MAIN LIBRARY - Frisco
County Commons Building
0037 County Road 1005
Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm
NORTH BRANCH - Silverthorne
651 Center Circle
SOUTH BRANCH - Breckenridge
504 Airport Road
Summit County Library Foundation
The Summit County Library Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) entity formed in 1991. Its Mission is to serve as an advocate for the Summit County Library System and to provide financial support beyond the Library's normal operating expenditures, when unanticipated needs arise, and for capital projects. The Foundation is served by an all-volunteer Board of Directors drawn from interested residents of Summit County. If you are interested in finding out more about the Foundation and its activities please call Brian Edney at 970-389-2382.
In addition to our regular fundraising activities to support Summit County Library programs such as children's reading projects, expansion of the downloadable e-book and audio book collections, and funding for the Library's community relations events, the Foundation recently funded a new sign for the North Branch in Silverthorne and provided a replacement globe for the Main Branch in Frisco. Please see the attached 2012 Annual Report & 2013 Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2012.
NEW SOUTH BRANCH LIBRARY
An agreement was made in September 2012 between the Board of County Commissioners and the Town of Breckenridge to rehabilitate the 1909 Schoolhouse in Breckenridge which, when completed in the fall of 2014, will include a new 8,000 sq.ft. South Branch library, a Community Center, a remodeled Speakeasy Movie Theatre, and several Summit County non-profit organizations. Of the total cost of approximately $7.4 million, the Summit County Board of Commissioners and the Town of Breckenridge have committed $2.725 and $2.675 million respectively, leaving $2 million to be raised privately.
With the active support and participation of the County Commissioners and the Breckenridge Town Council, the Library Foundation has partnered with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance to form the largest public/private partnership ever undertaken in the County. A Capital Fundraising Committee has been established to achieve the $2 million goal and, to date, approximately 55% of the target has been donated and/or committed by Foundations, local businesses, and numerous individuals in our community.
To launch the project, a ceremonial "Swinging the Sledgehammer" event, attended by several hundred patrons, was held on July 6th, at the Harris St. site. The interior of the building will be essentially "gutted", but great care is being taken to protect and restore many of the historical features of the original building. Detailed plans and brochures describing the project are available at all three branches of the Library and the Heritage Alliance office in Breckenridge.
We need and welcome the support of the local community. If you wish to make a donation to this wonderful renovation, please see the payment instructions below.
SUPPORT THE LIBRARY FOUNDATION.
Help us reach the peak of success with your financial contribution, as this will enable the Foundation to continue to provide you with excellent features and services. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution today, either by a check made out to the Summit County Library Foundation at PO Box 770, Frisco, CO 80443, or by credit card using the on-line system below.