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Join us on Earth Day for a fun evening of crafting using old recycled books – you’ll leave with your own tiny succulent planter. We will provide the supplies for this fun adults-only program. Just call the library at 970-453-3544 or email [email protected] to reserve yourself a spot; but don’t wait, we only have 10 spots for this craft party! A waiver will be required for this program so stop by the library to fill one out.
If you have fines on your account from late fees, now is your chance to start with a clean slate! All donations benefit the FIRC. This is only valid for fines from late fees, not for lost items.
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. There are great deals on all kinds of items! On Friday prices are: Hardcover books - $3.00, Paperback books - $2.00, CD books - $3.00 DVDs - $2.00, Children's and Teens' books - $1.00. On Saturday everything is half price, and from 3:00 to 5:00 a bag of items is $3.00, and 2 bags for $5.00.
Want to make a difference and offer your voice in the library and in the community? TAB will meet weekly 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. Call 970-453-3543 with questions.
This kick-off event for the Children's Summer Reading Program will be loads of fun! The Main Library in Frisco will have all the supplies for your child to start a summer full of reading and there will be a special performance by Ann Lincoln.
Come by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge for the last storytime in May! They'll be taking a break to get ready for Summer Reading Program. Don't miss this super fun storytime featuring children's performer, Mr. Kneel.
We hope you had fun at the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program! Join us today for our final celebration party!
The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons building in Frisco except for April, August, and December. We discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Everyone is welcome!
Children ages 3-6 are invited to Preschool/Kindergarten Storytime. Join us in the Blue River Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy stories and a craft activity. This program is also a welcome space for those learning to speak English and for children of all abilities.
Join us for an end-of-Summer Reading Program party and Perler Bead Drop-in class! We will announce the winners of the Teen Grand Prize Drawing and award the winners their prizes! Come enjoy cake, sandwiches, and refreshments!
Learn how to find ebooks and audiobooks at the library and use Overdrive to download them for FREE to your tablet, ereader, smartphone, or computer. We will also show you how to use our new service to download digital magazines. Bring your device, library card and questions! 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.
Join the North Branch Library all summer long for their 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for a YOGA with Dari!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long for their summer reading program with sports, exercise, activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us this week for a visit from MUSICIANS, JEFF & PAIGE!
Do your kids love dogs? As part of our Summer Reading Program, children are invited to practice their reading skills with our gentle therapy dogs. This is a no-judgement zone! Come for Summer Reading Program and stay after to read! No sign-up required at Main Library.
We will be celebrating the Fourth of July with Solar Powered hot dogs at the library. We invite teens 6th-12th grade to come in from 4:30– 6:00pm to learn how to make a solar powered hot dogs and enjoy some sun and snacks!
We invite teens 6-12th to come in for a crash course in writing fan-fiction and fan-filking (a musical version of fan-fiction).
We invite 6-12th graders to come create beautiful paintings that will shine in the dark of night.
We will test our scientific limits by creating vessels to support egg-stronauts on their long journey from different heights at the library. 6th-12th graders will meet in the Puzzler Room at the South Branch Library.
Origami workshop hosted by locals Janet Good and Carol Bosserman. Learn the history and tradition of origami and complete one of three make-and-take projects. This program is free & all materials will be provided. Please register in advance, as space is limited, via text 970-316-3712 or email [email protected]
Have an iPad you’re not quite sure how to use or want to try one out before buying? Learn the basics of using an iPad, explore popular apps, and learn secret tricks! Bring your own iPad or use one of ours. 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.
Not sure what to do with all those digital photos stored on your camera? Learn the basics of digital cameras and photos. Bring your camera along with any cords or accessories. 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.
The Main Library in Frisco will continue the Adult Fall Reading Program special events with some music by the 10 Mile Bluegrass Band!
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 or stop by the front desk.
All three locations of the Summit County Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday. You may always renew materials online using My Account or check out eBooks and eAudiobooks on our website at www.summitcountylibraries.org under Digital Media.
Meet up in the Tip Top room from 4:30 – 6:00pm to start planning the Fall events for the teens! Come with ideas of what you want the library to offer!
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.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slide Show Series. Heidi's first time cycling more that a few hours took her on a biking/camping trip along the stunning coast of Croatia by the Adriatic Sea. As always, the show begins at 6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slide Show Series. Bart Snow will share his 3 month sailing trip to the south coast of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the French Islands Saint Pierre and Miquelon. The show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
Join us in the YA room for a Halloween Party! The teen space will be available all day to finalize your costume and will be equipped with scary movies, face painting and snacks.
After School Club happens Mondays at the South Branch Library during the school year and is open to all K - 5th graders. Each week we have a different activity including, arts and crafts, Legos, science experiments, games, and more! Registration is not required and kids will meet in the Hopeful / Discovery room.
Kindergarten - 5th grade children are invited to the Main Library in Frisco to create anything from monsters to houses. We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination!!
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- Libraries Rock! Why should kids have all the fun? Adults who participate will earn book bucks and be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for an Amazon gift card! Pick up the Adult Summer Reading challenge at any of our three library locations.
Storytime happens every Wednesday at 10:30 am! Each week will feature a different theme - with stories, skits, songs and a fun craft!
Come to the South Branch in Breckenridge for Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:00am! Children will enjoy books, felt stories, puppets, songs, along with play time or craft time at the end. 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.
We have partnered with Frisco Historic Park's 'Nightmare at the Museum' for some spooky stories for Halloween! "Ghostly Tales" will be at the Main Library in Frisco on October 27th at 4:00pm. Bring the whole family! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Library.
Please join us in the Blue River Room for stories including “If I had a Little Boat”, 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.
Teen Read Week is October 7-13! We will be celebrating this week by giving away an edible "book" craft! Teens can make an edible book with a mini chocolate candy bar and fruit roll up! It's silly but cute (and delicious)!
North Branch and South Branch Libraries 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.**
The Main Library in Frisco will be open from 9 am – 5 pm. The South Branch and North Branch will be closed.
All libraries will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.
Do you need technology help or are looking for a specific class to learn a new device or program? Come to Tech Tuesday! You can bring your own laptop or device, or use one of ours. For more information, descriptions of the classes are listed below or call the library at 970-453-3544. Call or stop by to register and arrive a little early as the library doors lock at 7 pm.
All Summit County Library locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving.
Open to all ages! New this year: two separate age categories. Children's: Ages 12 and under and Adult: Ages 13 and up. All shapes and sizes of any real or imagined structures are welcome. One rule: Every visible part of your creation MUST be edible! Entries will be accepted November 15 to December 15 at the Main Library in Frisco. Patrons will cast their votes December 16 through December 20 and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded December 21! Prizes will be provided by Friends of the S.C. Libraries.
Don’t forget to support your library this Colorado Gives day by logging on to the website below to donate. Your donation will be proportionally increased thanks to a $1 million incentive fund AND it will help our libraries continue to provide the programs and materials you love!
Come learn how to construct your own SPOOK-tacular haunted dwelling in this do-it-yourself session. You'll be working with the Main Library's newest staff member Susie! Space is limited, call 970-668-5555 (and press 0) to register.
