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Join in a fun game night from your home with friends and family from anywhere! Participants will join Gamemaster Meg live on Zoom. We will be playing with the gaming platform, Jackbox, which has a series of games including those similar to trivia, Pictionary, and Apples-to-Apples. Zoom is a conference call platform allowing people to share video and audio. Please email megan.quirk@summitcountyco.gov to sign up, get instructions, and receive your Zoom invite (limited space available). Note: To participate, you will need two separate devices (ie. Computer, tablet, phone). One device will be used for Zoom to display the game (One per household) and the other will be your question answering device (Each player). On “Family” nights, all of the games will be child friendly while on the “adult” nights the games will not be necessarily be kid-friendly. Questions? Call 970-453-3544.
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We invite families to join Summit County Library at the the Winter Non-Profit Carnival at the Silverthorne Pavilion (400 Blue River Parkway). The Carnival is a fun, family friendly, community event engaging with children and youth while families can learn more about the nonprofit organizations in Summit County and the many resources they provide. Each nonprofit will have a booth to set up where they will offer a game/activity/craft.
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The Friends of the Library hold used book sales 3 times a year! December's will be held in Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. There are tons of deals on all kinds of items! (Masks will be required for shoppers) In preparation for the holidays, in December, we combine our great deals on all kinds of books with a bake sale! If you would like to donate baked goods, please drop them off at the North Branch Library between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, or between 9:00 and 10:00 on Friday morning.
Want to make a difference and offer your voice in the library and in the community? TAB will meet to plan and participate in new projects! TAB’s goal is to promote library services to teens at the library by: advising, planning, and implementing programs; creating innovative displays, recommending library materials and more. For grades 6-12. Email shayne.taylor@summitcountyco.gov to register or call 970-453-3546 with questions.
Pre-Registration begins June 1. Use the Beanstack website or download Beanstack Tracker mobile app (Google Play or iTunes/App Store). New users: Parents can sign up for the whole family, and every member can track their own progress. Returning users: update your account info or recover your password anytime, online or in the app. Click the link below or visit: https://summitcountylibraries.beanstack.org/
The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month on Zoom. We discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Everyone is welcome! Email President Janet at summitcountyfriends@gmail.com to attend.
Storytimes are now on Wednesdays! We are excited to invite families back to our early literacy preschool storytimes. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under. We will meet in the Blue River Room and masks required for indoor programs.
Not sure what to do with all those digital photos stored on your camera? Learn the basics of digital cameras and photos. Bring your camera along with any cords or accessories. Please register in advance by calling (970) 453-3544 and plan to arrive a little early as doors to the library lock at 7 pm.
Learn how to find ebooks and audiobooks at the library and use Overdrive to download them for FREE to your tablet, ereader, smartphone, or computer. We will also show you how to use our new service to download digital magazines. Bring your device, library card and questions! Please register in advance by calling (970) 453-3544 and plan to arrive a little early as doors to the library lock at 7 pm.
Stop by the North Branch on Thursdays after school to relax and socialize with friends. We will have games, activities and snacks, or you can bring your own. Please make sure any drinks come with lids. Questions? Email Katie at katie.koop@summitcountyco.gov
The Main Library in the Frisco County Commons Building will be closed as we prepare for renovations to begin. We have curbside pickup available during this time, just call 970-668-4138. We will reopen in the Buffalo Mtn Room in the County Commons on September 7th to offer material hold pickup, printing, copying and a small new book selection for check out.
Colorado is a special place that has its own pride and identity. From the high forests of the Rocky Mountains to the open expanses of the Great Plains - it's our beautiful home that we share with amazing wildlife. In this program, learn what makes Colorado's habitats such a great place for some of our feathered, scaly, and slimy neighbors. Also, meet some animal ambassadors that are true Colorado Natives! This program will take place outside and is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. No registration is required.
Do your kids love dogs? Children are invited to practice their reading skills with our gentle therapy dogs. This is a no-judgement zone! Call 970-453-3544 to register for a 15 min reading time slot or stop by the front desk.
All three locations of the Summit County Library will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.You may always renew materials online using My Account or check out eBooks,eAudiobooks on our website at Find It - Stream and Download
Join forces with teen adventurers, aged 13-18, from across the realm of Summit County and do battle against gold-hoarding ogres, nefarious undead, and that pompous wizard who keeps turning innocent citizens into sheep. New and Experienced Players Welcome. Dice provided.
Have questions about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest? Get a brief overview about these and other social media sites and get your questions answered. Please register in advance by calling (970)-453-3544 and plan to arrive a little early as doors to the library lock at 7 pm.
