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Join us for a fun evening of crafting – you’ll leave with your own tiny succulent planter made out of an old book. We will provide the supplies for this fun adults-only program. Just call the library at 970-453-3544 to reserve yourself a spot; but don’t wait, we only have 10 spots for this craft party!
If you have fines on your account from late fees, now is your chance to start with a clean slate! In partnership with the FIRC, if you donate canned goods (no green beans, please), diapers or wipes, to any of our libraries, we will clear the fines from your account. This is only valid for fines from late fees, not for lost items.
Get your creative juices flowing: We will be crafting and creating and having fun! Snacks included, of course. This month we will create book page roses – perfect for giving to mom on Mother’s Day!
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. There are great deals on all kinds of books. Stop by on Friday for the best selection or on Saturday for great deals!
Join us each month at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge for a film screening and discussion. Admission is FREE. While the Speakeasy is closed for mud season, we will be showing the film in the Hopefull meeting room.  This month’s movie will be Singin’ in the Rain. (Rated G)
Learn the basics of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program at the South Branch in Breckenridge. We will be using the 2013 version to introduce the fundamentals such as creating new spreadsheets, entering and editing data and using simple formulas. Please register in advance by calling (970) 453-3544 and plan to arrive early as doors to the library lock at 7 pm.
Interested in earning community service hours by volunteering at the library? Come learn about volunteer opportunities for teens and how to sign up for volunteer jobs.
Matt Shetzer will share his professional expertise in this seminar that will cover such aspects of nature and wildlife photography as composition techniques, storytelling, camera modes, manual vs. auto, exposure, your camera’s histogram, and more.
Grab your friends and join us the last Saturday of each month for a movie based on a book! Snacks are provided. This month's movie will be the new movie, "Goosebumps with Jack Black" (Rated PG).
At this, the fourth and final Summit Reads event, the North Branch Library in Silverthorne will host an open discussion of Mountain to Mountain. Join in to share your thoughts and questions about the book!
Middle and high school students were invited to pick up their goodie bag for the Missing Ending Book Club starting October 6th! They then can read the book to the stapled shut pages (the missing ending) and attend the meeting on November 9 at 4pm to guess how the book ends. The best guest will win a prize! There will be games and snacks so don't miss it.
Play around with the library’s technology: iPads, Chromebooks, and video editing equipment! This month’s tinkering will involve all things 3D. We’ll play with virtual reality viewers, create 3D designs using TinkerCad and color 3D pictures.
In celebration of National Library Week, The Friends of the Library and The Denver Zoo present, Wild Wonders, a special event happening at each branch of the Summit County Library. Join us to meet a few new animal friends, and come by early to get a seat, since we will start promptly and won’t be able to let anyone into the room once the program starts.
In celebration of National Library Week, The Friends of the Library and The Denver Zoo present, Wild Wonders, a special event happening at each branch of the Summit County Library. Join us to meet a few new animal friends, and come by early to get a seat, since we will start promptly and won’t be able to let anyone into the room once the program starts.
In celebration of National Library Week, The Friends of the Library and The Denver Zoo present, Wild Wonders, a special event happening at each branch of the Summit County Library. Join us to meet a few new animal friends, and come by early to get a seat, since we will start promptly and won’t be able to let anyone into the room once the program starts.
The iPhone is not just for making phone calls! Come learn some shortcuts and tips, from the basics to the newest features and helpful apps. Bring your phone with you to practice. Please register in advance by calling (970) 453-3544 and plan to arrive early as doors to the library lock at 7 pm.
This kick-off event for the Children's Summer Reading Program will be loads of fun! The South Branch Library in Breckenridge will have all the supplies for your child to start a summer full of reading and there will be a special performance by Ann Lincoln.
This kick-off event for the Children's Summer Reading Program will be loads of fun! The Main Library in Frisco will have all the supplies for your child to start a summer full of reading and there will be a special performance by Ann Lincoln.
Come by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge for the last storytime in May! They'll be taking a break to get ready for Summer Reading Program. Don't miss this super fun storytime featuring children's performer, Mr. Kneel.
Get ready for our children’s version of the Summer Olympics! All three library branches will come together to host this one-day Summer Reading Program event in Frisco. Ages 3 to 10 can try their skills at various games and races, along with reading and coloring. Can you earn a gold medal? Join us for a fun-filled morning outside!
This week is an EXTRA SPECIAL After School Club, in honor of "May The Fourth Be With You" and Star Wars! This event is open to ALL AGES. We will be showing the newest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, in the Hopefull/Discovery Meeting Rooms at the South Branch Library. The movie showing will start promptly at 4:30 pm and go until approximately 6:45 pm. We will have popcorn for a snack, and everyone is welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks if they like. Chairs will be set up, but comfy pillows are welcome as well! If you have any questions, call us at 970-453-3544.
The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons building in Frisco except for April, August, and December. We discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Everyone is welcome!
In honor of the late, great Prince, the Summit County Library and Speakeasy Movie Theatre are partnering together for a FREE screening of his masterpiece "Purple Rain" at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre. The doors will open at 5 pm for you to snag a seat and get some concessions. The film will begin at 6 pm.
Come by the North Branch Library in Silverthorne for the last storytime in May! They'll be taking a break to get ready for Summer Reading Program. Don't miss this super fun storytime featuring children's performer, Mr. Kneel.
Come by the Main Library in Frisco for the last storytime in May! They'll be taking a break to get ready for Summer Reading Program. Don't miss this super fun storytime featuring children's performer, Mr. Kneel.
The Summer Reading Program for middle and high school students begin today! Pick up a surprise package and reading log at any Summit County Library, and join us at the North Branch Library for a Kick-Off Party. Don’t miss this screening of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, as we laugh, have fun and ‘build’ friendships!
This kick-off event for the Children's Summer Reading Program will be loads of fun! The North Branch Library in Silverthorne will have all the supplies for your child to start a summer full of reading and there will be a special performance by Ann Lincoln.
