WE LOVE OUR LIBRARY

We’re passionate supporters of the Boulder Public Library.

WE LOVE OUR LIBRARY

We’re passionate supporters of the Boulder Public Library.

Our Library is shaping our future.

Like all Libraries, the Boulder Public Library began with books. But it’s evolved into so much more—a space that inspires creativity, empowers innovation, and encourages life-long learning.
Our Library is continually reinventing itself to best meet our community’s needs, and Boulderites clearly love it:

  • 96% of households have a Boulder Public Library card—that’s 55% growth over the past decade.
  • More than 1 million people visit our Library every year, and in the past 10 years, there has been a 33% increase in program participation.
  • Library patrons check out more than 1.5 million items every year—an increase of 32% in the past 10 years.
  • Last year, more than 12,000 new members signed up for Library cards, and volunteers contributed more than 18,000 hours of their time to Library programs.

Our Library is the cornerstone of our community. And programs are the cornerstone of our Library. By funding programs like BLDG 61 Makerspace, Lego Story Club, and Computer Science Education Week, the Boulder Library Foundation is working to ensure our Library’s remarkable work continues far into the future.

Our Role

Contributors

We support and resource our Library’s staff.

Collaborators

We nurture community partnerships.

Co-Creators

Together with our partners, we make it possible for our Library to offer meaningful programs.

Board Members

Like you, our Foundation board members care deeply about our community. We’re fortunate to have such passionate Library advocates in Boulder! Since we began our work, dozens of Boulderites have given their time, energy and expertise to our board.

Alica Gibb

  • Feminist
  • Creative technologist
  • Library advocate

Alicia has been a library lover her whole life. She worked in a library during high school, got her Masters of Library and Information Science at Pratt, and was a library commissioner for Boulder prior to her seat on the Boulder Library Foundation.

Doris Hass

Board member since 1974.

Hal Brown

  • Retired banker
  • Mentor
  • Grandparent

Liberal leaning, environmentally conscious, lover of life.

Isaac Andres

  • World traveler
  • Volleyball player
  • Father of two

I’m a program manager, tech enthusiast, and children’s book author. I also grew up in Boulder, and I love how the Boulder Library has evolved to meet the needs of the community, especially with the Makerspace in BLDG 61 and the NoBo Corner library branch.

Jane Sykes-Wilson

  • Program Manager
  • Library Lover
  • Mommy

Jane Sykes Wilson is a native of England and life-long library devotee. She has a master’s degree in Communication. After spending several years working in University administration she now works for Wilson Management. She lives in Boulder with her husband and young children. Her passions include skiing, hiking, reading, traveling, and renovating houses.

Jeff Quick

  • Reader of books
  • Walker of dogs
  • Practicer of law

A virtual native of Colorado (except for eighteen months he can’t remember as an infant), Jeff was raised in Colorado Springs and has lived most of his adult life in Boulder and never plans to leave. When he’s not staring at his computer screen perusing legal documents, he likes to wander around the foothills with his dog, Bear – whose name has been known to cause confusion on the trails.

Joel Koenig

  • CPA and Executive search consultant
  • Avid Community Volunteer
  • Father and Grandfather

I am a neurotic Michigan supporter. My 3 kid were graduated in 87’, 90’ and 93’. I left lot’s of out of state tuition $$$$ in Ann Arbor!

Kazuyo Morita

  • Brand Advisor
  • Global Citizen
  • Proud Mama

I was born in Japan and took a 16 year detour through California before settling down in beautiful Boulder in 2008. Most days are spent helping companies maximize their brand value and competitive position in the world, and experiencing life and its happenings through the eyes of my daughter.

Phillip H Foster

  • International Logistics and Transportation
  • Community Volunteer
  • Traveler

Retired in 2014, I have been very fortunate to be able to live a life that I dreamed about. Two daughters and a grandson and a granddaughter and a wife that keeps me balanced. We love to travel and hike.

Tim Plass

  • Community activist
  • Backyard gardener
  • Dog lover

A 35 year resident of Boulder, Tim has served on the Boulder City Council, the Planning Board and the Landmarks Board. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of Denver.

Tim Williams

  • Egalitarian
  • Tinkerer
  • Oenophile

Tim is a passionate learner who is constantly experimenting with the latest technologies, cooking techniques, fishing gear or weaving fibers. He believes the library can be the gateway to knowledge for any new endeavor and strives to fund innovative new programs via the Foundation to promote learning, engagement, and awareness for everyone.

Alica Gibb

  • Feminist
  • Creative technologist
  • Library advocate

Alicia has been a library lover her whole life. She worked in a library during high school, got her Masters of Library and Information Science at Pratt, and was a library commissioner for Boulder prior to her seat on the Boulder Library Foundation.

