Library advocates push for the city and county to consider a library district


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"Governor Hickenlooper said, 'Towns' economies are really dependent on two things: their main street and their library,' and that's true for so many people," said Joni Teter, founder of the Boulder Library Champions. "It's been heartwarming to hear from so many people how much they recognize that and value how big of a resource it is." Here, library workers and volunteers hand out hotspots to families in need.

With the move down to the yellow zone, many businesses and organizations have been able to open up, in spite of COVID. But one that is still struggling to open are the libraries throughout Boulder County.

Those institutions--in Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette and Boulder--are all municipal libraries, which are funded by city budgets. Unlike the library districts in the surrounding areas of Fort...

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