Make 2020 the best year ever! Plan out your year with a vision board, make paper fortune cookies, and color mandalas. Have fun with henna hand dyes. We will drink some bubbly, have finger foods and give out prizes. The event is free to teens 6th graders up to 12th graders, but please call to register at 970-668-4280.
All three locations of the Summit County Libraries will be closed Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Downloadables section of our website to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines while we are gone!
All three locations of the Summit County Libraries will close early at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24 and will also be closed Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please use check the Find It: Downloadables section of our website to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines while we are gone!
All three library locations will be closed on Wednesday, 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.
Families are invited to movie night, kicking off the addition of children’s cards at Summit County Library. We will be watching Pixar Short Films, sharing snacks, playing games, and drawing for prizes. If your child hasn’t signed up for a card before the event, come prepared to get them registered. Call any branch for more information.
Our next Friends of the Library travel slideshow for 2020 takes us around the world from November 2018 - May 2019 with Roxanne and Joel Watson. Have you always wanted to travel around the world? Here is your chance to learn all about how they did it and all the amazing continents they visited! The show begins at 6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
For our next Travel Slideshow, local Sarah Wilkinson will take you to Thailand and Cambodia including cities, beaches and temples. As always, the show begins at 6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
Please save Monday afternoon, February 24 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.
The North Branch Library welcomes Kindergarten - 5th grade children to our Lego Club. Bring your creativity and we’ll provide the Legos. Work on your own or as part of a team to build awesome Lego creations.
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.
We invite all ages to come watch Hocus Pocus on Halloween! The film is rated PG and is open to children, teens and adults! Spooky snacks will be provided for your enjoyment. You are welcome to come in costume.
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating at all three Summit County Library locations! We will be issuing FREE replacement library cards so come in and get a new card if yours is lost or damaged. We will have fun events going on all week including a spirit week (library staff dresses up!), Book in a Jar and Library Statistics contests for prizes, Pet + Book Photo contest, Coffee Meet and Greet with our new director, library-themed storytimes and elementary programs, and more! Join in the fun and visit your library this week.
Want to get a jump start on the gardening season? Join us as High Country Conservation gardener Susie Nothnagel instructs you on the basics of high altitude vegetable gardening. This free workshop is geared towards new gardeners who want to learn the foundation of what grows well in our climate and how to get started.
El Día de los Niños/El Día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a nationally recognized initiative celebrating diversity and the importance of literacy for children from all backgrounds. Families are invited to join us for stories, crafts and more!
The Library Board meets at 4:30pm, the 4th Thursday of the month, to discuss the policies and management of the library. It is open to the public. If you are interested in applying to be on the library board, please email [email protected]
Mountain biking season is here and we have partnered with Epic Mountain Gear in Frisco to offer a basic bike maintenance workshop. Their highly skilled mechanics will teach you the tips and tricks for caring for your bike, as well as how to do repairs that you may not have even known that you could do yourself! If you have a bike, bring it with you. We will meet outside under the EMG tent weather permitting.
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating at the Main Library with cake! Stop by today and enjoy a piece!
It's National Library Week and we're celebrating at the South Branch with cake! Stop by today and enjoy a piece!
All three library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
We invite adults and teens to have fun playing around with our green screen technology! Stop in the Puzzler Room next to the YA Room to take pictures in front of different backgrounds and email yourself a digital copy to share with friends and family.
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!
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for, "It's the Bees Knees!"
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today to learn all about bees from the Bee Guy, Larry Gilliland!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our Build a Better World summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a story time with the Girl Scouts!
Teens in 5th – 12th grade are welcome to Ping Pong “Planet” Tea-lights. We will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Mount Royal Room.
We invite teens 6-12th grade to come create a Galaxy Sharpie Tie-Dye T-Shirt! We will meet in the Buffalo Mtn. Room at the Main Library in Frisco.
Yoga helps clear the mind, offers calm and healing, and helps unite communities. Join Leslie Glenn and Amy Sabreen for this hour 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. Register at buildinghopesummit.org. February, March and April will be held at Old Masonic Hall,136 S Main St, Breckenridge and registration is required for those months as space is limited.
Join the National Repertory Orchestra in a heart to heart panel discussion with local and international art industry professionals. Open and free to the public
Join us for a party and button-making program to kick off the 2019 Teen Summer Reading Program: Universe of Stories! Teens in grades 5-12 are welcome to join.
Teens: Come to Main Library in Frisco to learn the art of Zentangle! An easy and relaxing way to create beautiful pieces of art! No art talent required. Call 970-668-5555 to register.
Join us for a screening of the Lego Batman movie. (PG) Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment.
Don't miss this amazing special performer! Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles… add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!
Get crafty! Use old books to create new works of art. Several project options will be available and all supplies provided. Call 970-668-4280 to register as there are only 15 spots available for this special program!
Spend the evening with a number of our wonderful local authors including Johnny Welsh, Lisa Reinicke, Lisa Spaulding and Karin Mitchell. Learn all about their writing process and how they got their books published. There will be lots of opportunities to get your questions answered so don't miss this special program.
Learn about plants and seeds and things that grow with help from our friends at High Country Conservation Center.
Don't miss this amazing special performer! Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles… add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!
Learn about healthy eating from one of the FIRC's nutrition specialists, Jonnah - guaranteed to be a yummy event!
Join us for Cool Science, a hands-on science program for kids ages 3-11 at 11:00am on April 17th. This experience will introduce kids to the fun of building, creating, and learning more about the exciting world of science. They'll have the opportunity to ask questions, think critically, and directly interact with the science experiments! (Please note: there will NOT be a story time on April 18 at South Branch)
Join us for an evening of delicious food and fun with the author of Baker's Blues, Judi Hendricks! Enjoy delicious appetizers as you listen to readings from Judi's books, learn about the creative process that gets such magnificent stories told and even purchase a copy and have it signed if you would like!
Don't miss this amazing special performer! Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles… add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!
Join the Main Library in Frisco for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. These are our upcoming themes: July 5: Honk! Vroom! All Aboard! July 19: The Great Outdoors!
Join us for an art show to benefit Heifer International!
Join us at Red Buffalo Cafe in Silverthorne (358 Blue River Pkwy) for storytime and snacks for children 5 and under. This special storytime is part of the Town of Silverthorne First Friday! Storytime... it's not just at the library anymore.
Adults - learn how you can make delicious homemade ice cream with just a few ingredients! Anna, local ice cream enthusiast, will demonstrate with an easy-to-use ice cream maker, but you will have a chance to mix your own fun flavors. Recipes and samples provided. Bring a to-go container if you want to bring some home. Register for this free adult library program by calling 970-453-3544 as space is limited.
Head Start has partnered with the Denver Public Library and Summit County Libraries to host a “Kids & Screens” presentation at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge on August 3. Brianna Austin, from Denver Public Library will cover information about technology and young children. The presentation will be in Spanish and in English and will include dinner and limited childcare. Venga para un taller tratando información acerca de niños y la tecnología. Abierto a padres, maestros y cuidadores de niños. 4:30pm-6pm-- Presentation in Spanish 6pm-6:30pm-- Dinner 6:30pm-8pm-- Presentation in English The presentation is appropriate for parents and early childhood teachers. Everyone is welcome.
