Grants, Awards & Special Mentions

The Red Feather Lakes Community Library is honored to be the recipient of numerous grants and awards to further our mission.

Grants & Awards

  • Colorado State Grant for Libraries (2014)
  • Wells Fargo Community Giving Grant (2014)
  • September, 2014 Odell’s charity of the month
  • Colorado SIPA (Statewide Internet Portal Authority) grant for cyber-security and network improvements (2013)
  • Colorado State Grants for Libraries (2013)
  • U.S.D.A. building and water improvement (2013)
  • BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) special interest equipment (2013)
  • E-rate funding awards (50% subsidy of annual telecommunications costs) (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Library People $500 any-purpose grant (used for DVD sets requested by patrons but otherwise too expensive to purchase) (2010)
  • BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) – public computer enhancement (2010)
  • Colorado Humanities Chautauqua Program Grant (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • State of Colorado Summer Reading Program Grant (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Skin Deep Grant (2009)
  • Division of Local Affairs Energy & Mineral Impact Assistance Program Grant for the Library’s water remediation project (2009)
  • Libri Foundation Books for Children Grant (2006, 2009, 2013)
  • Fox Acres Community Golf Day Grant (2006, 2007, 2009)
  • NEH/ALA We the People Book Grant (2006, 2009)
  • Community Computer Connections Grant (2007, 2008)
  • Larimer County Small Grants Award for a Demonstration Garden (2005)
  • Boettcher Foundation for building expansion grant (2005)
  • Bohemian Foundation for building expansion grant (2005)
  • El Pomar Foundation for building expansion grant (2005)
  • Gates Family Foundation for building expansion grant (2005)
  • NNLM Medline in the Mountains Grant (2003)
  • Children’s Book Publishing Grant from Northern Colorado Foundation (1997)

Special Mentions

  • CAL (Colorado Alliance of Libraries) Colorado Volunteer of the Year awarded to library volunteer Sandy Merritt (2013)
  • Julie J. Boucher Memorial Award for Intellectual Freedom (2012)
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine)special merit award for service to the community (2011)
  • WebJunction Library of the Month (2005)
  • Woman’s Day Magazine – How the Library Made Me Healthier, essay by Carol Strazer (March 2005)

Special Outreach

  • Red Feather Read (2012, 2013)
  • SEEC (Soaring Eagle Ecology Center) joint community programming (2012, 2013)
  • 9Health Fair (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Partnerships with local organizations and school

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