Poudre River Public Library District Seeks Two New Board of Trustee Members 

the Poudre River Library in downtown Fort Collins.

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Poudre River Public Library District seeks two motivated and engaged community members who want to make a meaningful impact by serving on its Board of Trustees. The seven-member volunteer Library Board governs the District, guiding its mission, providing policy oversight, and overseeing the budget. 

Applications opened on Monday, January 23. The deadline to apply online or in person is noon on Tuesday, February 14.  

Library Trustees are advocates for the public library and its fundamental tenets, including intellectual freedom, the right to read, privacy and confidentiality, and free and equal access. Trustees are committed to providing exceptional library service for a growing and changing community. 

Fort Collins City Council members and the Larimer County Board of Commissioners will appoint and ratify two individuals to fill the openings: (1) a full, 4-year term and (2) finish out one year of an existing term. Both appointments have the opportunity to serve an additional four years. The  Board of Trustees plans to seat the new members at the April 10, 2023, board meeting. 

How to Apply 

Community members interested in applying for the positions can complete an online application, download and print a paper copy, or pick up a printed application at the library. Applications may be subject to the Colorado Open Records Act and should not be confidential. 

To apply online or download an application, visit poudrelibraries.org/board.

Printed applications can be picked up and returned at any Poudre Libraries location during open  hours: 

  • Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave., Suite 200 
  • Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St. 
  • Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. 
  • Webster House Administration Center, 301 E. Olive St. 

Applicants must be willing to commit time and energy to the work of the District and the  Board. To qualify for a Board of Trustees position: 

  • Be a resident within the Library District’s legal service boundary areas. Be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Agree to attend monthly board meetings (in person or virtual). 
  • Agree to attend an annual board strategic planning meeting. 

Additional information on the Library District and the role of a Library Trustee is available at  PoudreLibraries.org/board

About the Poudre River Public Library District 

Poudre River Public Library District was established in 2006 by voter approval. The District’s shared resources serve more than 207,000 people across a vast 1,800-square-mile region in  northern Larimer County, Colorado. Anchored by three libraries in Fort Collins and a robust  

Community Outreach department, the District is dedicated to meeting diverse communities’  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 its growing area.

For more information, visit  PoudreLibraries.org or call (970) 221-6740.