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Our October Adult Take and Make Craft is Pom Pom Coasters! Take and make craft packs, including supplies and instructions, are available for pickup at each branch. Supplies are limited, so this project will be first come, first serve! Please email your local branch to request your craft pack. South Branch in Breckenridge: southbranchbreck@gmail.com Main Library in Frisco: summitcountylibraries@gmail.com North Branch in Silverthorne: sclnorthbranch@gmail.com
Become a member of the Friends of the Library
The Board is composed of seven members appointed by the Summit County Commissioners to oversee the Library
If you have fines on your account from late fees, now is your chance to start with a clean slate! All donations benefit the FIRC. This is only valid for fines from late fees, not for lost items.
We have a variety of databases geared towards helping students with their research - from the elementary grades all the way through high school.
Find out how you can volunteer at the Summit County Library
Find out ways to give to the Summit County Library
Get instructions and help for downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks, and online magazines.
We offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and online magazines for your enjoyment.
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.
Want to make a difference and offer your voice in the library and in the community? TAB will continue to meet outside in October 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. Email kaeli.simonet@summitcountyco.gov to register or call 970-453-3546 with questions.
We are all-online this year! Pre-Registration begins Monday, 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 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. We discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Everyone is welcome! Email President Janet at librarjan@yahoo.com for the link.
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.
We invite 6th-12th graders to join us for a Bob Ross Painting Tutorial! You don’t have to know how to paint to enjoy this one. Follow a Bob Ross video as you paint, eat snacks, and meet other teens who are interested in South Branch Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Questions? Call Kaeli at 970-453-3546.
We are now partners with Senior Planet! Senior Planet offers multi-week technology courses that help seniors 65+ learn computer basics and develop life-enhancing computer skills. Twitter is seemingly unavoidable these days–and for good reason! It’s become one of the most reliable sources for on-the-ground, breaking news coverage. Come learn about Twitter’s important features as well as the social importance the service has gained over the last ten years.
The Main Library in Frisco will continue the Adult Fall Reading Program special events with some music by the 10 Mile Bluegrass Band!
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 or stop by the front desk.
All three locations of the Summit County Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will be offering curbside from 9am-5pm on Monday. You may always renew materials online using My Account or check out eBooks and eAudiobooks on our website at www.summitcountylibraries.org under Find It - Downloadables.
Meet up in the Tip Top room from 4:30 – 6:00pm to start planning the Fall events for the teens! Come with ideas of what you want the library to offer!
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.
We have partnered with the Frisco Historic Park to promote their summer series of lunchtime lectures. Storyteller, Linda Batlin, presents the story of Colorado’s first taxidermist, Martha Maxwell. Nicknamed the “Colorado Huntress” – Maxwell was a pioneer naturalist that took her love of animals, art, and nature to a new level with her unique taxidermy displays. Join Batlin at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum’s Gazebo on August 26 at 12pm for this lively one-woman presentation featuring period costumes and theatrics that bring Maxwell’s story to life. This lecture is subject to physical distancing guidelines and public health ordinances.
Next up in our Armchair Travel series, Bart Snow will share his 3 month sailing trip to the south coast of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the French Islands Saint Pierre and Miquelon. The show begins at 6:00 pm on Zoom.
Join us in the YA room for a Halloween Party! The teen space will be available all day to finalize your costume and will be equipped with scary movies, face painting and snacks.
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 online programs. Adult who participate will earn Friends of the Library book bucks, library swag and be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for an Amazon gift card! Register on the Beanstack website or download the Beanstack app to get started.
Join us at the Main Library for our weekly Storytime! 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 limited to 10 participants (caregivers included) now that we are back inside the building. Please email summitcountylibraries@gmail.com by clicking the link below to register or call 970-668-4134 for more information.
We have partnered with Frisco Historic Park's 'Nightmare at the Museum' for some spooky stories for Halloween! "Ghostly Tales" will be at the Main Library in Frisco on October 27th at 4:00pm. Bring the whole family! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Library.
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.
Our next armchair travel slideshow for 2020 takes us around the world with videographer Amy Sabreen. Have you always wanted your job to be to travel around the world? Here is your chance to learn all about what it is like. The show begins at 6:00 pm via Zoom.
For our next Travel Slideshow, local Sarah Wilkinson will take you to Thailand and Cambodia including cities, beaches and temples. As always, the show begins at 6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
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 virtually! 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 a spirit week (library staff dresses up!), Book Shelfie Photo contest, Facebook Live and library-themed storytimes! We invite you to join in the fun from the comfort of your home.