The North Branch in Silverthorne will be hosting a live poetry reading with the first poet laureate of Missouri, Walter Bargen. You can read more about Mr. Bargen and the event here.
In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday month of July the North Branch Library in Silverthorne will be showing the first movie of the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM. This program is open to anyone 6 years old and up. Birthday cake will be served! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Library. Contact Janet, 970-468-5887 or Janet.Good@SummitCountyCO.gov for more information.
This is the grand finale event of the Young Adult Summer Reading Program in 2016. The North Branch Library in Silverthorne will host all the teens for games, snacks, and prizes - including the grand prize drawing for a $200 sports and fitness gift basket.
The Summit County Library website offers much more than just looking up books. Learn how to get the most out of the resources we offer online such as free access to Consumer Reports articles, book recommendations, health information, legal forms and more. 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.
Google is more than just a search engine. Learn tips and tricks such as: advanced searching, personalizing your account, using Google to edit and share photos and Google Drive to create, store and share files from anywhere you have internet access. 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.
Join us each month for a brief discussion and film screening in the Hopefull/Discovery Room downstairs. For Thanksgiving, we will be showing Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring John Candy and Steve Martin. Admission is FREE and popcorn will be served. (Rated R)
Interested in earning community service hours by volunteering at the library? Come learn about volunteer opportunities for teens and how to sign up for volunteer jobs.
The Hopefull Room downstairs has been reserved for quiet studying for finals. We’ll provide Chromebooks, school supplies and “brain food” snacks. You provide your books and notes, and your own computer and charger if you like. Prepare to ace those finals!
Join other teen writers monthly for fun writing prompts, activities, guest speakers, and more! Feel free to bring in some of your own writing to share. We meet the second Saturday of each month!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long for their Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for a YOGA with Dari!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us this week for a HEALTH FAIR!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us this week for a visit from a WILDLIFE SPECIALIST and a NATURE HIKE!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us this week for a visit from MUSICIANS, JEFF & PAIGE!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us this week for our GRAND FINALE with SUPER SPORT SCIENCE!
Do your kids love dogs? To practice their reading before school starts, they can come to the library and read to Buddy the Reading Dog! Children can come to the South Branch Library in Breckenridge on August 8 and 9 from 11:00-12:00pm. To sign up, call 970-453-3544 or stop by the front desk at the library.
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the National Repertory Orchestra!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a 'Build a Better Me' storytime!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a YOGA storytime with Dari!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a LET'S GET MOVING storytime!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a HEALTH FAIR storytime!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a FUN WITH FOOD storytime!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a STORY WALK!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for an OBSTACLE COURSE at storytime!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by musicians, JEFF & PAIGE!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for YO YO DAY at storytime.
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Don't miss the final event with the Cool Science guy!
The South Branch Library in Breckenridge will be kicking off the Young Adult Summer Reading Program with an Escape Room in the library! Bring your friends! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Do you need individualized help using a personal computer or mobile device, navigating Microsoft Office programs like Word or Excel, upgrading to Windows10 or have other technology questions or issues? Call 970-453-3544 to make a ½ hour appointment with our new volunteer Tech Guru and get your questions answered.
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing evening of Adult Coloring. Bring your friends or just yourself. We’ll provide all of the supplies – books, coloring pages, markers, colored pencils – or you’re also welcome to bring your own. There are refreshments provided too!
The theme for storytime this week in Silverthorne is "BIKES AND TRIKES"! We will listen to stories, watch skits, sing songs, and then make a fun craft. Hope to see you there!
Have an iPad you’re not quite sure how to use or want to try one out before buying? Learn the basics of using an iPad, explore popular apps, and learn secret tricks! Bring your own iPad or use one of ours. 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.
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 the basics of using your Gmail account to send and receive messages, add and open attachments and manage your messages. We will also look at some of Gmail’s features such as using filters and tags and how to customize your account. 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.
Back by popular demand! Compete in a series of challenges to create the most original cupcake designs. Prizes will be awarded. Best of all, you get to keep (and eat) your sweet creations!
GO FOR THE GOLD! Teens can compete in Library themed events at this one of a kind Olympic Games.
Teens are invited to learn about nutrition and make healthy, delicious snacks to nourish you for whatever type of games you play.
Have your children ever wanted to play hide & seek at the library? When the library is open, there’s no playing around, but when the library closes – let the games begin! Bring your little ones for some after hours hide & seek fun. With volunteers monitoring each floor, the kids are sure to have a blast!
Back again this summer by popular demand! Local wildflower expert Jane Hendrix will introduce you to some of the exceptional wildflowers that grow in the area. Attendees will have the option to sign-up for a FREE guided wildflower hike later in the summer. Optional: Bring $5 cash if you would like to purchase a wildflower guide.
Join us each month for a film screening and brief discussion. Admission is FREE. This month we invite all ages to enjoy the animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. (Rated G) Singing along will be encouraged and snacks provided. Bring the whole family!
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for a fun STORY WALK!
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for YOGA with Dari!
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for a fun program about SPORTS AND STUFF.
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for a fun program with ERIC & ANGELYNE!
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for a fun program with musicians, JEFF & PAIGE!
The Main Library all summer long in Frisco has had a wonderful summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for our last Summer Reading Program with a super fun Maker Day FINALE event!
The Friends of the Library will host a booth from 9-2 pm at the Dillon Farmers Market the first Friday in June, July and August. Drive over to Buffalo Street (by Town Park), through La Riva Del Lago parking lot and Main Street and pick up an adult or children's paperback book! Or just stop by our booth to say hello. We'd love to meet you!
Do your kids love dogs? As part of our Children's Summer Reading Program they can come to the library and read to a dog! The Main Library will host Adrienne & Pepper and Bonnie & Belle every Wednesdays from 11:30am -12:30pm. Come for storytime and stay after to read!
