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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 207,000 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.


We are...

We explore new ideas and knowledge to connect and engage with our customers.


We foster networks and relationships to strengthen the entire community.


We dream big. We embrace change and find ways to make a difference in people's lives. We strive to serve the community with integrity and excellence.


We create opportunities for people to belong, where they are able to learn and grow. We celebrate and reflect the diversity of our community. We are dedicated to free and equal access for all.


We honor our commitments to the community and to each other. We are stewards of the community trust and tax-funded resources. We maintain high standards in our work within a culture of transparency.

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