Library District Master Plan


Poudre River Public Library District developed a multi-year Library Master Plan to establish the vision of library service in our community in the 21st century.

The District partnered with Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning to assess current offerings and make recommendations for library services over the next 10+ years. The project included various components designed to provide insight into how the District can expand services, programs, and collections to meet customers’ current needs and forecast the needs of a growing and changing community.

Library District Master Plan Final Report (PDF)

Master Plan Presentation (Video)

Master Plan Presentation Slides (PDF)

Your ideas about the future of the District and your participation were essential to this process. Thank you! If you were unable to attend one of the many community conversations, open houses, and planning sessions, and would like to share your thoughts, please use our Master Plan Contact Form.

Project Timeline

Phase 1: Planning & Concepts (June – August 2018, Complete)

– Project goals, parameters, service deliver concepts, plan schedule

Phase 2: Research & Analysis (July – September 2018, Complete)

– Service areas, community priorities, partnerships, facilities, staff, operations, technology, finances, etc.

Phase 3: Community & Stakeholder Engagement (August – November 2018, Complete)

– Community outreach, open houses, focus groups, in-person surveys, etc.

Read the “Strategic Vision Workshop” Summary Report (PDF) to learn about the recent dialogue session with community leaders, library staff, and representatives from public agencies, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Additionally, six Community Conversations and dozens of intercept interviews were held over the course of three months to gather input from the community.

Phase 4: Draft Master Plan (November – January 2019, Complete)

– Synthesize information, research findings, data analysis and community input

The Library Master Plan and recommendations to the District’s Board of Trustees was presented during the public Board meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Old Town Library.

You can access a copy of the Library Master Plan and other documents in the “Resources” section.

What’s Next? Library District Strategic Planning Process

Starting in January 2019, members of the Strategic Planning Team will identify goals and priorities for the next Library District Strategic Plan. The Library Master Plan will be a guiding resource in creating the next Strategic Plan.