The Library Board meets at 5 pm in the Buffalo Mountain Room located in the County Commons Building in Frisco to discuss the policies and management of the library. The Buffalo Mountain Room is on the located on the same floor as the Main Library.
All three locations of the Summit County Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday. You may always renew materials online using My Account or check out eBooks and eAudiobooks on our website at www.summitcountylibraries.org under Digital Media.
Embrace your inner 5 year old! We’ll play with toys and games that you fondly remember from your long-ago youth. Legos, Playdough, silly snacks and more!
Come to our TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting in the Puzzler Room, develop your leadership skills, and earn community service hours by helping create the library you want to see!
Summer Club will be letting children get their “messy” on at this program where we will make Super Slime! Using just a few simple ingredients, children will get to mix up their own special slime with glitter and food coloring. And they will get to take home the slime that they make!
“When aliens misinterpret video fees of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.” Come snack on some popcorn and watch this fun movie at the South Branch in Breckenridge. (Rated PG)
Move beyond just playing video games and learn how to create and design your own. All it takes is your imagination and some basic programming skills.
Join us each month for a film screening and brief discussion. Admission is FREE. This month we invite all ages to enjoy the family friendly, patriotic musical classic Yankee Doodle Dandy. (Rated G) The movie will be shown in the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms. Snacks are provided, so bring the whole family!
Bring your friends for a fun night playing all of your favorite board games! We have a large selection of games including Apples to Apples, Ticket to Ride, Rummikub and more. Play one of our games or bring your own. It’s not game night without snacks, so we’ll have those for you too!
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.
Reading poetry stimulates imaginations, expands vocabulary, and leads to great exercise of the mind. Join Patrick McWilliams for an afternoon of exploring poetry and learn the many different ways of looking at a poem. Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling (970) 453-3544 or emailing Monica.Owens@SummitCountyCo.gov.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slide Show Series. This week, our travel slideshow will take us to Iran with Bob Hinderholtz. He will show us a look at ancient ruins and culture, archaeological sites of Persepolis and Zoroastrian cities, as well as spectacular gardens and Mosques, learn of their poetry etc. Mr. Hinderholtz will also share about a visit to a local home for dinner and saw the big difference in public and private life. There is also a visit to Qom one of the most conservative cities you can find along with Tehran and Shiraz. As always, the show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slide Show Series. This week, join Matt Shetzer, a local professional photographer who travels the world hosting photography workshops, on a journey through regions in Ecuador and Costa Rica in search of some of the most beautiful hummingbirds in the world. Ecuador, with over 120 species of hummingbirds, and Costa Rica, with 50 species, offer unique hummingbirds such as the Sword-billed hummingbird, whose bill is longer than its body, and the Violet-tailed sylph, whose long tail makes it one of the most beautiful hummingbirds in the world. In this photographic adventure through Central and South American birding lodges, we will discuss these amazing creatures and some of the characteristic that make these birds such a delight to watch. As always, the show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
Learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at this special presentation by Summit County Jiu Jitsu. A signed waiver from your parents is required to participate in the activity portion of the program. For Grades 6-12.
Stop by anytime between 10:30am-4:30pm for some coloring fun! All ages are welcome to come by the South Branch Library, relax, and color. We will provide all the supplies or feel free to bring your own. Start coloring a page, finish it at home and bring it in by September 12th for an All Ages Coloring Contest. We’ll have prizes for different age groups and can’t wait to see your beautiful pictures!
Adults get ready to relax and color because beginning Tuesday, August 2, you can pick up a coloring page at the North Branch Library to color! Turn it in by Tuesday, August 9 at the front desk to be entered into the drawing. We’ll draw for a FREE Coloring Book on Wednesday, August 10!
Do you miss Storytime? Join us for some more fun times at Children’s Craft and Play. We’ll have Brain Boxes, with stimulating toys and activities for toddlers, and a craft set up for you to do with your preschooler! • Tues, Aug 16 & Weds, Aug 17 – Honey Bee Craft • Tues, Aug 23 & Weds, Aug 24 – Puppy Dog Craft • Tues, Aug 30 & Weds, Aug 31 – Masks
We’re partnering with the Speakeasy Movie Theatre to offer a fun kids matinee movie on Thursday, August 18th. The people have spoken, and you chose BIG HERO 6! Admission is free to the movie, and concessions will be available for purchase.
Join us in the YA room for a Halloween Party! The teen space will be available all day to finalize your costume and will be equipped with scary movies, face painting and snacks.
Need a little extra technology help? Open Lab programs are perfect for practicing your computer skills or working on a specific project like downloading an eBook. A computer coach will be available to answer your questions. Bring your own laptop or device, or use one of ours. 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 iPhone is not just for making phone calls! Come learn some shortcuts and tips, from the basics to the newest features and helpful apps. Bring your phone with you to practice. 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.
Author & Speaker Dan Nielsen will present an inspirational tour through American history based on his book, Presidential Leadership: Learning from United States Presidential Libraries & Museums. Using a selection of photographs from his personal collection, he will take you on a visual journey across America, sharing his knowledge and passion for these unique institutions. His book will be available for purchase at the event.
Not sure what happens to your files when you save them or having trouble finding things? Learn the basics of how your computer is organized and how to find and manage your files. 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 the basics of using Microsoft Word 2013 to create, edit and save documents. 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 the basics of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program. We will be using the 2013 version to learn how to create new spreadsheets, enter and edit and use simple formulas. 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.
Join us for a whole two hours of building with Legos! Children can come for the whole time or they can stop by for just part of it. Can’t wait to see you!
Starting September 1, 2016, middle and high school students may pick up a free book and surprise package for the Missing Ending Book Club. Read the book to the stapled shut pages (the missing ending), and come to the meeting at 4:00 on Thursday, October 6th to guess the ending. The best guess wins a gift card valued at $10. Other prizes, snacks, and games will be included.
We invite all Teens, Grades 6-12th to attend TAB, the Teen Advisory Board! Come by and help make the library what YOU want it to be!
