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This book club for kids will meet once a month at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge to discuss books, play games, and make crafts. Intended for 3rd-5th grade, but all capable readers are welcome. Space is limited. Pick up books at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. Email Luke.Vidic@summitcountyco.gov to join the mailing list and keep up to date on what we're reading!
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A book club and meetup hosted by a fan of true crime, for fans of true crime. Join Genevieve to discuss your favorite episodes from true crime podcasts, tell hometown crime stories, and read non-fiction mysteries, murders, and the occasional light-hearted crime. SSDGM.
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Join the Book to Movie Club this month and pick up a copy of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. Included with the book will be your ticket for the film. Then on March 18 at 5:30 p.m., join us at the Eclipse Theater for the free movie and discussion afterward. Concessions will be available to purchase. Registration required. Email jane.vanbaren@summitcountyco.gov
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A Youth Advisory Board in Frisco is forming! Grades 6-12th are invited to attend the new Youth Advisory Board at the Main Summit County Library in Frisco. This group will focus on creating programs and encourage youth participation in their community. Hours spent on the board will count towards volunteer hours. A parental waiver is required if participants are under 18. Please email Allison.Corbett@SummitCountyCO.Gov with questions or click the link below to RSVP. There is a monthly commitment to meet for a fun activity and planning of library programs and events in order to earn those valuable volunteer hours!
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Dari will also lead you through some yoga poses to get in touch with your own “inner ocean creature”. We will be outside, so please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Don't forget to log your hours on Beanstack and pick up your prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, but especially recommended for ages 4 through 8.
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Calling all young writers in Summit County Colorado in middle or high school! Submit poems or short stories on any subject! Email submission (as Word Document) to Marcy24148@gmail.com. Please include your name, email, local address, phone number and school (or if home-schooled) on your entry. In the Subject please list Grade Level/Entry Type Ex. High School Poetry Contest. There is no length limit. Questions? Email Luke.Vidic@summitcountyco.gov
Your kids won't want to miss Jeff & Paige. Bringing science and nature to life through kid-delighting music and stories. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. Don't forget to register on Beanstack (app or website) so you can also pick up your free registration prizes for juniors and teens!
Join us for our first amazing Summer Reading Program performer: Jeff & Paige! Bringing science and nature to life through kid-delighting music and stories.! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. Make sure to log your reading in Beanstack before you arrive, so you can also pick up your prize books.
The North Branch Library in Silverthorne will be reopening with regular business hours on Thursday, February 22nd. Contact North Branch Library staff at 970-668-4280 with any questions.
The Friends of the Library hold used book sales 3 times a year! The April sale will be held in the Community and Senior Center at 83 Nancy's Place, Frisco. There are tons of great deals on all kinds of items!
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Cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography. The distinctive feature of the print is its shade of cyan blue, which results from its exposure to ultraviolet light. Join our guest instructor, Daniela Veltri for this unique art class and you will learn how to create prints using light and paper with techniques from 1842-Present during this 2-part class. Please plan to attend BOTH classes. Reach out to danielaveltri27@aol.com with questions. Register required below.
Ghouls, Ghosts, and lovers of both are invited to join a book club focused on horror books! Summit Scaries will meet the Third Thursday of the month at Saved by the Wine in Dillon. Readings will be focused on different genres of horror. 21+ only - beverages will be for sale. Please check content warnings of books. RSVP or send questions to christina.chambers@summitcountyco.gov
Pre-Registration begins May 29. Use the Beanstack website or download Beanstack Tracker mobile app (Google Play or iTunes/App Store). New users: Parents can sign up for the whole family, and every member can track their own progress. Returning users: update your account info or recover your password anytime, online or in the app. Click the link below or visit: https://summitcountylibraries.beanstack.org/ Track your minutes of reading and celebrate all summer long with fun programs at our 3 locations and great prizes.
