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Sound Journey Meditation

multiple pictures of people playing different instruments, including the cymbals, cello, and wind instruments

Relax in a comfortable soundscape Lie back, listen, and unwind with Creativity Alive during a healing sound journey including wind gongs, flutes, bells, percussion and more. June through October on the third Tuesday of every month at George Reynolds and the last Monday of every month at Meadows.

90-Second Newbery Film Festival 

crowd of kids and program hosts in the front of theater

Watch the best 90-second kid-made movies! Attend a free annual film festival where kid filmmakers recreate entire Newbery-winning books in 90-second movies. They often have a creative twist—think Charlotte’s Web in the style of a horror movie, or Ramona and Her Father reimagined as a musical, or Bridge to Terabithia done in stop-motion animation! Saturday, June […]

Help us read 1.5 million more minutes!

Yoga mats and children's books displayed on a floor mat.

Summer of Discovery Log your minutes and attend an upcoming event to win great prizes for all ages — free Cold Stone ice cream and free entry to either a Boulder Parks and Recreation facility or Gateway Fun Park! —  Pride Nail Painting June 25. Tweens and Teens at Meadows. —Let’s Dance Salsa! June 25. All ages at Holiday […]

Recommended Read – “Mordew” by Alex Pheby

Mordew by Alex Pheby

“An intriguing and surreal novel that genuinely surprised me multiple times, with a richly detailed setting that read at times like Charles Dickens crossed with gothic fantasy. Though this is planned as the first of a trilogy, Mordew explores the possibilities of its characters and setting thoroughly enough that it doesn’t feel like anything was […]

Colorado State Parks Backpack kits

Backpack and Pass

Check one out to explore Colorado’s 42 beautiful state parks for free We’ve teamed up with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library. For the new Colorado State Parks backpacks you can checkout!  Each backpack checks out for one week and includes: a Colorado State Parks pass binoculars Colorado Wildlife Guide Colorado Trees […]

2021 Annual Report

Children enjoying live music

2021 boasted some pretty impressive numbers! Read our Annual Report to see highlights from 2021. Over 2 million minutes read during Summer of Discovery 2.6 million website visits Over 1.5 million circulations of library materials 14,017 volunteer hours

Recommended Read

Junji and Ito's Cat Diary cover

Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu by Junji Ito “The master of horror manga brings his furry family to life in this illustrated collection of day-to-day encounters with cats Yon and Mu and his partner, A-Ko. This is the first book I’ve read where I feel truly seen as a cat owner. What I really […]

Collections at Carnegie

image from Edwin Tangen Collection at Carnegie Library for Local History

The Edwin Tangen collection features over 1,400 images Exploring the past can be like time traveling through your own backyard– especially when you browse the collections at Carnegie Library for Local History. A recent article shed light on the Edwin Tangen Collection a huge compilation of what Boulder looked like 100 years ago.

Library Card Art Winners

2022 winning library card art

Congratulations to our Library Card Art Contest Winners! These new images will be available for your new library card at the start of Summer of Discovery on June 1. Thank you to everyone who participated!      

Study and Meeting Rooms Available

Arapahoe Meeting Room

If you are looking for a quiet place to study, do homework, complete work, or more, then the Boulder Public Library offers study and meeting rooms to fulfill your various needs. At a click of a button, library patrons can reserve these rooms during business hours, free of charge. Main Library 4 meeting rooms 2 […]