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Oral History in your library by Cyns Nelson

BPL’s Cyns Nelson Pens Book on Library Oral History Collections Cyns Nelson, Coordinator for the Maria Rogers Oral History Program at the Carnegie Library for Local History, recently published Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice with ABC-Clio and Libraries Unlimited. In the book’s introduction, Nelson writes, “Librarians should become instigators of oral history, […]

Recommended Read: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters

sandman bookcover

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell “The story is poignant and charming while the illustrations are delicately beautiful. Fans of folk tales, Japanese culture, and Neil Gaiman’s other works will love it.” –Shan, Materials Handling Get more staff reading recommendations

Library stories

“Please pass on kudos to whoever it is that buys the kids books. My wife compiled a long list of books for children on social justice, and then went to the library catalog to see if she could find a few. She found all of the books. Nice!” -BPL Patron “On any given Monday, about a dozen people gather around a […]

Upcoming Seed to Table events

harvest basket for Seeds Cafe

Upcoming Events for All  Adultology: Dinner from the Garden, an Experiment in Utilization Seeds Library Cafe staff will demonstrate how to plan and cook a delicious menu using the crops available in the Library’s Edible Learning Garden. Thurs, Aug 9, 6 p.m. at Main. Registration required. Preserving Summer’s Bounty: A Hands-on Family Workshop This hands-on workshop, […]

Edible Learning Garden at the Main Library Update


Our beautiful Edible Learning Garden at the Main Library near the Canyon Theater. The garden is open to the public and ready for picking. Try a taste of these ready-to-harvest crops: lettuce, arugula, beets, chard, kale, sugar snap peas, broccolini, collard greens, hot peppers, eggplants, summer squash, and many different herbs. Cucumbers, beans, and tomatoes will […]

Volunteers Needed: Jaipur Literature Festival

JLF Volunteers

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder will return on September 21 to 23 to the Main Library! This free with registration literature festival promises to be an incredible weekend of conversation with authors from around the world. Now’s your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at this grand event! JLF Volunteers support a weekend […]

Connecting Families With Books!

More than 50 residents received free books for their families at a Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) and BPL Book Rich Environments event. BPL and BHP are among 37 sites in the country selected to participate in the Book Rich Environments program, a partnership between housing authorities and public libraries led by the National Book Foundation. […]