Read to Raise the North Branch Library Roof!
Summit County Library wants to Raise the Roof Through National Library Week
April 15 - 29, 2023
April will be an exciting month for all Summit County libraries, and staff want to invite everyone to join in the celebration. Summit County Library will be raising money for the Owl’s Nest children’s space in the new North Branch Library. The Read to Raise the Roof Fundraising Challenge will run from April 15-29, 2023, overlapping National Library Week from April 24-29, 2023.
Library staff are challenging the community to read and raise $5,000 before April 29. The dual reading and donation challenge will see community members attempt to achieve their personal reading goal while competing to raise the most money. The first donation earns readers a button. Achieving a reading goal earns a free cookie from Colorado Marketplace and Bakery in Bluebird Market. The 10th donation earns an Author’s Circle tote bag. And the participant who brings in the most donations at the end of the two weeks will win a gift card plus a special, age appropriate gift from the Summit County Library.
Interested in a business sponsorhip for $75? Contact Katie at [email protected]
Starting Saturday, April 15:
- To participate in the fundraising challenge, readers log into their Summit County Library Beanstack account at www.summitcountylibraries.beanstack.org or on the Beanstack mobile app and register for Read to Raise the Roof Fundraising Challenge. Starting April 15, Beanstack users can share their donation page with their family, friends and social networks, as well as log their reading and make a donation themselves.
- Donations can also be made to the Summit County Library Foundation at any time from April 15-29 at https://summitcountylibraries.beanstack.org/fundraiser. Donations of any size help the library furnish the Owl’s Nest children’s space.
- Summit County Library thanks the local businesses sponsoring the expansion of the North Branch, including Red Buffalo Café, Alpine Garden Center, Timberline Craft Kitchen, Blue River Vision and, The Retro Station, Syndicate Brewing Co, Colorado Marketplace and Bakery.
From April 24-29, as the fundraising challenge comes to a close, all Summit County libraries will celebrate National Library Week. The theme for 2023 is "There's More to This Story" and there are more to libraries than just books. Library staff invite everyone to come and experience all Summit County Library can offer. Early literacy and junior programs, adult book clubs, tech and job search help and more are available for free.
Learn About How We Plan to Celebrate
Summit County library staff encourage everyone to stop by to get a free replacement library card between April 24-29, and to follow @summitcountylibraries on Instagram and Facebook, @SummitLibraries on Twitter, and to use the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek to join the online celebration. For more detailed information, visit the library’s news page: https://summitcountylibraries.org/programs-news/news/national-library.