The Main Library in Frisco, currently operating out of the Buffalo Mtn. Room will be closed Friday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept 11, so staff can attend a library conference.
All library locations are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.
We invite all adults to join in the Summit County Library Adult Summer Reading Program! Why should kids have all the fun? Adults can read books, write reviews, complete activities or enjoy programs. Adult who participate will earn Friends of the Library book bucks, library swag and enter virtual tickets to win Grand Prize drawings for fun experiences including Nordic Center passes, theatre tickets and kayak or SUP rentals. Register on the Beanstack website or download the Beanstack app to get started.
Join your local branch Tuesdays during Summer Reading for a hands-on, outdoor Pre-K program! Feel free to bring a blanket or camp chairs to sit on. Each library will be running the same program at the same time, and registration is not required! Programs will include stories, a special activity, a craft, and more. We will meet outside weekly.
Please join us in the Blue River Room for stories, activities, and a snack! Afterward, children can play and make a craft! Co-sponsored by FIRC and North Branch Library. / Júntense todos los lunes a las 10:00 para cuentos y canciones en Inglés y Español. Después, los niños pueden jugar y hacer un arte.
North Branch and South Branch Library will be CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples' Day (Formally Columbus Day); The Main Library will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm
Three times a year, the Friends of the Library host an enormous used book sale in the Buffalo Mountain and Mt. Royal Rooms at the County Commons building in Frisco. In preparation for the holidays, in December, we combine our great deals on all kinds of books with a bake sale! **If you would like to donate baked goods, please drop them off at the Main Library in Frisco by 5 pm on Thursday, or 9:15am on Friday morning.**
The Main Library in Frisco will be open from 9 am – 5 pm. The South Branch and North Branch will be closed. Ballot boxes are located the North Branch in Silverthorne or in front of the County Commons in Frisco. Vote in-person at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
All libraries will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.
Do you need technology help or are looking for a specific class to learn a new device or program? Come to Tech Tuesday! You can bring your own laptop or device, or use one of ours. For more information, descriptions of the classes are listed below or call the library at 970-453-3544. Call or stop by to register and arrive a little early as the library doors lock at 7 pm.
All Summit County Library locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for Thanksgiving. Visit our Stream and Download page for eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, and more.
Get into the holiday spirit by making a gingerbread house! Everything visible must be edible-all shapes and sizes of any real or imaginary structures are welcome! Enter the adult category for 18+ and the youth category for 17 and under. Submit photos of your creation to your home library, Dec. 1-Dec. 19. ( Email link below.) Please include: Your name & age, the name of your creation, your phone number and email address. Public voting will be on Facebook and Instagram Dec. 20-Dec. 27. Winners will be announced Dec. 28th. First place prizes for each age category will be awarded!
Don’t forget to support your library this Colorado Gives day by clicking the link below to donate. Your donation will be proportionally increased thanks to the CO Gives Day $1 million incentive fund AND it will help our libraries continue to provide the programs and materials you love! Summit County and the Library Foundation is embarking on an renovation and expansion project for the Main Library in Frisco and North Branch in Silverthorne. Please help us with our endeavor!
Learn yoga poses and mindfulness exercises in an interactive environment. Improve focus and attention, address stress and anxiety to enhance overall physical and mental health and have fun doing it! This class is for all abilities from beginner/never-ever to experienced. Try something new and bring a friend. This event is for ages 13-18. Yoga mats will be provided. Bring water, comfortable clothes, and wear a mask.
All three locations of Summit County Library will be closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Stream & Download section of our website to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, movies and more while we are closed.
All three locations of Summit County Library will close at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 23 and will also be closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Stream & Download section of our website to check out our 24/7 digital resources.
All three library locations will be closed on Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the South Branch and North Branch will be CLOSED. The Main Library in Frisco will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm.
Join Amy Sabreen on a visual journey around the world through her travels as a television producer/director and international adventurer. An avid student of humanity, Amy’s always looking for the connective thread that runs between all people, no matter how different we may appear on the surface. The evening will highlight heartfelt and sometimes unexpected adventures in places like Nepal, Rwanda, Colombia, Morocco, India, Alaska, Hawaii and more. The show begins at 6:00 pm via Zoom.