Join us Wednesday for storytime halloween! Come in costume and bundle up because we will be outside on the lawn. Please wear your masks and distance yourselves from other families. There will be a trick-or-treating outside parade. There will also be a take-and-make craft to bring home with you!
Want to get a jump start on the gardening season? Join us as High Country Conservation gardener Susie Nothnagel instructs you on the basics of high altitude vegetable gardening. This free workshop is geared towards new gardeners who want to learn the foundation of what grows well in our climate and how to get started.
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, to discuss the policies and management of the library. It is open to the public. Email sarah.hulsey@summitcountyco.gov for the Zoom 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 and Amy Sabreen virtually 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.
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
Don't miss this amazing special performer! Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles… add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!
Happy Holidays! Take and Make Packs, including supplies and instructions, are available for pickup at each branch. Supplies are limited, so this project will be first come, first serve! Recommended ages 1st-5th grade. Please email your local branch to request your craft pack by clicking the links below.
Don't miss this amazing special performer! Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles… add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!
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.
Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring. We will have spa music for ambiance and tea will be provided. Registration not required but RSVPs are encouraged by calling 970-453-3544 or signing up at the South Branch Library front desk.
Jen will be reading a children’s book in English and French or Spanish on Saturday mornings on @SummitCountyLibraries Facebook Live! Available to view for 24 hours.
Little Readers storytime has moved to THURSDAYS! The suggested age range for Little Readers is infant through 2 and a 1/2 years of age. We still 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! Halloween theme, costumes welcome. Visit @SummitCountyLibraries on Facebook Live to tune in.
We hope you had fun this summer on our first virtual summer reading program through Beanstack! We enourage all adults get all their books, activities or programs logged by today to earn your badges and prizes. Grand prize drawings for $50 Amazon Gift Cards will take place next 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.
Turn in your Bingo Sheet by the end of the day today at any of the three Summit County Libraries for the Adult Fall Reading Program. You will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing which will be announced on Wednesday, November 13!
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.
As part of our Adult Program series, come make three simple gifts that will please anyone on your list! All supplies are provided. Space is limited so call 970-453-3544 or stop by the South Branch Library front desk to sign up.
Visit our Facebook page @summitcountylibraries on Christmas Eve, December 24th for a visit to the library from Santa Claus, reading "The Night Before Christmas."
Like following clues to solve a fun puzzle? This program is for you! Come to the library for a scavenger hunt and enjoy snacks as you work together with other teens to solve the hunt. Registration is required. Please contact Kaeli at Kaeli.simonet@summitcountyco.gov or call 970-453-3546 to let her know if you will be attending.
We have partnered with the Frisco Historic Park to bring you a series of lunchtime lectures. Are you bear aware? Join Summit County Bear Aware on August 19 at 12pm for an educational lecture on bears, mountain lions, and other native wildlife. Supported by Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Bear Aware is a volunteer organization that educates visitors and locals about wildlife and how we can safely coexist within the natural landscape of the Colorado High Country. This lecture is subject to physical distancing guidelines and public health ordinances.
Come hear Bob Hinderholtz talk about his journey to Morocco from the Blue City to the Sahara. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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.
Come socialize, work on projects, and share ideas with other crocheters, whether you're a beginner or a lifelong enthusiast. Supplies will not be provided, so please bring your own materials! Local crocheter Julia Schock will be on hand to help beginners with basic stitches. Email her at juliamschock@gmail.com with any questions.
Gather the family and join Summit County Library, local musician Randall McKinnon, and the Summit Choral Society virtual choir for an evening of holiday music and cheer. Register at the link below to attend this virtual concert via Zoom. Questions? Call 970-668-4280 or email katie.koop@summitcountyco.gov.
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.
This program is for preschoolers through 2nd graders! Join us the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. for stories, songs, and activities about different countries around the world. Expand your horizons and have fun in this program geared toward cultural understanding.
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.
This is your chance to spend time in the garden with some HC3 gardeners! All plot holders from the Breckenridge Community Garden are encouraged to bring your seeds and plant your garden this evening. There will be on site education and support from Kyla Laplante and Camille Shoemaker, the farmers for Summit County’s CSA. Gardeners who don’t have a plot at the Breckenridge Garden are welcome to come and learn, but won’t be able to plant a plot. Have your seeds in hand for this outside event.
