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2013

Poudre River Public Library District Recognized as a Top Innovator by Urban Libraries Council
A panel of expert judges selected the Library’s entry on its leadership in response to the 2012 High Park Fire from more than 140 applications in the fourth annual ULC Innovations Initiative. The Poudre River Public Library District worked hand-in-hand with first responder agencies during the High Park Fire by providing up-to-date and reliable information throughout the crisis and establishing a presence at the evacuation center including a laptop lab and story times, books and programs for children of displaced families.

2012

Volunteer Award-Colorado State University Cesar Chavez Community Celebration
Three of our volunteers were selected for individual awards and recognized as outstanding high school students.

Colorado Association of Libraries Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom
Given to the Library District for the outreach efforts during the High Park Fire.

PR Awards!
Poudre River Public Library District won “Best in Show” Awards for the 2010 Web-based Annual Report and the video made for the Rafael Lopez Community Mural. These awards are presented by the American Library Association/PR and Marketing Division.

Program Awards
Board of the National Book Foundation awarded its fourth annual Innovations in Reading Prizes to five individuals and organizations that demonstrated passion, creativity, dedication, and lead­ership in the service of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. The Library District was one of the five national winners for Bookends: A Television Program for Teens Who Like to Read. The IRS Bookends shows, hosted and presented by teens along with Poudre School District Channel 10 staff, allow teens to share reviews of favorite books and interview local young adult authors.

ALA RUSA BRASS Morningstar Award
Anne Macdonald was the 2012 recipient of the American Libraries Association RUSA BRASS Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award— the award is given to outstanding business reference librarians. She was awarded an American Libraries Association annual conference travel grant.

Winning Entry -Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
A team of library staff participated in the 2012 parade and won first place.

2011

Imaginantes Bilingual Youth Workshop and Rafael Lopez Community Mural - Grants from Colorado Humanities, Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund, CSU AdmissionsLE
The Imaginantes Workshop engaged low income youth in a week-long experience that exposed them to real life stories of struggle and success, and well known authors and illustrators. The Lopez Community Mural project engaged hundreds of volunteers in a collaborative effort to create a valuable piece of art to be enjoyed freely by many for years to come.

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Grant
The Library District received federal monies to establish mobile computer labs and conduct computer training outside the Library. The grant also includes two ADA work stations to be used inside the libraries.

Outstanding Volunteer Award - Colorado Association of Libraries
Terri Sullivan was honored by the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) for her outstanding contributions to the library community.

History Comes Alive – Fort Fund Grant
A popular monthly program featuring nationally known presenters who portray historical figures and bring history to life.

Victorian Fest – Fort Fund Grant
A popular day-long festival featuring a step back in time to the Victorian Days in Fort Collins.

2010

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. Public programming in association with this grant will be in 2011.

National Library Week Grant
Sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing and administered by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Awareness Committee, for the best public awareness campaign in support of National Library Week.

History Comes Alive – Fort Fund Grant
A popular monthly program featuring nationally known presenters who portray historical figures and bring history to life.

Victorian Fest – Fort Fund Grant
A popular day-long festival featuring a step back in time to the Victorian Days in Fort Collins.

2009

LEED® Platinum Certification
Given by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for the Council Tree Library commercial interiors design.

Top Teen List Committee - Young Adult Library Services Association
Local teens from the Library District Interesting Reader Society have been selected as one of 15 teen groups in the nation to be nominators for a "teen choice" booklist.

History Comes Alive - FortFund Grant
A popular monthly program featuring nationally known presenters who portray historical figures and bring history to life.

Colorado Association of Libraries - Partnership Award
Given to Austin's Grill for their support of Children's Storytime programming.


2008

Services to Diverse Populations Award - Colorado Association of Libraries
A committment to leadership by providing services and outreach to ethnically diverse populations.

Top Teen List Committee - Young Adult Library Services Association
Teens from the Interesting Reader Society have been selected as one of 15 teen groups in the nation to be nominators for a "teen choice" booklist.

History Comes Alive - FortFund Grant

BookExpress for Kids - Library Services and Technology Act Grant
A books-by-mail project for the kids living in the northwest corner of the district.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant
Computers and software for public use.


2007

Project of the Year - Colorado Association of Libraries
Formation of the Poudre River Public Library District


2006

First Place Summer Reading Program - Colorado Association of Libraries

Outstanding Library Technology Project - Colorado Association of Libraries
Summer Reading Online Registration Web Application

Outstanding Achievement Award - Colorado State Library
Public Library Awareness Campaign through "READ @ Your Library" posters which are distributed to businesses, colleges and other community gathering places.


2004

Colorado Division of Child Care Grant
Early childhood education materials


2002

Be Innovative! Most Innovative WebOpac - Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Web design and innovations in the library catalog.


2001

First Place Summer Reading Program - Colorado Association of Libraries

Hometown Video Festival Winner
Summer Reading Program Read On! Children

Finalist Telly Awards
Summer Reading Program Read On! Children Promotional Video

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant
Computers and software for a computer lab for the public in the Old Town Library.


1999

First Place Summer Reading Program - Colorado Association of Libraries


1998

Library Services and Construction Act Grant - Colorado State Library
Creation of a Local History Archive digitization project.


1996

First Place Summer Reading Program - Colorado Association of Libraries


1993

Adult Literacy Services Grant - U.S. Department of Education


1992

Adult Literacy Services Grant - U.S. Department of Education


1986

First Place Summer Reading Program - Colorado Association of Libraries


1982

Library Benefactor Award - Colorado Association of Libraries
Friends of the Fort Collins Public Library, Inc.


1976

Project of the Year - Colorado Association of Libraries
National Children's Book Week


Poudre River Public Library District, 301 Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524, (970) 221-6740
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