After School Club happens Wednesdays and Thursdays at the South Branch Library during the school year and is open to all 1st - 5th graders. Each week we have a different activity including arts and crafts, Legos, science experiments, art, games and more! Please PRE-REGISTER your child by calling the library at 970-453-3544 or stopping by the front desk.
Every other Thursday, Kindergarten - 5th grade children are invited to the Main Library in Frisco to create anything from monsters to houses. We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination!! We will have snacks too to provide energy for building!
All library locations are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.
Our Teen Advisory Board is seeking new members! Join TAB to develop your leadership skills, earn community service hours and help create the library you want to see! We will be planning what events you’d like to have at the library this year. We want your ideas and will bribe you with snacks. Bring a friend! (Meet in the Puzzler Room next to the Teen Room)
Independent filmmakers attending the Breckenridge Film Festival will take the stage to discuss storytelling’s pertinence to social change and how they select subject matter. Look inside their point of view on all aspects of storytelling, including its outward portrayal on audiences: Why should we care on a positive and productive way? This program is offered as part of the Breckenridge Film Festival.
Enjoy two short films, “Darklight” and “Shift” followed by a free yoga class. This program is offered as part of the Breckenridge Film Festival.
Do you binge watch Game of Thrones? Mr. Robot? Can’t get enough of House of Cards? These and many other episodic TV series rival traditional filmmaking in the modern industry. Join the discussion about the incredible evolution with senior CU Denver media faculty at this talkback forum. This program is offered as part of the Breckenridge Film Festival.
Students can email Steve Moos at steve.moos@thompsonschools.org to sign up for each (or both) forums. They will be capped at 30 students each. o GREEN SCREEN POSSIBILITIES (1:30pm) A crash course into the potential of using green screen techniques to create movie magic. This workshop will include a short lecture followed by demonstrations of how green screens are used in production and how this technology can help turn vision into reality. O LIGHT IT (2:30pm) Learn how lighting can help create specific style and atmosphere in your work. Along with a short lecture, techniques for lighting for interviews and close-ups will be demonstrated. This course will show students that complex equipment is not needed to effectively set a scene and mood.
Attending filmmakers share ideas on how to develop a script, from what writes can do to grab the reader right out of the gate to sustaining their interest throughout the screenplay, as well as common pitfalls to avoid when developing a script for success. This program is offered as part of the Breckenridge Film Festival.
Join us for an introduction to using Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family. 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 Puzzler Room (next to the Teen Room) between 4 and 5 pm and make your own ‘stress ball” to help you get through the school year.
We invite all adults to join in the Summit County Library Adult Summer Reading Program- Build a Better World! Why should kids have all the fun? Adults who participate will earn free books and be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Fire Tablet. Pick up an Adult Summer Reading flyer at any of our three libraries.
Join us each month for a brief discussion and classic film screening in the Hopefull/Discovery Room downstairs. Admission is FREE and popcorn and drinks are provided. This month’s movie features the late Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. (Rated G)
Grab your friends and join us the last Saturday of each month for a movie showing just for teens! Snacks are provided. This month’s movie was voted on by teens and the winner isIronman!
Learn about Google’s free service that allows you to create, edit and store files online. Using Google Drive gives you access to your information from any computer connected to the Internet as well as allowing you to share and work on documents with others. 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.
TEEN VOLUNTEERS WANTED!!! Want to learn more about how you can earn community service hours by volunteering at the library? Meet in the Puzzler Room (next to the Teen Room) and hear about new volunteer opportunities for teens and how to sign-up for volunteer jobs.
Storytime happens every Wednesday at 10:30 am! Each week will feature a different theme - with stories, skits, songs and a fun craft!
Come by the North Branch in Silverthorne for Storytime with books, songs, and more! Storytime will be Tuesdays at 10:30am in the Blue River Room.
Come by the South Branch in Breckenridge for Storytime with books, songs, and more every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Hopefull/Discovery Room downstairs.
As part of the Adult Fall Reading Program, join us for an evening with award-winning author Sandra Dallas. She will be speaking in the Buffalo Mtn. Room at the County Commons in Frisco.
As part of the Adult Fall Reading Program, join us for an evening with a few local authors from the Summit County area including Laurel McHargue, Andrea K. Stein, and Stephanie R. Sorensen. They will share about their books and will answer questions about writing and more! They will be speaking in the Buffalo Mtn. Room at the County Commons in Frisco.
We have partnered with Frisco Historic Park's 'Nightmare at the Museum' for some spooky stories for Halloween! "Ghostly Tales" will be at the Main Library in Frisco on October 27th at 4:00pm. Bring the whole family! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Library.
Ben Pleimann and his friend, David Morris, two Summit County locals, are on a journey to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each continent. Join us for Pleimann’s slideshow presentation of the three they have climbed so far: Denali in North America, Aconcagua in South America, and Mt. Elbrus in Europe.
Celebrated photographer John Fielder will be presenting and discussing his photographs in a special slideshow presentation at the Main Library in Frisco. He will be sharing pictures from national parks around the country to honor the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration.
Celtic Guitar virtuoso Jerry Barlow returns to the Summit County Main Library in Frisco, Colorado on December 21th at 5:00 pm. The concert is sure to be an entertaining evening full of Celtic music, humor, and tales of Irish immigration to the Americas.
Join us Saturday morning at 11 am for stories and songs in English and Spanish. Afterward, children can play and make a craft! / Júntense todos los sábados a las 11 para cuentos y canciones en Inglés y Español. Después, los niños pueden jugar y hacer un arte.
Everyday on the news it seems you hear something about what someone “tweeted.” If you’re feeling confused and would like to know more, come learn about Twitter and how you can use it communicate and stay informed. 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.
To celebrate “Teen Read Week”, you can stop by the North Branch Library anytime all week to complete our activity: “Judge a Book by Its Cover” – if you correctly identify all the book covers on the handout, you win a prize!
