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A Message from Library Commissioner, Jane Sykes-Wilson March, 2019 

Kids in storytime area

Over the last few months, I have been outlining the reasons behind the Commission’s recommendation for the formation of a Library District (Learn more). This month I would like to highlight what would be different if our library could rely on secure long-term funding. Libraries help communities develop to their fullest potential, let’s invest in […]

A Message from Library Commissioner Jane Sykes Wilson, February 2019

Father and daughter working on fiber project in BLDG 61 Makerspace

In last month’s letter, I outlined the Boulder Library Commission’s recommendation to form a library district. Becoming a library district is a lasting solution to long-term funding neglect. It is a path forward to create the library that the community and commission asked for in the 2018 Library Master Plan. Libraries are about the future: […]

A Message from Library Commissioner Jane Sykes Wilson, January 2019

Girls in BLDG 61 working on soldering project

Over the course of 2018, the Boulder Library Commission and Boulder City Council worked closely with City Finance and Planning Staff, and Independent Financial Consultants, to address the issue of funding for the Boulder Public Library. After much research and consideration, the commission has concluded that the library is chronically underfunded and now is the […]

Library Commission

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 The Library Commission was established in 1917 in the Charter of the city of Boulder, Colorado: Article IX: Advisory Commissions, Sections 130, 132-134. The function of the commission is further defined in the Boulder Revised Code (BRC), 2-3-8 Library Commission. Library Commissioner Job Description [PDF] 2020 Library Commission Handbook […]