2024 Summer Reading Program

 

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June 10 - August 10

Track your reading using the Beanstack website or download Beanstack Tracker mobile app. (Google Play / iTunes/App Store)beanstack-logo_opt.jpg

​​​​​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.

Learn How to Register on Beanstack 

Special Summer Performers:

Performers are geared toward K-5th graders and their families. 

10:30am @ South Branch in Breckenridge/ 1:30pm Main Library in Frisco / 3:30pm @ North Branch Library in Silverthorne
June 13: Nature's Educators Wildlife Program
June 27: Puppet Tales: Puppet Shows with Magic
July 11: National Repertory Orchestra for Kids
July 25: Peter Rabbit with the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

 Summer Celebrations

The theme of 2024 is "Adventure Begins at your Library", and library staff are excited for the Summit County community to visit the libraries and have some fun. We invite all families to join us for these three Saturdays to learn about our Summer Reading challenges, enjoy some special events and get help using Beanstack.

Saturday, June 8
Summer Reading Kick-Off @ Main Library in Frisco
11am featuring Sno Education

Saturday, July 6
Mid-Summer Celebration @ North Branch in Silverthorne
11am featuring Drum Safari

Saturday, August 3
End of Summer Celebration @ South Branch in Breckenridge
11am featuring a Foam Party with Ann Lincoln

Watch this video to get excited for Summer Reading 2024!

 

*New: All-Ages Programs

These programs are open to all ages. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy multi-generational programs together! Bring your friendPineBeatles.jpgs.     


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 every 10 books read, they will earn a virtual badge on Beanstack and be notified to come in and pick out a prize book.

Complete 8 badges by August 10 to earn a coupon for a sweet treat and a certificate of completion.

Click Here to Register

Children's Summer Program Schedule:
No registration required. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 

If you are already registered and particiapting in our year-round 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, your 80 summer reads will count towards completion. 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.


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Junior Summer Reading Challenge

Grades K - 5

Juniors are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program by tracking the books they read or are read to! Log each book on our reading challenge software Beanstack to earn badges & win prizes. 

Each book read earns one free book and a virtual ticket to enter into the grand prize drawing. The drawing will take place August 12. To complete the summer reading challenge, unlock eight virtual badges on Beanstack, a total of 8 books read. 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 books. The more badges you unlock, the more chances you get to win prizes.

Click here to Register

Junior K - 5 Summer Program Schedule

Mondays 
Beginner Computer Coding  for ages 8-10 | Weekly, July 8 - 29 | 12-1pm @ South Branch, Breckenridge
Learn basic animation skills this summer using Scratch programming with instructor Kathy Childs. Registration required.

Tuesdays
Rocky Mountain Readers - Fantastic Mr. Fox | June 25 | 6pm @ Eclipse Theatre, Breckenridge
Rocky Mountain Readers - Holes | July 30 | 6pm @ Eclipse Theatre, Breckenridge
Partnership with the Eclipse Theater! With a checkout of each book, readers will receive one ticket for a complimentary movie at the Eclipse Theater. Each child needs adult supervision to attend. Books are available at the South Branch Library.

Wednesdays 
Jr. Explorer Programs | Weekly starting June 12 | 3:30-4:30pm @ Main Library, South Branch and North Branch 
Activities will be a mix of STEAM, art, craft and science activities. Registration is required on Sign Up Genius one week in advance.
Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute | June 5 | 3:30pm @ North Branch, Silverthorne
Read to a Dog  |Weekly | (Not June 19) | 12 - 1pm @ South Branch, Breckenridge
Read to a Dog  June 12, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 3 - 3:30pm @ Main Library, Frisco 

Thursdays
Read to a Dog | Weekly starting June 13 (Not July 4) |4:30 - 5:30pm @ North Branch, Silverthorne 


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Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Grades 6th -12th

This year's Teen Summer Reading Challenge gives them more options than ever before! Read books, write reviews or complete activities to win prizes. Each badge earns a free book. Complete a combination of 8 Beanstack badges to complete the challenge and receive a gift card for a local coffee shop. 