FIRC and the North Branch library want to help children and teens have a healthy summer. Kids are welcome to join FIRC’s Healthy Living staff members for a free lunch and fun activities. Join us out on the library front lawn for free food, friends and fun. This program is also sponsored by Summit School District and The Town of Silverthorne.
Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring. We will have spa music for ambiance and tea will be provided. Registration not required but RSVPs are encouraged by calling 970-453-3544 or signing up at the South Branch Library front desk.
The North Branch Library and Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) staff will be reading a children’s book in English and Spanish along with offering an activity and snack. The event is free. This story time will also include a library tour!
Babies and toddlers through age 3 and their caregivers are invited to listen to stories, sing, say rhymes, learn some beginning sign language and participate in movement activities. We may even try some simple art exploration for toddlers! Stay for free play and socialization with babies and caregivers! Older siblings are invited to be models and helpers.
FIRC is hosting a Fall Youth Activities Fair at the North Branch Library. Agencies from around the county will be available to share information and answer questions about activities and resources for children. (This event will also be held at Upper Blue Elementary on Monday, September 11th)
Pick up a Bingo Sheet at any of the three library locations for the Adult Fall Reading Program. You have until November 12th to complete your Bingo Sheet to earn book bucks and enter a grand prize drawing! Don’t forget to watch for the fun programs, speakers and more we have happening in October and November!
As part of the Adult Fall Reading Program, "I Read Past My Bedtime, " come listen to Grand Lake historian Dave Lively recounts the story of the "Lost Lodges of the Rocky Mountains!" Did you know there were more than 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park? Can you envision large resorts where elk and moose graze in pristine meadows today? This program will take place in the Buffalo Mountain Room in the County Commons Building in Frisco and is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Library.
As part of the Friends of the Library Travel Slideshow series, local Neil Groundwater will present his travel slideshow on their adventures in China and Tibet, including those panda photos we are all dying to see. The show starts at 6pm at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
Turn in your Bingo Sheet by the end of the day today at any of the three Summit County Libraries for the Adult Fall Reading Program. You will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing which will be announced on Wednesday, November 13!
Teens, join us for a fun, free canvas art class. All the supplies are provided but space is limited. Call 970-668-5555 to register with Susie Tunks!
Teen Read Week is October 8- 14! To celebrate, Deputy Nathan and his K-9 buddy, Danny, will be visiting the North Branch Library. Come meet Danny and learn about his work at the Summit County Sheriff’s Department. Although this program coincides with Teen Read Week, all ages are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Mountain Mamma's Power Hour and Summit County Library have partnered to offer FREE circuit training workouts for moms with kids in the Hopefull/Discovery meeting rooms. Mothers can bring their children, newborn to 4 years old, and are able to workout and entertain them at the same time with songs! Every workout caters to personal ability and can be modified to fit specific needs. Pregnant moms are also welcome. Get in shape and make friends along the way!
Come join Early Childhood Options for a FREE Family Literacy Fair featuring the book: “The Snowy Day.” You'll enjoy activities, storytime, snacks, and a free copy of the book! Evento bilingüe GRATIS para familias Libro: “Un Día de Nieve”¡Actividades, lectura de cuentos en inglés y español, copia del libro GRATIS!
Have you always had trouble with baking at 9,600 ft.? Join us for this FREE workshop from the Muffin Lady and learn how you too can bake successfully here in Summit County. Randi Levin is the author of the Baking at High Altitude cookbook and will make sure all your questions are answered. Don't worry samples will be provided.
Teens in grades 6th-12th can join their friends at the South Branch Library for a full Thanksgiving dinner of delicious foods! All food is provided for free. Foods may contain allergens, all foods will be labeled with ingredients but we can't guarantee there inst cross contamination.
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!
We're partnering with the Frisco Workforce Center to help you land the perfect job! A career coach will be available for this drop-in session to help you with resume and cover letter writing, resume reviewing, first impressions, and interview skills. The Workforce Center is an excellent resource for finding open positions within Summit County. If you already have a resume, please bring a copy along with you.
Do you love to knit or crochet or are just learning? All skill levels are invited to drop in at the South Branch with a current knitting or crocheting project. You'll work with fellow knitters, share tips, and get your questions answered! We will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. downstairs in the Hopefull Room.
As part of our Adult Program series, come make three simple gifts that will please anyone on your list! All supplies are provided. Space is limited so call 970-453-3544 or stop by the South Branch Library front desk to sign up.
Looking for something fun to do as a family over the weekend? All ages are invited to stop by in the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms at the South Branch and watch Christmas movies all day! One room will be for movie watching and the other will be for Christmas crafts and any gift wrapping you need to get done – bring your friends!
Start the New Year off right by getting healthy... come learn about the Whole30 program. This session is for anyone interested in learning more before possibly starting the Whole30 program for healthy living on January 8th! You will be given an Introduction to The Whole30 Guidelines, insight from personal experience, a wealth of online resources such as grocery lists, weekly suggested menus & recipes, and a chance to make some delicious trail mix. You will have the option to sign up for a Facebook/Email group to support each other throughout the month. Let's rock January together and live healthier and happier...and even lose a few pounds! Feel free to invite friends and family. https://whole30.com/
Join us at the South Branch Library to kick off our travel slideshow series at the North and South Branches. Each week come see amazing photos and hear fun stories from locals about their trips around the world! Brian and Heather Blankenmeister will share how they managed to do something we all dream about: quitting their jobs and traveling around the world for 487 days! They will share their secrets to success from saving and budgeting to packing and blogging and of course what they got to see!
Based on popular demand we are offering a 2nd class! This beginner's level class will teach you the basics of using your sewing machine including how to thread the machine, fill a bobbin and sew a straight line. Please bring your machine, thread, needles and your machine manual if you have one. Call 970-453-3544 to register as there are only 10 spaces available.
Teens - we invite you to pick up a list of 20 reading challenges to conquer in the New Year at the South Branch Library. Find out the details and rules at the South Branch Library or contact [email protected] You have until December 30, 2018 to submit your list and be entered to win a grand prize!
Becky Johnson, a certified yoga instructor with an emphasis in youth health, will be leading an hour and a half long yoga class and discussion for 6th-12th graders. The event will be focused on mental health and self-care for teens. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one!
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slideshow Series. This week, our first travel slideshow will take us to Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. Come hear entertaining stories and see beautiful photos of the park and the bears from Matt Shetzer! As always, the show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
We invite teens 6th-12th grade to learn the health benefits of tea, the process of drying herbs, taste profiles, and a sample of tea to take home with you! Email [email protected] to let her know if you are attending or if you have questions.
