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The Poudre River Public Library District

Celebrating Ten Years as your Public Library District in 2016

Just as the Cache la Poudre River flows through the region and sustains life across the high plains of northern Colorado, the Poudre River Public Library District is where the free flow of information cultivates growth and serves as a steady, limitless source of renewal for all of its communities.

Established in 2006 by voter approval, the Poudre River Public Library District's shared resources serve more than 191,740 people across a vast 1,800 square-mile region in northern Larimer County, Colorado. The District operates under the laws of the State of Colorado and is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed to four-year terms by representatives from the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County.

Anchored by three libraries in Fort Collins (Old Town Library, Harmony Library, and Council Tree Library), the District is dedicated to matching the diverse community's needs, interests, and priorities with exceptional opportunities for learning, intellectual stimulation, and personal enjoyment. In all its endeavors, the District aims to enrich the cultural, educational, and economic life of the growing regional area which it serves.


Mission Statement

We enrich our community by providing universal access to resources for knowledge, innovation, and enjoyment.


The Library District is a learning organization that continues to evolve and remain relevant in a changing world. These values serve as the framework for the governance, policies, and services of the Poudre River Public Library District.

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