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Shark! Learn who the top predator in the ocean really is. Look inside and out as we study the unique adaptations that make sharks so well suited for life at sea. How do you size up compared to some sharks? Find out as we measure a few. This in-person class is all about sharks, sharks and more sharks. There are over 500 species, after all! (Please note no live sharks will be able to visit Summit County.)
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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 matt 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.
See how much you know about science, music, pop culture, history and more! You’re invited to a team trivia night at the Main Library in Frisco. You can put together a team (no more than 6 adults) in advance or come as an individual player and we will match you with a team. The quiz will include an audio and picture round. And there will be prizes for the winners. Refreshments provided. Questions and signup – email katie.koop@summitcountyco.gov
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Join G for a morning of step-by-step canvas painting! (This program is for adults 18+) As our resident artist, she will help you create a beautiful ocean-inspired painting. No experience required!! Materials are provided. Wear clothes you can get paint on. We will meet outside on the outdoor reading deck. (In case of rain, we will move into the Hopefull/Discovery Room)
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Your kids won't want to miss our Drum Safari program as we dive into some fun music and drummign! 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!
Join us for another amazing Summer Reading Program performer with Cool Science! Cool Science programs are designed to get kids excited about STEM learning by introducing them to the wonderful world of science through hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, and more! 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 have a variety of databases geared towards helping students with their research - from the elementary grades all the way through high school.
Find out how you can volunteer at the Summit County Library
It's a foam party with a Summit County favorite - Ann Lincoln! Your kids will have a ton of fun running around and getting soapy and covered in foam. Ann Lincoln will be at South Branch at 10:30am and Main at 1:30pm. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. See flyer below for more information.
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Are you interested in taking better photos? Please bring a camera or picture-taking phone so we can dive into photography basics such as composition, different camera functions, and editing images. No prior camera knowledge is required. This workshop can be used to edit and work on photographs for the Summit County Libraries Photography Contest, but is open to all teenagers who want to improve their photography and editing skills.
The Friends of the Library hold used book sales 3 times a year! The April sale will be held in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. There are tons of great deals on all kinds of items!
Want to make a difference and offer your voice in the library and in the community? TAB will meet to plan and participate in new projects! TAB’s goal is to promote library services to teens at the library by: advising, planning, and implementing programs; creating innovative displays, recommending library materials and more. For grades 6-12. Email shayne.taylor@summitcountyco.gov to register or call 970-453-3546 with questions.
Pre-Registration begins May 30. 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/
Sign up at the North Branch Library circulation desk 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.
The Friends of the Library typically meet the second Wednesday of each month at the Main Library in Frisco.They discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Everyone is welcome!
Come learn about our new program for young children: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. You and your child may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our 10:30 Little Reader Storytime. Books to read, program information and snacks will be available in the Blue River Room between 9:30 and 11:30, with a short story time at 10:30. Call 970-668-4285 with questions.
Vote for your favorite Gingerbread House in both the youth and adult categories on our Facebook Page. (See Link Below) Winners will be announced December 28th.
Storytimes are now on Wednesdays! We are excited to invite families back to our early literacy preschool storytimes. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under. We will meet in the Blue River Room.
Join us every Wednesday at the Teen Center for activities, games, crafts and more! Ages 12-18 welcome. Program will be hosted by a staff member from Summit County Libraries in the Teen Center (County Commons lower level). No registration required. (Masks required)
Are you interested in taking better photos? Please bring a camera or picture-taking phone so we can dive into photography basics such as composition, different camera functions, and editing images. No prior camera knowledge is required. This workshop can be used to edit and work on photographs for the Summit County Libraries Photography Contest, but is open to all teenagers who want to improve their photography and editing skills.
We invite 6-12th graders to join us for our teen volunteer orientation. We will meet in the new Pine Room. This will be for Summer Reading Program Assistants, Bilingual Guides and Junior Librarians. Light refreshments will be served. Please email Christina at christina.chambers@summitcountyco.gov to RSVP.
We offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and online magazines for your enjoyment.
