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Join in a fun game night from your home with friends and family from anywhere! Participants will join Gamemaster Meg live on Zoom. We will be playing with the gaming platform, Jackbox, which has a series of games including those similar to trivia, Pictionary, and Apples-to-Apples. Zoom is a conference call platform allowing people to share video and audio. Please email megan.quirk@summitcountyco.gov to sign up, get instructions, and receive your Zoom invite (limited space available). Note: To participate, you will need two separate devices (ie. Computer, tablet, phone). One device will be used for Zoom to display the game (One per household) and the other will be your question answering device (Each player). On “Family” nights, all of the games will be child friendly while on the “adult” nights the games will not be necessarily be kid-friendly. Questions? Call 970-453-3544.
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Starting April 1, Summit County Library will be going fine free! That means any past fines will be wiped from your account. Let's pay it forward by donating to the FIRC (Family and Intercultural Resource Center) Food Bank which has been busier than ever this past year. Drop items off in the bins outside any of our 3 locations during our open hours.
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The Friends of the Library hold used book sales 3 times a year! This summer they will take place in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. There are tons of deals on all kinds of items! Prices: Hardcover books - $3.00, Paperback books - $2.00, CD books - $3.00 DVDs - $2.00, Music CDs, Children's and Teens' books - $1.00, Coffee Table Books - $5.00.
Want to make a difference and offer your voice in the library and in the community? TAB will meet to plan and participate in new projects! TAB’s goal is to promote library services to teens at the library by: advising, planning, and implementing programs; creating innovative displays, recommending library materials and more. For grades 6-12. We will meet downstairs in the Hopefull Room. Email shayne.taylor@summitcountyco.gov to register or call 970-453-3546 with questions.
Pre-Registration begins June 1. Use the Beanstack website or download Beanstack Tracker mobile app (Google Play or iTunes/App Store). New users: Parents can sign up for the whole family, and every member can track their own progress. Returning users: update your account info or recover your password anytime, online or in the app. Click the link below or visit: https://summitcountylibraries.beanstack.org/
The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month. See the events calendar for time and location. In July, we will meet at Saved by the Wine, 765 W. Anemone, Unit B, in Dillon, Co. We discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Everyone is welcome! Email President Janet at summitcountyfriends@gmail.com with any questions.
We are moving storytime indoors at the library! Children ages 3-5 are invited to Preschool Storytime. Please wear your masks and distance yourself from other families. There will be a take-and-make craft to bring home with you! Registration is limited to 8 people (caregivers included), so please reserve your spot by emailing sclnorthbranch@gmail.com.
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 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 Ms. Sheila as she welcomes Jack, the reading therapy dog and his handler, Brad. We'll learn how dogs can help children become more confident readers and how a dog is trained to be a reading therapy dog. Of course, we'll read some stories, too!
Do your kids love dogs? As part of our Summer Reading Program, children are invited to practice their reading skills with our gentle therapy dogs. This is a no-judgement zone! Come for Summer Reading Program and stay after to read! No sign-up required at Main Library.
Have you ever read a Choose Your Own Adventure book? All month long in July, teens 6-12th grade can stop by any of our 3 locations to participate in a library-wide Choose Your Own Adventure activity! Our theme: Search for the Black Rhino. This program is available anytime during our business hours, so come on your own time.
The Main Library in the Frisco County Commons Building will be closed as we prepare for renovations to begin! We recommend you pick up your holds at South or North Branch during this time. We will reopen in the Buffalo Mtn Room in the County Commons on September 7th to offer hold pickup, printing, copying and a small new book selection for check out. (Dates Subject to Change, Call 970-668-4138 with questions)
Colorado is a special place that has its own pride and identity. From the high forests of the Rocky Mountains to the open expanses of the Great Plains - it's our beautiful home that we share with amazing wildlife. In this program, learn what makes Colorado's habitats such a great place for some of our feathered, scaly, and slimy neighbors. Also, meet some animal ambassadors that are true Colorado Natives! This program will take place outside and is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. No registration is required.
Do your kids love dogs? Children are invited to practice their reading skills with our gentle therapy dogs. This is a no-judgement zone! Call 970-453-3544 to register for a 15 min reading time slot or stop by the front desk.
All three locations of the Summit County Library will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.You may always renew materials online using My Account or check out eBooks,eAudiobooks on our website at Find It - Stream and Download
Join forces with teen adventurers, aged 13-18, from across the realm of Summit County and do battle against gold-hoarding ogres, nefarious undead, and that pompous wizard who keeps turning innocent citizens into sheep. New and Experienced Players Welcome. Dice provided.
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.
Come join the Frisco Historic Park and Museum and Dr. Erika Jackson to hear an engaging presentation surrounding the women's rights movements throughout Colorado. Dr. Jackson is a recently published author and creator of the new minor in women's and gender's studies at Colorado Mesa University. This talk will be at noon at the Summit County Community and Senior Center.
Upcycle a paperback book into an adorable hedgehog! Email your local branch to request your craft kit.
STEAM Fest is happening on Wednesdays at the South Branch Library during the school year and is open to all K - 5th graders. Each week we have a different activity including, arts and crafts, Legos, science experiments, games, and more! Registration is required as space is limited to 10 students. A health screening by a parent or guardian must be completed one hour prior to the program. Email megan.quirk@summitcountyco.gov to register.
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!!
All library locations are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.
We invite all adults to join in the Summit County Library Adult Summer Reading Program! Why should kids have all the fun? Adults can read books, write reviews, complete activities or enjoy programs. Adult who participate will earn Friends of the Library book bucks, library swag and enter virtual tickets to win Grand Prize drawings for fun experiences including Nordic Center passes, theatre tickets and kayak or SUP rentals. Register on the Beanstack website or download the Beanstack app to get started.
Join your local branch Tuesdays during Summer Reading for a hands-on, outdoor Pre-K program! Feel free to bring a blanket or camp chairs to sit on. Each library will be running the same program at the same time, and registration is not required! Programs will include stories, a special activity, a craft, and more. We will meet outside weekly.
