Colorado State Library/Aspen Institute Report on Public Libraries

In May 2017 the Aspen Institute Colorado Dialogue on Public Libraries convened to give community and civil leaders from across the state the opportunity to “explore new thinking and practical solutions for using the infrastructure and expertise of public libraries to build more resilient communities in Colorado.”  The event was conducted as a partnership between the Aspen Institute and the Colorado State Library.  The partners have now issued a new report based on the discussion and “how communities can more effectively use libraries to improve and enhance the lives of their residents.”  This report contains helpful information not just for Colorado communities, but can be applied to communities nationwide. The report has been featured in Library Journal and elsewhere.

For more information see the Dialogue website or the State Library’s press release.