Sign up for a 15 minute time slot for your child (or 2 to 3 children) to practice their reading with a certified reading dog. The dogs look forward to listening with no judgement. Feel free to call 970-668-4280 to schedule a time slot or use the Sign up Genius link below. Read with a Dog is held at the Bluebird Market - 325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498
The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month, except for book sale months. They meet on Zoom to discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Everyone is welcome! They do not meet in April, August, or December as they are book sale months. Email Janet at summitlibraryfriends@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Join the North Branch Library Adult Craft Night as this month we make painted wooden coasters! Perfect for personalized décor or a unique gift. Questions? Email morgan.courtney@summitcountyCO.gov.
A brand new book club for ages 15 to 20, hosted by a young adult for young adults. We will read various genres of YA and Adult Fiction. Juice and light snacks provided. For a cozy time, BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket). We will not meeting in February. We will be reading The Hate U Give to be discussed in March.
Come to the South Branch Library in Breckenridge or the Main Library in Frisco to vote for your favorite Gingerbread House between Saturday, Dec. 16 - Friday, Dec. 22 by 1pm. Winners will be announced December 26th.
Need a little extra technology help? Sign up for a 30-minute session with your very own librarian to learn about Facebook, setting up an email account, downloading an eBook, and more. Bring your own laptop, tablet, or device, or use one of ours. Register in advance by calling 970-668-4280 or by emailing morgan.courtney@summitcountyCO.gov.
Calling all werewolves and witches! The Main Library in Frisco is hosting its first Halloween party on Friday, October 27th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a costume contest, games and tons of candy! RSVP for a special prize.
In celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, we are offering free replacement cards. Is your card, lost or looking a little worse for wear? Save yourself $2.50 and come in to get a new one. Please bring your photo id. (Please note: once it is reissued, you will have a new number so you will need to re-set your online resources ex. Kanopy, Libby, Rosetta Stone etc)
Do your kids love dogs? Children are invited to practice their reading skills with our gentle therapy dogs. This is a no-judgement zone! Call 970-453-3544 to register for a 15 min reading time slot, stop by the front desk or use the sign up below. (We will not meet on July 6th)
Sign up to be a Junior Librarian! Plan, organize, and execute programs for children and other teens. Create decorations and book displays for the library. Review books to be added or removed from the library collection. Email Shayne.Taylor@summitcountyco.gov with questions. We will meet in the Teen room of the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
All three locations of the Summit County Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. You may always renew materials online using My Account or check out eBooks,eAudiobooks on our website at Find It - Stream and Download
We are looking for volunteers with strong backs to pack up the boxes after the book sale is finished at Community and Senior Center! (83 Nancy's Place Frisco, CO 80443) Use the link below to sign up.
The Youth Advisory Council is growing! Grades 6-12th are invited to attend Youth Advisory Council at the North Branch Library This council, shortened to YAC, will meet regularly depending on the needs of the group and will focus on creating programs, setting up the new teen space, and encourage youth participant in their community. Hours spent on the council will count towards valuable community service/volunteer hours. A parental waiver is required if participants are under 18. Please email Christina.Chambers@SummitCountyCO.Gov to join if you wish. There is a monthly commitment to meet and do a fun activity, talk about library programs and events, and earn those valuable volunteer hours!
You might have heard of our read to a dog program, but have you ever heard of reading to a cat? Now is your chance to practice your reading in a judgement free zone with Summit's first therapy cat! Call 970-668-3544 to register or use the link below.
Need a little extra technology help? Sign up for a 30 minute session with your very own librarian to learn about Facebook, setting up an email account, downloading an eBook, and more. Bring your own laptop, tablet or device, or use one of ours. We will meet in the Pine Room. Register in advance by calling 970-668-4138 and please bring your logins and passwords.
Please save Monday afternoon, July 31 to attend the annual Book Club Tea for adults at the South Branch Library in Breck. This event is open to members of any book clubs, and anyone who is looking to join a book club. The theme will be Tea at Hogwarts. Please bring finger food to share and come dressed as your favourite Harry Potter character! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
You are invited to join Amy in the Mt. Royal Meeting room to make Sugar Scrubs. Age range: Teens and Adults. Registration required. Use Sign Up Genius link below. Questions? Email amy.marias@summitcountyco.gov
We are excited to invite families to our early literacy storytimes with Ms. Sheila on Tuesdays at the South Branch in Breckenridge. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under.