Please join us in the Blue River Room for stories, activities, and a snack! Afterward, children can play and make a craft! Co-sponsored by FIRC and North Branch Library. / Júntense todos los lunes a las 10:00 para cuentos y canciones en Inglés y Español. Después, los niños pueden jugar y hacer un arte.
North Branch and South Branch Library will be CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples' Day (Formally Columbus Day); The Main Library will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm
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.**
The Main Library in Frisco will be open from 9 am – 5 pm. The South Branch and North Branch will be closed. Ballot boxes are located the North Branch in Silverthorne or in front of the County Commons in Frisco. Vote in-person at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
All libraries will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.
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 26th and Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.
Get into the holiday spirit by making a gingerbread house! Everything visible must be edible-all shapes and sizes of any real or imaginary structures are welcome! Enter the adult category for 18+ and the youth category for 17 and under. Submit photos of your creation to your home library, Dec. 1-Dec. 19. ( Email links below.) Please include: Your name & age, the name of your creation, your phone number and email address. Public voting will be on Facebook and Instagram Dec. 20-Dec. 27. Winners will be announced Dec. 28th. First place prizes for each age category will be awarded!
Don’t forget to support your library this Colorado Gives day by clicking the link below to donate. Your donation will be proportionally increased thanks to the CO Gives Day $1 million incentive fund AND it will help our libraries continue to provide the programs and materials you love! Summit County and the Library Foundation is embarking on an renovation and expansion project for the Main Library in Frisco and North Branch in Silverthorne. Please help us with our endeavor!
Make 2020 the best year ever! Plan out your year with a vision board, make paper fortune cookies, and color mandalas. Have fun with henna hand dyes. We will drink some bubbly, have finger foods and give out prizes. The event is free to teens 6th graders up to 12th graders, but please call to register at 970-668-4280.
All three locations of Summit County Library will be closed Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Stream & Download section of our website to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines while we are closed.
All three locations of Summit County Library will close at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 24 and will also be closed Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Stream & Download section of our website to check out our 24/7 digital resources.
All three library locations will be closed on Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the South Branch and North Branch will be CLOSED. The Main Library in Frisco will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm.
Join Amy Sabreen on a visual journey around the world through her travels as a television producer/director and international adventurer. An avid student of humanity, Amy’s always looking for the connective thread that runs between all people, no matter how different we may appear on the surface. The evening will highlight heartfelt and sometimes unexpected adventures in places like Nepal, Rwanda, Colombia, Morocco, India, Alaska, Hawaii and more. The show begins at 6:00 pm via Zoom.
Please save Monday afternoon, March 16 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.
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 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.
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.
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. Register in advance by calling 970-453-3544.
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating Summit County Library! We will be issuing FREE replacement library cards if yours is lost or damaged. Plus we will have fun events going on all week including free National Library week buttons, a South Branch Escape Room, a canned food drive to support the FIRC!
The Summit County Seed Library is starting back up at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge and we are welcoming plant lovers from near and far to come celebrate! The goal of this program is to provide resources for those interested in starting or growing a garden, become a place of gathering for educational programs and workshops, to provide seeds to patrons at no cost, and to honor the tradition of seed saving and sharing. Come by the reading deck between 5-6:30pm to participate in our plant swap: bring a plant, clipping, or seedling (new or purchased) and bring a new plant home; donate seeds to our seed library: bring any seeds that you may have (new or saved) and learn about the seed library donation process; learn about the new seed library; mingle with fellow plant people and learn about our upcoming plant and gardening themed programs!
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 5pm, the 4th Thursday of the month on Zoom to discuss the policies and management of the library. It is open to the public. Email HaleyKitLittleton@gmail.com for the link.
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 31 for Memorial Day.
Stop by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge for our 3rd annual 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!
Yoga helps clear the mind, offers calm and healing, and helps unite communities. Join Leslie Glenn for a yoga class designed to create an open, safe place for those who want to stretch, breathe, and experience a sense of community, connection, and healing. All ages and levels welcome. The class will be held on the outdoor reading deck. Registration at BuildingHopeSummit.org is required.
Join the National Repertory Orchestra in a heart to heart panel discussion with local and international art industry professionals. Open and free to the public
Explore some of the animals that make their home in the forest around Summit County! We will examine animal furs, tracks, and scats, while learning about some cool adaptations that animals use to survive our harsh high alpine winters. This program, offered by Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, provides a fun hands on learning experience for all ages!
The theme for Summer Reading Program is Tails and Tales! We invite K-5th grade to join your local branch every Wednesday during Summer Reading for STEAM animal activities outside at 10:30am! Registration is required as materials are limited. Programs will rotate branches, so each part of the county will do them on different weeks. In case of weather, South and North will move inside, however the Main Library programs will be cancelled. Please use the links below to register weekly via Sign Up Genius.
Think you’re smarter than a librarian? Think you can escape her office? There’s only one way to find out. Come celebrate National Library Week and Month with a free escape room for all ages at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. The escape room is hosted Monday – Friday, at either 10am, 12pm, 2pm, or 4pm. The event is from April 1 - 30th. Call anytime to plan your escape: (970) - 453 - 3544. We can’t wait to see you try and escape the library! Dum dum dummmmm. *6 people max. 1 household per group.
Join us at Red Buffalo Cafe in Silverthorne (358 Blue River Pkwy) for storytime and snacks for children 5 and under. This special storytime is part of the Town of Silverthorne First Friday! Storytime... it's not just at the library anymore.
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 fun activities. 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.
Learn how to preserve food in our in-person food preservation workshop. We will begin with a presentation and participants will have a chance to practice. Methods include: Canning, pickling, fermentation, dehydration and freezing. Registration is required and we will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery meeting room.
Little Readers storytime is on Wednesday mornings! The suggested age range for Little Readers is infant through 2.5 years of age. We will have fun books along with songs, rhymes, finger-plays, scarves and rhythm instruments. Little Readers story time is designed to help support pre- literacy skills and to develop a love of reading! No Registration is required. Programs will take place in the Blue River Room.
We hope you had fun this summer with our summer reading program through Beanstack and our range of in-person adult programs! We enourage all adults to enter their earned virtual Beanstack tickets into the grand prize drawings of their choice. Winners will be annouced this week! Watch your email for brief survey so you can help us improve it for next year!