Come hear freelance writer and public relations professional, Katie Coakley talk about her adventures in Antarctica! Katie has been traveling and writing for a variety of publications, both print and online, for more than seven years and this was her 7th continent to visit. She is currently working on a travel guide to Antarctica with Horizon Guides (horizontravelpress.com)! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Unfortunately, due to illness we have had to cancel this event. This brings a close to our 2018 Travel Slideshow series. If you are interested in presenting in 2019 please feel free to email [email protected]
Come hear Bob Hinderholtz talk about his journey to Morocco from the Blue City to the Sahara. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slideshow Series. This week come learn all about Colorado Geology from Sandy Gunow! As usual, the show starts in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library at 7:00pm.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slideshow Series. This week come learn all about Iceland from Jim Whiteley! As usual, the show starts in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library at 7:00pm.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slideshow Series. This week come learn all about Svalbard and the Polar Bears from Richard Seeley! As usual, the show starts in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library at 7:00pm.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slideshow Series. This week come learn all about iPhone Photography from Joni Potekhen! You too can be a great photographer with these tips and apps. As usual, the show starts in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library at 7:00pm.
Join us at the South Branch Library for our travel slideshow series. Each week come see amazing photos and hear fun stories from locals about their trips around the world! This week we invite all ages to join us in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library to hear the McBride Family (kids included) describe their adventures hiking from hut to hut in Switzerland. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slideshow Series. This week, our travel slideshow will take us to Nepal and the Mystical Highlands. Come hear entertaining stories and see beautiful photos from Bob Hinderholtz! As always, the show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
In honor of Presidents' Day, the South Branch and North Branch will be CLOSED. The Main Library in Frisco will be OPEN from 9 am – 5 pm.
We invite any book club members or anyone wishing to join a book club to attend our annual Summit County Library Book Club Tea! Our theme this year it will be a "Cowboy Tea" so be sure to wear your best cowboy duds and bring a finger food to share! This event will be held in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Come socialize, work on projects, and share ideas with other crocheters, whether you're a beginner or a lifelong enthusiast. Supplies will not be provided, so please bring your own materials! Local crocheter Julia Schock will be on hand to help beginners with basic stitches. Email her at [email protected] with any questions.
Holiday craft-ter-noon for teens - 6th graders to 12th graders. Come for a fun afternoon of crafting melted crayon canvases, teacup ornaments and paper bead bracelets. All supplies are available and the event is free but please call 970-668-4280 to register.
We invite all 6th-12th teens to compete in our Madden 18’ Super Bowl Tournament! Sign up in the YA room or by calling the South Branch Library at 453-3544. The tournament begins at 10am. Winner gets a $25 Gift Card to Eric’s and eternal glory.
Families are invited to movie night, kicking off the addition of children’s cards at Summit County Library. We will be watching Pixar Short Films, sharing snacks, playing games, and drawing for prizes. If your child hasn’t signed up for a card before the event, come prepared to get them registered. Call any branch for more information.
Teens 6th-12th grade are invited to join us for some STEM fun! Explore the science behind UV lights, and learn a DIY black light phone hack.
Why do Summit County and other Colorado mountain communities have the highest life expectancy in the country? Copies of Tony Buettner's "The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest" are available for $14 (cash or check) from the Summit Daily offices located at 331 W. Main Street Frisco. In anticipation of the "Longevity Project" event at the Riverwalk Center on Feb. 27, we invite you to join Summit County Library and the Summit Daily for a lunchtime book discussion. This will be held in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library on February 21 at 12:30pm. RSVP to Editor Ben Trollinger at [email protected]
Join audiologist Dr. Dawn Koch for an overview of how hearing works, what happens when you lose your hearing, and what strategies and technologies are out there to assist people with hearing loss. Dr. Zach Moore from the Hearing Rehab Center in Frisco will also be available to answer questions about hearing aids and other technologies that can improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss.
Come learn what makes a great film at this workshop hosted by the Breckenridge Film Festival. As space is limited, please rsvp to [email protected] by February 23rd.The class is being taught by Craig Volk who has his MFA from the Yale School of Drama. He spent over a decade as a writer in the film and television industry in Hollywood, including the Emmy winning series “Northern Exposure." This is an opportunity for experienced reviewers and those who are interested in becoming involved in reviewing for the Breckenridge Film Festival.
This adult learn-to-knit series is for beginners and novice knitters. The classes are two hours in length over a period of four weeks. Because the classes will teach you the very first step in knitting to the last, we recommend you attend all four sessions. You will leave the last class with a finished project, supplies, and the skills to continue on! We will provide Size 6 needles (feel free to bring your own if you have them) and yarn. Call 970-453-3544 to register as space is limited.
We invite teens 6th-12th grade to join us in the Discovery Room for Pi Day, a celebration of the magic number, food, and the movie Stand and Deliver to celebrate the beauty of math!
We invite teens grade 6th-12th to join us in the Hopefull/Discovery room for Silent Library! Compete on a team of friends to try to stay silent while competing in ridiculous activities.
This program is for preschoolers through 2nd graders! Join us the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. for stories, songs, and activities about different countries around the world. Expand your horizons and have fun in this program geared toward cultural understanding.
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.
Join us for an evening with Colonel Tom Duhs USMC (retired) to hear the incredible story of the 10th Mountain Division. “The Ski Troops” is the story of the men who trained at Camp Hale Colorado and were deployed to Italy. They pushed the German Army out and helped bring about the end of the war in May 1945. You'll learn more about the unique nature of the division's recruitment, training, employment, and work after WWII. Thanks to The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, this event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome! No sign up is necessary.
This is your chance to spend time in the garden with some HC3 gardeners! All plot holders from the Breckenridge Community Garden are encouraged to bring your seeds and plant your garden this evening. There will be on site education and support from Kyla Laplante and Camille Shoemaker, the farmers for Summit County’s CSA. Gardeners who don’t have a plot at the Breckenridge Garden are welcome to come and learn, but won’t be able to plant a plot. Have your seeds in hand for this outside event.
Join us in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons building for Cool Science, a hands-on science program for kids ages 3-11. This experience will introduce kids to the fun of building, creating, and learning more about the exciting world of science. They'll have the opportunity to ask questions, think critically, and directly interact with the science experiments!
Come test your best grilled cheese recipe against other teens, and then try everyone's creations over a movie! Waivers must be signed by a parent to participate and are available at the front desk or can be requested by emailing [email protected]
Let's celebrate Mother Earth with repurposed book crafts, recycled paintings and up cycled planters.
Join us for Cool Science, a hands-on science program for kids ages 3-11 at 1:30pm on April 18th. This experience will introduce kids to the fun of building, creating, and learning more about the exciting world of science. They'll have the opportunity to ask questions, think critically, and directly interact with the science experiments!
Join us for our final 2018 Summit Reads event! Dan Schroeder (Chipping Program), Summit Fire & EMS (Mitigation of Property and WL Crew outside), and Red, White and Blue Fire (Go Kit./Evacuation) will be talking about how we prepare for wildfire here in Summit County.
