Boulder Public Library Gets a Major Overhaul

“The library has been scrubbed from top to bottom.”

boulder public libraryDavid Farnan, director of the Boulder Public Library says that library patrons will enjoy the renovations to the main library branch on Arapahoe particularly the new children’s library which has been moved from the ground floor to the second floor. The library has had its windows replaced, creating more energy efficiency. The new renovations were funded by a 2012 bond measure and will be revealed at a grand opening on Saturday April 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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The celebration begins with drummers, a ribbon-cutting and welcome at the south entrance near Arapahoe Avenue at 9:30 a.m.

boulder public libraryThroughout the day, activities such as performances by musicians, dancers, actors, and storytellers will be happening, as well as guided tours of the library, children’s activities, a scavenger hunt, films, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), a Hoopla hoop contest, a Play-Well LEGO engineering activity, and “maker” events will occur. Seeds Library Café is providing light refreshments for the celebration, and the Small Business Development Center, located in the north wing of the Main Library, will also be hosting an open house, with refreshments as well.

For a full schedule of the day’s events, please visit the library website:

The library has also been awarded a major grant from the library foundation which will help with their STEM program for children’s and will fund the creation of a maker space which will be available to all library patrons.

Photo credit: Boulder Public Library


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