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Funding Our Library Future

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources After delays, Boulder City Council is set to decide library funding method, The Boulder Daily Camera, May 17, 2021 Library advocates push for the city and county to consider a library district, Left Hand Valley Courier, Mar. 3, 2021 Boulder Public Library Funding Question Back […]

Additional Resources

Funding Our Library Future

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources Additional Resources Community Groups The Boulder Library Champions is a group of private citizens in favor of forming a library district. This group is independent of the City of Boulder and the Boulder Public Library. The Boulder Library Foundation generously funds over 90% of all […]

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 

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: […]

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 moving forward. These shortfalls do not include […]

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 […]