Join us on May 1 at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge for a special talk by Amanda Marsh, the wife of Eric Marsh of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in 2013 in the Yarnell Hill Wildfire south of Prescott, Arizona. If you haven't read it yet, pick up a copy of our Summit Reads pick for 2018, “Smoke Jumper,” by Jason Ramos and Julian Smith and get an inside look the lives of airborne firefighters who parachute into remote areas to battle nature's dangerous fires or order a copy of " Granite Mountain: The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighter Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice" through the library catalog.
Are you ready to start planting your vegetable garden? Join HC3 gardener Kyla Laplante in this free workshop to help you hone your gardening skills. The focus will be on garden plot planning, extending the garden season and pest management. Kyla is the farmer for Summit County’s wildly popular Community Supported Agriculture program.
Join the BHA, the Summit County Library, and our expert guest speakers for a fascinating lecture series at the library. These "Historically Speaking" lectures are free and open to the public. The gold rush produced more than flakes and nuggets, it produced a paper trail. Explore mining records through the story of one man’s decade in the Rocky Mountains.
Part of the Historically Speaking: Local History @ Your Library series! At this presentation, you’ll learn about the history of Ben Stanley Revett’s six gold dredge boats on the Swan River from 1898 through 1920 and get to see many then and now photographs.
Join us for our Historically Speaking: Local History @ Your Local Library series! If they weren’t all prostitutes and gamblers, who were the men and women who lived in Summit County in the late 1800's? Come find out at this discussion with Sandra Mather, PHD and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance!
Part of the Historically Speaking Library Lecture Series, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance and Summit County Library has invited certified guide and storyteller, Dave Lively to Breckenridge. Let Dave introduce you to Alexander Phimister Proctor – a man who spent much of his youth hunting and sketching in the Colorado mountain wilderness of the 1870s, but was so much more than a sculptor and artist.
We invite you to join us for the Historically Speaking Library lecture series in partnership with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Colorado native author Randi Samuelson-Brown will discuss her novel "The Beaten Territory", a historical fiction novel set in Denver, circa 1890. Randi’s book follows the lives of Annie Ryan, who runs a second-rate brothel, and Lydia Chambers, a society woman suffering from a laudanum habit and a bad marriage. It is a rollicking tale of blurred lines and flowing booze, and delivers a compelling look at the intrigues of the Wild West.
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!
Learn the basics of shooting and editing better videos with Justin Park, Videographer & Marketing Content Manager for GoBreck! Promote your business -- or just rev up your social media -- on any budget. Call 970-453-3544 to register as space is limited.
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for Libraries Rock summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for music & art stories and activities!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for Libraries Rock summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today and make your own instrument!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Today join us for stories and activities about yoga & rhythm!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for stories and activities about geology 'rocks'!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for our 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. This week join us for stories and activities about STEM & Music!
We are excited to kickoff our Adult Summer Reading Challenge, 'Libraries Rock', with local musician Randall McKinnon! Join us on the outside reading deck at the South Branch Library as he sings all the songs you know by heart! If the weather doesn't cooperate we will move downstairs to the Hopefull Room. Check out Randall's Colorado country folk music at randallmckinnon.com
Capture the physical world of words in a piece of soundwave art. Great for gifts and decorations. 6th – 12th graders are invited to create art pieces with their words, lyrics, poems, or phrases. We will meet in the Puzzler Room.
The Summer Reading Program for middle and high school students (6-12 grade) begins today! Pick up a registration packet with reading log at any Summit County Library.
Join the Main Library all summer long in Frisco for their summer reading program with music-themed performers for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the National Repertory Orchestra!
Join the North Branch Library in Silverthorne for their summer reading program with music-themed activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the 10 Mile Bluegrass Band!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their 'Libraries Rock' summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by Eric West - Music for Kids!
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the Blues Society!
Join the North Branch Library all summer long in Silverthorne for their summer reading program with activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by Blues Society!
Join the North Branch Library in Silverthorne for their summer reading program with music-themed activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the Breckenridge Music Festival!
As part of the 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, but if the weather doesn't cooperate we will move downstairs into the meeting rooms. 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.
Join the South Branch Library all summer long in Breckenridge for their summer reading program with music-themed activities & fun for preschoolers through 5th grade students. Join us today for a special performance by the Breckenridge Music Festival!
Join us Saturday morning at 11 a.m. for stories and songs in English and French. Afterward, children can play! Joignez-vous à nous samedi matin à 11 h pour des histoires et des chansons en anglais et en français. Les enfants pourront jouer juste après!
South Branch Library is partnering with Breckenridge Music Festival for a special Around the World storytime and craft! This event is part of Breck Music's all-day KidFest event happening in Breckenridge. Come cool off and enjoy a special program at the library before continuing with other KidFest events throughout the day.
The Speakeasy Movie Theater will be screening the 2017 Chilean drama, 'A Fantastic Woman'. The film will be shown the Hopefull meeting room in the library, but please enter through the Speakeasy Movie Theater. The Speakeasy will be asking for a suggested donation of $10 to offset the cost of movie rental fees. (In Spanish with English Subtitles) Visit www.speakeasymovies.com for more information
Today is the last day to submit your adult summer reading challenge to any of our 3 branches! Complete 5 easy challenges for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Challenges include easy tasks like checking out a magazine or a travel book. Complete 10 challenges to improve your chances. The winners of the drawing will be announced the next week!
Caregivers, drop in with your toddler- to preschool-aged children for a playdate at South Branch Library! Come meet someone new, build community, and enjoy coffee while your children make new friends. We will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room. This is a library facilitated activity, but is not library supervised. Please come prepared to keep an eye on your little ones!
Registration Required!! Families are invited to enjoy a special late-night Pajama Storytime at South Branch! We'll read holiday stories and finish off the night with cookies and milk and a small craft. Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket.
We invite all 6th-12th graders to join us for a showing of the movie 'Coco' and a Dia de los Muertos party, with crafts, and food in the Drop Teen Center! The center is downstairs from the Main library in the County Commons building in Frisco. Open to all teens in Summit County!
Ever wanted to learn about hand-lettering? Now's your chance! Breckenridge's own Gretchen Abernathy is teaching a class on calligraphy. Space is limited, please call 970-668-5555 (and press 0) to register.
Join us for our annual event in partnership with the Frisco Historical Park's "Night at the Museum." Come hear tales of terror in the Main Library in Frisco!
Are you prepared for when disaster strikes? Come hear from Summit County's Director of Emergency Management, Brian Bovard, as he talks about how you can be prepared in an emergency.
We invite 6th-12th graders to come and learn no sew solutions to making capes and masks! Basic colors and styles will be provided, for anything more elaborate please bring your own!
We invite 6th -12th graders to a night of chess for all abilities! Match up with a new friend to test your skill, or hang around to learn the rules! We will meet in the Teen Room at the South Branch Library.
We invite 5-10 year olds to come to the North Branch Library in Silverthorne for some fun Halloween themed crafts and games! We will decorate cookies, paint pumpkins, play games and do face paintings.
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.
Come join us for coding, fun, and community! Even if you haven't registered yet, you're welcome to join us. 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.
Create your own unique work of art using nuts and seeds! Please call 970-453-3544 to register or sign up at the South Branch front desk.
