Mark Your Calendars for Wednesday, May 22, 2024!
NoBo Corner Library will permanently close on Wednesday, May 22. Learn more about our NEW branch location and our closing celebration.

Monday, May 27 – All locations are closed for Memorial Day.
May 24 – 27 – The Boulder Creek Festival will take place in the Civic Area near Main Library. Parking at Main Library will be closed Friday – Sunday. Find out about service impacts, parking and how to attend.

Posts Categorized: Library District

Becoming Boulder Public Library District

Aerial image of Main Library in the fall

As 2023 winds to a close, the Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees is reflecting on a whirlwind year spent preparing to transition to a library district and is looking ahead to the transition in early 2024. “The library staff and the trustees have been working rigorously to fulfill the campaign promises,” said Trustee […]

Expanded Boulder Public Library District Services

Aerial image of Main Library in the fall

Last week, the Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees approved a budget for 2024 that will begin to fulfill the promises of the ballot measure that created the Boulder Public Library District. After the vote approving the budget, Library Director David Farnan said he was “walking on clouds. It’s every single thing that we […]

Boulder Public Library District Transition Update

Exterior of Main Boulder Public Library

This month, the Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees continues its work – in collaboration with the City of Boulder – to transition the Boulder Public Library, and all of its employees, properties and assets, to the new Boulder Public Library District. Representatives from the Board of Trustees have been meeting over the last […]

Looking Ahead for the Library

Construction site of North Boulder Branch

The Boulder Library District Board of Trustees is on target for its goal of transitioning the library and library employees over to the newly formed, voter-approved, Boulder Public Library District this January. And the trustees are excited for the ability to begin to accomplish the library’s longer-term goals, supported by the sustainable funding source of […]

Meet the Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Back row left to right: Doug Hamilton, Sylvia Wirba, Sam Fuqua, Joni Teter. Front row left to right: Benita Duran, Jennifer Yee, Cara O'Brien

The seven all-volunteer members of the newly-formed Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees have been hard at work since mid-May building the library district approved by Boulder City and County voters in 2022. According to Joni Teter, President of the Board of Trustees, “We are all excited and honored to be doing this work. […]

Council memos about the library district

Letters to City Council from Library Commission Regarding Funding: December 7, 2021 [PDF] November 5, 2020 [PDF] December 15, 2019 [PDF] December 19, 2018 [PDF]   Memos from Library to City Council Regarding Funding: 07/14/22 – Consideration of a motion to adopt Resolution 1311 indicating City Council’s support of the city’s participation in the proposed […]

Library District Advisory Committee

City Council reviewed input from a Library District Advisory Committee (LDAC) with members who resided within the proposed district boundaries. The LDAC met twice per month from October 2021 through January 2022. Committee members included: Committee members were evaluated and selected based on experience, interests, skills, and equity. Those selected represent business owners, renters, property owners, […]

Boulder Public Library District Formation

En Español Content Sections TimelineFrequently Asked QuestionsDistrict mapKey Resources Overview A library is more than a place to borrow a free book. It is a vital civic space for people to meet and have conversations, study, hang out with friends, and engage in fun, educational activities and cultural experiences. It is evident from increased usage […]