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.


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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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

Eat. Drink. Give. And Help the Library!

June 6, 2018 11:30 am9:30 pm

Location: Kenosha Steakhouse, 301 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

We invite you to grab a drink or dine out on Wednesday, June 6th 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 Summit County Library. All ages are welcome. There will be a special storytime with stories and songs about food 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!

South Branch Library Summer Book Sale

July 14, 2018 8:00 am2:00 pm

Location: South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris, Breckenridge, CO

Stop by the South Branch Library in Breckenridge for our first 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!

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