When stress begins to work against us, it can cause many negative side effects. This presentation will help you understand and mitigate the negative effects of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue on your mind, body and soul. You will leave with trauma-informed tools that will help boost your personal resilience and career longevity. This program from the ADR Section of the CO Bar Association & the Summit Conflict Resolution Coalition is free, it is by R.S.V.P. only and capacity is limited. Email [email protected] with 'Taking Care' in the subject line.
The Synagogue of Summit will be partnering with the South Branch Library to teach the process and history of Hanukkah treats and traditions so we invite teens 6th-12th to come enjoy! We will need a waiver completed so please email [email protected] to be sent a copy.
- Every month we hold a brand new scavenger hunt , where you can win brand new FREE books and candy bars. The month of October is a Spook-tacular fun scavenger hunt. Hunt solo or bring your friends! - Make-n-Take craft kit, set up in the YA area of the library - make it at the table or take it with you to make at home. All supplies provided. This month we have a Day of the Dead bookmark. - The month of October we are having a TEEN "Guess How Many Pieces of Candy" Game! Check in at the Circulation Desk to submit your guess for a chance to win 2 free YA books and the entire colossal jar of candy. Drawing to be held at Main Branch during the Spooky Story Readings on October 31st, 5 pm.
The teens will be cooking up the foods in the downstairs kitchen from 3:00 – 7:00 pm, to be served at our second annual Teen’s Friendsgiving. A waiver must be filled out previous to this event so please email [email protected] Attendance is not mandatory for the entire time, pop in and out as you please!
Butter making 4:30 – 6:00 in the South Branch Kitchen! Don’t show up empty handed to your Thanksgiving dinner this year! Teens in 6 – 12th grades are invited to make homemade butter to bring to their Thanksgiving feast. Please register by emailing [email protected], we only have ten spots open for this event!
Teens, come join us for a fun project making your own mini notebook using our cinch binding machine! You'll also learn how to make your own handmade envelopes, how to score, bind, and embellish--all while using a variety of tools and materials.
Join us at 11 for Christmas stories and songs in English and Spanish. Afterward, children can play and make a craft! / Júntense a las 11 para cuentos de Navidad y canciones en Inglés y Español. Después, los niños pueden jugar y hacer un arte.
Families are invited to join us for a special evening North Branch Story Time! Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Children will enjoy books, songs, free play, and a snack.
You are invited to trivia night and a Holiday treat bar! Don your favorite holiday attire, grab your best trivia team and bring some cookies or treats to enjoy. Register by calling 970-668-4280 or email [email protected] Happy Baking!
The Puzzler room will be booked from 4:00 – 7:00 pm every Wednesday leading up to Fandom Caroling for teens (6th-12th grade) hoping to help write the carols to be performed on December 18th.
End of the Year Teen Party for 6-12th grade students will be in the Hopefull/Discovery room. We will be celebrating all of the hard work and adventures from the teens this past year! The celebration will include a Wii and Xbox game night! Snacks will be provided. Anyone with pictures from teen events through the year are asked to send them to [email protected]
South Branch teens (6th-12th) will be making resin replicas of Lego figurines that they can then decorate in likeness of whatever their imagination can conjure up! Meet in the Tip Top room from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Wear clothes you can get dirty!
We invite teens (grades 6-12) to learn to make Japanese Ink Floating! Join us for this Suminagashi project learning to make beautiful images on copperplate paper! This event at the Main Library in Frisco is on April 16 at 3:30 pm. Please call to register as space is limited. 970 668-5555.
Join Holly Griffith, a 20-year genealogy enthusiast, for this three-class series for anyone curious to "climb the family tree" for the first time. These hands-on classes will concentrate on easy, available resources that you can use to research your family, including Summit County Library's My Heritage database. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Space is limited, call 970-453-3544 to register.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slideshow Series. This week, our first travel slideshow will take us ice climbing up to 9,000 ft in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan. Steve Stater's climbing background includes 50 years of mountaineering in Colorado, but it was a special experience to climb with his 17 year old son. As always, the show begins at 6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
Our South Branch travel slideshow continues with professional photographer Dave Cooper sharing his journeys to the ends of the earth! His photos will include his amazing trip to Patagonia, as well as his visit to the Brooks Range of Alaska, within the Arctic Circle. The show starts at 6pm downstairs in the Hopefull/Discovery Room.
Explore stories through movement and breath. Our time together will include other movement games and conclude with a brief quiet time. Recommended for ages 5 through 10 (Please wear clothing you can move in and bring a yoga mat if you have one). We will meet in the Blue River Room.
We will look at the wonderful illustrations in children’s books and try various materials and techniques to create our own amazing art.! 4:15 to 5:00 p.m. in that Blue River Room at the North Branch Library. Suggested age range: 5 to 10 years old (Painting shirts will be provided).
Families are invited to join us for a special Holiday Pajama Storytime at South Branch in Breckenridge! Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Registration is required. Please call the South Branch to register at 970-453-3544 or sign up at the front desk. 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.
Come learn different styles of comic design and try your hand at making your own comic book! All supplies will be included. Feel free to bring your favorite comic examples to share with the group or draw inspiration from (get it?) In the Tip Top room from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
The South Branch teens (6th-12th grade) will be exploring the customs, activities, and taboos of the Chinese New Year. Come eat some traditional snacks, open red envelopes, and learn about the Year of The Pig. Meet in the Expanded Hopefull/Discovery Room from 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Join us to hear all about travel writer, Katie Coakley's recent trip to Portugal. Portugal has all of the charms and attractions of bigger European countries, but at a fraction of the cost. Come learn about Portugal's rich history and Katie's adventures in Lisbon, the Duoro Valley, Porto, Lagos, and Evora. This event will take place in the Hopefull/Discovery room at 6pm.
We invite juniors and teens grades 4th-8th grade to join us for a fun night of Nerf at the South Branch Library! Snacks and fun will be provided. All attendees must register by emailing [email protected] or call 970-453-3543. We must have a signed waiver in NO LATER THAN November 17th. We will meet in the Hopefull/Discovery Room before 5pm.
Experience South Korea and Japan as you learn about the major cities including Seoul, Gyeongju, Tokyo, and Kyoto, as well as the DMZ between North and South Korea from Bob Hinderholtz. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the show will start in the Blue River Room at 7pm.
For our next Travel Slideshow, join Jennifer Faoro Weller and learn all about trekking from hut to hut on the Tour du Mont Blanc! The Tour du Mont Blanc or TMB is one of the most popular long-distance walks in Europe. It circles Mont Blanc massif, covering a distance of roughly 170 kilometres with 10 kilometres of ascent/descent and passes through parts of Switzerland, Italy and France. As always, the show begins at 6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
Join local authors Lisa Shultz and Dr. Karen Wyatt along with chaplain Loren Pierce Coleman as they talk about how to face the eminent death of a loved one. This is a special opportunity to gather resources and learn positive ways to cope during this difficult time in your life.
Join us for a fun class for teens grades 6-12 making your own Legos with silicone molds. Please register by calling 970 668-5555 as this class is filling up fast already! This event will be held at the Main Library in Frisco. County Commons Building. 0037 Peak One Dr.
