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The Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month (except book sale months) at 5:30 pm in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons building in Frisco. We discuss fundraising events, programs and various opportunities to support our library. Contact the Friends president, Mark, or Library Director, Joyce, for more information. Everyone is welcome!

The Friends of the Library hosts three large book sales per year in April, August and December in the Buffalo Mountain and Mt. Royal Rooms at the County Commons building in Frisco. In addition, the South Branch library holds a mini-book sale annually in July. All three libraries have ongoing book sales with all funds going to the Friends of the Library.

The Friends is a nonprofit all-volunteer group originally organized in Summit County in 1960 and incorporated in 1977. The status of 501(c)3 was obtained in October 1978.

Mission Statement

  • To increase public awareness, use, and support of libraries.
  • To provide financial assistance by purchasing special items in support of library programs.
  • To sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of Summit County.

The Friends sponsor programs throughout the year, including special children's events, visiting authors, contests and a travel slideshow series in the Blue River Room of the North Branch Library in the winter.

The Friends also fund the Teen Summer Reading Program and Adult Reading Programs at all three library locations.

Contact any library location for details on any of these programs or check our Upcoming Events.

Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated. We have on site volunteer opportunities and numerous times available. For more info call: 970-668-5555.

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Become A Member

To become a member of the Friends of the Library simply request a membership application at one of our locations or download one here.

Membership Application

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Choose Amazon & Bring Smiles to the Library. Amazon will donate 0.50 of the purchase price of eligible Amazon products to the Summit County Library Foundation when you choose us at:

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Support Us

Click on the Pay Pal button below to donate to the Friends.

Ongoing Book Sales

Book Sales

The following locations have reduced book sales:

  • All three Summit County Library locations
  • Second Tracks, Wilderness Sports Consignment in the Summit Place Shopping Center
  • Red Buffalo Coffee at the Silverthorne Town Center

Annual Book Sale Events

The Friends of the Library holds three book sale events each year in the Buffalo Mountain Room of the County Commons in Frisco. The book sales take place in April, August, and December. The December sale includes a fabulous bake sale. Check the website calendar for dates and times.

All book sales raise funds to support the many programs and projects the Friends of the Library sponsors on behalf of the community and the Summit County Library.

Donations are accepted all year round at any Summit County Library. Please do not bring old textbooks, old reference books, or Reader's Digest Condensed Books. After removing the covers, these may be recycled with paper.

Current and Future Events

Book Club Cowboy Tea

February 20, 2018 2:30 pm4:00 pm

Location: North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, CO

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.

Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting

March 14, 2018 5:30 pm

Location: Main Library, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco, CO

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!

Used Book Sale - Friends of the Library

April 6, 2018 10:00 am6:00 pm

Location: Main Library, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco, CO

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 books. Stop by on Friday for the best selection or on Saturday for great deals!

Used Book Sale - Friends of the Library

April 7, 2018 9:00 am5:00 pm

Location: Main Library, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco, CO

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 books. Stop by on Friday for the best selection or on Saturday for great deals!

2018 Travel Slide Show Schedule

The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year’s Travel Slide Show Series. As always, the presenters will showcase their photography and share their own travel stories to great places on earth.
Each slide show begins at:
7:00 pm in the Blue River Room in the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne
&
6:00 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery Room in the South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St, Breckenridge.
Download or print a flyer of the 2018 slideshows here.

North Branch Library in Silverthorne Travel Slideshow Series at 7:00pm

January 19: Matt Shetzer, The Bears of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
February 2: Bob Hinderholtz, Nepal & the Mystical Highlands
February 16: Sandy Gunow, Geology of Colorado
March 2: Jim Whiteley, The Land of Fire & Ice: Iceland
March 16: Richard Seeley, Svalbard and the Polar Bears
March 30: Joni Potekhen, iPhone Photography Tips & Apps

South Branch Library in Breckenridge Travel Slideshow Series at 6:00pm

January 26: Heather and Brian Blankenmeister, How to Quit Your Job and Travel Around the World
February 9: No Slideshow
February 23: The McBrides, Family Hut Trip in Switzerland
March 9: Bob Hinderholtz, Exotic Myanmar: Ancient Kingdoms and Temples on the Irrawaddy River
March 23: Katie Coakley, There are no Polar Bears in Antarctica and other things to know before you go to the White Continent
April 6: John Warner, The Lyngen Alps: Skiing North of the Arctic Circle