Reviews and Blog Posts: Library Commission

2012 Budget Hearing Scheduled for September 20

The Denver Public Library Commission to hold public hearing on the 2012 Library Budget Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.

Mayor Michael Hancock announced on September 13, during his budget presentation to City Council that the Denver Public Library will not close any branches, or further reduce service hours in 2012. The Denver Public Library Commission is holding a Public Hearing about the 2012 Library budget to gather feedback and answer any questions Denver residents may have.

Westside Library Location Selected

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At its regularly scheduled meeting, Thursday, June 17, the Library Commission voted on the Colfax and Irving (Avondale) site as the preferred site for the new Westside Library. It will become the selected site upon final negotiation of sales terms and approval of a purchase contract by the City and the property owner.

The Commission arrived at this decision after an extensive review process, including discussions with the community, and considering -- among other issues -- accessibility to the most number of Denver residents, with a focus on children. Additional criteria included parking, land price, bus access, light rail access, total population within one mile and site size.

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