Our Friends of the Library would love your help setting up for our huge book sale! The Friends organize three sales a year at the Main Library. All money raised goes toward library materials and programs. If you are available to help out starting at 3pm, please call 970-668-5555 or use the link below. Perks include first pick of books!
This program has been cancelled but we hope to offer it in the the fall instead. Feeling smart? Know lots of extra facts and just want to show off? Then come to Trivia Night at Red Buffalo Cafe and put your knowledge to the test. We will be welcoming teams of up to 6 people. You can make some new friends by joining a team on game night, or assemble a team with friends and family ahead of time. PRIZES will be won! Please call 970-668-4280 or email [email protected] to register.
Let’s throw it all the way back to LEGO Club. Bring your youthful creativity and get ready to play like we used to. We will meet downstairs in the Hopefull/Discovery rooms from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
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!
Children are invited to a special Saturday yoga and music program! Led by local Kat Carter (Meta Yoga & Bhava Yoga), children will interact with instruments, sing songs, and enjoy stories about yoga. Bring your own mat or use one of ours (or use the floor!).
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 and the Elaine Gerson Memorial Fund.
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 and the Elaine Gerson Memorial Fund.
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! Kids of all ages are invited 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 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 and the Elaine Gerson Memorial Fund.
Part of our new technology series at the library! Want to read magazines on your tablet? Not sure how to access The New York Times without the article blocks? This beginner class will teach you how to use digital magazines, The New York Times, and databases available for free through the library! Come learn tips and tricks for getting the most out the library's digital resources. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet device, or use one of ours.
Awareness for Happiness presents a puppet show for children ages 4 to 10 years old and their caregivers on the topic of preventing sexual abuse. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and will receive a handout with useful information on the topic. Snacks will be provided. This event is also sponsored by the FIRC, Colorado Mountain College, and the Mendiola family. Full schedule of events: 2:30 - 3:15 pm - Show in English; 3:15 - 3:45 pm - Snack time for both groups; 4:00 - 4:45 pm - Show in Spanish; 4:45 - 5:00 pm - Questions.
We invite you to join us for our last workshop for the Historically Speaking Library Lecture series in partnership with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance! These lectures are free and open to the public. Join us for a pictorial presentation by Erica Davis on Colorado edible wild plants, both native and non-native, including how they were used by past peoples and how they can be used today.
Come meet Summit County Library's new director, Stephanie Ralph, and learn more about her experience and vision for the library. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Board.
Come meet Summit County Library's new director, Stephanie Ralph, and learn more about her experience and vision for the library. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Board.
Come meet Summit County Library's new director, Stephanie Ralph, and learn more about her experience and vision for the library. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Board.
Come to the Silverthorne Pavilion from 11am – 1pm on Sunday, April 14th to scope out the hottest feminine prom fashions. Feast on hors d'oeuvres and sparkling cider while looking for your 2019 prom dress! Already have a dress? There will be a professional makeup artist onsite giving tutorials you won’t want to miss. We will be giving away Vinyl Cosmetics and one lucky winner will receive a prom gift basket to meet all the rest of your needs! If you find something you like, take it home. All dresses provided are complimentary. Contact [email protected] for more information.
In celebration of National Library Week we invite kids Kindergarten through 5th grade to test their skills in a round of fun library-themed games! We will meet at the Blue River Room in the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
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.
Just in time for Mother's Day, adults are invited to learn the basics of sustainable, seasonal, and local flower arranging led by Alyse, owner of Mountain Roots Garden Design and Botanics in Frisco. Leave with a beautiful bouquet! Space is limited so be sure to call 970-453-3544 to register.
Júntense por cuentos, canciones, y juegos en inglés y español, y manualidades/botanas en Sábado el 4 de mayo desde las 10:00 a las 12:00. ¡Pasen por sólo un rato o quédense por el tiempo completo! ¡Libro gratuito por todos niños! Grupo etario surgido: 3-7 años, ¡Pero, todos son bienvenidos! (¡Padres y abuelos, también!) // Come join us for stories, songs, and games in English and Spanish celebrating the joy of books and reading on Saturday, May 4 from 10am to Noon. Come for the whole time or just drop in for a while! Free book for all children! Suggested age range: 3 to 7 years old, but all are welcome! (Parents and grandparents, too!)
Star Wars is coming to Breckenridge! The Friends of the Summit County Libraries and Après Handcrafted Libations are teaming up to bring you two nights of Star Wars trivia. You will need to brush up on your characters, planets and weapons from your favorite galaxy far far away. (Specifically the movies - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi.) Star Wars attire is strongly recommended. Registration is open so click the link below to make sure you have a spot for your team of four. Spots will go faster than the Millennium Falcon, so make sure to book early!
Toddlers and preschoolers (and caregivers) are invited to Little Space Cadets, South Branch Library's Summer Reading Program for young children! Join us all summer on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. for space-themed programs as we celebrate our summer theme, "A Universe of Stories." Children will enjoy books, felt stories, activities, puppets, and songs, along with craft activity. Little Space Cadets 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.
Love dogs? This is the perfect Children's Summer Reading Program for you! Wag that Tale: Stories that make you bark, leap, and beg for more! Denise Gard and Joey, her famous Border Collie, explore tales from around the world that contain tails. Join them for a program that is so action-packed and full of dog tricks, you’ll wish you had a tail too! (For All Ages)
Summer Reading Program continues with performances by the National Repertory Orchestra just for kids! Make sure to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes, and register for the program if you haven't already. The National Repertory Orchestra is a summer symphony orchestra and academy that trains young musicians for professional careers in music. This program is happening simultaneously at all three locations at 1:30pm. For children of all ages, birth through 5th grade are welcome.
Join us for another amazing Summer Reading Program performer with Sciencetellers! Sciencetellers 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! Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice effects! Make sure to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes, and register for the program if you haven't already. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
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 is our final performer for our Summer Reading Program so bring in your completed reading logs. This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Join us all summer long for great performers during our "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program! This week, you won't want to miss Summer Reading Program veteran Dari as she leads us in an imagine your yoga story practice. Don't forget to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Your kids won't want to miss our Drum Safari program as we blast off to the stars (and beyond)! The group will bring traditional drums and a few mysterious instruments from another galaxy. Your kids will dance their way through the solar system and find out what makes gravity SO groovy while exploring the rhythms of our universe. Don't forget to bring in your completed reading logs for great prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
We are continuing an amazing summer of story-themed programs with a Summit County favorite - Ann Lincoln! Your kids will be amazed by Ann's incredible magic tricks, comedy, and juggling skills. Bring your reading logs to turn them in for prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
Join us all summer long for great programs during our "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program. This is a week you won't want to miss Summit Fire & EMS in Silverthorne and North and Red, White and Blue Fire in Breckenridge joining us for story time. Don't forget to bring in your completed reading logs for prizes! This program is appropriate for children of all ages, up to 5th grade.
