2023 Summer Reading Program
June 5 - August 5
Click the links at the top of the page to go to the Juniors, Teen and Adult specific information.
Track your reading using the Beanstack website or download Beanstack Tracker mobile app. (Google Play / iTunes/App Store)
New users: Parents will be the adult creator who will sign up the whole family. Each family member will be a 'reader' who can track their own progress in different challenges.
Returning users: update your account info or recover your password anytime.
Special Summer Performers:
Performers are geared toward K-5th graders.
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Monday, June 5: 10:30am @ South Branch with Jeff and Paige
Tuesday, June 6: 10:30am @ Main Library with Jeff and Paige
Tuesday, June 6: 3:30pm @ Bluebird Market with Jeff and Paige
10:30am @ Main Library in Frisco/ 1:30pm @ South Branch in Breckenridge / 3:30pm @ Bluebird Market in Silverthorne
June 20: The Claim Jumpers Jump Rope Team
July 11: National Repertory Orchestra for Kids
July 25: Kids House of Joy
*New: Summer Celebrations
The theme of 2023 is "All Together Now", and library staff are excited to get the Summit County community together throughout the summer to celebrate. We will be hosting 3 get-togethers at our three libraries across the county!
We invite all families to join us to have fun, learn about Summer Reading and get help using Beanstack.
Saturday, June 3
Summer Reading Kickoff @ Bluebird Market in Silverthorne
11am-3pm featuring Denver Museum of Nature & Science Curiosity Cruiser
Watch this video to learn more about Summer Reading 2023!
Birth to Pre-K Summer Reading Challenge:
Even our youngest library users are encouraged to participate in Summer Reading... reading to a child or listening to an audiobook counts! For our birth to pre-k children, we encourage you to register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. For each 100 books you read to your child, they will receive a free book and button. Collect all 10 buttons in order to 'graduate' from 1000 Books before Kindergarten.
Children's Summer Program Schedule:
- Little Readers: Baby Storytime at 10:30am on Mondays @ Main Library, Frisco. No registration required. Infant - 2.
- Preschool Storytime at 10:30am on Wednesdays @ all 3 libraries. No registration required.
- Special Visitors:
- Music with Randall @ South Branch on June 14
- Music with Randall @ North Branch on June 21
- Music with Randall @ Main Library on June 28
- Yoga with Dari @ South Branch on July 5
- Yoga with Dari @ Main Library on July 12
- Special Visitors:
Junior Summer Reading Challenge
Grades K - 5
Juniors are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program by tracking the minutes they read or are read to! Log your reading on our reading challenge software Beanstack to earn badges & win prizes. *New for 2023: Registering earns participants a special bilingual badge book where juniors can track their reading using stickers and complete fun activities! (while supplies last)
5 hours of reading earns you one free book and a virtual ticket you will need to enter into the grand prize drawing of your choice. The drawing will take place in August. To complete the summer reading challenge, unlock four virtual badges on Beanstack, a total of 20 hours of reading. You will earn a gift card for a sweet treat and a certificate of completion. Happy reading!
Are you a super reader? Do you want more chances to win the grand prize? Just keep reading and logging your minutes. The more badges you unlock, the more chances you get to win prizes.
Junior K - 5 Summer Program Schedule
Lego Club @ South Branch | 2-3pm.
Read to a Cat @ South Branch | 11:15am - 12:15pm. Register here.
Beginner Computer Animation for ages 8-10 @ South Branch 3-4pm from June 6 - July 25. Learn basic animation skills this summer using Scratch programming with instructor Kathy Childs. Register Here.
Lego Club @ Main Library | 3:30-4:30pm.
Rocky Mountain Readers for 3-5th graders @ South Branch | June 28 & July 26 at 10:30am Register here.
Junior Programs | 10:30-11:30am @ Main Library, South Branch and Bluebird Market. Activities will be a mix of STEAM, art, craft and science activities. Registration is required on Sign Up Genius a week in advance
Read to a Dog @ South Branch, Main Library & Bluebird Market |Thursdays 11:30am - 12:30pm. Registration required.
Family Painting @ South Branch | 3-5pm. June 30. Register here.
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Grades 6th -12th
Log your reading through August 6 to earn virtual badges on Beanstack & YA book prizes! Complete the reading challenge by unlocking 4 badges, a total of 32 hours of reading. By completing Summer Reading you will earn your choice of a dry bag or a gift card to a local coffee shop with a cute library pin along with a completion certificate.