As part of the Armchair Travel series, local Neil Groundwater will present his travel slideshow on their adventures in China and Tibet, including those panda photos we are all dying to see. The show starts at 6pm on Zoom so join us from the comfort of your couch.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Download the free Beanstack app on your phone or ask a staff member how to get started!
We're partnering 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 and cover letter writing, resume reviewing, first impressions, and interview skills. The Workforce Center is an excellent resource for finding open positions within Summit County. If you already have a resume, please bring a copy along with you.
Our Summer Reading theme this summer is Tails and Tales! Do you have a cute pet who likes books? Snap a picture and send it to us at summitcountylibraries@gmail.com! We will post it on social media and the top 3 pets with the most likes will win a prize from their favorite pet store!
Our theme this summer is Tails and Tales and we invite you to join us for a series of fascinating lectures focused on a range of animal topics. No registration is required. Events will be inside the Hopefull/Discovery room at the South Branch Library.
Hear Dr. Pam Petersen talk about her diving trip in Raja Ampat Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, both bucket visit destinations for those of you that scuba dive.
Join us at the South Branch Library for our travel slideshow series. Each week come see amazing photos and hear fun stories from locals about their trips around the world! This week we invite all ages to join us in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library to hear the McBride Family (kids included) describe their adventures hiking from hut to hut in Switzerland. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
In honor of Presidents' Day, the South Branch and North Branch will be CLOSED. The Main Library in Frisco will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm.
It's just like an in person slideshow but from the comfort of your home! Join photographer John Fielder and author Jeri Norgren as they discuss their new book "Colorado's Highest: The History of Naming the 14,000-Foot Peaks." John discusses photographing the 14ers, and author Jeri Norgren tells fascinating stories about how the names were chosen for the 58 highest mountains in Colorado, and who first climbed them. You can even ask John and Jeri questions. It's live! Click the link below to register for the Zoom presentation.
Join us for a book discussion led by Nancy Karklins about the 2018 Summit Reads book choice "Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters" by Jason A. Ramos and Julian Smith. Copies are available for purchase at Next Page Books in Frisco or to order through the library catalog using a Summit County Library Card.
Join us for an evening with Colonel Tom Duhs USMC (retired) to hear the incredible story of the 10th Mountain Division. “The Ski Troops” is the story of the men who trained at Camp Hale Colorado and were deployed to Italy. They pushed the German Army out and helped bring about the end of the war in May 1945. You'll learn more about the unique nature of the division's recruitment, training, employment, and work after WWII. Thanks to The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, this event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome! No sign up is necessary.
Proper planning is one of the keys to getting the most out of a short-season garden. In this virtual workshop, Summit CSA Farmer and high altitude growing expert Kyla Laplante will offer tips on how to plant garden space for your family size and how to choose vegetable varieties that thrive in Summit County’s mountain environment. Attendees will also learn about timing the harvest and succession planting to make your garden more productive in a short growing season. This workshop is geared to gardeners of all levels and those new to Summit County’s growing environment. Zoom registration required. Use the link to register below.
This summer we had a ton of great photo entries of all kinds of pets caught reading! We invite you to visit our Faceboo page @SummitCountyLibraries (link below) and like your favoirte photos. The 3 pets with the most likes will win gift cards to their favorite local pet store!
Join us for our final 2018 Summit Reads event! Dan Schroeder (Chipping Program), Summit Fire & EMS (Mitigation of Property and WL Crew outside), and Red, White and Blue Fire (Go Kit./Evacuation) will be talking about how we prepare for wildfire here in Summit County.
Join us on May 1 at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge for a special talk by Amanda Marsh, the wife of Eric Marsh of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in 2013 in the Yarnell Hill Wildfire south of Prescott, Arizona. If you haven't read it yet, pick up a copy of our Summit Reads pick for 2018, “Smoke Jumper,” by Jason Ramos and Julian Smith and get an inside look the lives of airborne firefighters who parachute into remote areas to battle nature's dangerous fires or order a copy of " Granite Mountain: The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighter Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice" through the library catalog.
The High Country Conservation Center and Summit County Library will offer an introduction to high altitude vegetable gardening on Thursday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Summit CSA Farmer and high altitude growing expert Kyla Laplante will cover all the basics needed to create a thriving mountain vegetable garden. Home and community gardeners are welcome to join this free online workshop and Q&A, which is geared to beginner vegetable gardeners. RSVP is required and questions can be submitted in advance using the link below!
We have partnered with Frisco Historic Park to bring you their lunchtime lecture series. Watch Aspen Historical Society’s Vice President and premiere storyteller, Nina Gabianelli, recount the Ute Creation story with special guest, Skylar Lomahaftewah from the Northern Ute Tribe, sharing his personal story and the modern-day Ute experience. Join our virtual Lunchtime Lecture July 1 at 12pm to learn more about the role of storytelling in education and cultural preservation in the history of native peoples in Colorado.
What did Colorado look like in prehistoric times? Archaeologist Dr. John Seebach is here to tell us. Join us at 12:00pm at the Summit County Community and Senior Center for a riveting journey through time to the Paleoindian and Late Formative periods. Seebach is a professor at Colorado Mesa University of Colorado and program director for the Archeology department’s minor. A great lecture to bring all those interested in times of the past.
Do you love looking at old maps? Celebrate Map Month with Summit Historical Society. A staff member will be available to show and tell 1866 and 1867 maps of Colorado, Summit County and Eagle County in-person at all 3 of our locations. Come by the library to view these amazing documents.
We invite you to grab a drink or dine out on Wednesday, May 8th at Kenosha Steakhouse or Rita's Specialty Margs & Taco Bar! This event will run all day, and 5% of the total sales collected at both restaurants will be donated to the Friends of the Summit County Library. All ages are welcome. There will be a special library activity for children at 6 p.m. so join us for good food, drinks, and have fun raising money for your favorite nonprofit. The money raised will go right back to materials and programs you love. Thanks Rita's & Kenosha!