The Main Library in the Frisco County Commons Building will be closed until March 26 as we unpack the collection. We have hold pickup available during this time, just call 970-668-4138 and staff will bring your items out. The Grand Opening will be March 26 from 11am-5pm.
Join us at the North Branch Library for stories with yoga poses. Suggested Age Range: 5-10 yrs. Wear clothes you can move in and use a yoga mat if you have one.
Are you interested in learning more about composting in your own home? Come for our presentation led by Julia Park, a CU-Boulder Sustainable Food Systems student, as she helps to provide information and answer questions about composting. We have also partnered with High County Conservation to teach you all about the Summit County local SCRAP program. Topics include: Why compost? How does it work? Composting Methods, Setting up your bin, Compost care, and Summit County Options.
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 are looking for volunteers with strong backs to pack up the boxes after the book sale is finished! Use the link below to sign up.
All three locations of the Summit County Library will be closed on Monday, 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 invite teens 13-18, to participate in our Summer Reading photography contest during the month of June. As our theme this summer is oceans, we encourage you to incorporate local watershed ecosystem such as how people affect local watersheds or how our watershed will flow into the ocean. Email your submissions to summitcountylibraries@gmail.com. Photo submissions will be displayed at the South Branch in Breckenridge and the Main Library for the month of July for voting in-person and on social media. A winner will be announced in August.
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.
Do you love looking at old maps? A staff member from Summit Historical Society will be available to show and tell 1866 and 1867 maps of Colorado, Summit County and Eagle County in-person at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. Come by and learn about these amazing documents!
Have questions about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest? Get a brief overview about these and other social media sites and get your questions answered. Please register in advance by calling (970)-453-3544 and plan to arrive a little early as doors to the library lock at 7 pm.
Sing songs, read with Ms. Sheila, and visit with Santa Claus. He is making a special stop at our libraries, all the way from the North Pole.
We invite teens 6th-12th to email their library branch to reserve a June Craft in celebration of Pride Month. Supplies are limited.
All library locations are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.
As we want to keep our small kiddos safe, we will be moving back to a virtual format for storytime on Wednesday, December 29! Join in on Facebook Live @SummitCountyLibraries at 10:30am to enjoy stories and songs with Ms. Sheila. Can't make that time? Watch the recording later on our YouTube channel. (Link Below)
We invite all adults to join in the Summit County Library Adult Summer Reading Program! 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.
Join your local branch Wednesdays during Summer Reading for an outdoor Pre-K program! Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. All three libraries will be running the same program at the same time, and registration is not required! Programs will include stories, an activity and more. (North Branch will have storytime at 651 Center Circle for June 8, 15, 22 and 29. Location TBD for July)
Do you love looking at old maps? A staff member from Summit Historical Society will be available to show and tell 1866 and 1867 maps of Colorado, Summit County and Eagle County in-person at the Main Library in Frisco. Come by and learn about these amazing documents!
Please join us in the Blue River Room for stories, activities, and a snack! Afterward, children can play and make a craft! Co-sponsored by FIRC and North Branch Library. / Júntense todos los lunes a las 10:00 para cuentos y canciones en Inglés y Español. Después, los niños pueden jugar y hacer un arte.
Come learn about our new program for young children. You may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our children’s events. Program information and snacks will be available in the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms.
North Branch and South Branch Library will be CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples' Day (Formally Columbus Day); The Main Library will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm
Three times a year, the Friends of the Library host an enormous used book sale in the Buffalo Mountain and Mt. Royal Rooms at the County Commons building in Frisco. In preparation for the holidays, in December, 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 the Main Library in Frisco by 5 pm on Thursday, or 9:15am on Friday morning.**
Come learn about our new program for young children. You may register for the program, pick up a book bag, and either relax and read here at the library or join in our children’s storytime at 10:30am.
The Main Library in Frisco will be open from 9 am – 5 pm. The South Branch and North Branch will be closed. Ballot boxes are located the North Branch in Silverthorne or in front of the County Commons in Frisco. Vote in-person at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
We invite 6-12th graders to join us for a teen volunteer orientation. We will meet in the downstairs Hopefull/Discovery room. This will be for Summer Reading Program Assistants, Bilingual Guides and Junior Librarians. Light refreshments will be served. Please email Christina at christina.chambers@summitcountyco.gov to RSVP.
