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We invite you to join County Commissioner Elisabeth Lawrence, Josh Blanchard and Tamara Pogue in the Hopefull room for some coffee and conversation. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of the County's new initiatives. Coffee will be served.
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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 fiction and non-fiction mysteries, murders, and thrillers. Adults will at the Crown 215 S. Main St. Breckenridge, CO. Questions? Email [email protected]
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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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We have a variety of databases geared towards helping students with their research - from the elementary grades all the way through high school.
Game On! Is a tabletop game club for teens, grades 6-12, who want to learn to play classic favorites or get into modern strategies. Some games will be provided, but if there is something you’d like to play please bring it to share. The first couple of meetings will be to gather interested folks and to come up with a plan for the upcoming meetings. Game On! Will meet twice a month on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 pm upstairs in Bluebird Market 325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO.
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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.
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)
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!
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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.
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.
The Friends of the Library hold used book sales 3 times a year! The August sale will be held in the Buffalo Mt. Room and the Mt. Royal at the County Commons in Frisco. There are tons of great deals on all kinds of items!
Join us make a living moss jar terrarium using air dry clay, mason jars, and moss! Supplies are limited so please RSVP on signupgenius or email [email protected]
We offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and online magazines for your enjoyment.
Learn to make Macrame feathers and leaves. Snacks and hot drinks provided. We will meet in the teen room. Email [email protected] 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 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 to 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 at the Main Library in Frisco, except for book sale months.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.
Join us weekly, Wednesday mornings, for storytime fun and activities. We will meet inside Bluebird Market on the second floor next to the North Branch Satellite Library. Preschool age and under welcome with their caregivers. No registration required.
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.
LEGOs don't have to be just for kids! Join us for a fun night of LEGO building and libations. Legos will be provided by Summit County Library. Craft beer from Broken Compass Brewing, Airport Road Location. Ages 21+ only please.
Join us Wednesday afternoons for After School Club. Kindergartners through 5th Graders are welcome to join for literature activities, STEAM based experiments, crafts, stories, and Legos! Every week will be something new, so bring your curiosity and creativity.We will meet upstairs at the Bluebird Market at 325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO.
Drop by any Thursday between 3 - 6 pm in the teen room at the Main Library to read, work on personal projects, study, hang with friends, or enjoy the library. Beverages, music, and relaxing activities will be provided.
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.
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.
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 are looking for volunteers with strong backs to pack up the boxes after the book sale is finished at the Main Library in Frisco! (County Commons Building, 0037 Peak One Drive. Frisco, CO 80443) Use the link below to sign up.
Young Authors is a writing group for teens to gather, share their work, and write in a fun, non-school setting. In October we will run a workshop on Short story. If you have a short story you would like to workshop, please email it to [email protected] by Oct. 10th to get your story into the right hands! Requirements: 5-7 pages, double spaced, 12 font. We will also be talking about NaNoWriMo and how we would approach writing a novel in 30 days. Sign up through the sign up Genius Link below or email Christina with any questions.
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.
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.
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!
Join Ravi for an immersive experience of the body, mind and heart in this simple group meditation that will provide much needed time to check-in and space for self-care. Develop deep self connection through a simple but profound practice that will brign soothing relief and vibrance to your day-to-day experience. Enter through the County Commons entrance and we will meet in the Mt. Royal room.
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.
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 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 library 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 offer storytime at Bluebird Market at 325 Blue River Pkwy on July 20 & 27.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 9:30am on Friday morning with ingredients listed.**
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.
October Deep Dive: Short Story. Join us at the South Branch Library on the 2nd Saturday of the month to discuss craft and publication, workshop your writing, and have a hot drink. All you need is yourself. If you have a piece of writing to share, please bring it. RSVP and ask questions to [email protected]
All libraries will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.
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.
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.
LEGOs don't have to be just for kids. Join us for a fun night of LEGO building and libations. Legos will be provided by Summit County Library. Beverages and food for purchase from the A-Bar at The PAD. Ages 21+ only please.
All Summit County Library locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving. Visit our Stream and Download page for eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, and more.
We will be celebrating the freedom to read by diving into a different challenged book each month. The first book will be handed out at the September 22nd meeting. Questions? Email [email protected] We will meet in the TipTop Room in the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library ( 103. S. Harris Street).
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!
We invite adults and teens to join us in making herbal dream pillows and a dream salve to aid in a restful sleep. Learn about how these herbs have been used to promote and establish regular sleep patterns. 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 [email protected] with questions. 
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 North Branch in Silverthorne. We have raised $400,000 out of the $1million goal. Please help us with our endeavor!
Gather with fellow knitters and crocheters to work on your own project while socializing, get help if you’re stuck, or lend your skills to charity. All experience levels welcome! We will meet at the Bluebird Market, 325 Blue River Pwky. Silverthorne, CO. In September, we will switch to Thursdays.
