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
The 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.
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 http://www.poudrelibraries.org/information/helping-hands.html.
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.
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.