Please save Monday afternoon, March 16 to attend the annual Book Club Tea at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. This event is open to members of any book clubs, and anyone who is looking to join a book club. The theme this year is a Tea at Hogwarts so please bring a finger food to share and dress as your favorite Harry Potter character. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Summit Reads 2017 Community Book Choice is 'Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness.' Copies of this year's book are available at Summit County Library for purchase or to check out and at Next Page Books and Nosh in Frisco. A FREE Speaker Presentation on mental health awareness will kick-off the season and feature; Betsey Casey with the Patti Casey Memorial Fund and Gini Bradley with Building Hope Summit County. Please join us on Tuesday, March 7 at the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. The Meet and Greet will be from 5:30pm-6:00pm and the Speaker Presentation will be from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
The North Branch Library welcomes Kindergarten - 5th grade children to our Lego Club. Bring your creativity and we’ll provide the Legos. Work on your own or as part of a team to build awesome Lego creations.
The 2017 Summit Reads community project returns for a seventh year with the book, Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness, edited by Lee Gutkind. Copies are available at the Summit County Libraries for purchase or to check out and at Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco. Join us for a book discussion led by Nancy Karklins.
Need a little extra technology help? Our drop-in sessions are perfect for learning about Facebook, setting up an email account or downloading an eBook. Bring your own laptop, tablet or device, or use one of ours. We will meet in the Puzzler Study Room next to the Teen Room. Register in advance by calling 970-453-3544.
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating Summit County Library! We will be issuing FREE replacement library cards if yours is lost or damaged. Plus we will have fun events going on all week including free National Library week buttons, a South Branch Escape Room, a canned food drive to support the FIRC!
The Library Board meets at 5pm, the 4th Thursday of the month on Zoom to discuss the policies and management of the library. It is open to the public. Email HaleyKitLittleton@gmail.com for the link.
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating at the Main Library with cake! Stop by today and enjoy a piece!
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating at the South Branch with cake! Stop by today and enjoy a piece!
All three library locations will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day.
Stop by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge for our 3rd annual summer book sale! We will have great deals on used books, dvds and more and all proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library. The sale will take place out in the front of the building on Harris Street, weather permitting. And don't forget the Father Dyer Treasure Sale is the same morning so be sure to check that out too!
Yoga helps clear the mind, offers calm and healing, and helps unite communities. Join Leslie Glenn for a yoga class designed to create an open, safe place for those who want to stretch, breathe, and experience a sense of community, connection, and healing. All ages and levels welcome. The class will be held on the outdoor reading deck. Registration at BuildingHopeSummit.org is required.
Join the National Repertory Orchestra in a heart to heart panel discussion with local and international art industry professionals. Open and free to the public
Explore some of the animals that make their home in the forest around Summit County! We will examine animal furs, tracks, and scats, while learning about some cool adaptations that animals use to survive our harsh high alpine winters. This program, offered by Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, provides a fun hands on learning experience for all ages!
The theme for Summer Reading Program is Tails and Tales! We invite K-5th grade to join your local branch every Wednesday during Summer Reading for STEAM animal activities outside at 10:30am! Registration is required as materials are limited. Programs will rotate branches, so each part of the county will do them on different weeks. In case of weather, South and North will move inside, however the Main Library programs will be cancelled. Please use the links below to register weekly via Sign Up Genius.
Sing songs and visit with Santa Claus. He is making a special stop at our libraries, all the way from the North Pole.
Join us at Red Buffalo Cafe in Silverthorne (358 Blue River Pkwy) for holiday stories and a craft. Stories will be read throughout the hour, so come for the whole hour or just for a bit. A special treat and craft will available to enjoy and take home. Reading will be done just in time to head outside for the lights and concert. This special storytime is part of the Town of Silverthorne First FridayAnnual Holiday Tree Lighting!
Join us for a FREE PRESENTATION on herbs. We will be discussing tips on how to grow, use, and store fresh herbs. Learn the basics so you can grow your own kitchen herb garden! We will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room and masks are required.
Little Readers storytime is moving to Tuesdays! The suggested age range for Little Readers is infant through 2.5 years of age. We will have fun books along with songs, rhymes, finger-plays, scarves and rhythm instruments. Little Readers story time is designed to help support pre- literacy skills and to develop a love of reading! No Registration is required. Programs will take place in the Blue River Room.
We hope you had fun this summer with our summer reading program through Beanstack and our range of in-person adult programs! We enourage all adults to enter their earned virtual Beanstack tickets into the grand prize drawings of their choice. Winners will be annouced this week! Watch your email for brief survey so you can help us improve it for next year!
As part of the Armchair Travel series, local Neil Groundwater will present his travel slideshow on their adventures in China and Tibet, including those panda photos we are all dying to see. The show starts at 6pm on Zoom so join us from the comfort of your couch.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Download the free Beanstack app on your phone or ask a staff member how to get started!
Get in the holiday spirit by joining us for an all-day holiday movie marathon with a gift making and wrapping space. We'll provide everything you need while showing some holiday favorites. Bring the whole family.