All library locations are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.
We invite all adults to join in the Summit County Library Adult Summer Reading Bingo! Why should kids have all the fun? Adults can read books, write reviews, complete activities or enjoy programs. Adult who participate will earn Friends of the Library book bucks, library swag and enter virtual tickets to win Grand Prize drawings for fun experiences including Nordic Center passes, theatre tickets and kayak or SUP rentals. Register on the Beanstack website or download the Beanstack app to get started.
Come learn the basics in sewing using a sewing machine, take a homemade craft home from each class. We invite youth 9 and older to sign up for one or all three classes. No previous experience necessary. Questions? Email Amy.Marias@summitcountyco.gov
Please join us in the Children's room for stories, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish! We will also have a snack and a simple art project.Suggested age range is 2 to 5 years, but all are welcome. / Júntense todos los lunes a las 10:30 para cuentos y canciones en Inglés y Español. Después, los niños pueden jugar y hacer un arte.
The theme this summer is "All Together Now." Let's make some new friends while helping our community by volunteering at Smart Bellies. Smart Bellies strives to eliminate childhood hunger in Summit County by giving bags of food to elementary students for the weekend. Join library staff in spending a few hours together packing some nutritious meals for students and families! Email Jane.VanBaren[at]summitcountyco.gov questions or sign up with the link below!
The North Branch Library (located in Bluebird Market) and the South Branch Library will be CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples' Day. The Main Library in the Frisco County Commons will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm.
Sing, Shake & Shimmy All Around the Earth! Kid's House of Joy takes the audience on a journey to discover the diversity of music from around the world through European Classical, Broadway, Folk and Bluegrass, Standards, and Childrens’ Music. We will meet outside the weather permitting or inside the Buffalo Mtn room if it rains.
Three times a year, the Friends of the Library host an enormous used book sale in the Community and Senior Center at 83 Nancy's Place, Frisco, CO. In preparation for the holidays, we combine our great deals on all kinds of books with a bake sale! **If you would like to donate baked goods, please drop them off at Community and Senior Center between 12 - 5 pm on Thursday, or 9:30 -10:30 am on Friday morning. Please include a list of ingredients.**
Summer Reading Program continues with performances by the National Repertory Orchestra just for kids! The National Repertory Orchestra is a summer symphony orchestra and academy that trains young musicians for professional careers in music. For children of all ages.
The Main Library in Frisco will be open from 9 am – 5 pm. The South Branch and North Branch will be closed. A Ballot box is located in front of the County Commons in Frisco or vote in-person at the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center in Breckenridge.
Join us for a variety of video games and board games to celebrate the end of 2023! Bring a game, bring a dish, and let’s play! We will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room. Open to the community (ages 10+)
All libraries will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.
Join Leslie Glenn for a special yoga and meditation experience designed to strengthen awareness, presence and connection both on and off the yoga mat. Connect with breath, mindful movement and learn everyday mindfulness tools for mental health in this gentle yoga practice. Enjoy tea and time to connect after class. This is a Building Hope Summit County community connectedness event and is free and open to adults. Pre-registration is required. Yoga Mats are available to borrow.
Do your kids love dogs? Children are invited to practice their reading skills with our gentle therapy dogs. This is a non-judgment zone! Call (970) 668-4138 to register for a 15 min reading slot, stop by the front desk or use the sign up below.
Submissions from teens 12-18 can be submitted from June 1-30. Voting will be in person at all three locations from July 1 – 31.In the theme of All Together Now, Summit County Libraries has chosen the theme of “Community” for the 2023 teen summer photography contest. Please email sclibrariesteens[at]gmail.com with a photo that depicts YOUR community. Submissions should include your age, name, and title of the photo. Photos should be sent as a .tiff or .png if possible for best printing. Contest is for 12-18 year olds.