This summer's theme is Oceans of Possibilities and its time to understand where our water comes from. Snowmelt runoff into local streams provides the majority of water supply in Summit County. And when the Blue River flows beyond county boundaries, its waters continue downstream to feed the Colorado River, one of the most critical sources of water in the West. In this session, High Country Conservation Center Staff will help attendees understand where our water comes from and the impact drought and heat are having on this important resource. Learn about local conservation programs and water efficient rebates to help you become water smart.
All libraries will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.
Sign up for a 15 minute time slot for your child (or 2 to 3 children) to practice their reading with certified reading dog, Ingrid. The dogs look forward to listening with no judgement. Feel free to call 970-668-4280 to schedule a time slot, stop by the circulation desk, or use the sign up below.
The theme this summer is Tails and Tales and we have some great animal themed programs for adults 18+! Join on Saturday mornings on the South Branch Reading deck. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up via SignUpGenius (links below) to reserve your spot. If spots fill, email Meg Quirk at megan.quirk@summitcountyco.gov to be put on the waitlist. Please cancel your reservation if you end up not being able to attend, we want as many people as possible to be able to participate.
Bring a book you recommend, along with your friends, to this brand new book club. Come prepared to share why you enjoyed the book and leave with plenty of ideas for great reads to try next. Library staff will compile the list of titles, along with where they can be found in our library system to share with the group.
All Summit County Library locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for Thanksgiving. Visit our Stream and Download page for eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, and more.
We invite adults and teens to join us for our first workshop making 3 Herbal Bath Products: Rose & Lavender Sea Salts, Calendula & Chamomile Oatmeal Bath, Peppermint & Coconut Sugar Scrub. The program is free and all materials are provided. Registration is required as materials are limited. Please cancel if you are unable to attend. Email amy.marias@summitcountyco.gov with questions. 
Get into the holiday spirit by making a gingerbread house! Everything visible must be edible-all shapes and sizes of any real or imaginary structures are welcome! Enter the adult category for 18+ and the youth category for 17 and under. Submit photos of your creation to your home library, Dec. 1-Dec. 19. ( Email link below.) Please include: Your name & age, the name of your creation, your phone number and email address. Public voting will be on Facebook and Instagram Dec. 20-Dec. 27. Winners will be announced Dec. 28th. First place prizes for each age category will be awarded!
Join three local authors as they come together to kick off the school year and promote children's literacy! Each author will read their book. Claudine Norden, Lisa Spaulding and Lisa Blake.
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 AND it will help our libraries continue to provide the programs and materials you love! Summit County and the Library Foundation is embarking on an renovation and expansion project for the Main Library in Frisco and North Branch in Silverthorne. Please help us with our endeavor!
All skill levels welcome! Join new and experienced crafters for an afternoon of knitting and crochet. If you are new to the craft we will have supplies and an instructor teaching you how to make a dishcloth. The Summer Reading Program theme is Oceans of Possibilities, so for the more advanced, we will have patterns and examples of ocean themed projects you can try. You may also come with your own project to simply enjoy a social gathering. Register via SignUpGenius below.
We are excited to invite families to our early literacy storytimes. Stories, songs and action rhymes at family storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under. We will meet in the Hopfull/Discovery downstairs meeting rooms and masks are required.
The Main Library is back open and we are thrilled to welcome you to our new Children's room for Storytime! Join Ms. Bingham for stories, songs and action rhymes. Preschool storytimes are appropriate for ages 6 and under.
All three locations of Summit County Library will be closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, 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.
All three locations of Summit County Library will close at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 23 and will also be closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Stream & Download section of our website to check out our 24/7 digital resources.
Join us Friday (Rescheduled from Friday) for storytime halloween at the North Branch! Come in costume and bundle up because we will be outside on the lawn. Please wear your masks and distance yourselves from other families and bring chairs or a ground covering to sit on. There will be a trick-or-treating outside parade and a take-and-make craft to bring home with you!
