A library district is a political subdivision of the state, created by one or more governmental entities and funded by dedicated property tax revenues.

The Boulder Public Library and City of Boulder seek advisory committee members who can represent a wide scope of community interests about library services and forming an independent library district. Applications are now open for the Library District Advisory Committee.

Six to twelve volunteers will be appointed by the City Manager and serve a seven-month term from October 2021 through April 2022. The committee is expected to meet two to six hours per month. Initially the meetings will be held online and may shift to in-person at a library facility later in 2021. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

The scope of work of this committee would include providing input on:

  • Charter of the Library District Advisory Committee
  • Library district boundaries
  • The desired service level and associated Mill levy rate of community members who reside or own property within the proposed district boundaries.
  • Library asset allocation
  • Election funding

A library district is a political subdivision of the state, created by one or more governmental entities and funded by dedicated property tax revenues. Voters within the district boundaries must approve any new or increased tax to fund the library district. The library district would be governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the establishing governmental entities.

The Library District Advisory Committee’s recommendations will be presented to City Council by staff in early 2022. Community engagement will follow. To provide input, feedback or sign up for updates, please visit https://boulderlibrary.org/library-district/ or email BPL-DistrictCommittee@bouldercolorado.gov.