Our theme this summer is Tails and Tales and we invite you to join us for a series of fascinating lectures focused on a range of animal topics. No registration is required. Events will be inside the Hopefull/Discovery room at the South Branch Library.
Hear Dr. Pam Petersen talk about her diving trip in Raja Ampat Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, both bucket visit destinations for those of you that scuba dive.
In honor of Presidents' Day, the South Branch and North Branch will be CLOSED. The Main Library in Frisco will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm.
Join us for a book discussion led by Nancy Karklins about the 2018 Summit Reads book choice "Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters" by Jason A. Ramos and Julian Smith. Copies are available for purchase at Next Page Books in Frisco or to order through the library catalog using a Summit County Library Card.
Join us for an evening with Colonel Tom Duhs USMC (retired) to hear the incredible story of the 10th Mountain Division. “The Ski Troops” is the story of the men who trained at Camp Hale Colorado and were deployed to Italy. They pushed the German Army out and helped bring about the end of the war in May 1945. You'll learn more about the unique nature of the division's recruitment, training, employment, and work after WWII. Thanks to The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, this event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome! No sign up is necessary.
Proper planning is one of the keys to getting the most out of a short-season garden. In this virtual workshop, Summit CSA Farmer and high altitude growing expert Kyla Laplante will offer tips on how to plant garden space for your family size and how to choose vegetable varieties that thrive in Summit County’s mountain environment. Attendees will also learn about timing the harvest and succession planting to make your garden more productive in a short growing season. This workshop is geared to gardeners of all levels and those new to Summit County’s growing environment. Zoom registration required. Use the link to register below.
This winter we want to make reading fun for everyone! We invite all ages to register on our free Beanstack app or website to participate in our winter reading challenge. Read or listen to a variety of book categories to complete 10 virtual badges. Receive a free book just for registering; finish all 10 badges by January 31st to earn a local gift card of your choice.
Join us for our final 2018 Summit Reads event! Dan Schroeder (Chipping Program), Summit Fire & EMS (Mitigation of Property and WL Crew outside), and Red, White and Blue Fire (Go Kit./Evacuation) will be talking about how we prepare for wildfire here in Summit County.
We have partnered with SHS to bring you an informative program on the Ute Nation and their knowledge and use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to survive in the Rocky Mountains. This one hour interactive program was developed by HistoryColorado and is taught to Summit County 4th graders by the Summit Historical Society educators. Free and open to 10 years old to adults.
Come see what Summit Historical Society teaches to 4th grade students in Summit County. Learn all about the people in Colorado History from 1850-present day. It’s fun, interactive and participatory using artifacts and maps. Free and open to 10 years to adults.
We invite you to grab a drink or dine out on Wednesday, May 8th at Kenosha Steakhouse or Rita's Specialty Margs & Taco Bar! This event will run all day, and 5% of the total sales collected at both restaurants will be donated to the Friends of the Summit County Library. All ages are welcome. There will be a special library activity for children at 6 p.m. so join us for good food, drinks, and have fun raising money for your favorite nonprofit. The money raised will go right back to materials and programs you love. Thanks Rita's & Kenosha!
Join us for a preschool storytime with Miss G. at 11:00am at the Barney Ford Museum (111 East Washington Ave, Breckenridge), followed by music by the band Steel Betty for the whole family. This interactive program brings families on a musical tour of the storybook imagery and tall tales that have influenced America’s diverse folk music. Typically passed from generation to generation, a folk song is likely to have had many authors over time and preserves a vernacular history that cannot be recreated in a textbook. American folk music has always drawn from a wide variety of source material-for example; nature, world events, universal experiences, and traditional stories. It is music of the “folk” and is meant to be universally recognized and shared.
We are excited to kickoff our Summer Reading with some music on the deck with local band 'Rocky Mountain Brass'! Join us on the outside reading deck at the South Branch Library. Chairs will be provided.
We hope you had fun this summer on our virtual reading journey through Beanstack! We encourage all children and teens to get all their hours logged by today to earn your badges and prizes. Grand prize drawings will take place next week on Facebook Live!
As the finale of Adult Summer Reading program, we invite you to bring your friends and family to listen to our favorite local bluegrass band, The Pine Beatles! We hope to have this FREE event on our sunny outdoor reading deck at the South Branch Library. We will provide some chairs but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on the reading deck or in the meeting rooms unless they are service animals. Call 970-453-3544 with questions.
Today is the last day to submit your adult summer reading challenge to any of our 3 branches! Complete 5 easy challenges for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Challenges include easy tasks like checking out a magazine or a travel book. Complete 10 challenges to improve your chances. The winners of the drawing will be announced the next week!
