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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. In addition, the South Branch library holds a mini-book sale annually in July. 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
  • Second Tracks, Wilderness Sports Consignment in the Summit Place Shopping Center
  • 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 donation page.

Current and Future Events

Coffee with the Director

April 8, 2019 8:30 am10:00 am

Location: Mt. Royal Room, County Commons, 0037 Peak One Blvd., Frisco, CO

Come meet Summit County Library's new director, Stephanie Ralph, and learn more about her experience and vision for the library. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Board.

Coffee with the Director

April 11, 2019 8:30 am10:00 am

Location: South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge, CO

Come meet Summit County Library's new director, Stephanie Ralph, and learn more about her experience and vision for the library. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Board.

Coffee with the Director

April 12, 2019 8:30 am10:00 am

Location: Blue River Room, North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, CO

Come meet Summit County Library's new director, Stephanie Ralph, and learn more about her experience and vision for the library. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Board.

Volunteers Needed: Book Sale Set up

April 25, 2019 3:00 pm7:00 pm

Location: Main Library, 0037 Peak One Blvd., Frisco, CO

Our Friends of the Library would love your help setting up for our huge book sale! The Friends organize three sales a year at the Main Library. All money raised goes toward library materials and programs. If you are available to help out starting at 3pm, please call 970-453-5555. Perks include first pick of books!

2019 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.

7:00 p.m. in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library

February 1: Bob Hinderholtz - South Korea & Japan: Temples, Shrines, & Treasures
February 15: Maryann Gaug - Talking to the Ancestors: A Grand Canyon Journey
March 1: Linda and John Mirro - Scandinavian Odyssey: Norway, Lapland, & Finland
March 15: Heidi Kumm - Cycling the Coast of Croatia
March 29: Jim Whiteley - Going for Gold: The Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Jasper

6:00 p.m. in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library

January 11: Steve Slater - First Ascents in the Karakorams on a Budget
January 25: Dave Cooper - Journeys to the Ends of the Earth... Well, almost
February 8: Amanda Day - Mt. Olympus to Santorini: Discover Greece in 17 days
February 22: Katie Coakley - #CantSkipPortugal
March 8: Barb Shaw - The Orangutans of Borneo

If you are interesting in presenting in 2020, please contact Sarah Scheinman at sarah.scheinman@summitcountyco.gov.

View a flyer of our 2019 slideshows here.

View a flyer of our 2018 slideshows here.