All Summit County Library locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 23 through Saturday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 9am. Visit our Stream and Download page for eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, and more accessible 24/7.
We will be celebrating the freedom to read by diving into a different challenged book each month. We will meet in the main floor room in the South Branch Library (103 S. Harris Street). Email breckbannedbookclub@gmail.com with questions, to find out the book and to sign up.
Get into the holiday spirit by making a gingerbread house! Drop off your creation at the Main Library in Frisco or the South Branch in Breckenridge. Everything visible must be edible, but all shapes and sizes of any real or imaginary structures are welcome! Enter the 13 and younger or 14 and older category. Voting will be on in-person at both libraries Dec. 16 - 22. Winners will be announced Dec. 26th.
Sing, Shake & Shimmy All Around the Earth! Kid's House of Joy takes the audience on a journey to discover the diversity of music from around the world through European Classical, Broadway, Folk and Bluegrass, Standards, and Childrens’ Music. We will meet outside weather permitting or inside the Hopefull/Discovery room if it rains.
Don’t forget to support your library this Colorado Gives day by clicking the link below to donate. Your donation will be proportionally increased thanks to the CO Gives Day $1 million incentive fund which helps our libraries continue to provide the programs and materials you love! The Library Foundation is also wrapping up a Capital Campaign to support the renovation and expansion project for the North Branch in Silverthorne. They have raised $680,000 out of the $1 million goal. Please help us with our endeavor!
We are excited to invite families back to our early literacy storytimes at the newly renovated Owl's Nest Children's Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under.
All three locations of Summit County Library will be closed Saturday, December 23 until Monday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Stream & Download section of our website to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, movies and more while we are closed.
We are thrilled to welcome you to our Children's room for Storytime on Wednesdays! Join Ms. Bingham for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Preschool storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under. No registration required.
All three locations of Summit County Library will close at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 22 for the Christmas holiday. We will also be closed Saturday, Dec 22 through Monday, Dec 25. Please use check the Find It: Stream & Download section of our website to check out our 24/7 digital resources.
Join Summit County local Cat Scanlan to see pictures and hear all about her amazing 10 day trip exploring the W Trek in the mountains of Chilean Patagonia in November 2023. No registration required. All ages welcome. We will meet in the The Lodge (the new meeting rooms) of the newly renovated North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
All three library locations will be closed on Monday, January 1st for New Year's Day.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the South Branch and North Branch will be CLOSED. The Main Library in Frisco will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm.
Join the North Branch Library Silent Book Club, it's as simple as bringing or checking out a book, enjoying the company of reading with other book lovers, having a warm drink from the hot tea bar, and leaving with recommendations. Conversation not required. This book club is all about reading in solidarity and having the designated time to read.
In March 2023, Cameron Sale went to visit Morocco to explore the High Atlas Mountains and Marrakech, both culturally and through backcountry skiing. Come learn all about his goal to film 11 People of Color as this group of athletes conquer and ski all 7 continents. This just the beginning. The show begins in-person at 6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room in the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. (103 S. Harris St.)
You’re invited! Let’s kickoff Summer Reading Program 2023, All Together Now. Join friends from across Summit County at Bluebird Market in Silverthorne, Saturday, June 3rd from 11am-3pm. This kickoff party will feature the Curiosity Cruiser from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Register your family for the library Summer Reading challenge, play games, shop the Friends of the Library mini book sale, and celebrate the start of summer.
LEGO Club happens at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge on Mondays. Juniors aged K-5 are welcome to come and make awesome LEGO creations! No registration required. Email luke.vidic@summitcountyco.gov with questions.
We invite Juniors K-5th to join us for a special Main Library Storytime with a local Police Officer. There will be a real Police car for attendees to explore afterwards. No registration required. Email Amy.Marias@summitcountyco.gov with questions.