Collect virtual tickets for each badge you unlock that you can enter into the grand prize drawings, to be conducted August 7. These include lots of fun activities; Bowling, Copper Adventure Park Passes, tubing, theatre tickets and more!
Want to increase your chances for a grand prize? Keep reading. The more hours you log the more tickets you get.
Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Program:
To volunteer to help with Summer Reading program, please contact, Eili @ Main Library or Shayne @ South Branch.
June 1 - 30: Participate in our Photography contest for a chance to win a 1st place prize. Photos will be displayed at all three locations. One winner will be selected in August based on public voting.
Pride Month Tie Dye
June 10 @ The PAD , Silverthorne | 11am
June 23 @ South Branch, Breck | 2pm
June 23 @ Main Library, Frisco| 3 pm
Kindness Rock Gardens
Paint a rock with something that will make your community smile, add it to the garden or bring it home.
June 1 - 30 @ Main Library | Drop in any time.
June 17 @ South Branch | 12-4pm
June 17 @ Bluebird Market | 1:30-3pm
July 1 - 31: Enter our Bridge Building Contest. Submit a weight-bearing bridge to South Branch using a builders kit. (Kits available for pickup at all 3 libraries.) Work individually or in groups up to 4. Attend our Bridge Weight test on August 1 for a chance to win a 1st place prize.
July 1 - 31: Mini Canvas Painting @ Main Library | Drop in any time.
July 14: Crafternoon - Mini Canvas Painting @ Bluebird Market| 1:30 - 3pm (Registration required)
July 14: Gothic Calligraphy Workshop @ Main Library | 3-4pm (Registration required)
July 15: Crafternoon - Mini Canvas Painting @ South Branch | 12 -4pm
August 1: Bridge Weight Test @ South Branch | 2-3pm A winner from the bridge building contest will be chosen. All welcome to attend and watch!
Adult Summer Reading Bingo
June 5 - August 5
Summer Reading Program is not just for kids! Read books and participate in activities to win prizes. Complete 5 Bingo squares using our free Beanstack software; read/listen to books, write reviews or finish fun tasks. Unlock 5 in a row, column, or diagonal to earn bingo to complete the challenge or keep going and complete all the badges on the card!
Earn a $3.00 Friends of the Library book buck, which equals a free hardback book, for every book you read this summer! Get Bingo and receive your choice of a library mug or tote bag. Adults will also collect virtual tickets for each Beanstack badge they unlock, that can be entered into grand prize drawings to be conducted in August. These include tons of fun activities; theatre tickets, a pontoon rental, a massage, nordic center passes, kayaking rentals, and more!
Book to Movie Club | June 19 & July 17 | 5:30pm (Eclipse Theatre)
Annual Book Club Tea | July 31 | 2pm (South Branch)
Tech Tuesdays | Tuesdays | 11am-12pm (South Branch)
Tuesday Night Trivia| June 13, 27, July 11 & 25 | 6-8pm (Bluebird Market)
Cookbook Club| June 13 & July 11 | 5 - 6:30pm (South Branch)
Critical Hits Video Game Club| June 27 & July 25 | 6:30 - 8pm (Broken Compass Brewery Main Street)
Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them Book Club | June 20 & July 18 | 5 - 6:30pm (South Branch)
Volunteer Nights - Weekend Food Program| June 21 & July 12 | 5-7pm (Smart Bellies)
Lunchtime Lectures with Frisco Historic Park | Wednesdays, June - August | 12 - 1pm (Frisco Historic Park)
Spelling Bee| June 7 & July 5 | 6:30pm - 8pm (Bluebird Market)
Mocktails 101 | June 14 | 5:30pm (Main Library)
Wine and True Crime Book Club| June 22 & July 20 | 6:30 - 8pm (Olli's Pub and Grub)
Herb & Flower Identification Walk | July 19 | 6pm (North Ten Mile Creek Trail, Frisco)
Banned Book Club | June 15 & July 20 | 6 - 7:30pm (South Branch)
Music on the Deck - The Pine Beatles | July 6 | 5:30 pm (South Branch Outdoor Deck)
Music on the Deck - Rocky Mountain Brass | July 21 | 5:30pm (South Branch Outdoor Deck)
Book Signing - Shelley Read | July 28 | 4pm (Next Page Books, Frisco)
Thank You to our Community Partners!