Join us in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons building for Cool Science, a hands-on science program for kids ages 3-11. This experience will introduce kids to the fun of building, creating, and learning more about the exciting world of science. They'll have the opportunity to ask questions, think critically, and directly interact with the science experiments!
Let's go green for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Join us on Earth Day and make your own natural home/body projects to take with you. We will be making an insect repellent, hand sanitizer, room spray and all purpose cleaner. Registration is required. Please email southbranchbreck@gmail.com or text 970-989-2586 to sign up.
Join us for Cool Science, a hands-on science program for kids ages 3-11 at 1:30pm on April 18th. This experience will introduce kids to the fun of building, creating, and learning more about the exciting world of science. They'll have the opportunity to ask questions, think critically, and directly interact with the science experiments!
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.
Join us online on June 24 at 12pm to hear Jacob Kay from Colorado Parks & Wildlife share the history and biology of the moose population in Colorado. Enjoy an introduction to Frisco’s favorite forest creature and learn how our wildlife and human populations can peacefully coexist. Visit FriscoHistoricPark.com for additional information on virtual access to our June lecture series.
Join us for the Frisco Historic Park Lunchtime lecture series! Join us on August 5 at 12pm with author Bill Fountain as he dives into his latest book on nineteenth and twentieth-century law enforcement through the formation of the Breckenridge town marshals into the history of Breckenridge and the larger Summit County area. Fountain is considered a leading expert in Summit County history with multiple published books and articles, including “Chasing the Bad Guys” and “Chasing the Dream.” This lecture is subject to physical distancing guidelines and public health ordinances.
Part of the Frisco Historic Park Lunchtime lecture series,join mother and daughter team, Nan Anderson and Elsa Tharp, as they walk us through their once in a lifetime rehabilitation of the 1884 train freight depot in Leadville. Now a vibrant and lively place for parties, weddings, forums, and so much more, FREIGHT has gone beyond historical preservation to become a piece of Leadville’s living history. Join us to learn more about the incredible rehabilitation and restoration efforts that revived this historic railway depot.
We invite you to join us for the Historically Speaking Library lecture series in partnership with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Colorado native author Randi Samuelson-Brown will discuss her novel "The Beaten Territory", a historical fiction novel set in Denver, circa 1890. Randi’s book follows the lives of Annie Ryan, who runs a second-rate brothel, and Lydia Chambers, a society woman suffering from a laudanum habit and a bad marriage. It is a rollicking tale of blurred lines and flowing booze, and delivers a compelling look at the intrigues of the Wild West.
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!
Learn the basics of shooting and editing better videos with Justin Park, Videographer & Marketing Content Manager for GoBreck! Promote your business -- or just rev up your social media -- on any budget. Call 970-453-3544 to register as space is limited.
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for Libraries Rock summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for music & art stories and activities!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for Libraries Rock summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today and make your own instrument!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Today join us for stories and activities about yoga & rhythm!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for stories and activities about geology 'rocks'!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for stories and activities about STEM & Music!
We are excited to kickoff our Adult Summer Reading Challenge, 'Libraries Rock', with local musician Randall McKinnon! Join us on the outside reading deck at the South Branch Library as he sings all the songs you know by heart! If the weather doesn't cooperate we will move downstairs to the Hopefull Room. Check out Randall's Colorado country folk music at randallmckinnon.com
We invite you and your friends to raid the South Branch Library Prom Closet to find the perfect FREE gown. Questions? Contact kaeli.simonet@summitcountyco.gov
The Summer Reading Program for middle and high school students (6-12 grade) begins today! Pick up a registration packet with reading log at any Summit County Library.
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with music-themed performers for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the National Repertory Orchestra!
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 the North Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by Eric West - Music for Kids!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the Blues Society!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long in Silverthorne for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by Blues Society!
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 part of the 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, but if the weather doesn't cooperate we will move downstairs into the meeting rooms. 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.
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with music-themed activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the Breckenridge Music Festival!
Join us Saturday morning at 11 a.m. for stories and songs in English and French. Afterward, children can play! Joignez-vous à nous samedi matin à 11 h pour des histoires et des chansons en anglais et en français. Les enfants pourront jouer juste après!
South Branch Library is partnering with Breckenridge Music Festival for a special Around the World storytime and craft! This event is part of Breck Music's all-day KidFest event happening in Breckenridge. Come cool off and enjoy a special program at the library before continuing with other KidFest events throughout the day.
