Preschool (0-5 yrs)

New Children's Books


Join our early literacy program for children 0-5! It's simple: read 1000 books together with your child before Kindergarten. This program is happening year-round at all three Summit County Libraries. Learn more about the program and see our 2020 graduates here.

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Download the free Beanstack App and set up your account using your Summit County Library Card.

Reading Tips for Parents

StoryBlocks.org: StoryBlocks.org is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents and caregivers, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes helpful early literacy tips to promote understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.


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Upcoming Events

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May 1 - 28 : Tinker Tots Preschooler Take Home Kits

Date: May 1–28, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Continues

Date: June 1August 15 2021

Location: Virtual

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Little Zoologists: Summer Storytime

Date:
June 8, 2021
10:30 am
Plus 5 future events

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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Little Readers - Baby Storytime at the North Branch Library

Date: June 9, 2021 10:00 am10:30 am
Plus 7 future events

Location: North Branch - Silverthorne

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2021 Summer Reading Program: Yoga with Dari

Date:
July 6, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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Junior (Grades K-5)

New Junior Books


Resources for Students

Does your child have a research project for school?

Access encyclopedias, reference articles, biographies, essays, maps, photos, and more primary source databases using your library card here.

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May 1 - 28: Junior Take-and-Make Craft: Wood Cookie Tic-Tac-Toe

Date: May 1–28, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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Summer Reading 2021 for all ages starts!

Date:
June 7, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge Virtual

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2021 Summer Reading Kickoff: Magic with ANN LINCOLN!

Date:
June 7, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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Read to a Dog - South Branch Library

Date: June 8, 2021 11:30 am12:30 pm
Plus 15 future events

Location: South Branch - Breckenridge

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Read to a Dog - North Branch Library

Date: June 8, 2021 11:30 am12:30 pm
Plus 15 future events

Location: North Branch - Silverthorne

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Junior Summer Reading Programs

Date:
June 9, 2021
10:30 am
Plus 7 future events

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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Teen (Grades 6 -12)

New Teen Books


Books, Movies & More

Looking for something good to read, watch or listen to? We’ve got you covered! Get ideas from Goodreads Young Adult  or search our online catalog.

Check out this list of tough topics with their corresponding Dewy Decimal numbers, so you can search for books you might be afraid to ask about on your own.

Don’t forget, we also have ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and video you can stream or download directly to your phone, tablet or computer!

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The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Blue Spruce Award) has been recognizing the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado since 1985. See the final 2020 winner here.


Don't Forget Your Homework

We have more than just books to help you ace those pesky school assignments! Our Resources for Students page has lots of research options you can use any time (including the middle of the night when your paper is due the next day.) All you need is your library card.

The Main Library in Frisco and the South Branch in Breckenridge have study rooms you can reserve and you can even check out stuff like Chromebooks, iPads, video equipment and more at the South Branch.

Want to know what fun programs we have going on for teens?

Sign up to receive a monthly YA events newsletter here.

Volunteering

Do you want to give back to your community or gain job experience? Teens volunteer their time and earn community service hours at the library. Time can be used for IB Credit, National Honor Society, working off library fines, or community service.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

A great way to do this is by joining TAB (Teen Advisory Board). TAB members help plan library events and give input on what they’d like offered for teens the South Branch library. 

Other Opportunities

Teens can volunteer their time by doing various tasks at any of our three branches. Volunteer duties may include things like helping with events, children's programs, creating displays, preparing crafts, cleaning, recycling and shelving. Email Megan to volunteer at  theSouth Branch in Breckenridge, Marissa to volunteer at the Main Library in Frisco and Katie to volunteer at the .North Branch in Silverthorne.

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Upcoming Events

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May 1 - 28: Teen Take and Make - Sock Donuts

Date: May 1–28, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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June 1-30: Drop-in Activity for Teens: Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt

Date: June 1–30, 2021

Location: North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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June 1 - 30: Teen Tails and Tales Haiku Contest

Date: June 1–30, 2021

Location: Virtual

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June 1 - 30: Take and Make for Teens: Animal Shrinky Dinks

Date: June 1–30, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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Summer Reading 2021 for all ages starts!

Date:
June 7, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge Virtual

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July 1 - 31: Teen Take and Make: Melted Crayon Bear Wall Art

Date: July 1–31, 2021

Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge

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