We invite kids in 4th – 8th grade for a night of fun with the Frosted Flamingo Flamingo. This book / art club will meet once every month to read a book of their choosing and create art that is fun and functional! This group is open to all abilities.
3rd-5th graders are invited to join us for coding, fun, and friendship! Learn more about computer science while actively designing, coding, reading, and exploring together. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Unlike our sister program Girls Who Code, this club is open to everyone, boys and girls.
Part of our new technology series at the library! This interactive class will teach you how to use the library website to its full potential. You'll learn about placing holds on books, utilizing databases, checking our calendar, and more. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet device, or use one of ours.
We are exploring the universe this summer at North Branch Library! Join other kids ages 8-12 years in discovery with STEAM based activities throughout the summer.
We invite 6th-12th graders to join in for a fun afternoon filled with board games and friendly competition!
Patrons are invited to sign up at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne circulation desk for a 10 minute time slot for their child (or 2 to 3 children) to practice their reading with certified reading dog, Ingrid. Feel free to call 970-668-4280 with questions.
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.
If you’re wanting to finally get that novel from blank page to published, join author Jason Henderson for a fun workshop for writers. Jason is the author of the young adult novel series Alex Van Helsing from HarperCollins and many more. He will cover what goes into a story and how to write a draft. Call 970-668-5555 to register for this special opportunity.
Join us for a family friendly morning at the library! There will be several crafts to choose from for kids Pre-K through Elementary, as well as toys for toddlers.
For children ages 4-8 and their caregivers. Join us for a special superhero-themed mindfulness storytime. Learn simple activities you and your child can do together to promote well-being at home. Capes and masks are encouraged! Please bring a mat or a towel. Call 970-453-3544 or email [email protected] to register.
Cross stitch is cool again! We invite adults to come learn the basics and make your own sweet or sassy cross stitch to take home with you. Space is limited, please call the South Branch to register at 970-453-3544 or sign up at the front desk.
Experience 5-Christmases with Abe and Mary Lincoln (1860-1864)! Learn how they spent Christmas; celebrating, giving, working to save the country and how they had a key role in the image of Santa Claus we have today.
Trauma can disconnect us from ourselves, our body feeling one way, our mind another. Join Ashley Hughes, a severe trauma survivor and yoga teacher, as she leads a practice tailored to support healing, whether or not you’ve experienced trauma. Ashley will review postures designed to calm the nervous system and empower the mind as she utilizes a sequence that allows us to practice tuning in to how we really feel and why, ultimately reconnecting the mind and body and returning to a world in which we can thrive. Register at the Building Hope website: https://buildinghopesummit.org/
Get crafty! Use magazines and canvas to create art for your home or to give as a gift. Call the North Branch at 970-668-4280 to register as there are only 15 spots available for this special program!
We are looking for volunteers with strong backs to pack up the boxes after the book sale is finished! Call 970-668-5555 to sign up or use the link below.
Write a letter to Santa and put it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, The North Pole. Bring it to the North Branch Library and mail it in Santa’s Mailbox. (No postage necessary). Each child who mails a letter will receive a personal reply from Santa, via the U.S. Postal Service. Remember to include your full name and mailing address – so Santa knows where to send your letter!!! Letters may be brought in anytime the library is open but no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19th. Please call 970-668-4280 if you have questions.
As part of the Friends of the Library Travel Slideshow series, local Dave Cooper will present his beautiful photographs from trekking Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. The show starts at 7pm at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
Clutter can affect you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If decluttering, organizing and simplifying your life in 2020 is a goal for you, join Breckenridge resident Lisa J. Shultz, the author of the new book "Lighter Living" for an interactive talk about clutter and what to do about it. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of well-being and peace of mind that can result from dealing with your stuff.
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slide Show Series. Join Heidi Kumm and hear all about her adventures bikepacking the coast of Oregon. The show begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue River Room at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
Join us for a fun afternoon of DIY and leave with an adorable chunky blanket for yourself or to gift! Please bring your own "chunky" yarn to the program; yarn will not be provided. For an adult-sized throw, we recommend 6 skeins of Walmart's Mainstays Chunky Chenille Yarn (about $6.50 per skein). No other supplies are needed. Please call 970-453-3544 or email [email protected] to register!
Meditation decreases stress, anxiety, and depression through the cultivation of present-moment awareness. Join us for a series of introductory classes on mind-body practices to improve mental clarity, and reduce emotional reactivity. This session will focus on Ujjayi Pranayama. This class is open to practitioners of all levels. No prior meditation experience and no registration required. Please bring a yoga mat if you'd like, otherwise you may also practice in a chair.
The 2020 Friends of the Library Travel slideshow continues with Maryann Gaug's adventures in Greenland. As always the show begins at 7pm at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.
Do we want to try a new workout in the New Year, but you’re not sure what might “fit” you best? Summit County Library is bringing you free fitness classes. “Try before you buy” in these sampler sessions, taught by instructors from the Silverthorne Recreation Center.
Come make a set of these chic and on-trend coasters! Space is limited; please email [email protected] or call 970-453-3544 to register.
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.
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.
"Filling the Pages" is a gathering of inspired young writers (6th-12th grade) who hope to share their stories in a judgement free zone. We will have free writing, story building discussions and sharing time. This group will be on-going throughout the rest of the year, meeting every other Thursday beginning February 13th. Come start a spark!
Bring your partner to the library between February 1st - 14th for a fun date night! Complete one of our four fun or flirty task cards, and present your completed task card to a librarian to get it stamped. Take your stamped card to Aurum in Breckenridge, Timberline Craft Kitchen in Silverthorne, or 5th Ave Grill in Frisco for one free glass of wine or beer. * Happy Date Night! *Redeemable between Feb 1 - 17 for one free glass of wine or beer up to $15 per task card.
Join us once a month on Saturday mornings @ 11 AM. We will have a special themed Storytime with activities, books, songs, and crafts! These programs are designed for ages 2-6, but all are welcome.
Join us for a crafty afternoon, and learn how to make your own macramé ! Supplies will not be provided, and registration is required. Please email southbranchbreck @gmail.com or text 970-989-2586 to register and find out what to purchase for the program!
Don't have a way to take the census at home? Come enjoy some FREE pizza and take the census on one of our laptops or iPads! Stay and enjoy the travel slideshow on China and Tibet starting at 6pm.
Don't have a way to take the census at home? Come enjoy some FREE pizza and take the census on one of our laptops or iPads! Stay and enjoy the travel slideshow on sailing in Newfoundland and the French Islands starting at 7pm.
Don't have a way to take the census at home? We invite everyone to enjoy some FREE pizza and take the 10 question census on one of our laptops or iPads!
The 2020 census will be the twenty-fourth federal census in the United States. A reported $675 billion of federal funds will be distributed amongst local communities and state programs based on census data. The modern census is a robust analysis of age, education, employment, income, and so much more. In comparison, the first census asked six questions with the initial results recorded on a variety of papers in several different formats. So how did we get to the census we know today? And how can we use census data to understand our history? Join us as Rose Gorrell, Frisco Historic Park & Museum, takes us through the history of the census and shares her work on census data and local history.