Join us for a preschool storytime with Miss G. at 11:00am at the Barney Ford Museum (111 East Washington Ave, Breckenridge), followed by music by the band Steel Betty for the whole family. This interactive program brings families on a musical tour of the storybook imagery and tall tales that have influenced America’s diverse folk music. Typically passed from generation to generation, a folk song is likely to have had many authors over time and preserves a vernacular history that cannot be recreated in a textbook. American folk music has always drawn from a wide variety of source material-for example; nature, world events, universal experiences, and traditional stories. It is music of the “folk” and is meant to be universally recognized and shared.
We are excited to kickoff our Summer Reading with some music on the deck with local band 'Rocky Mountain Brass'! Join us on the outside reading deck at the South Branch Library. Chairs will be provided.
We hope you had fun this summer on our virtual reading journey through Beanstack! We encourage all children and teens to get all their hours logged by today to earn your badges and prizes. Grand prize drawings will take place next week on Facebook Live!
Join Ms. Sheila and musical guest Mr. Randall online, Friday evening for some campfire stories and songs! Feel free to make your own s'mores as you watch from home!
As the finale of Adult Summer Reading program, we invite you to bring your friends and family to listen to our favorite local bluegrass band, The Pine Beatles! We hope to have this FREE event on our sunny outdoor reading deck at the South Branch Library. We will provide some chairs but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on the reading deck or in the meeting rooms unless they are service animals. Call 970-453-3544 with questions.
Today is the last day to submit your adult summer reading challenge to any of our 3 branches! Complete 5 easy challenges for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Challenges include easy tasks like checking out a magazine or a travel book. Complete 10 challenges to improve your chances. The winners of the drawing will be announced the next week!
Caregivers, drop in with your toddler- to preschool-aged children for a playdate at South Branch Library! Come meet someone new, build community, and enjoy coffee while your children make new friends. We will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room. This is a library facilitated activity, but is not library supervised. Please come prepared to keep an eye on your little ones!
Registration Required!! Families are invited to enjoy a special late-night Pajama Storytime at South Branch! We'll read holiday stories and finish off the night with cookies and milk and a small craft. Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket.
Love trying new recipes? Don't have the time to try them all? Join the new cookbook club for adults. Each month there will be a new book available for checkout at the South Branch Library. Find a recipe in the book, cook it, and bring it to the meeting ready to share! In September we will meet at Apres Handcrafted Libations at 103 S Main Street, Breckenridge, CO. Discounted drinks will be available for purchase!
Join us for our annual event in partnership with the Frisco Historical Park's "Night at the Museum." Come hear tales of terror in the Main Library in Frisco!
Are you prepared for when disaster strikes? Come hear from Summit County's Director of Emergency Management, Brian Bovard, as he talks about how you can be prepared in an emergency.
We invite 6th-12th graders to come and learn no sew solutions to making capes and masks! Basic colors and styles will be provided, for anything more elaborate please bring your own!
We invite 6th -12th graders to a night of chess for all abilities! Match up with a new friend to test your skill, or hang around to learn the rules! We will meet in the Teen Room at the South Branch Library.
Come join us for coding, fun, and community! Even if you haven't registered yet, you're welcome to join us. We'll meet in the Puzzler Room. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Girls Who Code Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read, and explore together! The goal of the club is to increase the number of women with an interest in computer science.
Come join us for coding, fun, and community! Even if you haven't registered yet, you're welcome to join us. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Girls Who Code Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read, and explore together! The goal of the club is to increase the number of women with an interest in computer science.
The Synagogue of Summit will be partnering with the South Branch Library to teach the process and history of Hanukkah treats and traditions so we invite teens 6th-12th to come enjoy! We will need a waiver completed so please email rosemary.neel@summitcountyco.gov to be sent a copy.
- Every month we hold a brand new scavenger hunt , where you can win brand new FREE books and candy bars. The month of October is a Spook-tacular fun scavenger hunt. Hunt solo or bring your friends! - Make-n-Take craft kit, set up in the YA area of the library - make it at the table or take it with you to make at home. All supplies provided. This month we have a Day of the Dead bookmark. - The month of October we are having a TEEN "Guess How Many Pieces of Candy" Game! Check in at the Circulation Desk to submit your guess for a chance to win 2 free YA books and the entire colossal jar of candy. Drawing to be held at Main Branch during the Spooky Story Readings on October 31st, 5 pm.
The teens will be cooking up the foods in the downstairs kitchen from 3:00 – 7:00 pm, to be served at our second annual Teen’s Friendsgiving. A waiver must be filled out previous to this event so please email rosemary.neel@summitcountyco.gov Attendance is not mandatory for the entire time, pop in and out as you please!
Butter making 4:30 – 6:00 in the South Branch Kitchen! Don’t show up empty handed to your Thanksgiving dinner this year! Teens in 6 – 12th grades are invited to make homemade butter to bring to their Thanksgiving feast. Please register by emailing rosemary.neel@summitcountyco.gov, we only have ten spots open for this event!
Get crafty with our 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program with this adorable animal craft!
Join us at 11 for Christmas stories and songs in English and Spanish. Afterward, children can play and make a craft! / Júntense a las 11 para cuentos de Navidad y canciones en Inglés y Español. Después, los niños pueden jugar y hacer un arte.
Kick off the start of summer at June First Friday on Friday, June 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center Lawn. Enjoy live music from local band Frisco Funk Collective, catch up with Summit County Library to learn about our summer programs and stop by the Summit County Library Friends for a mini book sale. Watch a gymnastics demonstration from the Silverthorne Storm gymnastics team. Food and drink available for purchase.
You are invited to trivia night and a Holiday treat bar! Don your favorite holiday attire, grab your best trivia team and bring some cookies or treats to enjoy. Register by calling 970-668-4280 or email katie.koop@summitcountyco.gov. Happy Baking!
Join us for an open house as we celebrate 26 years of passion and dedication to Summit County Library and wish Pat HASENFUS good bye and good luck in her retirement! QUestions? Call 970-453-3546
South Branch teens (6th-12th) will be making resin replicas of Lego figurines that they can then decorate in likeness of whatever their imagination can conjure up! Meet in the Tip Top room from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Wear clothes you can get dirty!