Caregivers, drop in with your toddler- to preschool-aged children for a playdate at South Branch Library! Come meet someone new, build community, and enjoy coffee while your children make new friends. We will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room. This is a library facilitated activity, but is not library supervised. Please come prepared to keep an eye on your little ones!
Love trying new recipes? Don't have the time to try them all? Join the new cookbook club for adults. Each month there will be a new book available for checkout at the South Branch Library. Find a recipe in the book, cook it, and bring it to the meeting ready to share! We will meet at Apres Handcrafted Libations at 103 S Main Street, Breckenridge, CO. Discounted drinks will be available for purchase!
Come join us for coding, fun, and community! Even if you haven't registered yet, you're welcome to join us. We'll meet in the Puzzler Room. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Girls Who Code Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read, and explore together! The goal of the club is to increase the number of women with an interest in computer science.
Come join us for coding, fun, and community! Even if you haven't registered yet, you're welcome to join us. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Girls Who Code Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read, and explore together! The goal of the club is to increase the number of women with an interest in computer science.
Get crafty with our 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program with this adorable animal craft!
Join Ms. Sheila at North Branch for a Story Time for children, K through 5th grade. We’ll read a story illustrated by an artist with an interesting art style. Then we’ll try making our own illustration using similar materials and techniques. This program is recommended for children ages 5 through 10 (K to 5th grade).
Families are invited to join us for a special Pajama Storytime at North Branch in Silverthorne! Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket.
Come laugh and learn at Improv Club! We invite 2nd-5th graders to play games, build confidence, and develop amazing life skills. No experience required. Email Megan.Quirk@summitcountyco.gov or call 970-453-3543 with questions. (Masks are required)
Join us to hear all about travel writer, Katie Coakley's recent trip to Portugal. Portugal has all of the charms and attractions of bigger European countries, but at a fraction of the cost. Come learn about Portugal's rich history and Katie's adventures in Lisbon, the Duoro Valley, Porto, Lagos, and Evora. This event will take place in the Hopefull/Discovery room at 6pm.
We invite juniors grades K-5th grade to join us for a fun activities each week after school Wednesdays 3:15-4:30pm! We will meet in the Hopeful/Discovery Room. Masks are required. Email Megan.Quirk@summitcountyco.gov with questions.
For our next Armchair Travel talk, join local Jennifer Faoro Weller and learn all about her 3 week trip rafting the Grand Canyon! The talk begins at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Please register for the program using the link below.
Junior STEAM activities program open to grades K-5th. Experiments and art using holiday themed ingredients like peppermint and cranberries.
Our Friends of the Library would love your help setting up for our huge book sale! All money raised goes toward library materials and programs. Please sign up using the link below. Perks include first pick of books!
Online Trivia is back! Join in a fun trivia night from your home with friends and family from anywhere! Participants will join Quizmaster Katie live on Zoom. Zoom is a conference call platform allowing people to share video and audio. Please email sclnorthbranch@gmail.com to sign up your winning team and receive your Zoom invite (limited space available). Note: To participate, you will need a computer or tablet with video/audio capability and strong internet connection. Questions? Call 970-668-4280
Bring your stuffed animal to the library any time on Tuesday, February 26, for a stuffed animal sleepover! While you're at home sleeping, your stuffed animals will have a blast exploring the South Branch Library and getting into all kinds of mischief! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts as we'll post updates from the slumber party. Then, come back on Wednesday, February 27, and pick up your stuffed animal and a free book to take home and read together!
Tinker Tots is back! Come by the South Branch Library and join our STEAM program for you and your little ones taught by Miss G. We will partake in step-by-step science projects, crafts, color theory, experiments and more! Some programs will be more hands-on for parents than others and some will be overnight experiments. Space is limited and reservations are required, please email Genevieve. (See Email link below)
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, come check out Top Hogs, a comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library! Join us for nonstop action, audience participation, and education in this show as a pig, a dog, and a bird perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come by early to get a seat, as we will start promptly. (Learn more at tophogs.com) This even is presented by the Friends of the Library.
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, come check out Top Hogs, a FREE comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library! Join us for nonstop action, audience participation, and education in this show as a pig, a dog, and a bird perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come by early to get a seat, as we will start promptly. (Learn more at tophogs.com) This even is presented by the Friends of the Library.
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, come check out Top Hogs, a FREE comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library! Kids of all ages are invited for nonstop action, audience participation, and education in this show as a pig, a dog, and a bird perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come early to get a seat, as we will start promptly. (Learn more at tophogs.com) This even is presented by the Friends of the Library.
