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Boulder library hosts new makerspace for all ages

“About 20 years ago, David Farnan was working at a library in Florida, when a colleague stopped in to show him Google, then only a few weeks old. They wondered if they’d both be out of jobs soon.”It was revelatory. And everybody said libraries were done,” said Farnan, now the director of the Boulder Public Library, in an interview Friday.But libraries quickly figured out that public computing would improve their communities. Today, Farnan hopes a new program will do the same for Boulder, by creating a space where people of all ages use cutting-edge machinery to learn and invent.” (via Boulder Daily Camera)

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Boulder police begin patrolling library to address criminal activity, disruptive behavior

“Boulder police officers this week began patrolling the city’s main library branch to help address a recent increase in reports of criminal activity and disruptive behaviors among patrons. The library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., has full-time security officers who enforce library rules and deal with behavioral issues. But this winter, illegal behaviors and disruptive incidents have required police and paramedics to respond to the library, sometimes multiple times per day. There were 53 reported incidents and 13 suspensions in December, a significant increase from past months, said David Farnan, library and arts director.” (via The Denver Post)

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Boulder libraries to allow permit holders to carry guns

“A rule change that will allow concealed-weapon permit holders to bring their guns into Boulder’s public libraries received unanimous approval from the city’s library commission Wednesday night. The Boulder Public Library Commission discussed a new set of rules of conduct last month but heard several questions about rule No. 5, banning weapons inside library facilities. Assistant City Attorney Sandra Llanes then took another look at the rules, according to commission documents.”

via Boulder Daily Camera

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