Mr Kneel uses beatbox and rhymes to share his love of reading in a high-energy show! This is a fun exploration of sounds and noises where kids can bring their parents without fear of embarrassment. For ages 5 - 12. Use the alphabet to make beat box sounds, make some crazy space alien sounds, learn some fun things to do with your face all with Mr. Kneel who is coming to us all the way from Hawaii!
All three library locations will be closed on Friday, January 1 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.
The Friends of the Library will be accepting gently used book donations on Saturday mornings. Please good condition only. Bring your books to donate to the parking lot to drop off curb-side. (Not accepting textbooks, VHS, cassette tapes or magazines.)
Join Summit County local, Genevieve Brusilow on a solo road trip around the USA including the National Parks. The show begins in-person at 6:00 pm at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. (Downstairs in the Hopefull/Discovery Room.)
Mr Kneel uses beatbox and rhymes to share his love of reading in a high-energy show! This is a fun exploration of sounds and noises where kids can bring their parents without fear of embarrassment. For ages 5 - 12. Use the alphabet to make beat box sounds, make some crazy space alien sounds, learn some fun things to do with your face all with Mr. Kneel who is coming to us all the way from Hawaii!
Please save Monday afternoon, March 16 to attend the annual Book Club Tea at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. This event is open to members of any book clubs, and anyone who is looking to join a book club. The theme this year is a Tea at Hogwarts so please bring a finger food to share and dress as your favorite Harry Potter character. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Summit Reads 2017 Community Book Choice is 'Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness.' Copies of this year's book are available at Summit County Library for purchase or to check out and at Next Page Books and Nosh in Frisco. A FREE Speaker Presentation on mental health awareness will kick-off the season and feature; Betsey Casey with the Patti Casey Memorial Fund and Gini Bradley with Building Hope Summit County. Please join us on Tuesday, March 7 at the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. The Meet and Greet will be from 5:30pm-6:00pm and the Speaker Presentation will be from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Complete a bingo and bring your card to your local library to receive $5 in book bucks to be used at the Friends of the Library book sale. The sale will take place December 10th and 11th at the North Branch in Silverthorne. Complete the information at the bottom of your bingo card to be entered in a drawing for a book basket from Friends of the Library. Pick up a bingo card at your local branch or print one using the link below.
The 2017 Summit Reads community project returns for a seventh year with the book, Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness, edited by Lee Gutkind. Copies are available at the Summit County Libraries for purchase or to check out and at Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco. Join us for a book discussion led by Nancy Karklins.
Need a little extra technology help? Our drop-in sessions are perfect for learning about Facebook, setting up an email account or downloading an eBook. 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 in April if yours is lost or damaged. Plus we will have fun events going on all week including free National Library week buttons and coffee with the library director! Staff will also 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 HaleyKitLittleton@gmail.com for the link.
It's a foam party with a Summit County favorite - Ann Lincoln! Your kids will have a ton of fun running around and getting soapy and covered in foam. Ann Lincoln will be at South Branch at 10:30am and Main at 1:30pm. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. See flyer below for more information.
All three library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.
Stop by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge for our 3rd annual summer book sale! We will have great deals on used books, dvds and more and all proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library. The sale will take place out in the front of the building on Harris Street, weather permitting. And don't forget the Father Dyer Treasure Sale is the same morning so be sure to check that out too!
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.
The theme for Summer Reading Program is Oceans of Possibilities! We invite K-5th graders to the Main Library in Frisco and the South Branch in Breckenridge on Thursdays for STEAM ocean-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)
Sing songs and visit with Santa Claus. He is making a special stop at our libraries, all the way from the North Pole.
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!
The South Branch Library in Breckenridge presents a FREE escape room for all ages. You are transporting rare and valuable books across the sea. Disaster strikes! Your ship is sinking and the captain is missing! Can you escape?! Maximum 8 people per reservation. You may only escape the room one time. Please arrive 5 minutes before your escape. Registration is required via Sign Up Genius (below) for an 11am / 1pm / 3pm time slot.
Baby Storytime is on Tuesdays! The suggested age range for Tiny Tadpoles is infant through 2.5 years of age. We will have fun books along with songs, rhymes, finger-plays, scarves and instruments. Tiny Tot Readers story time is designed to help support pre- literacy skills and to develop a love of reading! No Registration is required.
