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Posts Categorized: Funding

News Stories

Funding Our Library Future

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources Library district could bring new services to Gunbarrel and Niwot, Left Hand Valley Courier, Apr. 25, 2019 Create a district for Boulder Public Library, Daily Camera, Apr. 19, 2019 Boulder library officials tout tax district as possible solution to funding woes, Daily Camera, Feb. 4, 2019 […]

Additional Resources

Funding Our Library Future

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources Additional Resources Potential Options for the Boulder Library (Inside Boulder, Feb. 22, 2019) Public Panel Discussion: Funding Our Library Future recording (Feb. 4, 2019) 2019 Library Newsletter columns Commissioner Jane Sykes Wilson – January, February, March Library Master Plan Update and Funding Needs City Council Study Session (Nov. 28, 2018)  Session Summary,  Library […]

Library Funding Updates

Father and daughter working on fiber project in BLDG 61 Makerspace

“Currently, Boulder Public Library is operating at maximum capacitary on minimal resources, welcoming over 1 million users in 2018. Our library is consistently one of the busiest public spaces in Boulder, and yet our library is essentially operating at 2002 funding levels… Libraries help communities develop to their fullest potential, let’s invest in ours so […]

Preguntas Frecuentes

Funding Our Library Future

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources Versión Imprimible In English CÓMO SE FINANCIA LA BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE BOULDER? El presupuesto anual de la Biblioteca Pública de Boulder (BPL, por sus siglas en inglés) se financia de varias fuentes dentro de la estructura financiera de la ciudad. Fondos operativos El 83% viene […]

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

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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 […]

Share your library love story with us!

We’re collecting true-life library love stories about Boulder Public Library, to share in our communications with the community, funders, donors, and other library stakeholders. We’d love to hear from you and share your experience — maybe even in our newsletter! What’s your favorite memory of Boulder Public Library? Use the form below to tell us […]

Posted on February 25, 2019
Categories: Funding

Daily Camera Articles about Boulder Public Library funding

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02/04/2019 Boulder library officials tout tax district as possible solution to funding woes 12/21/2018 Boulder library to end late fees in March 12/18/2018 Boulder library system sees 1 million visitors in 2018 11/27/2018 Boulder will ask residents to weigh library district 10/02/2018 Boulder restores library funding, eyes tourist dollars for extra cash 09/11/2018 Wiggle room […]

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: […]

Library Funding FAQ

Funding Our Library Future

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources Printable Version En Español What makes up the Boulder Public Library budget? The Boulder Public Library annual budget is funded by multiple sources within the city’s financial structure. Operating funds 83 percent from the city’s General Fund 15 percent from a 0.333 mill property tax […]

Funding Our Library Future

Funding Our Library Future

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources Based on the community’s increased library use and request for expanded services in the 2018 Library Master Plan, it’s estimated that library funding will fall short by at least $3.2 million every year if sustainable funding is not provided. The City of Boulder is currently looking at […]