Teens will 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; Bistro North gift cards, Theatre Silco camperships, Elevation Bowling gift cards, Breck Create and Art Spot punch passes and much more!

Are you a super reader? Do you want more chances to win the grand prize? Just keep reading and logging books. The more badges you unlock, the more chances you get to win prizes.

Click here to Register​​​​​​​

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If you are already enrolled in 100 Books Before Graduation, the 8 books read over the summer will count towards your completion. If you aren't enrolled yet, be sure to sign up on Beanstack for both challenges to increase your chances for great prizes.

 

Learn More Here

Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Program:
To volunteer to help with Summer Reading program, please contact:
Christina @ North Branch, Silverthorne
Bethany @ Main Library, Frisco
Shayne @ South Branch, Breckenridge

Tween and Teen Summer Adventure Book Clubs | 2pmThe Den (teen room) at North Branch Library
Adventure through these high stakes, thrilling reads with your peers this summer! Books can be requested or copies will be available for checkout at the North Branch Library. You can read hardcover, paperback, or electronic copies, listen to the audiobooks, or just come hang out for activities and discussion! Books were chosen by the Youth Advisory Council. Email christina.chambers@summitcountyco.gov to RSVP.

6-8th grade

  • June 11th - Choose Your Own Adventure activity
  • June 25th - Howls Moving Castle
  • July 9th - My Side of the Mountain
  • July 23rd - City Spies

9th-12th grade

  • July 8th – Leviathan
  • August 5th - Under the Sunken City

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Adult Summer Reading 

June 10 - August 10

Summer Reading is not just for kids! Read books, write reviews or complete activities.  Complete 8 badges on Beanstack to earn either a $5.00 Friends of the Library book buck or a $5.00 gift card to High Rhodes Records in Frisco.

You may stumble upon surprise easter egg badges this summer that can be redeemed for library swag. Adults will collect virtual tickets for each Beanstack badge they unlock that can be entered into a grand prize drawing conducted on August 12. Prizes include; a massage gift certificate, Blue River Bistor/Bistro North gift cards, theatre tickets, rounds of golf at Breckenridge Golf Course, Breck eRide memberships, a pontoon rental, nordic center passes, and much more!

Click here to Register

Adult Summer Program Schedule:

Mondays:
Book to Movie Club | June 17 & July 15 | 5:30pm (Eclipse Theatre, Breckenridge) 

Tuesdays:
Tech Help | Tuesdays | 2-3pm (Main Library)
Tech Help | Tuesdays | 3-4pm (South Branch)
Cookbook Club|  June 18, July 19, August 13 | 6:30pm (South Branch)
Silent Book Club |  June 18 & July 16 | 6:30pm (North Branch)
Bookbends: a Mindfulness and Movement Book Club| June 18 & July 16 | 5 - 6pm (Community and Senior Center, Frisco)

Wednesdays: 
Tech Help | Wednesdays| 3:30-4:30pm (North Branch)
Lunchtime Lectures with Frisco Historic Park | Wednesdays, June - August | 12 - 1pm (Frisco Historic Park)
Leave No Trace: Adult Lecture Series with the U.S. Forest Service | Wednesday, June 5 | 6:30pm (North Branch)
Wine and True Crime  Book Club| June 22 & July 20 | 6:30 - 8pm (Ollie's Pub and Grub)
Introduction to Colorado Mushrooms w/ Wild Food Girl |  July 17 | 5 - 6pm (South Branch)
Fire Safety and Mitigation: Adult Lecture Series with the U.S. Forest Service | June 26 | 6pm (North Branch)

Thursdays:
Tech Help | Thursdays | 3-4pm (South Branch)
Banned Book Club | June 20 & July 18 | 6 - 7:30pm (South Branch)
Summit Scaries |  June 13 & July 11 | 5 - 6:30pm (Saved By the Wine)

Friday:
Tech Help | Fridays| 3:30-4:30pm (North Branch)
Reds, Rose, and Romances: Book and Wine Tasting with Vine Street Social | June 7 | 6pm (Vine Street Social, Frisco) 

Thank You to our Community Partners!

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