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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 […]

City to Poll Residents on Library Funding Options 

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Based on the community’s request for expanded services and increased library use, it is currently estimated library funding will fall short by at least $3.2 million every year. The City of Boulder is exploring funding options and will poll residents by phone and survey in the weeks to come. We appreciate your feedback and hope you’ll take […]

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! Has the library made your life better? Use the form below to tell us about […]

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

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Printable Version of FAQ 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 85 percent from the city’s General Fund 15 percent from a 0.333 mill property tax dedicated to the library 5 percent from library department revenues […]

Funding Our Library Future

Funding Our Library Future

In 2018, the Boulder City Council accepted the new Boulder Public Library Master Plan. The plan is designed to reflect the community’s wishes for our library’s future over the next 10 years, based on an in-depth series of conversations with community members across Boulder. Our community has great aspirations for the library, including more programs […]

A Message from Library Commissioner Jane Sykes Wilson, January 2019

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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 […]