The Poudre River Public Library District is such an important resource for the Fort Collins community, in so many different ways.

Besides countless books, audio books, and DVDs, the library also allows cardholders to check out a variety of other gadgets and items. Here are 7 things you might not know are available to reserve at the Poudre Libraries, but visit them in person or online to see what else they have to offer.


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Looking for something fun to do on a day when you're stuck inside? The library has several puzzles on hand, ranging in themes and difficulty.

Crochet Kit

The library can open your eyes to a new hobby, like teaching you how to crochet. The kit can be checked out for three week periods, and includes several instructional books, a crochet hook, and yarn.

GoPro Hero with Accessories

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Library members can take advantage of being able to check out valuable resources, like the GoPro HERO, along with all of its needed accessories. This includes the carrying case, battery charger with an extra battery, a chest and head strap mount, rotating wrist strap, portable handheld monopod, flexible octopus stand, and instructions. Take it with you on your next adventure!

Karaoke System

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Use your library card to check out everything needed for a fun karaoke experience. The system comes with two microphones, RCA Cable AUX-in, cable power adaptor, remote control, instructions, four audio CDs and 2 MP3G discs. The music features traditional and popular English and Spanish karaoke songs.


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Another chance to take up a new talent, or for music lovers wanting to play some jams, the Poudre Library has a Kmise soprano ukulele ukulele in circulation. The instrument comes complete with a bag, strap, digital E-tuner, replacement strings, and a "How to Play Ukulele Quick Start Guide."

Baking Pans

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Planning on doing some baking for an upcoming special occasion or holiday? The library has you covered with cake pans for lots of different holidays, such as shamrocks, Christmas trees, pumpkins, and hearts. If you're really feeling creative, they also have Bundt and muffin pans, plus pirate ship and car shaped designs.

Telescope and Star Finder Kit

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Get set up for the ultimate night of star gazing courtesy of the Poudre Library. To start, cardholders can check out a telescope that contains two magnifying eyepieces, folding tripod, instruction manual, carrying case and red light flashlight. Along with the telescope comes two books, "50 Things to See With a Telescope: A Young Stargazer's Guide" and "50 Things to See With a Small Telescope." Separately, the Star Finder Kit can be reserved, which includes a glow-in-the dark night sky viewing chart, red light flashlight, a star and constellation pronunciation guide, a Guide to the Stars (Northern Hemisphere) chart, and the book "Star Finder! : A Step by Step Guide to the Night Sky."

To browse everything that the three Poudre libraries in Fort Collins have available and for more information, visit

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