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Why the George Reynold’s Branch of the Library is Worth Visiting


From food to entertainment to the beautiful outdoors, there’s always something to do in Boulder. But sometimes it’s nice to curl up in a quiet corner with a book and just relax. The George Reynold’s branch of the Boulder Public Library system is the perfect place for that.

But the library isn’t only good for checking out books. It offers events and programming, as well as meeting rooms you can use for gatherings.

Here are three things we love about the George R. Reynold’s branch of the Boulder Public Library.

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1. The history. 

The library was named after George Reynolds, a University of Colorado-Boulder English professor who both helped found the theater department and designed the Mary Rippon outdoor theatre. He was a strong proponent of arts and literature, and the library embodies many of his ideals.

2. The intimacy.

The George Reynolds branch in South Boulder is smaller and more intimate than the main branch of the library, but still offers a wide selection of books, DVDs and audio books. The library has cozy nooks, a working fireplace and a reading room that all make it a welcoming and comfortable space.

3. The events.

Along with providing classic library services, the George Reynolds branch also hosts community events like yoga story time, weekly reading groups, programming for teens and younger kids and monthly family events that have included live animals and drum dancing.

If you need a quick, easy and free outing for your kids on a rainy day, stop by the library. Start with story time and then find books you can take home and read together.

Or if you’re trying to fully relax and unwind, stop at the library to pick up a good book and then head to nearby Martin Park, where you can hang a hammock and lose yourself in the story. Pack a lunch and you have everything you need for a quiet, relaxing day.

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