We invite teens (grades 6-12) to learn to make Japanese Ink Floating! Join us for this Suminagashi project learning to make beautiful images on copperplate paper! This event at the Main Library in Frisco is on April 16 at 3:30 pm. Please call to register as space is limited. 970 668-5555.
Join Holly Griffith, a 20-year genealogy enthusiast, for this three-class series for anyone curious to "climb the family tree" for the first time. These hands-on classes will concentrate on easy, available resources that you can use to research your family, including Summit County Library's My Heritage database. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Space is limited, call 970-453-3544 to register.
Summit County Library and HC3 invite you to Zero Waste Training on Tuesday, May 18th from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm. Learn what’s accepted at Summit County’s three drop-off Recycling Centers. Attendees will also learn where our recycling goes and gain an overall understanding of recycling in Summit County. This session is a great introduction for Zero Waste Ambassadors and anyone interested in volunteering with HC3 this summer.
Join Ms. Sheila at North Branch for a “real time” Virtual Story Time for children, K through 5th grade. We’ll read a story illustrated by an artist with an interesting art style. Then we’ll try making our own illustration using similar materials and techniques. For our session in April, participants will need a large piece of white paper, scissors, glue, colored paper (all kinds – construction or wrapping paper) and your imagination! This program is recommended for children ages 5 through 10 (K to 5th grade).
Families are invited to join us for a special Holiday Pajama Storytime at South Branch in Breckenridge! Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Registration is required. Please call the South Branch to register at 970-453-3544 or sign up at the front desk. Storytime is a great place for your child to start developing social skills and early literacy skills that will prepare them for learning to read.
Join veteran Denver-based graphic novelist, author/illustrator and instructor Stan Yan as he leads teens through a presentation about his process for writing and illustrating a four panel comic strip. This is a virtual event for teens 12-18. Please email kaeli.simonet@summitcountyco.gov or call 970-453-3546 to sign up.
The South Branch teens (6th-12th grade) will be exploring the customs, activities, and taboos of the Chinese New Year. Come eat some traditional snacks, open red envelopes, and learn about the Year of The Pig. Meet in the Expanded Hopefull/Discovery Room from 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Join us to hear all about travel writer, Katie Coakley's recent trip to Portugal. Portugal has all of the charms and attractions of bigger European countries, but at a fraction of the cost. Come learn about Portugal's rich history and Katie's adventures in Lisbon, the Duoro Valley, Porto, Lagos, and Evora. This event will take place in the Hopefull/Discovery room at 6pm.
We invite juniors and teens grades 4th-8th grade to join us for a fun night of Nerf at the South Branch Library! Snacks and fun will be provided. All attendees must register by emailing megan.bushman@summitcountyco.gov or call 970-453-3543. We must have a signed waiver in NO LATER THAN November 17th. We will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room before 5pm.
Experience South Korea and Japan as you learn about the major cities including Seoul, Gyeongju, Tokyo, and Kyoto, as well as the DMZ between North and South Korea from Bob Hinderholtz. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the show will start in the Blue River Room at 7pm.
For our next Armchair Travel talk, join local Jennifer Faoro Weller and learn all about her 3 week trip rafting the Grand Canyon! The talk begins at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Please register for the program using the link below.
The Frisco Historic Park & Museum is happy to bring back the annual Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring nine speakers with new topics. This year, we are excited to be partnering with the Summit County Community and Senior Center as part of their Aging Gracefully Series and the Summit County Library Adult Summer Reading Program. Have you ever wanted to find gold in these hills? Summit County local and author Kevin Singel is passionate about the history of Colorado’s gold prospecting and its lasting impact in our county. Join us to hear more on his gold and mineral finding expertise at the Summit County Community and Senior Center. Bring the whole family out to learn about what could be your next favorite pastime. Books will be available for purchase after the lecture.
Join us for a fun class for teens grades 6-12 making your own Legos with silicone molds. Please register by calling 970 668-5555 as this class is filling up fast already! This event will be held at the Main Library in Frisco. County Commons Building. 0037 Peak One Dr.
Our Friends of the Library would love your help setting up for our huge book sale! All money raised goes toward library materials and programs. Please sign up using the link below. Perks include first pick of books!
Join in a fun trivia night from your home with friends and family from anywhere! Participants will join Quizmaster Katie live on Zoom. Zoom is a conference call platform allowing people to share video and audio. Please email sclnorthbranch@gmail.com to sign up your winning team and receive your Zoom invite (limited space available). Note: To participate, you will need a computer or tablet with video/audio capability and strong internet connection. Questions? Call 970-668-4280
Make your own game for at home or travel with this month’s take home kit! This kit will have the supplies to turn a wood cookie slice into a game of tic-tac-toe with pebbles! Meanwhile, learn a little bit about the rings on a wood cookie. With your own paint at home, decorate the rocks however you would like, find a partner, and get to playing! Recommended ages 1st-5th grade. Please email your local branch to request your craft pack by clicking the links below.
Bring your stuffed animal to the library any time on Tuesday, February 26, for a stuffed animal sleepover! While you're at home sleeping, your stuffed animals will have a blast exploring the South Branch Library and getting into all kinds of mischief! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts as we'll post updates from the slumber party. Then, come back on Wednesday, February 27, and pick up your stuffed animal and a free book to take home and read together!
Tinker Tots is a new STEAM program for you and your little ones. Each month you will be able to reserve a take home kit from your library branch exploring something new. In the kit will be everything you need and will come with a video link where Miss G. will show you step-by-step science, crafts, color theory, experiments and more! Start whenever you are ready and learn something new with your kids from the comfort of your own kitchen. May will be Gummy Bear Science. Kits are first come, first served and supplies are very limited. Email your local branch to reserve your Tinker Tot kit. (1 per household, works for multiple children)
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, come check out Top Hogs, a comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library! Join us for nonstop action, audience participation, and education in this show as a pig, a dog, and a bird perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come by early to get a seat, as we will start promptly. (Learn more at tophogs.com) This even is presented by the Friends of the Library.
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, come check out Top Hogs, a FREE comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library! Join us for nonstop action, audience participation, and education in this show as a pig, a dog, and a bird perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come by early to get a seat, as we will start promptly. (Learn more at tophogs.com) This even is presented by the Friends of the Library.