Come view the Annular Solar Eclipse on the front lawn of the Frisco County Commons building! Safety viewing glasses, fun craft activities, donuts, coffee and cocoa provided. All ages welcome. Questions? Email amy.marias@summitcountyCO.gov
Teens are invited to attend a guided painting class at the Main Library in Frisco. Canvases, paint brushes, and paint will be provided, as well as the design that will be painted on the canvas. Teens are encouraged to bring friends, mentors, parents or guardians to paint with! No prior experience necessary. Registration is required through Sign Up Genius below, to makes sure we have enough materials.
Calling all loud-mouthers, blabbers, comedians, funny folks, and kids with creativity: the improv gameshow Ready. Set. Speak! is back, and this time for our older juniors. Kids in 4th through 6th grade can come and practice their improvisational skills for the sake of fun, tomfoolery, and prizes! The top three performers will choose a mystery prize to take home with them. Anyone who takes themselves too seriously will be asked to leave. Space is limited. Registration required.
Need a little extra technology help? Sign up for a 30 minute session with your very own librarian to learn about Facebook, setting up an email account, downloading an eBook, and more. Bring your own laptop, tablet or device, or use one of ours. We will meet in the Puzzler Study Room next to the Teen Room. Register in advance by calling 970-453-3544.
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating Summit County Library! We will be issuing FREE replacement library cards this week only, if yours is lost or damaged. Plus we will have fun events going on all week including coffee with the library director, a read-a-thon fundraiser, a stuffed animal sleepover and much more! Staff will be dressed up for a spirit week so we invite you to join in the fun.
The Library Board meets at 5pm, the 4th Thursday of the month on Zoom to discuss the policies and management of the library. It is open to the public. Email theresa.bucci@gmail.com for the link.
Summer Reading Program continues with performances by the National Repertory Orchestra just for kids! The National Repertory Orchestra is a summer symphony orchestra and academy that trains young musicians for professional careers in music. For children of all ages. Make sure to log your reading in Beanstack before you arrive, so you can also pick up your prize books. No Registration Required. We will be inside the Hopefull/Discovery Room.
All three library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
You need to radio for help and escape the yeti cave before the creature comes back! Free, fun escape room for all ages, groups up to 8 people. Signup required online using link below. Escape Room organized by the Junior Librarian Committee
The theme for Summer Reading Program is All Together! We invite K-5th graders to all 3 locations (South, Main and Bluebird Market) on Thursdays for STEAM Bee-Together themed activities outside at 10:30am! Registration is required as materials are limited. Programs will rotate branches, so each part of the county will do them on different weeks. Please use the links below to register each week. (If weather doesn't permit, we will move inside)
Join us at Red Buffalo Cafe in Silverthorne (358 Blue River Pkwy) for Lunar New Year stories and a craft. Stories will be read throughout the hour, so come for the whole hour or just for a bit. This special storytime is part of the Town of Silverthorne First Friday!
Bring your contest submissions to North Branch for a final look over and help with editing before submitting to the Rotary Club of Summit County Short Story and Poetry Writing Contest. This contest is for Middle School and High School Students. Christina Chambers is not only the teen program technician at North Branch, but also has a Bachelors Degree in English writing and loves to help edit others work. Please RSVP and email any writing samples that you would like to be edited to Christina.Chambers@summitcountyco.gov beforehand so that care can be taken for feedback. Poetry and Short story are both accepted and due to the Rotary Club on March 17th!
Baby Storytime is at the Main Library in Frisco on Mondays. The suggested age range for Little Readers is infant through 2.5 years of age. We will have fun books along with songs, rhymes, finger-plays, scarves and instruments. Baby story times are designed to help support pre- literacy skills and to develop a love of reading! No Registration is required. We will not have Little Readers on February 19th.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Download the free Beanstack app on your phone or ask a staff member how to get started!
Help the Earth while learning how to make recycled paper! This class is for anyone ages 16+ that is interested to come and spend an afternoon learning how to make recycled paper. Reach out to danielaveltri27@hotmail.com with questions.
