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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. Drinks and food are available for purchase.
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The Book to Movie Club will meet on May 20th, 5:30 p.m. at the Eclipse Movie Theater in Breckenridge. Our book for June, which can be picked up at the South Branch Library, Breckenridge is "The Body" by Stephen King. After viewing the film adaptation, “Stand By Me” , we will discuss the book and the movie. Come join us! For more information, contact Jane at jane.vanbaren@summitcountyco.gov. Concessions will be available to purchase. Registration required.
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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.
Baby Storytime is at the North Branch Library on Tuesdays in The Owl's Nest. The suggested age range is infant through 2 years of age. Introduce your little to the library with fun books, 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.
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Puppet Tales brings smiles and contagious laughter to young kids through puppet shows with magical illusions. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. Don't forget to register for our Summer Reading Challenges on Beanstack (app or website) so you can also pick up your free registration prize!
Puppet Tales brings smiles and contagious laughter to young kids through puppet shows with magical illusions. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. Don't forget to register for our Summer Reading Challenges on Beanstack (app or website) so you can also pick up your free registration prize!
A grand opening for the whole Summit County Community will be held on Saturday, March 23rd to celebrate “The Next Chapter,” in the Summit County Library Story. To recognize the moment, Summit County Libraries and the Library Foundation invite the community to visit the North Branch from 10am-5pm on March 23rd, for an official ribbon cutting and to see the exciting changes and new library spaces. There will be special entertainment for kids and we will have live music. 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 August 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!
We offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and online magazines for your enjoyment.
Following the April 23 talk by a member of the robotics team and a book discussion on April 30, now you have a chance to enjoy a FREE movie showing of the 2015 film Spare Parts, staring George Lopez, Jaime Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei. This event will be held at the Colorado Mountain College 107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge. Rated PG-13. The film is based on the 2024 Summit Reads book choice "Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream" by Joshua Davis.
Ghouls, Ghosts, and lovers of both are invited to join a book club focused on horror books! Summit Scaries will meet on 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 June 3. 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.
Bring your friends, family or come solo to board game night at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne! We will provide a selection of game or bring your favorite. All ages are welcome.
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.
Adventure through these high stakes, thrilling reads with your peers this summer! All meetings at 2:00 pm in The Den (teen room) at North Branch Library. Books can be requested or copies will be available for checkout at the North Branch Library. You can read hardcover, paperback, or electronic copies, listen to the audiobooks, or just come hang out for activities and discussion! Books were chosen by the Youth Advisory Council. Email christina.chambers@summitcountyco.gov with questions or to RSVP.
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.
Special guest Ranger Rita from the U.S. Forest Service, along with her friend Woodsy Owl, will be visiting the North Branch Library to share about Leave No Trace and how kids can be environmentally responsible during all their summer adventures.
We are excited to invite families to our early literacy storytimes with Shayne and Carolina 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 of sewing using a sewing machine, and take a homemade craft home from each class. We invite youth 9 and older to sign up for one or all three classes. Registration is required. No previous experience is necessary. Questions? Email Amy.Marias@summitcountyco.gov
Breathe in Spring! Come join us in welcoming spring here in the mountains while making some relaxing herbal products: Herbal Facial Steams, Essential Oil Rollers, Herbal Oatmeal Baths. Open to Teens and Adults. Questions: amy.marias@summitcountyco.gov Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.
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.
Join us for another amazing Summer Reading Program performer with Nature's Educators! This leading wildlife organization in Colorado focuses on educational outreach programs and experiences.! 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 Hopefull/Discovery Room
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.
Want to improve your chess game? Learn new strategies? Hang out along the Blue River? The North Branch Chess meetup might be for you. Come play chess on the deck (weather permitting) on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 4:00-5:30pm. If you can, please bring a chess set to share – limited quantities available. No timers. This is a noncompetitive, all ages meetup for the community to come around and improve their strategies. US Chess Federations Official Rules of Chess V. 7.1 will be available for reference.
