BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A consultant is recommending Boulder discontinue many free concerts, movies and theater performances at the Boulder Public Library's Canyon Theater and turn it into an economic engine. Members of the Boulder Library Foundation, who support those performances as an extension of the library's mission, say they're shocked at the recommendation.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/b7krhmj ), the Boulder Library Foundation contributes about $100,000 a year to numerous library programs, including adult literacy, children's storytellers and music, movie and theater performances.
A report by Art Management and Planning Associates says Boulder's arts and culture industry contributes more than $20 million to the community and employs more than 500 people.
The consultants are recommending the city charge more for some of the events.