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The Library District donors know that learning is a lifelong affair. Donors and volunteers understand that the library is a catalyst for creating community. The generosity of community members who give of their time, talent and resources make new learning opportunities possible.

Poudre River Friends of the Library

Friends of the LibraryThe Poudre River Friends of the Library is an organization of library advocates who raise needed monies to support the Poudre River Public Library District.

In 2010 The Friends donated over $89,000 to fund popular programming for the District such as the Annie Walk, Summer Reading Program, Victorian Festival, Book Club Kits and more. The chief fund-raising events are the used book sales which happen in the spring, summer and fall. Donations for the book sales are received at all three libraries.

For more information go to or call the Friends Shop at Harmony Library, 204-8405.Back to Top

Poudre River Library Trust

The Poudre River Library Trust, Inc. was founded in 1999 by a dedicated group of library supporters. The Trust has established an endowment to ensure the Poudre River Public Library District system responds to the increasing demands of an inquisitive, progressive, and multicultural information society. In 2010 the Poudre River Library Trust geared up for fund raising efforts revolving around the Main Library remodel.

For more information on the Library Trust go to

The Poudre River Library Trust is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and is pleased to receive gifts from individuals who find it a fitting way to honor friends and loved ones. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Trust are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Back to Top


Volunteers are a vital part of our District. Volunteers bring excitement and passion for literacy to District communities. In 2010 the Library District had 1,629 volunteers (1,077 in 2009) that clocked in over 19,000 hours of time.Back to Top



The following individuals and organizations made generous donations to the Library in 2010. Some gifts were made in memory of loved ones, while others were made to enhance specific Library collections or services. All gifts to the Library are greatly appreciated as they improve our ability to deliver high quality service and to build outstanding collections.

Donors of up to $99

Gwen Hall
Elaine & Jon Lang
Laurence Murphy
Book Club (c/o Marjorie Halvorson)
Shirley Remmenga
Ruth & Wade Smylie
Book Worms Book Club
O. & Jacqueline Ruff
F. K. & Rita Narcisian
Anita & Alan Blender
Phylis Hall
Marjorie & Curtis Halvorson
Lawrence Denton
Ken Dawe
Mary Ann Kuster
Donald & Dorothy LeFever
Carol Fox
T. & Lisa Buckner
Caryl Beaty
Jim & Linda Wagner
Duane & Deborah Culver
Stanley & Maude Usel
Arlene Jenkins
Rhonda Sue Nolan
Joe Helm
Eleanor J. Booth
Northern Colorado Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous

Victorian Festival

Donors of $100 to $499

Robert & Andrea Lapsley
Joyce Owens
Dolores Nelson
Peggy & Dr. Jim Ingram
Jean Acker Wright
Jennifer Kirkland
Blair & Marjorie Kiefer
Nora Jones
Fast Frame USA for Summer Reading Program (SRP)
Sentiments LLC for SRP
Dazbog for SRP
O’Dell Brewing Company, Inc.
Runza for Great Books 2010
Celiac Sprue Association – Northern Colorado Chapter 77

Grants and Other Large Gifts

Jax Mercantile a gift from Local Author Day
Fort Fund Grant for History Comes Alive, and Victorian Festival
Rocket Jones Interactive, LLC for SRP
American Library Association (ALA) for National Library Week
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

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