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, come check out Top Hogs, a FREE comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library! Kids of all ages are invited for nonstop action, audience participation, and education in this show as a pig, a dog, and a bird perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come early to get a seat, as we will start promptly. (Learn more at tophogs.com) This even is presented by the Friends of the Library.
Part of our new technology series at the library! Want to read magazines on your tablet? Not sure how to access The New York Times without the article blocks? This beginner class will teach you how to use digital magazines, The New York Times, and databases available for free through the library! Come learn tips and tricks for getting the most out the library's digital resources. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet device, or use one of ours.
The theme this summer is Tails and Tales and we bet you love dogs! But did you know that that many dogs have jobs just like humans? Join us to learn all about working dogs and see them demonstrate their skills. The Summit County Animal Shelter will be bringing a Service Mobility dog, a Hunting dog, possibly a Search and Rescue dog, and other working dogs to each library for this special event. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. No Registration is required.
We have partnered with the Frisco Historic Park to share their virtual Lunchtime Lecture series. They are kicking it off with longtime activist Ricardo LaFore discussing Chicano history and the precursors to the 1960s Chicano Movement. Listen as LaFore recounts the seminal moments with stories of his own experience and their impact on Chicano gains in subsequent years. Ricardo LaFore currently serves on the Chicano Movement Advisory Committee for History Colorado. He also received the Cesar Chavez Leadership Award in 2003. Ways to Watch: Facebook Live, YouTube or Website: Visit FriscoHistoricPark.com to watch previous Lunchtime Lecture videos
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week April 19-25. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Summit County Library's staff and Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Feel free to email your questions to summitcountylibraries@gmail.com and we will select a variety to answer during our Facebook LIVE "chat
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week April 19-25. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Summit County Library's Main Library staff and Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives. Coffee and donuts will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week April 19-25. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Summit County Library's North Branch staff and Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives. Coffee and donuts will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
We invite you and your friends to come to the North Branch Library in Silverthorne from 1 – 5pm on Saturday, April 4th to the perfect free prom dress! Contact rebecca.kane@summitcountyco.gov for more information.
Have you ever played a game and wished you had someone to discuss it with? Here is your chance. Join us monthly in jolly cooperation to try and figure out what makes our favorite video games meaningful. Our first meet-up will be August 31, 6-8pm @ Broken Compass Brewing (Main St location). 21+ only.
Families are invited to join us for a special evening Storytime at South Branch Library in Breckenridge! This summer, we will be outside on the reading deck enjoying the beautiful weather. In case of rain, we will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room inside. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Children will enjoy books, felt stories, songs, and a small craft. Storytime is a great place for your child to start developing social skills and early literacy skills that will prepare them for learning to read. This program is also a welcome space for those learning to speak English and for children of all abilities.
Just in time for Mother's Day, adults are invited to learn the basics of sustainable, seasonal, and local flower arranging led by Alyse, owner of Mountain Roots Garden Design and Botanics in Frisco. Leave with a beautiful bouquet! Space is limited so be sure to call 970-453-3544 to register.
Júntense por cuentos, canciones, y juegos en inglés y español, y manualidades/botanas en Sábado el 4 de mayo desde las 10:00 a las 12:00. ¡Pasen por sólo un rato o quédense por el tiempo completo! ¡Libro gratuito por todos niños! Grupo etario surgido: 3-7 años, ¡Pero, todos son bienvenidos! (¡Padres y abuelos, también!) // Come join us for stories, songs, and games in English and Spanish celebrating the joy of books and reading on Saturday, May 4 from 10am to Noon. Come for the whole time or just drop in for a while! Free book for all children! Suggested age range: 3 to 7 years old, but all are welcome! (Parents and grandparents, too!)
Star Wars is coming to Breckenridge! The Friends of the Summit County Libraries and Après Handcrafted Libations are teaming up to bring you two nights of Star Wars trivia. You will need to brush up on your characters, planets and weapons from your favorite galaxy far far away. (Specifically the movies - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi.) Star Wars attire is strongly recommended. Registration is open so click the link below to make sure you have a spot for your team of four. Spots will go faster than the Millennium Falcon, so make sure to book early!
Toddlers and preschoolers (and caregivers) are invited to Little Space Cadets, South Branch Library's Summer Reading Program for young children! Join us all summer on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. for space-themed programs as we celebrate our summer theme, "A Universe of Stories." Children will enjoy books, felt stories, activities, puppets, and songs, along with craft activity. Little Space Cadets is a great place for your child to start developing social skills and early literacy skills that will prepare them for learning to read. This program is also a welcome space for those learning to speak English and for children of all abilities.
Love dogs? This is the perfect Children's Summer Reading Program for you! Wag that Tail: Stories that make you bark, leap, and beg for more! Denise Gard and Joey, her famous Border Collie, explore tales from around the world that contain tails. Join them for a program that is so action-packed and full of dog tricks, you’ll wish you had a tail too! (For All Ages)
Summer Reading Program continues with performances by the National Repertory Orchestra just for kids! The National Repertory Orchestra is a summer symphony orchestra and academy that trains young musicians for professional careers in music. For children of all ages.
Join us for another amazing Summer Reading Program performer with Sciencetellers! Sciencetellers programs are designed to get kids excited about STEM learning by introducing them to the wonderful world of science through hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, and more! Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice effects! Make sure to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes, and register for the program if you haven't already. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Shark! Have we got your attention? This live virtual class features sharks, sharks and more sharks. There are over 500 species, after all! We will discuss the special features and senses of sharks and their relatives. This virtual program will be available by registration only due to limited space on Zoom.
Dari will also lead you through some yoga poses to get in touch with your own “inner animal”. We will be outside, so please bring a yoga matt if you have one. Don't forget to log your hours on Beanstack and pick up your prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, but especially recommended for ages 4 through 8.
