Creativity Initiatives

Makerspace Expansion Project

The Boulder Public Library is part of the growing momentum of the makerspace movement in libraries across the country. The makerspace offers community workshops and space for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) hands-on projects—such as sewing, building, designing, fabricating, welding, and 3D modeling. The Foundation’s support allows for the purchase of necessary tools, equipment, and raw materials as well as an artist-in-residence to teach a class.


Lego Story Club

Lego Club Boulder LibraryLego Story Club brings together children three and up to listen to a story, then engage further with the story by creating related Lego structures in a fun, social setting. It’s a well-received opportunity that encourages creativity, motor skills, and socialization.


Children’s Library Exploration Station

The Children’s Library Exploration Station presents hands-on activities for elementary-aged children that encourage them to explore and actualize their world. Monthly activities utilize materials such as building blocks, nature exploration kits, and large-scale drawing components that encourage children to learn by experience and see the library as an ideal place to explore.


Branch Family Programming

Offering a variety of free programs helps to strengthen our neighborhoods and provide families with creative outings. The branch libraries offer cross-generational activities such as family game nights, seasonal arts and crafts projects, and cultural happenings.

Grants in the Making: CU Science Discovery Steam Saturdays, The THING, Play-well TeKnologies Enrichment Courses

Inspiring innovation & creativity