Part of our new technology series at the library! Want to read magazines on your tablet? Not sure how to access The New York Times without the article blocks? This beginner class will teach you how to use digital magazines, The New York Times, and databases available for free through the library! Come learn tips and tricks for getting the most out the library's digital resources. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet device, or use one of ours.
The theme this summer is Tails and Tales and we bet you love dogs! But did you know that that many dogs have jobs just like humans? Join us to learn all about working dogs and see them demonstrate their skills. The Summit County Animal Shelter will be bringing a Service Mobility dog, a Hunting dog, possibly a Search and Rescue dog, and other working dogs to each library for this special event. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. No Registration is required.
We have partnered with the Frisco Historic Park to share their virtual Lunchtime Lecture series. They are kicking it off with longtime activist Ricardo LaFore discussing Chicano history and the precursors to the 1960s Chicano Movement. Listen as LaFore recounts the seminal moments with stories of his own experience and their impact on Chicano gains in subsequent years. Ricardo LaFore currently serves on the Chicano Movement Advisory Committee for History Colorado. He also received the Cesar Chavez Leadership Award in 2003. Ways to Watch: Facebook Live, YouTube or Website: Visit FriscoHistoricPark.com to watch previous Lunchtime Lecture videos
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week April 19-25. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Summit County Library's staff and Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Feel free to email your questions to summitcountylibraries@gmail.com and we will select a variety to answer during our Facebook LIVE "chat
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week April 19-25. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Summit County Library's Main Library staff and Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives. Coffee and donuts will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week April 19-25. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Summit County Library's North Branch staff and Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives. Coffee and donuts will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
We invite you and your friends to come to the North Branch Library in Silverthorne from 1 – 5pm on Saturday, April 4th to the perfect free prom dress! Contact rebecca.kane@summitcountyco.gov for more information.
Have you ever played a game and wished you had someone to discuss it with? Here is your chance. Join us monthly in jolly cooperation to try and figure out what makes our favorite video games meaningful. We will meet @ Broken Compass Brewing (68 Continental Ct Unit B-12, Breckenridge, CO). 21+ only. RSVP by emailing Shayne.Taylor@sumitcountyco.gov
Families are invited to join us for a special evening Storytime at South Branch Library in Breckenridge! This summer, we will be outside on the reading deck enjoying the beautiful weather. In case of rain, we will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room inside. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Children will enjoy books, felt stories, songs, and a small craft. Storytime is a great place for your child to start developing social skills and early literacy skills that will prepare them for learning to read. This program is also a welcome space for those learning to speak English and for children of all abilities.
Just in time for Mother's Day, adults are invited to learn the basics of sustainable, seasonal, and local flower arranging led by Alyse, owner of Mountain Roots Garden Design and Botanics in Frisco. Leave with a beautiful bouquet! Space is limited so be sure to call 970-453-3544 to register.
Join three local authors as they come together to kick off the school year and promote children's literacy! Each author will read their book. Claudine Norden, Lisa Spaulding and Lisa Blake.
Toddlers and preschoolers (and caregivers) are invited to Little Space Cadets, South Branch Library's Summer Reading Program for young children! Join us all summer on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. for space-themed programs as we celebrate our summer theme, "A Universe of Stories." Children will enjoy books, felt stories, activities, puppets, and songs, along with craft activity. Little Space Cadets is a great place for your child to start developing social skills and early literacy skills that will prepare them for learning to read. This program is also a welcome space for those learning to speak English and for children of all abilities.
Love dogs? This is the perfect Children's Summer Reading Program for you! Wag that Tail: Stories that make you bark, leap, and beg for more! Denise Gard and Joey, her famous Border Collie, explore tales from around the world that contain tails. Join them for a program that is so action-packed and full of dog tricks, you’ll wish you had a tail too! (For All Ages)
Summer Reading Program continues with performances by the National Repertory Orchestra just for kids! The National Repertory Orchestra is a summer symphony orchestra and academy that trains young musicians for professional careers in music. For children of all ages.
Join us for another amazing Summer Reading Program performer with Sciencetellers! Sciencetellers programs are designed to get kids excited about STEM learning by introducing them to the wonderful world of science through hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, and more! Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice effects! Make sure to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes, and register for the program if you haven't already. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Shark! Have we got your attention? This live virtual class features sharks, sharks and more sharks. There are over 500 species, after all! We will discuss the special features and senses of sharks and their relatives. This virtual program will be available by registration only due to limited space on Zoom.
