Established April 17, 1990, the Summit County Library Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation. Since the inception, the Foundation provided funds to the Library for various needs where County funding was unavailable. The Foundation’s mission is to serve as an advocate for the Summit County Library System and to provide financial support beyond the Library’s normal operating expenditures, when unanticipated needs arise, and for capital projects.

Do you have a passion for libraries and are you interested in volunteering your time?
The Library Foundation is at an exciting moment as we raise funds for the Summit County Library Building Campaign. (see information below) We are looking for dedicated volunteers to serve on the Foundation Board.
 Please send your letter of interest to Dana at


2021-2022 Capital Campaign

Join us in Writing the Next Chapter of the Summit County Library Story

Learn how to support the Summit County Building Campaign including our remodel of the MainCapitalCAmpaign Logo.png Library in Frisco and the expansion of the North Branch in Silverthorne.

Capital Campaign Coordinator Postion 

Naming Opportunities

Summit County Library Expansion Project


Donations of all sizes are welcome! With a minimum donation of $100, you will receive a Authors' Circle kit including:

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  • Commemorative Book Bag
  • Special Edition Library card
  • Summit County Library pen
  • VIP Invitations to building project events

Authors' Circle kits are limited so don't delay!

To donate by mail, please print and fill out the attached donation form.
To donate online, visit the Colorado Gives page.

Authors' Circle Donation Form



The Foundation offers numerous ways to make individual donations to the Summit County Library Foundation.

The Foundation conducts:

You can also make a tax-deductible contribution at your convenience either by a check or credit card using PayPal in the links below. Please complete and print the form below and mail it with your donation to:

Summit County Library Foundation
P.O. Box 770
Frisco, CO 80443

Library Foundation Donation Form


All donations are tax-deductible. Your donation will help buy books and materials, support new technology, provide exciting programs, or suggest a special area of your own.


Support the Library Foundation

Choose Amazon & Bring Smiles to the Library. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible Amazon products to the Summit County Library Foundation. Simply choose the foundation as an authorized recipient at Amazon Smiles.

Become a City Market rewards member. City Market Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy. Choose Summit County Library Foundation or search MQ651 as the recipient of your rewards points. Please re-subscribe in December to carry the foundation for the 2020 rewards cycle. Then all you have to do is shop at City Market and swipe your Value Card!

Become a Member

Click on the button below to give money to the Library Foundation. Make a donation to the Library Foundation through Colorado Gives.

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About Us

The Library Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the libraries' rich diversity of resources and programming for generations to come. The Foundation is served by an all volunteer Board of Directors drawn from interested residents of Summit County who are dedicated to providing quality library services to our community and visitors for the present and the future.

The Executive Board consists of Dana Christiansen, Chairman; Barb Parry, Vice-Chairman; Joyce Dierauer, Treasurer; and Chris Hall, Secretary.

The remaining members of the Board are Doug Robinson, Pat Taylor, Leah Rybak, Tracy Larson and Stephanie Ralph.

A major project of the Foundation was the successful capital campaign for the South Branch Library. Financial support has also been given to the digital collection, children’s and teen programming such as “Girls who Code”. The Foundation is striving to enhance programming, fulfill equipment needs at the three locations, and look to the future needs of our buildings.

Access the Summit County Library Foundation 990 here.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, time and support.