Celebrate Teen Read Week at the South Branch with activities every day. There will be scavenger hunts, photo contests, book giveaways, DIY projects and more! Check the website for more info or stop by the Teen Room.
North Branch and South Branch Libraries will be CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples' Day (Formally Columbus Day); The Main Library will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm
The Adult Fall Reading Grand Prize Bag Drawings will be chosen tonight! The Adult Fall Reading Program draws to a close as Abraham Lincoln returns for Veterans' Day with "My Soldiers" by John Voehl. There will be snacks and the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the Prize Bag drawings! If you’ve filled out a Bingo card, you could win a wonderful prize bag! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Library.
Join us for a special author presentation by author Myra Isenhart. Isenhart will discuss her book on forgiveness, Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves: Understanding & Healing Our Emotional Wounds, the official book selection of 2016 Colorado Conflict Resolution Month. The presentation will be co-led by Anne Galluzzo, Victim Services Coordinator with the Summit County District Attorney’s Office. This event is part of Summit County’s Conflict Resolution month activities.
We love Harry Potter and will be showing the third movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This event is open for all children (and teens and adults!) ages 6 and up. Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Stop by the Teen Room between 4 and 5 pm any day this week (October 25 - October 28) and create your own “FrankenToy” using miscellaneous toy parts and your imagination.
Bring your friends and celebrate the spookiest time of year. We will play games, create spooky snacks, and more. Come in costume or we will have costumes for you here!
This week, our travel slideshow is excited to welcome Maryann Gaug to talk about hiking all around the great state of Colorado! She says, "In 1999, I started hiking trails around Colorado to write Hiking Colorado for Beachway Press. My hiking guide was to be a walking tour of Colorado. Falcon Guides bought Beachway and I ended up writing 5 titles (hiking guides) for them with 2 editions of one of the guides. I’ll show photos of various hikes, some not well known, and talk about some of my adventures along the way." Maryann will be selling and signing copies of her book, "Hiking Colorado" at her presentation. As always, the show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
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.**
If you love the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, join us for a discussion of Joseph Laconte’s new book about how these two giants of modern English literature drew upon their faith, friendship and shared experience of war to create the noble works of mythic fiction that defined their writing. Sponsored by the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist and the Summit County Libraries.
The Main Library in Frisco will be open from 9 am – 5 pm. The South Branch and North Branch will be closed.
All libraries will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.
Summit County Library and Summit County School District are partnering to offer a technology workshop on how to use Chromebooks and Google Drive. Parents and students (grades 3-8) will learn together by creating a family recipe book. Bring your family recipes AND Chromebook (or borrow one from the library). Dinner and babysitting provided. Class will be taught in English and Spanish. No tech skills needed!
Are you in the mood to get crafty and make some gorgeous homemade greeting cards? Come by the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms to make a variety of cards with Deb Austill and her group of crafty ladies. We’ll provide the supplies and refreshments,but feel free to bring any of your own projects.
We love Harry Potter and will be showing the fourth movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The film is rated PG-13 and is open to children, teens and adults! Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Stop by the Teen Room after school to celebrate origami by spreading the joy of paperfolding during World Origami Days which is celebrated worldwide October 24-November 11. (*Library is closed November 8)
Don’t miss the next meeting of the Missing Ending Book Club! Teens who picked up their goodie bag in January are invited to the Missing Ending Book Club on Thursday, February 2nd to guess the ending of the book. The best guess will win a prize. Snacks are provided. We can't wait to see everyone!
Stop by the Teen Room any day after school for Harry Potter themed games, crafts, trivia and treats. We’re all excited for the new J.K. Rowling film, Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them movie coming out on November 17!
It’s International Games Day at the Library and you’re invited to participate in our life-size, live action Clue game. Will you be Professor Plum, Miss Scarlett or Colonel Mustard? Refreshments and Prizes included as part of the fun.
School's out so come get together with your friends at the library and make some taste candy turkey treats in the teen room.
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 23th and Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving.
Join us each month for a brief discussion and classic film screening in the Hopefull/Discovery Room downstairs. Admission is FREE and popcorn is provided. For Halloween this month’s movie is Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. (Rated R) Bring your friends!
Open to all ages! All shapes and sizes of any real or imagined structures are welcome. One rule: Every visible part of your creation MUST be edible! Entries will be accepted November 21 to December 12 at the Main Library in Frisco. Patrons will cast their votes December 13 through December 19 and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded the same day! Prizes will be provided by Friends of the S.C. Libraries.
Don’t forget to support your library this Colorado Gives day by logging on to the website below to donate. Your donation will be proportionally increased thanks to a $1.2 million incentive fund AND it will help our libraries continue to provide the programs and materials you love!
Stop by the Teen Room any day after school for Star Wars themed activities leading up to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16. We’ll have BB8 droid races, edible light sabers, videogame programming and more. The Force is strong at the library!
Stop by the Teen Room this week and create your own sweet holiday gingerbread house. We’ll have the supplies, you bring your creativity!
The Hopefull Room downstairs has been reserved for quiet studying for finals week. We’ll provide Chromebooks, school supplies and “brain food” snacks. You provide your books and notes. Prepare to ace those finals!
Get ready for the holiday season by visiting the Teen Room to craft some holiday greeting cards. We’ll be making pop-up cards, yarn cards & gift tags while sipping on hot cider and watching holiday movies.
Ring in the New Year (a little early) with all your friends. Activities, games and crafts will lead to a countdown to 12:00 (noon) with toasts and kisses (of the chocolate variety).
All three locations of the Summit County Libraries will be closed on from Saturday, December 24 - Monday, December 26. Please use check the Find It: Digital Media section of our website to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines while we are gone!
All three locations of the Summit County Libraries will close early at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 23 and will also be closed from Saturday, December 24 - Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Digital Media section of our website to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines while we are gone!
Wednesday, December 21st is International Dalek Day! Celebrate all week long by going to the North Branch Library in Silverthorne and making a Cubee Dalek - just like a Dalek from Dr. Who!