Dari will also lead you through some yoga poses to get in touch with your own “inner animal”. We will be outside, so please bring a yoga matt if you have one. Don't forget to log your hours on Beanstack and pick up your prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, but especially recommended for ages 4 through 8.
Your kids won't want to miss our Drum Safari program as we blast off to the stars (and beyond)! The group will bring traditional drums and a few mysterious instruments from another galaxy. Your kids will dance their way through the solar system and find out what makes gravity SO groovy while exploring the rhythms of our universe. Don't forget to bring in your completed reading logs for great prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Kickoff an amazing summer of animal-themed programs with a Summit County favorite - Ann Lincoln! Your kids will be amazed by Ann's incredible magic tricks, comedy, and juggling skills. Ann Lincoln will be at North Branch at 11am, Main at 1pm and South Branch at 3pm. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Join us all summer long for great programs during our "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program. This is a week you won't want to miss Summit Fire & EMS in Silverthorne and North and Red, White and Blue Fire in Breckenridge joining us for story time. Don't forget to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
We invite kids in 4th – 8th grade for a night of fun with the Frosted Flamingo Flamingo. This book / art club will meet once every month to read a book of their choosing and create art that is fun and functional! This group is open to all abilities.
Part of our new technology series at the library! This interactive class will teach you how to use the library website to its full potential. You'll learn about placing holds on books, utilizing databases, checking our calendar, and more. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet device, or use one of ours.
Join us for an evening with Jaime DeLuccio, astrologer from Open Sky Yoga, as we look into the specific areas of your child's personal astrology chart that can help you understand them and connect with them on a deeper level. This event is free of charge, but registration is required in order to access your child's chart prior to the workshop. Please email southbranchbreck@gmail.com or text 970-989-2586 to register.
We invite you and your friends to come to the Main Library in Frisco from 4 – 5pm on Tuesday, April 7 and Friday, April 10 to find the perfect free prom dress! Contact megan.bushman@summitcountyco.gov for more information.
Patrons are invited to sign up at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne circulation desk for a 15 minute time slot for their child (or 2 to 3 children) to practice their reading with a certified reading dog. Manny and Jigs look forward to listening with no judgement. Feel free to call 970-668-4280 to schedule a time slot or ask questions.
Come learn about our new program for young children: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. You and your child may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our 10:30 Little Reader Storytime. Books to read, program information and snacks will be available in the Blue River Room between 9:30 and 11:30, with a short story time at 10:30. Call 970-668-4285 with questions.
All teen art and photography contest entries will be displayed at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne the first two weeks of August. Stop by to check out all the amazing talent from our teens and vote for your favorite works of art! Winners will be announced mid-August.
Join us every Wednesday at the Teen Center for activities, games, crafts and more! Ages 12-18 welcome. Program will be hosted by a staff member from Summit County Libraries in the Teen Center (County Commons lower level). No registration required. (Masks required)
For children ages 4-8 and their caregivers. Join us for a special superhero-themed mindfulness storytime. Learn simple activities you and your child can do together to promote well-being at home. Capes and masks are encouraged! Please bring a mat or a towel. Call 970-453-3544 or email southbranchbreck@gmail.com to register.
Every community deserves a great library! Help raise funds to support the renovation of the Main Library in Frisco and the expansion of the North Branch Library in Silverthorne by eating at the Silverthorne Chipotle ( 247-C Rainbow St) on Saturday, Dec. 18th between 4pm-8pm. Pre-order online through the website or app with code X84QJC8 or show the below flyer with your purchase!
Come listen to stories and act them out through yoga poses. Enjoy other movement games and a snack, too. Suggested Age Range: 5-10 yrs Wear clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat if have one.
Are you interested in learning more about composting in your own home? Come for our presentation led by Julia Park, a CU-Boulder Sustainable Food Systems student, as she helps to provide information and answer questions about composting. We have also partnered with High County Conservation to teach you all about the Summit County local SCRAP program. Topics include: Why compost? How does it work? Composting Methods, Setting up your bin, Compost care, and Summit County Options.
We are looking for volunteers with strong backs to pack up the boxes after the book sale is finished! Use the link below to sign up.
You might have heard of our read to a dog program, but have you ever heard of reading to a donkey or a pony! Now is your chance to practice your reading in a judgement free zone for a special Tales and Tails event! Call 970-668-3544 to register or stop by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. In partnership with the Far View Horse Rescue.
As part of the Armchair Travel series, local Amanda Day will present her carefully planned itinerary and beautiful photos from Spain. The show starts at 6pm on Zoom.
Bringing the zoo to you! Meet animal ambassadors from around the world. Become a champion for wildlife and wild places. Chat live with a zookeeper. This virtual program will be available by registration only starting July 1st, due to limited space on Zoom.
