friendly Con returns to the Aztlan Community Center on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 for two days filled with special guests, panel discussions, geeky gaming, the always-amazing Vendor Hall, and the coolest cosplay in …

The Mind Matters

Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month  What do exercise, art, gratitude, and spending time in nature have in common? All of these practices have been scientifically proven to positively impact an individual’s mental health.   May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), one in five Americans or nearly …

Going Further Together

Highlighting the Library’s Collaboration with Fuerza Latina  The community has benefits from the many amazing resources, events, and programs that sprout from the Library’s strategic partnerships and collaboration. From creating Take and Make kits in collaboration with Larimer County Alternative Sentencing to our community vaccine clinics with Fuerza Latina, our Community Outreach department is incredible …

National Library Week

How Do You Connect to Your Library?  Libraries are more than 3,000 years old. Through the centuries, they’ve developed into rich community centers offering entertainment, books, classes, digital resources and much more.  Across the nation this week, libraries are celebrating National Library Week. The special week recognizes the incredible contributions of libraries to their communities …