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.
We invite all 6th-12th graders to join us for a showing of the movie 'Coco' and a Dia de los Muertos party, with crafts, and food in the Drop Teen Center! The center is downstairs from the Main library in the County Commons building in Frisco. Open to all teens in Summit County!
Ever wanted to learn about hand-lettering? Now's your chance! Breckenridge's own Gretchen Abernathy is teaching a class on calligraphy. Space is limited, please call 970-668-5555 (and press 0) to register.
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!
Teens, come join us for a fun project making your own mini notebook using our cinch binding machine! You'll also learn how to make your own handmade envelopes, how to score, bind, and embellish--all while using a variety of tools and materials.
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.
Families are invited to join us for a special evening North Branch Library storytime on Facebook! Pick up your hot chocolate kit from the Town of Silverthorne Pavilion First Friday event and then head home to curl up in your pajamas with your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Children will enjoy books and songs.
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.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slideshow Series. This week, our first travel slideshow will take us ice climbing up to 9,000 ft in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan. Steve Stater's climbing background includes 50 years of mountaineering in Colorado, but it was a special experience to climb with his 17 year old son. As always, the show begins at 6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
Our South Branch travel slideshow continues with professional photographer Dave Cooper sharing his journeys to the ends of the earth! His photos will include his amazing trip to Patagonia, as well as his visit to the Brooks Range of Alaska, within the Arctic Circle. The show starts at 6pm downstairs in the Hopefull/Discovery Room.
This program is designed for children K – 4th and includes a yoga warm up, listening to an imaginative picture book, and a retelling of the story through yoga poses. A second story along with an art project that complements the story themes will be demonstrated for you to do at home. Materials for the art project will be available for pickup at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne from Nov. 23 -30.
Join Ms. Sheila from North Branch as we look at some books whose illustrators used collage as their technique for the pictures in their books. Sheila will try her hand at 2 kinds of collage and hope you will look for materials at home to make your own collage masterpiece. This program is designed for ages 4 to 8 years(Pre-K to 3rd grade) but all are welcome.
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.
Join local authors Lisa Shultz and Dr. Karen Wyatt along with chaplain Loren Pierce Coleman as they talk about how to face the eminent death of a loved one. This is a special opportunity to gather resources and learn positive ways to cope during this difficult time in your life.
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! 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 970-668-5555 or use 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
Our October Junior Take-and-Make Craft is Origami! Take and Make Packs, including supplies and instructions, are available for pickup at each branch. Supplies are limited, so this project will be first come, first serve! 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!
Children are invited to a special Saturday yoga and music program! Led by local Kat Carter (Meta Yoga & Bhava Yoga), children will interact with instruments, sing songs, and enjoy stories about yoga. Bring your own mat or use one of ours (or use the floor!).
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.
Awareness for Happiness presents a puppet show for children ages 4 to 10 years old and their caregivers on the topic of preventing sexual abuse. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and will receive a handout with useful information on the topic. Snacks will be provided. This event is also sponsored by the FIRC, Colorado Mountain College, and the Mendiola family. Full schedule of events: 2:30 - 3:15 pm - Show in English; 3:15 - 3:45 pm - Snack time for both groups; 4:00 - 4:45 pm - Show in Spanish; 4:45 - 5:00 pm - Questions.
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.
In celebration of National Library Week we invite kids Kindergarten through 5th grade to test their skills in a round of fun library-themed games! We will meet at the Blue River Room in the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
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 Tale: 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! Make sure to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes, and register for the program if you haven't already. The National Repertory Orchestra is a summer symphony orchestra and academy that trains young musicians for professional careers in music. This program is happening simultaneously at all three locations at 1:30pm. For children of all ages, birth through 5th grade are welcome.
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.
Your children won't want to miss this exciting and entertaining show for the whole family. Join Steve for an interactive family romp filled with music, humor and games as he performs his hit songs. Come prepared to laugh. Come prepared to sing ...and bring those dancing shoes! This is our final performer for our Summer Reading Program so bring in your completed reading logs. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
For our final week of Summer Reading program, you won't want to miss Ms. Sheila as she reads some unicorn stories. Ms. Dari and Sheila will also lead you through some yoga poses to get in touch with your own “inner magic”. 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.