In honor of Presidents' Day, the South Branch in Breckenridge and the North Branch in Silverthorne will be CLOSED. The Main Library in Frisco will be open 9 am – 5 pm.
Join us for a book discussion led by Nancy Karklins about the 2018 Summit Reads book choice "Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters" by Jason A. Ramos and Julian Smith. Copies are available for purchase at Next Page Books in Frisco or to order through the library catalog using a Summit County Library Card.
Please join student-practitioner, Marjorie Biggs for FREE Feldenkrais Method A.T.M. group classes. Feldenkrais is a gentle form of somatic education where participants learn to organize movement internally for greater comfort, ease, and mobility. Participants can expect to be verbally guided through gentle and slow movements on or low to the ground. As an alternative, movements can also be imagined/ visualized while either lying down or seated in a chair. Questions? Reach out to mtns4marjorie@aol.com.
This winter we want to make reading fun for everyone! We invite all ages to register on our free Beanstack app or website to participate in our winter reading challenge. Read or listen to a variety of book categories to complete 5 virtual badges. Finish 5 badges by March 1 to earn a special prize.
Come view the moon and other celestial objects through a high-power telescope on a Friday evening each month. Enjoy a S’more and learn about the ecliptic, constellations, and other patterns in nature. Hosted by Edward Lerner with SNO Education. All ages welcome, on the front lawn at the Main Library in Frisco.
The Frisco Historic Park Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series take place on Wednesdays, June 14 – August 30 at 12:00pm. Learn about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas in Colorado with a Q&A after each lecture. Lectures are free to attend, seating is limited and doors open at 11:45am. (Please leave dogs and food at home) See a schedule of events below.
We invite you to bring your friends and family to listen to our favorite local bluegrass band, The Pine Beatles! We hope to have this FREE event on our outdoor reading deck at the South Branch Library. We will provide some chairs but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on the reading deck or in the meeting rooms unless they are service animals. Call 970-453-3544 with questions. (In case of rain, we will move downstairs into the Hopefull/Discovery room.)
Love trying new recipes? Each month there will be a new book available for checkout at the South Branch. Find a recipe in the book, cook it, and bring it to the meeting ready to share! Email Megan.Quirk@summitcountyco.gov to register.
In the spirit of spring and Washington Post’s classic contest, Summit County Library Library will be sponsoring its own book-inspired Peeps diorama competition in April! Participants of all ages are encouraged to create a book or literary scene using Peeps marshmallow treats. Pick up a package of Peeps (1 per family) and cardboard at your local library to get started. Drop off your creation at the Main Library in Frisco or the South Branch in Breckenridge by Saturday, April 15 for in-person voting April 17-22. The Peep-le’s Choice Awards for a child and an adult category will be announced on Monday, April 24!
Learn basic animation and coding skills using Scratch programming with instructor Kathy Childs! You will learn to create custom animations for holiday cards, animated stories, and games! This session lasts for 6 weeks from June - July and is for children in grades 3-5. Please bring your school-issued computers to the class as we will not have enough for each student to have their own. Registration is limited so please only sign up if your child can attend all sessions.
We invite Juniors (K-5th) to join us to debate of Who Would Win! Based on the book series by Jerry Pallotta. No registration required. We will meet in the children's room. Email Amy.Marias@summitcountyco.gov with questions.
Enjoy the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre with a special discount. Get $5 off any ticket to 'The Understudy' by using the online code BOOKS or by showing your Summit County Library card at the box office! Just use the link below to purchase ticketse.
Families are invited to join us for a special Pajama Storytime at Main Library in Frisco! Join Ms. Sheila for fun stories, a snack, puzzles, board games and more! Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal and/or blanket. Suggested age range: 2 to 8, but all are welcome.
Teens - want to see your art displayed in your local library? We invite 6-12th graders to stop by your nearest branch to paint a mini canvas that will be showcased in the library. Paints, canvases and brushes will be provided. Let your creative instincts flow while you have a quiet afternoon of painting in one of our facilities. No registration required.
