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Poudre River Library Trust's Campaign to Enhance Old Town Library

The Poudre River Library Trust is proud to launch An Exceptional Library: The Capital Campaign to Enhance Old Town Library. Library leaders have done a great job of budgeting to fund the basic library remodel and expansion. This $650,000 fundraising campaign will complement the basic remodel and allow for additional features that will transform the project, resulting in the exceptional library that our world-class community deserves. The campaign effort will give forward-looking donors a timely opportunity to donate to four major project areas, and we believe this will offer a unique opportunity for library supporters to invest in creating an exciting and innovative community resource.

We invite you to become a part of the Capital Campaign to Enhance Old Town Library by giving today!

Together we can transform our community with the addition of an innovative, attractive and exciting Old Town Library.

Peggy Reeves, President
Poudre River Library Trust

What is the Poudre River Library Trust?
The Poudre River Library Trust, Inc. was founded in 1999 by a dedicated group of library supporters. Trust board members, honorary board members and a small group of other private citizens committed start-up funds to establish the Trust.

The Trust has established a fund to ensure that the Poudre River Public Library District can respond to the increasing demands of an inquisitive, progressive and multicultural information society.
The Trust facilitates the philanthropic dreams of those who desire to enhance the cultural, intellectual and literary life of the community through contributions to the library.

The Trust collaborates with the Library District Board of Trustees and staff, Friends of the Library and donors to grow and manage funds to generate innovative Library programs, projects and services.
Long Term Planning
The Poudre River Public Library District Facilities Plan calls for improvements and possible expansion of library facilities, starting with the enhancement/build-down and remodeling of Old Town Library and Library Park.

While the District has taxing authority, the revenue it raises from the annual mill levy are used to support the operational costs of the District's three libraries. Long-term capital needs will require raising additional funds from private, foundation and corporate sources.

The Trust will support and enhance the Library's future facilities construction program.
To see details of the Facilities Plan please visit: and go to the link for Plans and Reports link on the left side of the home page.
This website also details current programs and activities of your Poudre River Public Library District.

You Can Contribute to the Community's Future
To this end the Trust is raising funds to support the long-term facilities expansion and enhancement of the Library District.

In a democracy free public libraries are the lifeline to information, education and pleasure for people of all ages and all financial conditions. Information and reading skills are essential to freedom and to a functioning community.

Providing this essential community service is the result of taxpayers' willingness to support our Library District. Our District's Facilities Plan calls for expansion of facilities that are greater than our tax support.

You can assure that our libraries continue to provide needed facilities and a secure future by contributing to the Poudre River Library Trust.

Help Sustain the Library by Making a Legacy Gift
By working with an estate advisor you can give a gift in the future yet reap financial advantages today. Several ways to leave a legacy to your community include:
  • A bequest through your will, which provides estate tax advantages and allows you to control the asset during your lifetime.
  • A gift of non-cash assets including appreciated stock, property, retirement plan assets or life insurance.
  • A charitable lead trust, which helps reduce gift and estate taxes when passing on assets to your heirs.
Estate planning is the process of how best to allocate your assets, with a minimum of expense and in line with your personal desires. Estate planning provides for management and disposal of your assets upon death and enables you to contribute to significant community endeavors that you support.

Ways to Give
To make a donation, we have streamlined our giving process. You may make your check out to Poudre River Library Trust and mail it to:
Poudre River Library Trust
P.O. Box 1474, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Or you may donate through our secure online system at Any amount and any method of payment is sincerely appreciated, and needed to help us make our Libraries Exceptional!

Volunteering Your Time and Talents
The Trust Board is always in need of fresh ideas and extra hands to pull off our efforts and make the Library District a success.

Put your talents and passions to work by helping us plan and coordinate fundraising and donor events, writing grants or doing administrative work.

Call (970) 221-6663 if you want to lend a helping hand!

Board of Directors
The Poudre River Library Trust is directed by a citizen's board whose members include:
  • William Mygdal, President
  • Tom Peterson, Vice-President
  • Peggy Reeves, Campaign Chair
  • Mike Wright, Secretary
  • John Knezovich, Treasurer
  • Reuel Rolston
  • Rob Allerheiligen
  • Linda Hopkins
Please feel free to contact any of these Poudre River Library Trust Board members at 970-221-6694 with questions. Each of these citizen members has made a long-term commitment to the Poudre River Public Library District.

The Poudre River Library Trust is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Trust are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Poudre River Library Trust funds are invested and managed by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado (CFNC).

Thank you for considering making a commitment to the future of your Poudre River Public Library District and the well-being of your community.

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