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Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27 Limited parking at the Main Library for the Boulder Creek Festival.

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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. 

Summer of Discovery Volunteers Needed!

Pre-registration is now open. You can pick up your prizes starting June 1st. We need volunteers to help! Adult and teen volunteers are needed for Summer of Discovery events! Adults can get involved by helping with outreach to schools, assisting at special programs, or registering adults for the Summer of Discovery program. Teens can talk to kids about books they’ve […]

“Living in Nature City” exhibition for north Boulder library

May 10 – June 9, Canyon Gallery Join the architects for the North Boulder Branch Libary, WORKac, as they unveil their design for the new building. The exhibition will also feature a number of their other projects from around the world. Friday, May 10 Architect Presentation: 5 – 6 p.m., Canyon Theater A special presentation with architect […]

News Stories

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources Library district could bring new services to Gunbarrel and Niwot, Left Hand Valley Courier, Apr. 25, 2019 Create a district for Boulder Public Library, Daily Camera, Apr. 19, 2019 Boulder library officials tout tax district as possible solution to funding woes, Daily Camera, Feb. 4, 2019 […]

Additional Resources

About FAQ in English Preguntas frecuentes News Stories Additional Resources Additional Resources Potential Options for the Boulder Library (Inside Boulder, Feb. 22, 2019) Public Panel Discussion: Funding Our Library Future recording (Feb. 4, 2019) 2019 Library Newsletter columns Commissioner Jane Sykes Wilson – January, February, March Library Master Plan Update and Funding Needs City Council Study Session (Nov. 28, 2018)  Session Summary,  Library […]

Library Funding Survey

Thank you for participating in our Library Funding Survey. Overall we surveyed over 500 people by phone and over 1000 online. The poll results will help shape library funding decisions made by City Council and the Library Commission moving forward. More info on library funding. 

Recommended Read: 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 […]

Civic Soup: Inclusivity

Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Main Library Let’s talk about diversity and inclusivity and how to embody these values in our city. We’ll combine ideas, along with ingredients, to have a communal soup meal.  We’ll also be setting up a button maker to make pins with our preferred pronouns.  The program is […]