This summer is an ocean full of possibilities, and we have a very special mermaid you can practice your reading with in a no judgement zone! Sign for a 15-minute time slots by calling 970-453-3544 or sign up at the South Branch Circulation desk. We will meet in the Junior Room. Questions? Email Genevieve.Brusilow@summitcountyco.gov
Have you always wanted to do an international bike trip? Have you heard of Tasmania? Come learn from local, Sarah Travis, what it is like to travel to this Australian Island state, to bike up the eastern coast, about their national park, and the booming cultural and food scenes. We will meet at 6pm in the Mt. Royal Room in the Main Library in Frisco.
Summit County local Bob Hinderholtz will present photos and stories from his adventures in Scotland and Wales. The show starts at 6pm and we will be in the Pine Room at the Main Library in Frisco.
We hope you had fun this summer on your reading journey through Beanstack! We encourage all ages to get all their hours logged by the end of the day today to earn your badges. Be sure to enter your tickets on Beanstack into the drawings of your choice, as names will be drawn on Monday, August 7. If you are a lucky winner, you have until Thursday, August 31 to pick up your prizes at your local library.
Of our next 2024 travel talk, join locals Sarah and Mike Whitaker and learn all about their sailing trips to the British Virgin Islands (also known as the BVI's) and what it is like to own a catamaran (available for rent)! They will also be generously donating Windy City pizza and mozzarella rolls for attendees. The talk begins at 6:00 pm at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. (Discovery Room)
It’s After School Club, but with a new look! The Junior Creation Space is for children to create whatever they can dream. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade can imagine, design, and create any science, art, or engineering project with guidance from library staff. And weekly, staff-guided projects means there's always something to make! No sign up required. (Creation Space will not meet on February 28)
Our Friends of the Library would love your help setting up our used book and bake sale on Thursday, Dec. 7 starting at 12pm at Community and Senior Center in Frisco, CO. The sale will take place 10am-5pm on December 8 and 9.
See how much you know about science, music, pop culture, history and more! You’re invited to a team trivia night at the Mighty Bar in the Bluebird Market. Put together a team (no more than 6 people) or come as an individual player and we will match you with a team. Drinks and food available for purchase. Prizes for our winning teams.
Have you ever wondered what your stuffed animals do when you go to sleep? Now you can find out! Your stuffies will have so much fun hanging out with Miss G. and our teen librarians! Come by the circ desk at South Branch, Monday, Oct 2 - Thursday, October 5 to sign up. Drop off is Friday, October 6. Then, come back on Saturday, October 7, to pick up a photo album full of library shenanigans along with your stuffed animal. One stuffed animal per child. Ages: Babies – Kindergarten.
LEGO Club happens at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne on Wednesdays. Juniors aged K-5 are welcome to come and make awesome LEGO creations! No registration required. Email sharon.roybal@summitcountyco.gov with questions.
Support your local library and local small businesses all at once! Visit any branch of Summit County Libraries on a Saturday between Oct 14 -Nov 30. Check out your books while you're here at either the self-checkout or the Circ desk. Receive coupons to local businesses for every book you check out.
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, come check out Top Hogs, a FREE comedy-filled trick pig show happening at each branch of the Summit County Library! Join us for nonstop action, audience participation, and education in this show as a pig, a dog, and a bird perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent! Come by early to get a seat, as we will start promptly. (Learn more at tophogs.com) This even is presented by the Friends of the Library.
We invite Juniors grades K-5th grade to join us for LEGO Club each week on Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm! Email Amy.Marias@summitcountyco.gov with questions. No registration required.
Come to the South Branch Library in Breckenridge or the Main Library in Frisco to vote for your favorite Peeps Diorama between Monday, April 17 - Saturday, April 22. Peep-le's Choice Award Winners in a child and adult category will be announced Monday, April 24.
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week! It gives us great pleasure to invite you to chat with Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Ask questions about the North Branch Library building project, see building plans and learn about some of our new initiatives. Breakfast treats and coffee will be served and we will meet on the 2nd floor.