Your kids won't want to miss our Drum Safari program as we blast off to the stars (and beyond)! The group will bring traditional drums and a few mysterious instruments from another galaxy. Your kids will dance their way through the solar system and find out what makes gravity SO groovy while exploring the rhythms of our universe. Don't forget to bring in your completed reading logs for great prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Kickoff an amazing summer of animal-themed programs with a Summit County favorite - Ann Lincoln! Your kids will be amazed by Ann's incredible magic tricks, comedy, and juggling skills. Ann Lincoln will be at North Branch at 11am, Main at 1pm and South Branch at 3pm. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Join us all summer long for great programs during our "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program. This is a week you won't want to miss Summit Fire & EMS in Silverthorne and North and Red, White and Blue Fire in Breckenridge joining us for story time. Don't forget to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
We invite kids in 4th – 8th grade for a night of fun with the Frosted Flamingo Flamingo. This book / art club will meet once every month to read a book of their choosing and create art that is fun and functional! This group is open to all abilities.
Part of our new technology series at the library! This interactive class will teach you how to use the library website to its full potential. You'll learn about placing holds on books, utilizing databases, checking our calendar, and more. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet device, or use one of ours.
Join us for an evening with Jaime DeLuccio, astrologer from Open Sky Yoga, as we look into the specific areas of your child's personal astrology chart that can help you understand them and connect with them on a deeper level. This event is free of charge, but registration is required in order to access your child's chart prior to the workshop. Please email southbranchbreck@gmail.com or text 970-989-2586 to register.
We invite you and your friends to come to the Main Library in Frisco from 4 – 5pm on Tuesday, April 7 and Friday, April 10 to find the perfect free prom dress! Contact megan.bushman@summitcountyco.gov for more information.
Patrons are invited to sign up at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne circulation desk for a 15 minute time slot for their child (or 2 to 3 children) to practice their reading with a certified reading dog. Feel free to call 970-668-4280 to schedule a time slot or ask questions.
Come learn about our new program for young children: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. You and your child may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our 10:30 Little Reader Storytime. Books to read, program information and snacks will be available in the Blue River Room between 9:30 and 11:30, with a short story time at 10:30. Call 970-668-4285 with questions.
All teen art and photography contest entries will be displayed at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne the first two weeks of August. Stop by to check out all the amazing talent from our teens and vote for your favorite works of art! Winners will be announced mid-August.
Join us for a family friendly morning at the library! There will be several crafts to choose from for kids Pre-K through Elementary, as well as toys for toddlers.
For children ages 4-8 and their caregivers. Join us for a special superhero-themed mindfulness storytime. Learn simple activities you and your child can do together to promote well-being at home. Capes and masks are encouraged! Please bring a mat or a towel. Call 970-453-3544 or email southbranchbreck@gmail.com to register.
Cross stitch is cool again! We invite adults to come learn the basics and make your own sweet or sassy cross stitch to take home with you. Space is limited, please call the South Branch to register at 970-453-3544 or sign up at the front desk.
Experience 5-Christmases with Abe and Mary Lincoln (1860-1864)! Learn how they spent Christmas; celebrating, giving, working to save the country and how they had a key role in the image of Santa Claus we have today.
Trauma can disconnect us from ourselves, our body feeling one way, our mind another. Join Ashley Hughes, a severe trauma survivor and yoga teacher, as she leads a practice tailored to support healing, whether or not you’ve experienced trauma. Ashley will review postures designed to calm the nervous system and empower the mind as she utilizes a sequence that allows us to practice tuning in to how we really feel and why, ultimately reconnecting the mind and body and returning to a world in which we can thrive. Register at the Building Hope website: https://buildinghopesummit.org/
Are you interested in learning more about composting in your own home? Come for our presentation led by Julia Park, a CU-Boulder Sustainable Food Systems student, as she helps to provide information and answer questions about composting. We have also partnered with High County Conservation to teach you all about the Summit County local SCRAP program. Topics include: Why compost? How does it work? Composting Methods, Setting up your bin, Compost care, and Summit County Options.
We are looking for volunteers with strong backs to pack up the boxes after the book sale is finished! Use the link below to sign up.
You might have heard of our read to a dog program, but have you ever heard of reading to a donkey or a pony! Now is your chance to practice your reading in a judgement free zone for a special Tales and Tails event! Call 970-668-3544 to register or stop by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. In partnership with the Far View Horse Rescue.
As part of the Armchair Travel series, local Amanda Day will present her carefully planned itinerary and beautiful photos from Spain. The show starts at 6pm on Zoom.
Bringing the zoo to you! Meet animal ambassadors from around the world. Become a champion for wildlife and wild places. Chat live with a zookeeper. This virtual program will be available by registration only starting July 1st, due to limited space on Zoom.
We invite residents and visitors to join us virtually for this year’s Armchair Travel series. Join Heidi Berghammer and hear all about her holiday adventures on a train trip across Europe visiting 7 countries including the UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, and Czech Republic. They spent time snowboarding in the Alps, visiting friends and wandering big cities and small towns. The show begins at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Register below to recieve the Zoom link.
Seed Saving is an important process in the preservation of food culture. High altitude varieties wouldn't exist without this historic process! Come join Diana Reznikoff, Master Gardener, and learn seed saving techniques you can use to grow and harvest plants adapted for this high altitude environment. We will end with some hands-on experience!
Discover what meditation can do for you with instructor Ravi Jaishankar, long-time student and practitioner of Yoga and Vedanta. Weave the holistic benefits of meditation into your life to improve health, reduce anxiety and stress, and help unlock and fulfill your potential. This class is open to practitioners of all levels.
The 2020 Friends of the Library Travel slideshow continues with Maryann Gaug's adventures in Greenland. As always the show begins at 7pm at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
Do we want to try a new workout in the New Year, but you’re not sure what might “fit” you best? Summit County Library is bringing you free fitness classes. “Try before you buy” in these sampler sessions, taught by instructors from the Silverthorne Recreation Center.
Make a plush donut out of a sock, pillow stuffing, and felt! Great as a stress ball, dog toy, pin cushion, or to just look cute on your desk. Email your local branch to request your craft kit.
Come learn about our new program for young children. You may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our children’s events. Program information and snacks will be available in the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms.
Come learn about our new program for young children. You may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our children’s storytime at 10:30am.
