Community Mural Project: From LATAM to FoCo

Around 20 community members took part in a mural project led by Poudre Libraries and artist Carla Gamboa during Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month. The vibrant, colorful mural, titled “From LATAM to FoCo,” is located outside the Northside Aztlan Community Center on a City-owned storage container. Gamboa describes the mural as representing “the heart coming …

Poudre Libraries, Staff Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Community

Library Book Bike Earns Community Impact Award Poudre Libraries is the winner of the 2022Book Bike Community Impact Award from the Association of Bookmobiles & Outreach Services (ABOS). This award is presented annually to a library, department, or an individual who has provided exemplary library book bike service to their community. The REO Read Wagon …

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 …

The Community in Focus

Meet Your Librarian Series: África García-Fariña The Library’s Community Outreach Department is like the valiant rhinoceros beetle, a unique animal that can carry up to eight-hundred-fifty times its own weight. For perspective, that’s the equivalent of a human carrying 65 giraffes. This remarkable beetle is not unlike our small but mighty Outreach team who works …