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Recommended Read

Alice’s Island by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo “When her husband dies in a car accident far from where he should have been, Alice’s life falls apart. Not content with the police investigation, she becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery and starts her own search for the truth.” -Margie, Resource Services Get more Staff Reading Recommendations

Colorado Online High School

Boulder Public Library currently has 11 remaining COHS scholarships for Boulder County residents age 19 and over. Coursework takes place online, but students are coached by board-certified instructors and have 24/7 access to the online learning platform and academic support. Rolling enrollment allows students to start at any time of year.

Recommended Read: Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton “Growing up in South Florida, I had many friends and neighbors of Cuban heritage, so this book not only offered a great historical perspective but was a particularly relevant read for me. The author does a wonderful job re-creating the place of Havana a few years before Fidel Castro […]

New Self Check Machines

Boulder Public Library will be rolling out new self-check machines to all locations (except Carnegie) by the end of May. The new machines have a large, 22” screen and a more user-friendly graphical interface, a larger surface area for checking out library material, and easier access to the barcode scanner for scanning a library card. 

Recommended Read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi “In this sweeping epic that spans seven generations and extends from West Africa to the United States, Gyasi takes readers on an emotional, heartbreaking, and ultimately affirming journey. Told in alternating verses, the story follows the lineages of two half-sisters whose family histories connect in unexpected and surprising ways The ending that […]

Recommended Read — Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Stiff bookcover

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach “While probably not a topic you thought you’d ever read about, what happens to bodies donated to science is a fascinating subject. From practice for plastic surgeons to studies on decomposition, there seems to be nothing you can’t do with a cadaver.” -Kristina, Meadows Branch Get more Staff […]

Share Your Library Love Story

I (heart) boulder public library #librarylove

We’re collecting true-life stories about Boulder Public Library; these will be shared in our communications with the Boulder community, funders and donors, and other library stakeholders. What is your favorite memory of the Boulder Public Library? Please share your story. We’d love to hear from you and share your experience– maybe even right here in this […]

Coffee Sleeve Quote Winners

Coffee Sleeve with Quote from Seeds Cafe

Thank you to everyone that participated in the contest for Seeds Cafe coffee sleeves. We received many inclusive themed quotes helping make our library welcoming to all. Here are the top five: “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” -Islamic Proverb “Be here. Be you. Belong. This library belongs to all of us.” – […]

2019 Library Art Contest for Kids Winners

Cara, Age 13 Library Card Art Winner

Thank you for participating in the art contest for the design of three new library cards depicting the 2019 Summer of Discover Program theme: “Outer Space, Inner Space”. We received 270 entries making the voting process very intense. The new card designs will be offered to the public starting June 1. All entries will be […]