Give back this December
The holiday season is a special time of year—we spend time with family, reflect on the past year, and remember the reasons we have to be thankful.
It’s also a great time to make an impact on your community.
This December, Summit County Library offers a great opportunity for you to give charitably:
The Main Library in Frisco re-opened its doors in March 2022, after a seven month closure due to an extensive remodeling project. Since reopening we have seen patrons of all ages back in the library enjoying our fresh spaces including our study rooms, comfy reading areas, children's room and programming space. Staff have launched a number of successful new programs: Baby Storytime, Lego Club for K-5th, Teen 6-12th Crafternoons and Adult Herbal programs. See our events calendar here.
Learn more about our Grand
Re-opening event here.
See a Powerpoint of Before and After Pictures here.
Summit County Libraries have also been dedicated to bringing their customer service in line with the standards in equivalently sized Colorado libraries. Self-check machines have increased the ease with which patrons can check out their materials and RFID tags were placed in each and every library material to speed up the process in both Main Library AND South Branch Library collections.
In July, the North Branch Library in Silverthorne closed for renovations and expansion and a satellite library oopened in the Bluebird Market. We look forward to touring you around the new space in the Fall of 2023. Learn more about our mini satellite library here.
From June - August, library staff put on the annual 2022 Summer Reading program, with the theme of Oceans of Possibilities. It was a summer full of fun and entertainment. Staff led a wide range of free programs for all ages and it was a successful challenge, with 183 children, 95 teens and 155 adult participating in reading over the summer.
You can help us reach even more children, teens, and adults in 2022 by making a tax-deductible donation on Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Colorado Gives Day!
What is the Summit Library Foundation?
The Summit County Library Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) whose mission is to serve as an advocate for the Summit County Library System and to provide financial support beyond the Library’s normal operating expenditures, when unanticipated needs arise, and for capital projects.
Why give on December 6th?
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million+ Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, increasing impact and the value of every dollar donated. You encourage you to schedule your Dec 6th donation in advance.
To donate, visit: coloradogives.org/SummitCountyLibraryFoundation
“Summit County is a world-class county that is creating a world-class library system that serves every aspect and demographic of our community. We are asking our community to support the library and ensure that Summit County libraries will be a vibrant community resource and center for many years to come.” - Stephanie Ralph, Summit County Library Director.
Watch this TEDxBreckenridge Talk by Director Stephanie Ralph on the "Magic of Libraries":