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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.

Looking Ahead for the Library

Construction site of North Boulder Branch

North Boulder Branch construction site

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 the taxes collected by the Boulder Library District.

“When we complete the transition to a library district in 2024, we’ll see improved access, expanded programs and new materials,” said Trustee Sam Fuqua. “All exciting developments that will bring more people to the library!”

The entire Board of Trustees is looking forward to the expansion of the library’s offerings that will accompany the transition to a library district. For example, in 2024, the North Boulder Branch Library is expected to open, there are plans to begin scouting locations for a Gunbarrel Branch location and the Board of Trustees is working toward restoration of full operating hours for all library branches in the coming year, including the reopening of Carnegie Library.

“The Boulder Public Library is a part of the infrastructure of community for those in the district and beyond,” said Board of Trustees Vice President, Benita Duran. “There is no substitute for this anchor in the community, and sustainable funding will stabilize and help the library system thrive.”

Trustee Doug Hamilton echoed those sentiments, and the excitement for both growth and stability for the Boulder Public Library that he expects will follow the transition to the funding associated with the Library District.  “I am looking forward to having a library system that can invest in our community with materials and programs that are responsive to the community’s needs,” he said. “The [Library] District now has the leadership and funding to support the community and library staff for years to come.”