The Boulder Community Library is operated 100 percent by volunteers and through donations. The original founder of the Boulder Community Library was Helen Lyman, who considered it “an essential component in maintaining the culture and well being of our community.” With that guiding philosophy, Friends of the Library assist in staffing and operating the library; aid in the creation and implementation of library programs; collect donations for materials, services and programs; and encourage the public’s use of the library. Since Boulder Town does not include the library in its budget, Friends plays a critical role in the existence of this facility.
Friends of the Library also sponsors the Boulder Book Club, a group of adults who meet generally the last Saturday morning of the month to discuss a selected book. The club’s reading list, created by its members, includes fiction and nonfiction ranging from classics to contemporary works to books of regional interest. Anyone is welcome to join and most of the books are free to use. For more information, visit the Boulder Library or call Dianne at 335-7434.