All libraries will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.
We invite teens and adults (16+) to join Summit Sol and the North Branch Library this summer for free community yoga on the adult reading deck! All levels are welcome, so whether you're a seasoned yogi or just starting out, you'll be able to participate. If you don't have a yoga mat, don't worry - a limited number of mats will be available for use.
Do your kids love dogs? Children are invited to practice their reading skills with our gentle therapy dogs. This is a nonjudgmental zone! Call (970) 668-4138 to register for a 15-minute reading slot, stop by the front desk or use the sign up below.
Join the North Branch Library and Kath Keen, Certified Teen Life Coach, for an evening workshop to acquire tools to help with transitions and wellbeing. Activities include journaling, yoga, life-coaching, and dinner (quesadillas) with signed parental waiver. Dairy free and Gluten free options will be available. Registration required. Check dates and grades below.
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 Hopefull/Discovery room in the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library ( 103 S. Harris Street). Email breckbannedbookclub@gmail.com with questions or 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.
Puppet Tales brings smiles and contagious laughter to young kids through puppet shows with magical illusions. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade. Don't forget to register for our Summer Reading Challenges on Beanstack (app or website) so you can also pick up your free registration prize!
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. Allison 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 2024, Adventure Begins at Your Library. Join friends from across Summit County on the County Commons Lawn, Saturday, June 8th from 11am-1pm. This kickoff party will feature a range of different stations from Sno Education Science. Register the whole family for the library Summer Reading challenge, learn about circular motion, buoyancy, do a vacuum experiment, 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.
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents' The Adventures of Peter Rabbit. This interactive theater experience for children allows young ones to meet Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck. Together they will participate in interactive theater scenes, hear an excerpt from “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and have access to checking the book out of the library. This experience supports early childhood literacy and provides an engaging way to introduce children to the fun of theater and reading. Ideally suited for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade.
For ages 18+ on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will begin with a group discussion about the book, followed by a free Level 1 60-minute yoga class. The class will include movement as well as simple guided mediations and breathwork. All levels are welcome to join! Bring your own mat and an open mind! There will be a waiver to sign at the event for participation. The book to read before June is Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor.
Due to low registration this event has been cancelled. 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. 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! 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.
Join Genevieve for an evening of step-by-step canvas painting in honor of this summer's theme: Adventure Begins at your Library. No experience required. Ages 12+ only. Registration required using Sign-Up Genius below.
The theme for Summer Reading Program is Adventure Begins at your Library! We invite K-5th graders to all 3 locations (South, Main and North) on Wednesday afternoons for STEAM adventure 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!
Getting ready to plant a garden this summer? Join the U.S. Forest Service at the North Branch Library to be informed before you plant and learn about the invasive species of Summit County.
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.
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!
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents' The Adventures of Peter Rabbit. This interactive theater experience for children allows young ones to meet Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck. Together they will participate in interactive theater scenes, hear an excerpt from “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and have access to checking the book out of the library. This experience supports early childhood literacy and provides an engaging way to introduce children to the fun of theater and reading. Ideally suited for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade.
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 about the 2024 Summit Reads book choice "Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream" by Joshua Davis. Copies are available for purchase at all 3 library locations, the 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 Thursday 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. Over the summer, we will be meeting on the outside reading deck as weather allows.
In the spirit of Spring and Washington Post’s classic contest, Summit County 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 any of our 3 locations by Saturday, April 13 for in-person voting April 15-20. The Peep-le’s Choice Awards for a child and an adult category will be announced on Monday, April 22!
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 4 weeks in July 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.
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents' The Adventures of Peter Rabbit. This interactive theater experience for children allows young ones to meet Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck. Together they will participate in interactive theater scenes, hear an excerpt from “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and have access to checking the book out of the library. This experience supports early childhood literacy and provides an engaging way to introduce children to the fun of theater and reading. Ideally suited for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade.