We hope you had fun this summer with our summer reading program through Beanstack and our range of in-person adult programs! We encourage all adults to enter their earned virtual Beanstack tickets into the grand prize drawings of their choice. Winners will be announced this week! Watch your email for a brief survey so you can help us improve the program for next year!
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!
Get in the holiday spirit by joining us for an all-day holiday movie marathon with a gift making and wrapping space. We'll provide everything you need while showing some holiday favorites. Bring the whole family.
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.
All skill levels welcome! Join new and experienced crafters for an afternoon of knitting and crochet. If you are new to the craft we will have supplies and an instructor teaching you how to make a dishcloth. The Summer Reading Program theme is Oceans of Possibilities, so for the more advanced, we will have patterns and examples of ocean themed projects you can try. You may also come with your own project to simply enjoy a social gathering. Register via SignUpGenius below.
The theme this summer is Oceans of Possibilities.The issue of plastic pollution extends well beyond our oceans. Studies have found tiny pieces of plastic – called microplastics – in the farthest reaches of Rocky Mountain National Park, not to mention plastic bags and other trash at trailheads in Summit County. Proper waste disposal helps protect our waterways, the source of drinking water for residents and downstream communities. In this workshop, High County Conservation Center Staff will share what happens to our trash and recycling. Get your waste questions answered and learn how to recycle the right way.
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 10 virtual badges. Receive a free book just for registering; finish all 10 badges by January 31st to earn a local gift card of your choice.
We invite you to grab a drink or dine out on Wednesday, May 8th at Kenosha Steakhouse or Rita's Specialty Margs & Taco Bar! This event will run all day, and 5% of the total sales collected at both restaurants will be donated to the Friends of the Summit County Library. All ages are welcome. There will be a special library activity for children at 6 p.m. so join us for good food, drinks, and have fun raising money for your favorite nonprofit. The money raised will go right back to materials and programs you love. Thanks Rita's & Kenosha!
Join us for a preschool storytime with Miss G. at 11:00am at the Barney Ford Museum (111 East Washington Ave, Breckenridge), followed by music by the band Steel Betty for the whole family. This interactive program brings families on a musical tour of the storybook imagery and tall tales that have influenced America’s diverse folk music. Typically passed from generation to generation, a folk song is likely to have had many authors over time and preserves a vernacular history that cannot be recreated in a textbook. American folk music has always drawn from a wide variety of source material-for example; nature, world events, universal experiences, and traditional stories. It is music of the “folk” and is meant to be universally recognized and shared.
As the finale of Adult Summer Reading program, 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 sunny 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.
Love trying new recipes? Don't have the time to try them all? Join the new cookbook club for adults. Each month there will be a new book available for checkout at the South Branch Library. Find a recipe in the book, cook it, and bring it to the meeting ready to share! (Enter the library meeting rooms down the South side stairs directly into the Hopefull Room.)
Come join us for coding, fun, and community! Even if you haven't registered yet, you're welcome to join us. We'll meet in the Puzzler Room. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Girls Who Code Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read, and explore together! The goal of the club is to increase the number of women with an interest in computer science.
Learn basic animation skills this summer using Scratch programming with instructor Kathy Childs! In this 8 week session, you will learn to create custom animations for holiday cards, animated stories, and games! Registration is limited so please only sign up if your child can attend most sessions.
Join Ms. Sheila at North Branch for a Story Time for children. We’ll read a story illustrated by an artist with an interesting art style. Then we’ll try making our own illustration using similar materials and techniques. This program is recommended for children ages 5 through 10 (K to 5th grade).
Families are invited to join us for a special Pajama Storytime at North Branch in Silverthorne! Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket.
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 move abroad and teach? Join former Summit County resident, Rachel Robinson on Zoom to learn how she made her dream a reality. Learn what it is like to live in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia, work and travel around SE Asia, especially during a pandemic. This program is virtual. Register for the Zoom meeting using the link below!
