MAIN LIBRARY - Frisco
County Commons Building
0037 County Road 1005
Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm
NORTH BRANCH - Silverthorne
651 Center Circle
SOUTH BRANCH - Breckenridge
103 South Harris Street
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 2013SCLFAnnualRpt.pdf for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012 & 2013 respectively. Please see the 2012-13 Library Foundation 990 Form 2013_Library_Foundation_990PUBLIC.pdf.
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 December 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,originally estimated at $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 partnered with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance to form the largest public/private partnership ever undertaken in the County. A Capital Fundraising Steering Committee was established to achieve the $2 million goal and it is very gratifying to report that this target was achieved in August 2014. Our sincere thanks go out to the many charitable Foundations, local businesses, and numerous individuals in our community who have made this possible.
The construction project is well underway and the library is expected to occupy the new premeses in December. A "Sneak Peek" open house was recently held to allow members of the public to see what progress had been made and the comments were universally complimentary. The interior of the building has been "gutted" but great care has been 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 are still accepting donations as we have identified a number of small capital items which will enhance the overall experience for library patrons. 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.
Two New Ways to Help Library Foundation
1) Choose Amazon & Bring Smiles to the Library. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible Amazon products to the Summit County Library Foudnation when you choose us at www.smile.amazon.com.
2) Join the City Market Rewards Program and help your local library. Next time you shop at City Market, ask for a City Market Rewards Program card. To assign Summit County Library Foundation as the recipient of your rewards simply logon to this site https://www.citymarket.com/topic/community/#/city-market-community-rewards. Choose City Market Rewards Program, create an online account by clicking on Enroll Now. Once the account is created, you will be logged in to the program. Type in the charity of choice (Summit County Library Foundation). Click on the circle to assign your card to SCLF and you're finished.