We are continuing an amazing summer of story-themed programs with a Summit County favorite - Ann Lincoln! Your kids will be amazed by Ann's incredible magic tricks, comedy, and juggling skills. Bring your reading logs to turn them in for prizes! 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.
3rd-5th graders are invited to join us for coding, fun, and friendship! Learn more about computer science while actively designing, coding, reading, and exploring together. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Unlike our sister program Girls Who Code, this club is open to everyone, boys and girls.
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 10 minute time slot for their child (or 2 to 3 children) to practice their reading with certified reading dog, Ingrid. Feel free to call 970-668-4280 with 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.
Dragons, magic, monsters, and mythical creatures galore! Try your hand at writing a fantasy story for our Summit County Library Teen Writing Contest. This contest is for teens ages 13-18 and submissions are open from July 1—29, 2020. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be in the form of Amazon Gift cards. See details below.
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/
Get crafty! Use magazines and canvas to create art for your home or to give as a gift. Call the North Branch at 970-668-4280 to register as there are only 15 spots available for this special program!
We are looking for volunteers with strong backs to pack up the boxes after the book sale is finished! Call 970-668-5555 to sign up or use the link below.
Write a letter to Santa and put it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, The North Pole. Bring it to the North Branch Library and mail it in Santa’s Mailbox. (No postage necessary). Each child who mails a letter will receive a personal reply from Santa, via the U.S. Postal Service. Remember to include your full name and mailing address – so Santa knows where to send your letter!!! Letters may be brought in anytime the library is open but no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19th. Please call 970-668-4280 if you have questions.
As part of the Friends of the Library Travel Slideshow series, local Dave Cooper will present his beautiful photographs from trekking Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. The show starts at 7pm at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
Clutter can affect you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If decluttering, organizing and simplifying your life in 2020 is a goal for you, join Breckenridge resident Lisa J. Shultz, the author of the new book "Lighter Living" for an interactive talk about clutter and what to do about it. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of well-being and peace of mind that can result from dealing with your stuff.
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.
Join us for a fun afternoon of DIY and leave with an adorable chunky blanket for yourself or to gift! Please bring your own "chunky" yarn to the program; yarn will not be provided. For an adult-sized throw, we recommend 6 skeins of Walmart's Mainstays Chunky Chenille Yarn (about $6.50 per skein). No other supplies are needed. Please call 970-453-3544 or email southbranchbreck@gmail.com to register!
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.
Come make a set of these chic and on-trend coasters! Space is limited; please email southbranchbreck@gmail.com or call 970-453-3544 to register.
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.
"Filling the Pages" is a gathering of inspired young writers (6th-12th grade) who hope to share their stories in a judgement free zone. We will have free writing, story building discussions and sharing time. This group will be on-going throughout the rest of the year, meeting every other Thursday beginning February 13th. Come start a spark!
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.
Join us once a month on Saturday mornings @ 10 AM on Facebook Live @SummitCountyLibraries. We will have a special themed Storytime with books and crafts! These programs are designed for ages 2-6, but all are welcome.
1) Complete your Census at https://2020Census.gov. (You can still take it without a Census id) 2) Send Your Census Confirmation email or a screenshot along with your contact information to summitcountylibraries@gmail.com 3) We will draw names each week - You could be one of 50 lucky winners! (Only one Entry Per Household is allowed)
Take home a craft pack and make a unique holiday gift for the book lover in your life! Supplies are available for pickup at your local branch. Email your local library branch to request your craft pack. (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.
Due to rising COVID-19 cases, we have cancelled in-person programs. Instead we invite you to tune in virtually on Facebook Live @SummitCountyLibraries for stories, rhymes, and songs with your favorite Summit County Library children's program staff. Sheila and Genevieve will rotate weeks so you will be able to see all your favorite librarians Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am! Can't make it then? Check out our YouTube channel for recorded storytimes. Link below.
We know you are all building away at home so join in our virtual Lego Club to share your creations with your friends! Follow the theme, build at home and send a picture or video telling us about your creation! Send to it sclnorthbranch@gmail.com to be featured on Facebook/Instagram!
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.
Tom Fuller, Heritage Program Manager of the White River National Forest, presents this relevant and engaging lecture on the effect of wildfires on historic preservation, focusing on the Peak 2 wildfire in July of 2017. Join us on August 12 at 12pm to learn more about the importance of wildfire mitigation and prevention as it applies to the history of Colorado. This lecture is subject to physical distancing guidelines and public health ordinances.
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)