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. Tuesday, October 11, 10:30am, the Red White & Blue Fire Rescue is coming for a very special Fire Safety Storytime! We will meet in the Hopfull/Discovery downstairs.
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.
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. No registration required. * Be sure to wear your costumes on October 26 for some trick or treating around the County Commons.
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.
This is a free event for families of all ages to visit the Frisco Historic Park and Museum (120 Main St, Frisco, CO) and experience a Clue-style murder mystery game. Patrons will explore the historic buildings, talk with local characters from the 1880’s, and solve the murder of James McWalters. Summit County Libraries will have a pop up booth to tell you about events and provide both in-person and take-n-make crafts for kids.
All three library locations will be closed on Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day.
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!
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.)
Due to poaching for their horns, rhinos are on a tract to be extinct within the next decade. Woody and Marcy will discuss their participation in efforts in South Africa to save the rhinos by trimming their horns. The show begins in-person at 6:00 pm in the Pine Room in the Main Library in Frisco (0037 Peak One Drive)
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!
LEGO Club will be happening at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge 2x/month on Mondays. Juniors aged K-5 are welcome to come and make awesome LEGO creations! No registration required.
Join us make a living moss jar terrarium using air dry clay, mason jars, and moss! Supplies are limited so please RSVP on signupgenius or email [email protected] We will meet at the 2nd Floor Lounge, Bluebird Market at 325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO.
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.
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.
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. In September and November they will meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month. It is open to the public. Email [email protected] 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.
Come support the Capital Campaign and experience a relaxing rooftop bar with spectacular views of Lake Dillon and the Rocky Mountains at Vue Rooftop, located in the heart of Dillon! 10% of proceeds from dinner sales between 6:00 to 9:30 pm will be donated back to the Library Foundation to raise money to renovate the North Branch in Silverthorne.
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 now at the Main Library in Frisco! Same day, same time, new location: Tuesdays in Frisco. 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.
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.
Gather with fellow knitters and crocheters to work on your own project while socializing, get help if you’re stuck, or lend your skills to charity. All experience levels welcome! Limited supplies available.
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 5 virtual badges. Receive a free book just for registering; finish 5 badges by March 1 to earn a local gift card of your choice.
Come view Saturn, Jupiter, and other celestial objects through a high-power telescope. 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 will take place on Wednesdays, June 15 – August 24, 2022 at 12:00pm at the Frisco Historic Park. Learn about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas in Colorado with a Q&A after each lecture. Lectures are free to attend. See a schedule of events below. (Attending a lecture also counts towards adult summer reading!)
This event has been rescheduled for September 8. 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? 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 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 September 13 - October 18 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.
The Wine & True Crime Book Club has a special spooky season meet-up for the “Strange but True” tour with Gail through Breckenridge Tours. This 90 minute walking tour is all about disappearances, suspected kidnappings and other strange events, including the fate of the Breckenridge Navy. Hear about the weird and unusual events that occurred in Breckenridge from 1961, when the ski area opened, until present day. All true stories with a twist! We will meet outside of Summit Jewelry Store, 100 N. Main Street, at the corner of Lincoln Ave. & Main St. on Saturday, October 15 at 2pm. Friends, family, Murderinos and new members of the book club are welcome, $22 pp. Please pay in advance below.
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.
The art of junk journaling is to collect and preserve small “junk” and arrange it in an aesthetic way. These could be receipts, ticket stubs, notes, stickers, etc. Bring your collection, or start with small junk library will provide to create a junk journal! Bring a journal to junk if you have an extra one laying around, or learn how to bind (make your own) a creative journal at the crafternoon. Supplies are limited, so please sign up below. Email [email protected] with questions.
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 [email protected]
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 3:30-4:30pm! Email [email protected] with questions. * Come in costume on October 26th!
Our Friends of the Library would love your help setting up our used book sale on August 18 starting at 3pm at the Buffalo Mt., Mt. Royal and Pine Rooms in the County Commons. Please sign up using the link below. The sale wil take place 10am-5pm on August 19 and 20th. Perks include first pick of books!
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.
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 fall on Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm! Email [email protected] with questions. No registration required.
We invite you to join County Commissioner Elisabeth Lawrence, Josh Blanchard and Tamara Pogue in the Hopefull room 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. 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 [email protected]
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!
Join Ravi for an immersive experience of the body, mind and heart in this simple group meditation that will provide much needed time to check-in and space for self-care. Develop deep self connection through a simple but profound practice that will brign soothing relief and vibrance to your day-to-day experience. Enter the Hopefull/Discovery room through the South stairs off Washington parking lot as the library closes at 6pm. (see photo below) No registration 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 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.
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.
In honor 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.