Summit County local Neil Groundwater will present photos and stories from his adventures in Egypt in October 2021. The show starts at 6pm and we are back in-person at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge (downstairs in the Hopefull/Discovery room).
As part of the 2022 Travel series, Summit County local Bob Hinderholtz will present photos and stories from his adventures in Chile and Argentina.
For our next Travel talk in Silverthorne, join locals AL and Merole Concordia and learn all about their trip to Europe in October 2021. The talk begins at 6:00 pm at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
We invite juniors grades K-5th grade to join us for a fun activities each week after school Wednesdays 3:15-4:30pm! We will meet in the Hopeful/Discovery Room. Email Megan.Quirk@summitcountyco.gov with questions.
Our Friends of the Library would love your help setting up and running our used book sale on April 8 and 9th from 10am-5pm at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne! All money raised goes toward library materials and programs. Please sign up using the link below. Perks include first pick of books!
Online Trivia is back! Join in a fun trivia night from your home with friends and family from anywhere! Participants will join Quizmaster Katie live on Zoom. Zoom is a conference call platform allowing people to share video and audio. Please email sclnorthbranch@gmail.com to sign up your winning team and receive your Zoom invite (limited space available). Note: To participate, you will need a computer or tablet with video/audio capability and strong internet connection. Questions? Call 970-668-4280
Bring your stuffed animal to the library any time on Tuesday, February 26, for a stuffed animal sleepover! While you're at home sleeping, your stuffed animals will have a blast exploring the South Branch Library and getting into all kinds of mischief! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts as we'll post updates from the slumber party. Then, come back on Wednesday, February 27, and pick up your stuffed animal and a free book to take home and read together!
Tinker Tots is monthly! Come by the South Branch Library and join our STEAM program for you and your little ones taught by Miss G. We will partake in step-by-step science projects, crafts, color theory, experiments and more! Some programs will be more hands-on for parents than others and some will be overnight experiments. Space is limited and reservations are required, please email Genevieve. (See Email link below)
In celebration of National Library Week and Children's Book Week, come check out Top Hogs, a 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.
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 this summer on Wednesdays 3-4pm! We will meet in the newly renovated Children's Room. Email christina.chambers@summitcountyco.gov with questions.
We invite you to join County Commissioner Elizabeth Lawrence in the Hopefull/Discovery rooms for some coffee and conversation. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of the County's new initiatives. Coffee will be served.
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week April 4-9. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives.
Every year we celebrate libraries during National Library Week April 4-9. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives. Coffee and donuts will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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. RSVP by emailing Shayne.Taylor@sumitcountyco.gov.
Families are invited to join us for a special evening Storytime at South Branch Library in Breckenridge! This summer, we will be outside on the reading deck enjoying the beautiful weather. In case of rain, we will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room inside. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Children will enjoy books, felt stories, songs, and a small craft. Storytime is a great place for your child to start developing social skills and early literacy skills that will prepare them for learning to read. This program is also a welcome space for those learning to speak English and for children of all abilities.
We hope you had fun this summer on our reading journey through Beanstack! We encourage all ages to get all their hours logged by today to earn your badges and free books. Be sure to submit your virtual tickets for a chance to win a grand prize drawing. Grand prize drawings will take place next week!
Yoga helps clear the mind, offers calm and healing, and helps unite communities. Join Leslie Glenn for a yoga class designed to create an open, safe place for those who want to stretch, breathe, and experience a sense of community, connection, and healing. All ages and levels welcome. The class will be held on the outdoor reading deck. Registration at BuildingHopeSummit.org is required.
We are excited to celebrate Summer Reading with some music on the deck with local band 'Rocky Mountain Brass'! Join us on the outside reading deck at the South Branch Library. 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.
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 matt 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.
Shark! Learn who the top predator in the ocean really is. Look inside and out as we study the unique adaptations that make sharks so well suited for life at sea. How do you size up compared to some sharks? Find out as we measure a few. This in-person class is all about sharks, sharks and more sharks. There are over 500 species, after all! (Please Note: no live sharks will be able to visit Summit County.)
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 Cool Science! Cool Science programs are designed to get kids excited about STEM learning by introducing them to the wonderful world of science through hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, and more! 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.