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The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month (except book sale months) at 5:30 pm in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons building in Frisco. We discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Contact the Friends president, Mark, or Treasurer, Janet, for more information. Everyone is welcome!

The Friends of the Library hosts three large book sales per year in April, August and December in the Buffalo Mountain and Mt. Royal Rooms at the County Commons building in Frisco. All three libraries have ongoing book sales with all funds going to the Friends of the Library.

The Friends is a nonprofit all-volunteer group originally organized in Summit County in 1960 and incorporated in 1977. The status of 501(c)3 was obtained in October 1978.

Mission Statement

  • To increase public awareness, use, and support of libraries.
  • To provide financial assistance by purchasing special items in support of library programs.
  • To sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of Summit County.

The Friends sponsor programs throughout the year, including special children's events, visiting authors, contests and a travel slideshow series in the Blue River Room of the North Branch Library in the winter. The Friends also fund the Teen Summer Reading Program and Adult Reading Programs at all three library locations.

Contact any library location for details on any of these programs or check our Upcoming Events.

Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated. We have on site volunteer opportunities and numerous times available. For more info call: 970-668-5555.

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Become A Member

To become a member of the Friends of the Library request a membership application at one of our locations or download one here. Drop it off or mail it to: Friends of the Summit County Libraries, P.O. Box 85, Frisco, CO 80443

Membership Application

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Choose Amazon & Bring Smiles to the Library. Amazon will donate 0.50 of the purchase price of eligible Amazon products to the Summit County Library Foundation when you choose us at:

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Support Us

Click on the Pay Pal button below to donate to the Friends.

Ongoing Book Sales

Book Sales

The following locations have reduced book sales:

  • All three Summit County Library locations
  • Red Buffalo Coffee at the Silverthorne Town Center

Annual Book Sale Events

The Friends of the Library holds three book sale events each year in the Buffalo Mountain Room of the County Commons in Frisco. The book sales take place in April, August, and December. The December sale includes a fabulous bake sale. Check the website calendar for dates and times.

All book sales raise funds to support the many programs and projects the Friends of the Library sponsors on behalf of the community and the Summit County Library.

Teachers can show their teacher ID to receive free books from the Friends ongoing book sales.

Donations are accepted all year round at any Summit County Library. Please do not bring old textbooks, old reference books, or Reader's Digest Condensed Books. After removing the covers, these may be recycled with paper. Learn more on our material donations page.

Current and Future Events

Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting

February 12, 2020 5:30 pm

Location: Buffalo Mtn. Room, Main Library, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco, CO

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!

Annual Book Club Tea

February 24, 2020 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Location: North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, CO

Please save Monday afternoon, February 24 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.

Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting

March 11, 2020 5:30 pm

Location: Buffalo Mtn. Room, Main Library, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco, CO

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!

Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Library

April 3, 2020 10:00 am6:00 pm

Location: Main Library, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco, CO

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 items! On Friday prices are: Hardcover books - $3.00, Paperback books - $2.00, CD books - $3.00 DVDs - $2.00, Children's and Teens' books - $1.00. On Saturday everything is half price, and from 3:00 to 5:00 a bag of items is $3.00, and 2 bags for $5.00.

2020 Travel Slide Show Schedule: January through March

The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to an annual Travel Slide Show Series. Presenters showcase their photography and share their own travel stories to great places on earth.

South Branch Library in Breckenridge Travel Slideshow Series at 6:00pm

January 24 – Joel and Roxanne's Around the World Adventure - Joel and Roxanne Watson
February 7 – Trekking The Tour Du Mont Blanc Hut to Hut – Jennifer Faoro Weller
February 21 – Cycling the Coast of Croatia - Heidi Kumm
March 6 - Two Weeks in Thailand and Cambodia – Sarah Wilkinson
March 20 - Pandas, Tibet, and the Yangtze River – Neil and Beth Groundwater

North Branch Library in Silverthorne Travel Slideshow Series at 7:00pm

January 17 - Bikepacking Along the Coast of Oregon - Heidi Kumm
January 31 - Life at the Edge of the Greenland Ice Cap - Maryann Gaug
February 14 - Morocco from the Blue City to the Sahara - Bob Hinderholtz
February 28 - Climbing and Trekking the Andes - Dave Cooper
March 13 - Sailing Newfoundland and the French Islands - Bart Snow

View a flyer of our 2020 slideshows here.

View a flyer of our 2019 slideshows here.

View a flyer of our 2018 slideshows here.

If you are interesting in presenting in 2021, please contact Sarah Hulsey at [email protected]