Come see ' The Lego Movie', enjoy refreshments and play with Legos while you watch the movie!
All three library locations will be closed on Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2 for New Year's Day.
Middle and High School students may pick up their free book and goodie bag starting today, January 5. Read the book until the stapled shut ending and then come to the meeting on Thursday, February 2 and make a guess at what happens!
Start your new year in a “zen” way by learning how to Zentangle. Stop by the Teen Room any time and we’ll have supplies and instructions for you to practice your “tangling.”
Stop by the Teen Room and celebrate Ullr Fest by making your Ullr helmet, giant snowflake and/or reusable handwarmers. Ullr Rules!
Virtual Reality is this season’s big thing and South Branch Library now offers Virtual Reality viewers that you use with your smartphone for an immersive 3D experience. Come try one out and learn how you can download apps that allow you to virtually travel around the world and universe! 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.
In honor of Presidents' Day, the South Branch and North Branch will be CLOSED and the Main Library in Frisco will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm.
Do you have a dream? Catch it in your new woven CD dreamcatcher. We’ll have everything out and waiting for you to create in the Teen Room. Stop by when you can and bring your friends!
Try out the library’s new virtual reality viewers in the Teen Room this week. Bring your smartphone or use one of ours and immerse yourself in a 3D experience.
We love Harry Potter and will be showing the fifth movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The film is rated PG-13 and is open to children, teens and adults! Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Looking for something fun to do as a family during the school break? Everyone’s invited to watch "Wall-E" (G) in the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms at the South Branch with popcorn – bring your friends!
This week's travel slideshow takes us to Guatemala with Suzanne Reed and Jan Leuthauser. The two have recently returned from a Habitat International trip to Guatemala where we worked on a Habitat home for a family and visited and toured the Antigua region of Guatemala. They will talk about the Habitat program as a wonderful volunteer opportunity and also about what they learned about Guatemala. As always, the show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
For our final Travel Slideshow for the season, Chris and Ricky Daly will take you into their excursion into Camp Leakey and their time with several families of Orangutans in their natural habitat. As they share their portraits of these beautiful primates, they’ll discuss their meeting and the work of Dr. Birute Galdikas who for over forty years dedicated herself to the Orangutans ensuring they continue to thrive in this remote province of Indonesia. Galdikas is one of Louis Leakey’s “golden angels”; the others being Dianne Fossey (Silver Back Gorillas) and Jane Goodall (Chimpanzees). As always, the show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
Please save Wednesday afternoon, February 22nd to attend the Book Club Tea at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. This event is open to members of any book clubs, and also to anyone who is looking to join a book club. The theme this year will be Downton Abbey so dust off your hats and check your white gloves for tea stains. Please bring a finger food to share. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
We love Harry Potter and will be showing the sixth movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The film is rated PG and is open to children, teens and adults! Snacks from Diagon Alley will be provided for your enjoyment!
Join us for an afternoon of awesome fun! We will have Lego-themed activities and snacks and watch The Lego Movie. (PG) We'll also share information about the NEW Lego Club coming to the North Branch Library in March. Everything is awesome at the library!
Stop by the Teen Room to make some Valentine's Day cards and/or other crafts. Supplies and instructions will be provided.
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 monthly 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.
We love Harry Potter and will be showing the eighth movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The film is rated PG-13 and is open to children, teens and adults! Snacks from Hogsmeade will be provided for your enjoyment!
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.
The 2017 Summit Reads Community Project returns for a seventh year with events focused on 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 this Mental Health Wellness Panel in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
The 2017 Summit Reads Community Project returns for a seventh year with events and a book discussion focused on the book, Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness,edited by Lee Gutkind. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Next Page Bookstore in Frisco or any of the 3 Summit County Library locations. Join us for this final event to wrap up Summit Reads 2017 at the South Branch Library Hopefull/Discovery Rooms. Come learn about NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness, whose High Country Colorado chapter was recently formed. They are dedicated to helping the millions of Americans who face mental illness everyday and provide support and education to those in need.
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. Feel free to register in advance by calling (970) 453-3544.
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, The Friends of the Library and the Elaine Gerson Memorial Fund present Top Hogs, a comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library. Join us for non-stop action, audience participation and education in this three act show as the pigs perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come by early to get a seat, since we will start promptly. www.tophogs.com
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, The Friends of the Library and the Elaine Gerson Memorial Fund present Top Hogs, a comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library. Join us for non-stop action, audience participation and education in this three act show as the pigs perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come by early to get a seat, since we will start promptly. www.tophogs.com
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, The Friends of the Library and the Elaine Gerson Memorial Fund present Top Hogs, a comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library. Join us for non-stop action, audience participation and education in this three act show as the pigs perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come by early to get a seat, since we will start promptly. www.tophogs.com
Come learn the basics of planning meals to support energy, focus, endurance and overall health with nutritionist Annie Edgecomb! Natural Grocers and Summit County Libraries have partnered to provide you with a nutrition class where we will discuss how to build meals and snacks that are just right for you. We will examine how certain foods affect blood sugar levels and how managing blood sugar is the first step to overall health.
We will be showing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film is rated PG-13 and is open to children, teens and adults! Beastly snacks will be provided for your enjoyment and prizes will be given for coming in costume.
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating at the North Branch with cake! Stop by today and enjoy a piece!
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 at the front desk.
Are you wanting to get a jump start on gardening season? Join the Summit County Libraries and the High Country Conservation Center as master gardeners instruct you on how to start seeds indoors in preparation for gardening season. Summit County's short growing season makes it hard to grow plants that take longer to mature, but starting seeds is a great way to get a head start. Come by and get the answers to your gardening season questions!
El Día de los Niños/El Día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a nationally recognized initiative celebrating diversity and the importance of literacy for children from all backgrounds. Families are invited to join us for stories, crafts and more!
The Library Board meets at 5 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge to discuss the policies and management of the library. It is open to the public.
