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Poudre River Library Trust

Donations to the Library Trust will support the completion of a new engaging entrance to the Old Town Library through improved landscaping and design of the alcove area, enhanced seating areas and fun, interactive musical instruments for all ages.

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Old Town Library Alcove Landscaping and Plaza Musical Sculptures

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

General population

Description

The redesign and improvements at the Old Town Library entrance will make it more welcoming, safe, accessible and fun for all of our patrons. The entrance to the Old Town Library is active and busy with people entering the Library, using the automated book return or simply enjoying a place to sit outside the Library. Old, uncomfortable and unattractive concrete benches will be removed and replaced with newly designed seating, surrounded by new landscaping creating an inviting plaza.

The focal point will be musical sculpture pieces that encourage play and social interaction. The installation brings a new playful element to every library visit and extends the library experience outside. Worn by considerable activity and foot traffic, weary landscaping will be refreshed. Attractive seating and a playful atmosphere will welcome and benefit all user, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, economics or background.

This project of renewed spaces is well aligned with the Library District's strategic plan. The Library is an inclusive, active catalyst for positive social interaction. We want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy the Old Town Library. These well designed and practical improvements send the signal "welcome" to our Old Town Library.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Project benefits:
• Beautification of library entrance by tearing out concrete platforms and extending landscaping and irrigation to front entrance.
• New interactive feature on plaza for all library users to engage in collaborative learning and exploration of sound and music.
• Expanding library learning to outdoor spaces.
• This addition is an equal-access addition to the library - it benefits all users, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economics, or background.

Library Endowment Fund

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

General Public

Description

Develop a legacy endowment program for donors to invest in the future of Poudre River Public Library District.

The Trust continues to build the endowment with generous memorials and estate planning donations.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Increased donor participation and dollars raised. In 2017 a substantial donation was received from a local estate.

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