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Why can't you get more access to BLDG 61 and Boulder Public Library services?

Demand for library services has never been greater. In 2019, the library saw over 1 million visitors between all locations.

The City of Boulder’s budget is heavily reliant on sales and use tax, an unreliable funding source, especially during the height of the pandemic. In 2020 sales and use tax decreased from 2019 by more than $6 million or 4.35%. Funding cuts were made to all city departments; however, the library suffered some of the greatest impacts.

  • 66 library employees were laid off including one full-time Creative Technoligist from BLDG 61.
  • Library is currently operating under a $3.2 million budget gap

Over the last 20 years, the library has seen few budget increases and 90% of the library’s programs are funded by the Boulder Library Foundation.

Creating a library district is considered as an option for stabilizing the library’s budget. On May 18, 2021, Boulder City Council voted unanimously in favor of beginning the work of forming a library district. Read more about the effects of forming a district for the library’s budget.

If you'd like to support this effort, please visit: https://www.boulderlibrarychampions.org/

Thank you - BLDG 61

Wednesday, Sep 15 2021
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
BLDG 61 Makerspace
Main Library
  All ages  
  Library Closings