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Reading Buddies at Boulder Public Library

Looking for Little Buddies to join us this fall! Every semester, each Little Buddy in the program is paired with a CU student. These pairs meet weekly for 90 minutes engaging in reading, writing, literacy games and fun! Reading Buddies is open for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Online enrollment starts in September for […]

Volunteer at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

Saturday and Sunday, Sep. 21-22 You’ll have a wonderful time, meet beautiful people, fabulous authors, and there will be free food! Help make the festival possible. Volunteer opportunities include festival greeters and registration, author liaisons, venue ushers, children’s program helpers and other opportunities. Sign-up Today!

Unique Summer Programs

Adultology: Field to Vase Flower Arranging Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Main Join Erika Stadsklev, Boulder Farmers Market Coordinator, in a hands-on workshop. Use local flowers and creativity to design a balanced bouquet. 18+ registration required. Preserving Summer’s Bounty: A Hands-on Family Workshop Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at 11:00 […]

Update on the New North Boulder Library

BLDRfly interviews principal architects Dan Woods and Amale Androas about designing the new north Boulder Library. Hear them go into detail about creating a sustainable building, designing the shape and how the surroundings inspired the design. Public Art in the works for the new north Boulder Branch Library! Over 250 applications were submitted to create […]

Supporting Each Other’s Stories: Jaipur Literature Festival

This September, the “greatest literary show on Earth” returns for the fifth time to Boulder Public Library. A festival of literature from all over the world, ZEE JLF at Colorado promises to be an event unlike any other. Free and accessible to everyone, join us in examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations […]

Gale Online Courses

Boulder Public Library offers Gale Online Courses, a wide range of interactive, instructor-led courses that you take entirely online. As a library cardholder, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. There are more than 300 courses to choose from. Courses range from […]

2018 Library Annual Report 

Over 1 million visits to our five different locations, over 1.3 million borrowed physical items, 26,000 cardholders, 23,000 volunteer hours, thousands of attendees at story times, and so much more! BPL boasts some VERY impressive numbers in our 2018 Annual Report. It was one of our busiest years yet and we are proud to share all those numbers […]

Climate Ribbon Exhibit

July 5 to Aug. 28, Arapahoe Ramp at the Main Library The Climate Ribbon is a global interactive story-sharing ritual for climate hope and healing. The power of the project is rooted in a very simple yet profound question: What do you love and hope to never lose to climate chaos? People write what they […]

Pluto in 3D

Now till the end of summer Grab a pair of 3D glasses and check out Pluto and its largest moon, Charon! Through a very generous extended loan from the Southwest Research Institute, Main currently has four posters in 3D. Pluto and its features are displayed in the Arapahoe entrance and Charon is in Teen Space. […]

Laser Cutting

Open Studio Classes and Workshops CNC Machine Laser Cutting Woodshop Full Calendar Classes and Workshops We offer laser cutting Tool Orientation and guided practice. All patrons must attend the tool orientation before taking the guided practice offerings. All attendees must fill out our Acknowledgement of Risk and Release Form prior to use of makerspace. Generously sponsored by the Boulder […]