Mountain biking season is here and we have partnered with Epic Mountain Gear in Frisco to offer a basic bike maintenance workshop. Their highly skilled mechanics will teach you the tips and tricks for caring for your bike, as well as how to do repairs that you may not have even known that you could do yourself! If you have a bike, bring it with you. We will meet outside under the EMG tent weather permitting.
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 29th for Memorial Day.
We invite adults and teens to have fun playing around with our green screen technology! Stop in the Puzzler Room next to the YA Room to take pictures in front of different backgrounds and email yourself a digital copy to share with friends and family.
Are you curious about essential oils and want to know more about them? Learn how to use essential oils for a multitude of health & wellness concerns, toxin free cleaning, first aid, emotional healing, and cooking. Experience firsthand some of the oils, and even take home some recipes. Join us for a FREE evening of fun and information with Elisa Zeiset!
Stop by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge for our first 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!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long for their Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra! Hear how music makes our world better in this special performance for children.
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for, "It's the Bees Knees!"
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for a storytime about the theme: "Help Rescue the Animals"!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today to learn about Heifer International!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today to learn all about bees from the Bee Guy, Larry Gilliland!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a story time with the Girl Scouts!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a 'Nature' storytime!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long in Silverthorne for Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today to learn all about bees from the Bee Guy, Larry Gilliland!
Join us as we celebrate North Branch Manager Janet after her 21 years of service to Summit County Library!
Try a short introduction to yoga and then enjoy a screening of The Lego Movie. (PG) Crafts and snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Join us for a riverside walk while spotting wildflowers with wildflower expert, Pat Taylor. At the same time help build beauty in the community by cleaning up any trash along the riverside.
Join us for a screening of the movie Hidden Figures. (PG) Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Parents, children and teens are invited to come learn about Summit School District's Summer Chromebook Challenge! The school district's Technology Coach, Christina Rivera, will explain this new summer program utilizing the One2World chromebooks. The library will also share about ways students can get the most out of their chromebooks by utilizing the library's resources such as downloading free books and more. Bring your chromebooks!
We invite all middle and high school students to come by the South Branch and sign up for Summer Reading. While they are here, teens are welcome to stop in the teen room to try a different fun activity or craft each week corresponding to this year's theme, Build a Better World!
Yoga poses, breathing exercises and nurturing relaxation techniques are a wonderful opportunity for powerful family bonding through shared experience. One hour of yoga with a lemonade and snacks to follow! This FREE, family friendly yoga class will be guided by Leslie Glenn, co-founder of the Community Yoga Project and hosted by the Building Hope Foundation - A Summit County Wellness initiative. This event will be outside in the front of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library at 103 S. Harris Breckenridge, CO 80424 (Weather Permitting)
Join us for a special concert outside on the South Branch Library's reading deck! Marc Berger will perform his critically acclaimed American Roots album, RIDE. This free program will also include tales of Marc’s experiences in the West, and how those experiences influenced the creation of the songs. Refreshments will be served.
Join the National Repertory Orchestra as they perform and engage everyone at the Summit County Library with music and details about their chosen pieces. Rain location will be inside in the Hopefull/Discovery room.
Join us for a screening of the movie Bridge to Terabithia, PG. We will also be making dog chew toys for the Summer County Animal Shelter. Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Join us for a screening of the movie Dead Poet's Society. (PG) Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Join us for a Geocache Treasure hunt and test your mapping skills!
Join us for a screening of the Lego Batman movie. (PG) Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Join us for the Great Green Gala to end our Teen Summer Reading Program! We will have games, prizes, the grand prize drawing of 4 Amazon gift cards, snacks and more!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for outdoor maze building!
Don't miss this amazing special performer! Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles… add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a 'Volunteer' storytime!
We invite adults to join us at the North Branch Library at 1:30 PM to make a pop-up gift card holder to use over the holidays! The room will be available from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for anyone who would like to work on a scrapbook or other paper crafting project. Light snacks provided. Crafting is more fun with friends old and new.
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a 'Building' storytime!
Join children's book author and illustrator, Zachariah Ohora, at the South Branch Library for a reading of his newest book, The Not So Quiet Library!
Learn about plants and seeds and things that grow with help from our friends at High Country Conservation Center.
Don't miss this amazing special performer! Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles… add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!
Learn about healthy eating from one of the FIRC's nutrition specialists, Jonnah - guaranteed to be a yummy event!
Join us for the final day of our summer reading program with a Cool Science finale of lots of building, creating and having fun!
Join us for an evening of delicious food and fun with the author of Baker's Blues, Judi Hendricks! Enjoy delicious appetizers as you listen to readings from Judi's books, learn about the creative process that gets such magnificent stories told and even purchase a copy and have it signed if you would like!
Don't miss this amazing special performer! Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles… add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!
Join the Main Library in Frisco for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. These are our upcoming themes: July 5: Honk! Vroom! All Aboard! July 19: The Great Outdoors!
Join us for an art show to benefit Heifer International!
Join us at Red Buffalo Coffee in Silverthorne (358 Blue River Pkwy) for story time and snacks. We'll be out on the back patio. Storytime... it's not just at the library anymore.
Learn how you can make delicious homemade ice cream with just a few ingredients! Anna, local ice cream enthusiast, will demonstrate how with an easy-to-use ice cream maker, but you will be to mix your own fun flavors. Recipes and samples provided! Bring a to-go container if you want to bring some home. Register for this Free adult library program by calling 970-453-3544. Space is limited.
Head Start has partnered with the Denver Public Library and Summit County Libraries to host a “Kids & Screens” presentation at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge on August 3. Brianna Austin, from Denver Public Library will cover information about technology and young children. The presentation will be in Spanish and in English and will include dinner and limited childcare. Venga para un taller tratando información acerca de niños y la tecnología. Abierto a padres, maestros y cuidadores de niños. 4:30pm-6pm-- Presentation in Spanish 6pm-6:30pm-- Dinner 6:30pm-8pm-- Presentation in English The presentation is appropriate for parents and early childhood teachers. Everyone is welcome.
