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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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School and library districts, city announce joint commitment to community innovation center project in southeast Fort Collins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCT. 16, 2023 FORT COLLINS, COLORADO – The City of Fort Collins, Poudre River Public Library District, and Poudre School District (PSD) are proud to announce a commitment among the three organizations to open a new community innovation center in southeast Fort Collins. The southeast community innovation center, which was promised …

Celebrate Your Right to Read

Banned Books Week is October 1-7 The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week is “Let Freedom Read.” Poudre Libraries is hosting a variety of programs and activities this month to celebrate your right to read and reinforce the Library’s commitment to intellectual freedom: the rights of individuals to read, seek information, and speak freely …

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Fellows in Focus

Library Beginnings from ISAAC’s Adelante Fellowship  Remember the feeling of walking into your first job? The nerves creeping into the front of your mind, the excitement and anticipation of the day ahead, and the curiosity about the type of people you would meet?  Maybe you flipped burgers, babysat, or shelved books at a library.   Whatever …

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The Space to Be Yourself: Meet Your Library Staff 

How two Library rockstars transformed Poudre Libraries approach to inclusive programming  May 2022 marked the first time that Poudre Libraries hosted a recurring program specifically for the LGBTQIA+ community; our QSA program debuted in Spring of last year and Jace Long is the library employee behind it. When he’s not enjoying vanilla or matcha lattes, …