You typically imagine people visit the library to checkout books, right? Well, not anymore! What if you could go to the library and checkout a ukulele? Or even a pickleball set? Visiting Summit County and need a local topo map and hiking poles? The Summit County Library now has those for checkout too!
Beginning in May of 2023, The Summit County Library will roll out its Library of Things. Increasingly, libraries are exploring opportunities for creative sharing. Libraries have found that this is a clever and successful way to make themselves even more relevant and useful to our community. Curious to learn more? The many ways that libraries are not just all about books anymore is discussed in “Palaces for the People", which examines how social infrastructure, or public spaces, can help mitigate a variety of social problems.*
Summit County is a wonderful place to explore the outdoors and enjoy adventures of all kinds, so library staff carefully considered what kinds of items we could loan out to make patron’s experiences here in the mountains, as a guest or a local, better. How about hiking poles, a bird guiding kit with binoculars, or a frisbee disc golf kit?
Along with our new novelties, we also continue to loan out the popular Colorado State Park passes, and pleased to be partnering with the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department to soon to loan out Quandary Peak parking permits.
Need a laptop for the day? All three of our locations offer an in-house HP laptop for day use. Winter’s gloomy days getting you down? Set up one of a Verilux Happy Light to soak a daily dose of sunshine while you enjoy some time relaxing in the library.
If you want to drop by the library to borrow books, DVDs or magazines,or borrow from our digital collection, we certainly welcome you. But if you want to check out the celestial heavens with a high-powered Celestron telescope, we’re offering that too!
Delve into our items for check out, listed below or come by the Main Library in Frisco to take a look and ask staff for more details:
- Ukulele Kit
- Star Gazing Kit
- Disc Golf Set
- Chess Set
- Birding Kit
- Pickle Ball Kit
- Hiking Kit
- Colorado State Parks Passes
- Kid’s Yoga Mat
- Kelty for kids hiking backpack
- Quandary Peak Parking Pass - Coming soon
- Board Games Including
- Boggle Junior
- Wits and Wagers
- Marble Run Maze Building
- SAD Lamp @ South Branch, Breck & Main Library, Frisco
- Xcel Energy Meters @ South Branch, Breck & Main Library, Frisco
- X-Box Games @ South Branch Library, Breckenridge
- Creative Community Sketchbooks @ South Branch, Breck & Main Library, Frisco
- Reading Kits @ South Branch, Breck & Main Library, Frisco
- Steam Kits @ South Branch
We have only just begun our collection, and we are looking forward to growing it! (See below for information on how to donate)