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The Main Library is open with limited onsite services including self-service holds pickup. The Meadows Branch Library continues to offer holds carryout appointments. Materials returns are accepted at Main Library and Meadows Branch Library.

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteer at Boulder Public Library

Bring the joy of the library to our homebound neighbors Help community members who cannot visit the library in person. Pick up and deliver items from the library to their homes on a regular basis. Volunteers needed for one to two hours per week for a minimum of four months. Learn more and apply. 

Teen and Tween Events

Tiffany Jewell

Make new friends and connections 9/19- Tween Time: Meet Cart. Join a virtual pop-up social space for games and activities with Emily Dobkin of Betterish. For ages 9-13. Anti-Racist Workshops for Teens and Tweens with Tiffany Jewell, author of “This Book is Anti-Racist.” More teen and tween events.

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Performance

Share your JLF memories with us! JLF Colorado returns this November, with virtual events featuring authors and thinkers from around the world. Do you have stories, reflections or photos from JLF you’d like to share with us? We’d love to feature your memories in the 2020 virtual programming. Check out more JLF events from around the world […]

Storytime: Live or Anytime!

Interactive Zoom Storytimes start Sept. 8 Check out our hopping storytime calendar, with fantastic early literacy experiences six days a week. We also offer a broad range of 24/7 storytimes, including storytime videos and Dial-a-Story. New! Register for our new interactive Zoom storytimes and pick up a storytime kit for home at the Main or Meadows Branch Libraries. […]

Recommended Read

The book of delights by Ross Gay

“The Book of Delights: Essays” by Ross Gay “Poet Ross Gay’s collection of essays, or ‘essayettes’ he calls them, grew out of a year-long project to record daily delights. The process helped him develop his ‘delight radar’ and the belief that delight grows when shared. This is a wonderful catalog of small delights, that grow into […]

BoulderReads Services

At Home with time on your hands? earn a high school diploma

Literacy for all, even from home BoulderReads offers adult learners several opportunities that can be accessed remotely. Career Online High School: earn a high school diploma, as well as career certificates. Full scholarships now available! Conversations in English meets online six days a week. Plus, don’t miss the recent news coverage of one of our local learners, Franklin Escobar, […]

Library Reopening Information

Main Library, Arapahoe Entrance

We are so excited to be opening our Main Library and expand more services to you during this time. Explore all the ways we’re working to meet your needs using the links below. Check back often and subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates. Visit the Main Library Frequently Asked Questions Holds Carryout […]

Local History Research Help

Research and scanning services by email The Carnegie Library for Local History is offering basic research and scanning services by email. The Carnegie Library for Local History collects and preserves our community’s memories, including photos, documents, oral histories, historic local newspapers, and genealogy resources.

Staff recommended read: Severance by Ling Ma

Severance by Ling Ma

“Severance” by Ling Ma “Candace doesn’t have time to worry about the growing global pandemic edging closer to New York City. She remains more interested in her job at a fledgling publisher, paying rent in the city, and her deteriorating love life. Eventually, though, she is forced to confront the apocalyptic situation around her. But did […]