Friends of the Library

Loveland Loves to Read!

Loveland Loves to Read is our annual One Book, One Community program. Each year, community members come together through the reading and discussion of a common book. In addition to book discussions, a variety of related events are scheduled. Donations to Loveland Loves to Read will help us to engage well-known authors in future years.

Tuesday, September 5th, 9:00AM or 6:30PM
Wednesday, September 6th, 9:00AM

READMORE Adult Book Discussion: Ann Hillerman’s Spider Woman’s Daughter.
Library Erion Room

No Registration Required
All adults welcome. Led by library staff.

Monday, September 18th, 7:00PM

Loveland Loves to Read 2017: Anne Hillerman Author Talk and Book Signing
Rialto Theater, 224 E. 4th St., Loveland

Tickets: $5.00 at the Rialto box office or from
This year’s Loveland Loves to Read selection is Spider Woman’s Daughter. Anne will speak about her books, her writing process, and her connection to the Southwestern landscape. Time for questions and book signing will be included.

Tuesday, September 19th, 12:30PM

Loveland Loves to Read Luncheon with Anne Hillerman
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, 2939 N County Rd. 31D

Tickets: $35.00 in advance. Mail a check to FOLPL, 300 N. Adam Ave., Loveland CO, 80537 by Sept. 1st. Please include your name and phone number or email with your check.
Free shuttle to Sylvan Dale. Bus boards at 11:30 and departs at 11:45. Shuttle leaves from the lot south of The Chilson Center (700 E 4th St.) Enter from 1st street.

Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 1:00PM

Native American Art and Material Culture
Loveland Public Library Gertrude Scott Meeting Room

Free, no registration required.
Dr. Peter Jacobs, Professor Emeritus, CSU shares his years of experience and expertise in Native American Art and material culture.

Thursday, September 21, 7:00PM

Movie Night: “A Thief of Time”
Loveland Library Gertrude Scott Room

Free, with popcorn – no registration required.
“A Thief of Time,” base on the popular Tony Hillerman mystery of the same name, is a 2004 film produced by Robert Redford, featuring the majestic southwestern landscape of “Hillerman Country.”

For more information , visit Friends of the Loveland Library Website or call 970-962-2402.

About Our Friends

Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Loveland Public Library and promoting literacy in the greater Loveland, Colorado area. Their Capital Campaign Committee raised $2 million towards the recent renovation and expansion of the library building.

This project provided improvements such as:

  • 27,000 additional square feet of space
  • Additional meeting rooms
  • A dedicated teen area
  • A genealogy and local history center
  • A business center
  • A dedicated computer classroom
  • More than quadruple the number of public computers

Library Activities funded by the Friends include:

  • Summer Reading Programs for children and teens
  • The Traveling Storyteller in the Park
  • The Gaming Room in the teenseen
  • Noontime Nature with Kevin Cook

Library Services funded by the Friends include:

  • eBooks, audio books, and downloadable music
  • Instruction in the iLearn technology classroom
  • Expanded large print collection
  • Priscilla's Book Shelf Book Group Kits

Donate Books

Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation accepts donations of books and media at:
The Sorting Place
1010 W. 10th St
Loveland, CO 80537

Open Wednesdays, 10am-2pm. There is a donation book drop available all the time.

Donate Money

To make a monetary donation to the library, please contact the Library Director at 970-962-2404, or donate online through the Friends of the Library website.


Volunteers are absolutely necessary to carry out the work of the Friends. With no paid staff, so we rely exclusively on our members to perform the services necessary for our success in supporting the Loveland Public Library. Opportunities vary according to how much time the volunteer can give, and range from a few hours per year to several hours per week. Call us at 970-962-2712 or visit Our Volunteer Page for more info.

Book Sorters

Sort donated books on a weekly basis between book sales
Attendance at a book sorter training session is required prior to joining the book sorting team

Book Sale Staff

Twice a year – set-up book sale, staff the sale, post-sale clean up


Loveland Loves to Read, Loveland Lights, Murder Mystery Night, Book Fairs and Christmas package wrapping at Loveland’s Barnes and Noble
Annual Meeting, Volunteer/Donor Recognition Event, Holiday Brunch for Library staff
Serve on planning committees
Prepare and serve food, beverages, snacks for events
Assist with set-up, conduct, and clean-up of events

Public Relations

Assist in bi-monthly preparation of newsletter
Assist with development of printed and electronic PR materials
Assist with displays and bulletin boards
Serve on committee


Help generate fund-raising ideas
Develop fund-raising materials, plan campaigns
Serve on committee


Board of Directors – at least 3 persons are elected each year to the Board
Terms of office are for 3 years
Nominating Committee identifies and interviews prospective candidates

These positions are longer-term positions which become available when the incumbent resigns. Deputies and assistants are always welcome.
Database Managers – Membership; Volunteers; Financial Secretary
Webmaster – maintains the FOLPL webpage with current information
Facebook Manager – maintains Facebook page with current information
Committee Members – Finance, Fund-Raising


Maintain file of clippings relating to the Friends