Calling all teens grades 6-12th! Participate in our Art and Photography contest by submitting your own unique work of art. Entries accepted July 1-31. One entry per teen. All works will be showcased at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne the first two weeks of August, during which time the public can vote on their favorite artwork and photograph. The piece in each category with the most votes will win our people’s choice award. 1st and 2nd place winners in each category will be selected by a panel of Summit County artists.
Bring your partner to the library between February 1st - 14th for a fun date night! Complete one of our four fun or flirty task cards, and present your completed task card to a librarian to get it stamped. Take your stamped card to Aurum in Breckenridge, Timberline Craft Kitchen in Silverthorne, or 5th Ave Grill in Frisco for one free glass of wine or beer. * Happy Date Night! *Redeemable between Feb 1 - 17 for one free glass of wine or beer up to $15 per task card.
The theme this summer is Tails and Tales and we have some great animal themed programs for adults 18+! Join on Saturday mornings on the South Branch Reading deck. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up via SignUpGenius (links below) to reserve your spot. If spots fill, email Meg Quirk at megan.quirk@summitcountyco.gov to be put on the waitlist. Please cancel your reservation if you end up not being able to attend, we want as many people as possible to be able to participate.
Listen to this amazing volunteer organization, Summit Lost Pet Rescue, as they demonstrate the tools, technology and techniques used in rescuing pets that find themselves lost in Summit County. We will also have a representative from the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter to discuss what happens at the shelter when a lost dog is found.
It might be a little early for flower collecting in the Rockies, but get excited for summer with this month’s take and make. We are turning recycled books into homemade flower presses! All you need to supply is some cardboard. Please email your local branch to request your craft pack by clicking the links below.
We invite adults to join us on Facebook Live to make a beautiful upcycled book wreath just like this one! You will need a 12-16” square piece of cardboard (from an old pizza box or frozen pizza box is easiest, but any larger piece of cardboard will work.) You can also make a mini wreath if you don’t have a piece that large! A pen and marker, piece of string or rope, scissors, a hot glue gun, an old book you don’t mind tearing apart and a ruler. Questions? Call Marissa at 970-668-3547.
Join us for an interactive, introductory workshop on the traditional health system of Ayurveda, a thousands-year-old lifestyle philosophy practiced in India. As a sister science to yoga, the principles of Ayurveda can be applied to your daily life to keep you in a state of wellness. This workshop will provide practical advice in using Ayurvedic principles for eating, drinking, hygiene and more.
Since schools have been closed, many parents have recently had to take on the role of educating their children, which  we know is not an easy task. We would like to help parents navigate the complexities of digital learning. Together, we will discuss strategies and share resources, so you can make informed media choices. We will show you technology can be helpful, skill-building, and even motivational.
Join us for how to learn the art of book folding and how to make this beginner project. Take and make packs, including supplies and instructions will be available for pickup at the South Branch Library. Email southbranchbreck@gmail.com to request your craft pack. Questions? Call Marissa at 970-453-3544
Join in a fun teen trivia session from your home! Participants 6th -12th grade will join Quizmaster Kaeli live on Zoom. Zoom is a conference call platform allowing people to share video and audio. Please email kaeli.simonet@summitcountyco.gov to sign up and receive your Zoom invite (limited space available). Note: To participate, you will need a computer or tablet with video/audio capability and strong internet connection. Questions? Call 970-453-3546.
We have partnered with the Frisco Historic Park and Museum to share virtual Lunchtime Lectures. On July 15 at 12pm well-known storyteller Dave Lively, of Lively Tours & Talks, as he discusses the pioneer history of western Rocky Mountain National Park. Learn how people lived amongst the Utes and Arapahoe tribes, how they survived the harsh conditions and preserved the natural beauty for generations to come. Lively has been a certified tour guide with Rocky Mountain National Park for over twelve years and a frequent guest at our lecture series.
Picnic at the Park! Join us as we welcome back Nina Gabianelli, Aspen Historical Society, and special guest, Skylar Lomahaftewa of the Northern Ute Tribe as they look at the role of storytelling in the history of native peoples in Colorado. Bring your picnic, picnic blankets, and lawn chairs to the Historic Park Gazebo on July 7, 2021 at 12:00pm for this family-friendly lecture. Come early to get your spot and don’t forget your sunscreen!
Storytime is back! We are excited to invite families back to our early literacy storytimes. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under. We'll be meeting on the from South Branch lawns. Camp chairs, blankets from home and similar sit upons are welcome. Please don’t come if you and your family are not COVID-19 Symptom Free. Please observe 6 feet of distancing between your family and other patrons not in your household. Please wear a mask. We encourage you to bring your own seating.
Storytimes are back! We are excited to invite families back to our early literacy storytimes. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under. Please don’t come if you and your family are not COVID-19 Symptom Free. Please observe 6 feet of distancing between your family and other patrons not in your household. Please wear a mask. We encourage you to bring your own seating. Camp chairs, blankets from home and similar sit upons are welcome. (Please note: We have moved back to the Main Library lawn and are no longer at the Frisco marina)
Join us Friday (Rescheduled from Friday) for storytime halloween at the North Branch! Come in costume and bundle up because we will be outside on the lawn. Please wear your masks and distance yourselves from other families and bring chairs or a ground covering to sit on. There will be a trick-or-treating outside parade and a take-and-make craft to bring home with you!
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The Friends of the Library will be accepting gently used book donations outside on Saturday mornings. Please good condition only. Bring your books to donate to the parking lot to drop off curb-side. (Not accepting textbooks, VHS, cassette tapes or magazines.)
The Friends of the Library will be accepting gently used book donations on Saturday mornings. Please good condition only. Bring your books to donate to the parking lot to drop off curb-side. (Not accepting textbooks, VHS, cassette tapes or magazines.)
The Friends of the Library will be accepting gently used book donations on Saturday mornings. Please good condition only. Bring your books to donate to the parking lot to drop off curb-side. (Not accepting textbooks, VHS, cassette tapes or magazines.)
Join us Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Storytime on the reading platform. Both days will be the same program so please only register for one. Please wear your masks and distance yourself from other families. There will also be a take-and-make craft to bring home with you! Registration is required and space is limited to 10 people. To reserve your spot please email genevieve.brusilow@summitcountyco.gov. (Link below)