Join HC3’s Program Coordinator, Jenny Hammock, as she details the basics of seed saving. Seed saving is an ancient tradition that creates plants that are better suited for a particular climate or geographical area. This workshop will cover basic methods for saving seed here in the high country: which plants are easiest to save seed on, how to save the seed, and how to clean seed for use.
FIRC and the North Branch library want to help children and teens have a healthy summer. Kids are welcome to join FIRC’s Healthy Living staff members for a free lunch and a chat about nutrition. Join us out on the library front lawn for free food, friends and fun. This program is also sponsored by Summit School District and The Town of Silverthorne.
It’s National Coloring Book Day! Drop by the North Branch Library anytime today and participate by coloring a section of our giant community coloring page. We will have some colorful treats out to enjoy as well. All ages are welcome to add their artistic flair.
FIRC staff will be at the North Branch Library and will be reading a children’s book in English and Spanish along with offering an activity and snack. The event is free and offered the first Monday of the month.
Introduce your baby to the library in this new North Branch storytime filled with books, rhymes, movement and songs. Stay after and chat with other parents and caregivers while baby plays. Recommended for 0-18 months.
FIRC is hosting a Fall Youth Activities Fair at the North Branch Library. Agencies from around the county will be available to share information and answer questions about activities and resources for children. (This event will also be held at Upper Blue Elementary on Monday, September 11th)
Pick up a Bingo Sheet at any of the three library locations for the Adult Fall Reading Program, “I Read Past My Bedtime.” You have until November 9th to complete your Bingo Sheet to win prizes – and don’t forget to watch for the fun programs and speakers we have coming up in October and November!
You've always wanted to write and publish a book but have no idea where to start, right? Polly Letofsky, owner of My Word Publishing, will answer all your questions so you can enter your publishing journey fully informed. This program is set up to introduce you to the basic steps of self-publishing so you'll know what to expect. It's her mission at My Word Publishing to ensure authors achieve the self-publishing of their books swiftly, seamlessly, and affordably.
As part of the Adult Fall Reading Program, "I Read Past My Bedtime, " come listen to Grand Lake historian Dave Lively recounts the story of the "Lost Lodges of the Rocky Mountains!" Did you know there were more than 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park? Can you envision large resorts where elk and moose graze in pristine meadows today? This program will take place in the Buffalo Mountain Room in the County Commons Building in Frisco and is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Library.
As part of the Adult Fall Reading Program, "I Read Past My Bedtime, " locals Chris and Ricki Daly will present their travel slideshow: Adventures in India and Tibet. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Library.
Turn in your Bingo Sheet by the end of the day today at any of the three Summit County Libraries for the Adult Fall Reading Program, “I Read Past My Bedtime.” You will be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize Basket filled with gift cards and goodies.
As part of the Adult Fall Reading Program, "I Read Past My Bedtime, " join beekeeper Larry Gilliland as he talks about the fascinating and crucial lives of honeybees.
Have you always wanted to create your own Halloween costume but don’t know how to sew? Now is your chance to learn! Join us downstairs in the Hopefull/Discovery for this hands-on workshop. Bring any fabric you want to use for your costume and if you have your own sewing machine and want to bring that, feel free.
Teen Read Week is October 8- 14! To celebrate, Deputy Nathan and his K-9 buddy, Danny, will be visiting the North Branch Library. Come meet Danny and learn about his work at the Summit County Sheriff’s Department. Although this program coincides with Teen Read Week, all ages are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Mountain Mamma's Power Hour and Summit County Library have partnered to offer FREE circuit training workouts for moms with kids in the Hopefull/Discovery meeting rooms. Mothers can bring their children, newborn to 4 years old, and are able to workout and entertain them at the same time with songs! Every workout caters to personal ability and can be modified to fit specific needs. Pregnant moms are also welcome. Get in shape and make friends along the way!
Join Lt. Governor Donna Lynne for a storytime for young children and families at the library. She will read Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley, the One Book 4 COlorado selection in 2017. Each child will receive a copy of the book and an early literacy calendar!
Have you always had trouble with baking at 9,600 ft.? Join us for this FREE workshop from the Muffin Lady and learn how you too can bake successfully here in Summit County. Randi Levin is the author of the Baking at High Altitude cookbook and will make sure all your questions are answered. Don't worry samples will be provided.
Teens in grades 6th-12th can join their friends at the South Branch Library for a full Thanksgiving dinner of delicious and healthy vegetarian foods! All food is provided for free. All you need to do is register by Monday, November 13 by 5:00pm by calling 970-453-3547 or emailing rosemary.neel@summitcountyco.gov. Please include any allergies you may have when registering.
The Summit County Library Board meets at 5 pm in the Buffalo Mountain room located in the County Commons Building in Frisco. The room is on the same floor as the Main Library. This meeting is open to the public.
We have partnered with the Frisco Workforce Center to help you land the perfect job. A career coach will be available for this drop-in session to help you with resume writing, resume reviewing, first impressions and interview skills. They are also an excellent source for finding open positions within Summit County. If you already have a resume, feel free to bring a copy with you.
Do you knit or crochet? Drop in your current knitting and crocheting project to work on with fellow knitters at the library. We will meet Saturdays from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Hopefull Room. Feel free to bring lunch if you would like. (Please note: December 23rd we will meet upstairs in the Shakespeare room.)
As part of our adult program series, register to make some homemade spa products and winter treats to give as holiday gifts! Mix your own delicious smelling bath products and hot chocolate for the holiday season. Only 15 spots available, so call 970-453-3544 or stop by the front desk to sign up.
Looking for something fun to do as a family over the weekend? All ages are invited to stop by in the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms at the South Branch and watch Christmas movies all day! Schedule of movies to be announced soon. One room will be for movie watching and the other will be for Christmas crafts and any gift wrapping you need to get done – bring your friends!