Celebrate National Library Week April 19-25
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (April 19-25) is a chance for us to celebrate and support the value libraries bring to communities.
A little history…
When National Library Week began over 60 years ago, research showed that Americans were spending more money on radios, televisions, and musical instruments than books. Thus, National Library Week was founded on the belief that as people read more, they would support and use libraries more.
Though the methods, technology, and role of libraries have changed in the past 60 years, our universal goals of building lifelong readers, creating inclusive learning environments, protecting intellectual freedom and privacy, serving a diverse public, and connecting community through engaging programs remain steadfast.
Fun events at Summit County Library
To celebrate National Library Week this year, Summit County Library has planned many fun activities throughout the week to say a big THANK YOU for supporting your local library!
Free Replacement Cards
Have you lost your library card or is your current card looking ragged? Come in between April 19-25 to have it replaced for free!
Bookface! Photo Contest
Replace your face with a book cover, and take a picture! Email your picture to [email protected] by April 25th. Please include your name in the email. Vote by liking your favorite entry on our Facebook page, at Summit County Libraries, by April 30th.*. Our followers will vote on their favorite - the grand prize winner.
Book in a Jar Contest
Guess what book is shredded in a jar at each of our front desks to be entered into a prize drawing.
Library staff are throwing it back to high school with a library-themed Spirit Week! Each day, staff members will be dressing up. Pick up a flyer with our themes and join in the fun!
Meet the Staff Breakfasts
Enjoy free coffee and donuts at our three locations! You will have a chance to meet our library director and staff. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
North Branch in Silverthorne - Tuesday, April 21
South Branch in Breckenridge - Wednesday, April 22
Main Library in Frisco - Thursday, April 23