Have you ever played a game and wished you had someone to discuss it with? Here is your chance. Join us monthly in jolly cooperation to try and figure out what makes our favorite video games meaningful. We will meet @ Broken Compass Brewing ( Main Street Taproom @ 520 S. Main St, Breckenridge, CO). 21+ only.
Have you ever dreamed of giving a TEDx talk and sharing your big idea with the world? Together with Jill Marek, Executive Director, and members of the TEDxBreckenridge admin team, we will explore what it takes to craft a message that stirs excitement and shares your knowledge. Questions? Email Stephanie.Ralph@summitcountyco.gov
We hope you had fun this winter on our reading journey through Beanstack! We encourage all ages to get all their hours logged by March to earn your badges. If you read 5 book and get an email that you completed the program, you have until Saturday,March 11th to pick up your prizes at your local library. You will win a local gift card and a free book of your choice.
Imagine reading the books of Thula Thula [The Elephant Whisperer, An Elephant in My Kitchen, and The Elephants of Thula Thula] that inspired a trip to meet the legendary elephant herd in person. Join the Nordens, a local Summit County family, as they share their three-week travels from the Western Cape to the Kwazulu-Natal region of South Africa in November 2023. En route to meet the elephant herd and rhinos from the books, their travels took them hiking on Table Mountain, one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site, volunteering to build a mongoose habitat, stopping at the beautiful beaches along the coast, to all the wildlife, and biking through the town of Soweto where the anti-apartheid movement began.
Local band 'Rocky Mountain Brass' will be playing holiday music inside the South Branch Library. Santa Claus will be here too! Chairs will be provided.
Your children won't want to miss this exciting and entertaining show for the whole family. Join Steve for an interactive family romp filled with music, humor and games as he performs his hit songs. Come prepared to laugh. Come prepared to sing ...and bring those dancing shoes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. Stay after from 12-1pm for Cotton Candy Science, Water Play and Family Friendly Games.
Your kids won't want to miss this Drum Safari program as we dive into some fun music and drumming! The group will bring traditional drums and a few mysterious instruments. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. Don't forget to logs your hours on Beanstack so you can also pick up your free books!
Dari will also lead you through some yoga poses to get in touch with your own “inner ocean creature”. We will be outside, so please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Don't forget to log your hours on Beanstack and pick up your prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, but especially recommended for ages 4 through 8.
Salida Circus is Colorado’s most unique troupe of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, jesters, stilt walkers, magicians, and much more! Let's come all together to celebrate that we are half-way through summer! Pick up your prizes as you complete the Summer Reading challenge and get help with Beanstack if needed. Besides the circus, we will have a lot of other fun events going on including face-painting, cotton candy science and an all ages sidewalk chalk art contest. See below for times and register below for the chalk contest using the button.
Summer Reading Program continues with performances by the National Repertory Orchestra just for kids! The National Repertory Orchestra is a summer symphony orchestra and academy that trains young musicians for professional careers in music. For children of all ages.
Join us for another amazing Summer Reading Program performer with the Claim Jumpers! This competitive and performance based team located in Littleton, CO has members aged 8-47! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. Make sure to log your reading in Beanstack before you arrive, so you can also pick up your prize books. We will be outside unless weather doesn't permit. Then we will move into the Buffalo Mtn Room.
In observance of Juneteenth, the South Branch in Breckenridge and the North Branch in Silverthorne will be CLOSED. The Main Library in Frisco will be open 9am – 5pm.
Caregivers, drop in with your preschool-aged children or younger for a playdate at South Branch Library! Show off your favorite mug, meet fellow families, build community, and enjoy coffee while your children make new friends. We will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room. Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Music, Toys and Fun play space will be provided. This is a library facilitated activity, but is not library supervised. Please come prepared to keep an eye on your little ones!
Join us for stories, songs and a visit from Santa. He is making a special stop at our libraries, all the way from the North Pole.