Doris Hass

Board member since 1974.

Hal Brown

  • Retired banker
  • Mentor
  • Grandparent

Liberal leaning, environmentally conscious, lover of life.

Isaac Andres

  • World traveler
  • Volleyball player
  • Father of two

I’m a program manager, tech enthusiast, and children’s book author. I also grew up in Boulder, and I love how the Boulder Library has evolved to meet the needs of the community, especially with the Makerspace in BLDG 61 and the NoBo Corner library branch.

Jane Sykes-Wilson

  • Program Manager
  • Library Lover
  • Mommy

Jane Sykes Wilson is a native of England and life-long library devotee. She has a master’s degree in Communication. After spending several years working in University administration she now works for Wilson Management. She lives in Boulder with her husband and young children. Her passions include skiing, hiking, reading, traveling, and renovating houses.

Jeff Quick

  • Reader of books
  • Walker of dogs
  • Practicer of law

A virtual native of Colorado (except for eighteen months he can’t remember as an infant), Jeff was raised in Colorado Springs and has lived most of his adult life in Boulder and never plans to leave. When he’s not staring at his computer screen perusing legal documents, he likes to wander around the foothills with his dog, Bear – whose name has been known to cause confusion on the trails.

Joel Koenig

  • CPA and Executive search consultant
  • Avid Community Volunteer
  • Father and Grandfather

I am a neurotic Michigan supporter. My 3 kid were graduated in 87’, 90’ and 93’. I left lot’s of out of state tuition $$$$ in Ann Arbor!

Kazuyo Morita

  • Brand Advisor
  • Global Citizen
  • Proud Mama

I was born in Japan and took a 16 year detour through California before settling down in beautiful Boulder in 2008. Most days are spent helping companies maximize their brand value and competitive position in the world, and experiencing life and its happenings through the eyes of my daughter.

Phillip H Foster

  • International Logistics and Transportation
  • Community Volunteer
  • Traveler

Retired in 2014, I have been very fortunate to be able to live a life that I dreamed about. Two daughters and a grandson and a granddaughter and a wife that keeps me balanced. We love to travel and hike.

Foundation Staff

Patrice Madurai

  • Connector
  • Innovative
  • Impact-driven

Originally from South Africa, Patrice fell in love with Boulder 3 years ago. She has had extensive international experience in the social impact sector. Patrice is inspired by the far-reaching impact of the Boulder Public Library and its programs. She is delighted to serve as the Director of Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships for the Boulder Library Foundation.

Lesley Blaser

  • Library Advocate
  • Organized
  • Entrepreneurial

As a lifetime library lover and an avid reader, Lesley is thrilled to be a part of the Library Foundation.

Patrice Madurai

  • Connector
  • Innovative
  • Impact-driven

Originally from South Africa, Patrice fell in love with Boulder 3 years ago. She has had extensive international experience in the social impact sector. Patrice is inspired by the far-reaching impact of the Boulder Public Library and its programs. She is delighted to serve as the Director of Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships for the Boulder Library Foundation.

Lesley Blaser

  • Library Advocate
  • Organized
  • Entrepreneurial

As a lifetime library lover and an avid reader, Lesley is thrilled to be a part of the Library Foundation.

Partners

We believe in the power of partnerships to support our community. As we grow our programming, we’re excited to welcome new organizations and groups as partners.

Our promise to our Library and community.

We’re invested.

Our volunteer Board of Directors invests their own time and money into our Library.

We’re committed to collaboration.

Our Library belongs to Boulder, not to our Foundation. So, we work with a variety of partners to best leverage each other’s valuable assets for the benefit of our community.

We’re focused on our Library’s legacy.

We want to see new generations fall in love with the Library and what it contributes to our community.

Our promise to our Library and community.

We’re invested.

Our volunteer Board of Directors invests their own time and money into our Library.

We’re committed to collaboration.

Our Library belongs to Boulder, not to our Foundation. So, we work with a variety of partners to best leverage each other’s valuable assets for the benefit of our community.

We’re focused on our Library’s legacy.

We want to see new generations fall in love with the Library and what it contributes to our community.

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*Boulder Library Foundation funds 90% of Library programs so it can bring more creative, innovative activities and events to our community.

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*Boulder Library Foundation funds 90% of Library programs so it can bring more creative, innovative activities and events to our community.

CONNECT WITH US

Contact

Boulder Library Foundation
P.O. Drawer H
Boulder, CO 80306

info@boulderlibraryfoundation.org

Contact

Boulder Library Foundation
P.O. Drawer H
Boulder, CO 80306

info@boulderlibraryfoundation.org

© 2019 Boulder Library Foundation | All Rights Reserved

© 2019 Boulder Library Foundation | All Rights Reserved