Sing songs, read with Ms. Sheila, and visit with Santa Claus. He is making a special stop at our libraries, all the way from the North Pole.
Learn how to grow tasty and nutritious microgreens at home year-round! You will be preparing your own microgreen tray to take home after the class. Register on Sign Up Genius using the link below.
Discover what meditation can do for you with instructor Ravi Jaishankar, long-time student and practitioner of Yoga and Vedanta. Weave the holistic benefits of meditation into your life to improve health, reduce anxiety and stress, and help unlock and fulfill your potential. This class is open to practitioners of all levels.
Do we want to try a new workout in the New Year, but you’re not sure what might “fit” you best? Summit County Library is bringing you free fitness classes. “Try before you buy” in these sampler sessions, taught by instructors from the Silverthorne Recreation Center.
Make a plush donut out of a sock, pillow stuffing, and felt! Great as a stress ball, dog toy, pin cushion, or to just look cute on your desk. Email your local branch to request your craft kit.
Come learn about our new program for young children. You may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our children’s events. Program information and snacks will be available in the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms.
Come learn about our new program for young children. You may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our children’s storytime at 10:30am.
Calling all teens grades 6-12th! Participate in our Art and Photography contest by submitting your own unique work of art. Entries accepted July 1-31. One entry per teen. All works will be showcased at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne the first two weeks of August, during which time the public can vote on their favorite artwork and photograph. The piece in each category with the most votes will win our people’s choice award. 1st and 2nd place winners in each category will be selected by a panel of Summit County artists.
Bring your partner to the library between February 1st - 14th for a fun date night! Complete one of our four fun or flirty task cards, and present your completed task card to a librarian to get it stamped. Take your stamped card to Aurum in Breckenridge, Timberline Craft Kitchen in Silverthorne, or 5th Ave Grill in Frisco for one free glass of wine or beer. * Happy Date Night! *Redeemable between Feb 1 - 17 for one free glass of wine or beer up to $15 per task card.
The theme this summer is Tails and Tales and we have some great animal themed programs for adults 18+! Join on Saturday mornings on the South Branch Reading deck. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up via SignUpGenius (links below) to reserve your spot. If spots fill, email Meg Quirk at megan.quirk@summitcountyco.gov to be put on the waitlist. Please cancel your reservation if you end up not being able to attend, we want as many people as possible to be able to participate.
We will make three cards in class and provide inspiration on how to make your own at home. Just in time for the holidays. To sign up or get more information email mary.harmeyer@summitcountyco.gov, call 970-668-4280 or stop by the North Branch in Silverthorne.
Come and learn how to make your very own macramé plant hanger! Materials will be provided and this program is free, but bring the pot you would like to make a hanger for. Registration required via SignupGenius below.
Join three local authors as they come together to kick off the school year and promote children's literacy! Each author will read their book. Claudine Norden, Lisa Spaulding and Lisa Blake.
We are excited to invite families back to our early literacy storytimes. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under. We will meet in the Hopfull/Discovery downstairs meeting rooms and masks are required.
Storytime is still happening in our mini library in the Buffalo Mountain Meeting Room in the County Commons and masks are currently required. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under. ** We will have a special visitor from the North Pole on Wednesday, December 8 at 10:30am.
Join us Friday (Rescheduled from Friday) for storytime halloween at the North Branch! Come in costume and bundle up because we will be outside on the lawn. Please wear your masks and distance yourselves from other families and bring chairs or a ground covering to sit on. There will be a trick-or-treating outside parade and a take-and-make craft to bring home with you!
The Friends of the Library will be accepting gently used book donations outside on Saturday mornings. Please good condition only. Bring your books to donate to the parking lot to drop off curb-side. (Not accepting textbooks, VHS, cassette tapes or magazines.)
The Friends of the Library will be accepting gently used book donations on Saturday mornings. Please good condition only. Bring your books to donate to the parking lot to drop off curb-side. (Not accepting textbooks, VHS, cassette tapes or magazines.)
The Friends of the Library will be accepting gently used book donations on Saturday mornings. Please good condition only. Bring your books to donate to the parking lot to drop off curb-side. (Not accepting textbooks, VHS, cassette tapes or magazines.)
Complete a bingo and bring your card to your local library to receive $5 in book bucks to be used at the Friends of the Library book sale. The sale will take place December 10th and 11th at the North Branch in Silverthorne. Complete the information at the bottom of your bingo card to be entered in a drawing for a book basket from Friends of the Library. Pick up a bingo card at your local branch or print one using the link below.