Join the Boulder Library Champions as we shine a light on the City of Boulder's budget and how to secure sustainable funding for our library.
This is an opportunity for informal discussion and Q&A about how the budget works, where money is being spent, why shortfalls are looming - and the impact of new programs and services that are added to the workload with the election of each new City Council.
City Council candidates have been invited to join in the discussion. Community members are welcome!
Scoop on Boulder's Budget - a plain-English explanation of how the city budget is organized, why revenue shortfalls are anticipated, and what unfunded needs were identified by city departments earlier this year.
Scoop on Sustainable Funding for Our Library - a review of our library's unfunded needs and how forming a library district can fully fund our library while helping the city budget.
1001 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
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We need volunteers to help support our mission! Volunteering options include:
- Help us reach out to your friends, neighbors, and network to ask them to support sustainable funding for the Boulder Public Library.
- Help us collection signatures on our petition drive
- Help us walk neighborhoods to encourage residents to support the library
- Help us Get Out the Vote for the November 5th election
Enter your info here to be added to our volunteer list for one or more roles. You can also email us at email@example.com with any questions or if you have other ideas for how you might help us out.Become a volunteer
We are gathering signatures to let our community vote on sustainable funding for our library.
The petition we are circulating will allow our community to create and fund a library district - an equitable, accountable and sustainable way to operate our library and ensure that it has adequate funding. You can learn more about library districts and our library's funding needs on our Why page.
The petition reads:
A petition to allow the voters to determine whether to organize a public library district and impose an ad valorem property tax not to exceed 4 mills for expansion of library services, maintenance and operations of library facilities, and opening new branch libraries within the areas shown on this map.
Colorado law allow citizens to petition to vote on how to fund our library. By signing this petition you will help to ensure our community can vote on the formation of a library district on November. 5th.
Want to help us gather signatures?
Will you ask your friends and neighbors to sign a petition?
We are also recruiting volunteers to circulate petitions in front of Main and the Reynolds, Meadows and NoBo branches on Saturday mornings, Sundays, Monday mornings and Friday mornings.
If sign up on our volunteer page, a member of the campaign team will contact you with more information.
Want to sign a petition?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with a petition signature collector!