Families are invited to join us for a special Pajama Storytime at South Branch Library! Come in your PJs and bring a cuddly friend. We’ll enjoy books, a snack and some free play. Suggested age range: 2 to 8 years, along with parents or caregivers.
K-5th graders are welcome to sign up for a 15 minute slot to share their story with a furry four-legged friend. Call 970-668-4280 to sign up or use the link below.
In partnership with the Summit Public Health Department, we are pleased to announce a community read in recognition of National Fentanyl Awareness Day! We encourage you to read Ben Westhoff's Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Created the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic before the author talk on May 7th from 5-8pm at CMC in Breckenridge. Pick up a a free copy at Breck Rec Center, Silverthorne Rec Center, Next Page Bookstore or our 3 Summit County Libraries.
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 Main Library in Frisco.
¡Ven por cuentos, canciones, rimas, y arte en inglés y español! El rango de edad sugerido es de 2 a 5 años, pero todos son bienvenidos. Come for stories, songs, rhymes, and art in English and Spanish! Suggested age range is 2 to 5 years, but all are welcome.
Our 2024 Community Read is "Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream." Lorenzo Santillan was on the robotics team of students at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Arizona, which in 2004 won an underwater robotics contest by defeating competitors from outstanding universities around the country including the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Join us from 6-7pm for a Meet & Greet and Book Signing. The talk will begin at 7pm. This is a free event open to all. The book Spare Parts is available for sale at all 3 libraries and the Next Page Books in Frisco.
Ever wonder what drink would pair best with your book? Do you need some new book and drink recommendations? Reds, Rosé, and Romances is a wine and book pairing for all romantics. Join the North Branch Library and Vine Street Social Wine Bar for an evening of reds and rosé paired perfectly with your next read—sure to make you swoon! Don't miss this opportunity to indulge in great books and wines. Whether you come with a group or alone, our event is designed to foster new connections and friendships. Food and additional drinks will be available for purchase. Remember, this event is exclusively for adults 21 and over. See below for reservations; limited spots are available.
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 April 17)
Our Friends of the Library would love your help setting up our used book sale on Thursday, April 4 starting at 12pm at Community and Senior Center in Frisco, CO. The sale will take place 10am-5pm on April 5 and 6.
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.
We invite 6-12th graders to come spend Tuesday of SSD spring break at the North Branch Library compete in the inaugural Switch Sports Bowling tournament to be crowned with the Golden Yoshi Award! There are two times for two different age groups, so please sign up on signupgenius for the correct one. The library will provide some light snacks, but if you want something that will fuel you to win, please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages.
Join us for another amazing Summer Reading Program performer with Nature's Educators! This leading wildlife organization in Colorado focuses on educational outreach programs and experiences. 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 Lodge Meeting rooms.
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 any of our 3 libraries to vote for your favorite Peeps Diorama between Monday, April 15 - Saturday, April 20. Peep-le's Choice Award Winners in a child and adult category will be announced Monday, April 22.
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.
Join Erica Davis, AKA Wild Food Girl, for this one-hour presentation on identifying the 5 major edible wild mushrooms of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. She will also discuss safety topics including similar-looking mushrooms to avoid, and where and when to pick. All ages welcome. No Registration required.
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.
In partnership with Breck History, local band 'Rocky Mountain Brass' will be playing a concert at Milne Park in Breckenridge. In case of raise we will move into the Hopefull/Discovery room.
Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school, so join us for one last hurrah! We will be playing outdoors as we enjoy the last rays of summer with a foam party! Prepare to get wet as we cool down with some water games and foam fun. Bring your lawn chairs, sunblock, and snacks as we say so long to summertime fun! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
To celebrate the halfway point of Summer Reading Program, join your community for Drum Safari at the North Branch Library. Your kids won't want to miss this fun and interactive program full of 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 log your reading on Beanstack so you can also pick up your free books! Stick around to enjoy games and cool treats on the lawn.
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 Nature's Educators! This leading wildlife organization in Colorado focuses on educational outreach programs and experiences.! 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 Mt. Royal 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, 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.