Youth Programs


Harry Potter Party – Saturday, Nov. 4 @ 3:30 pm

Two separate parties will be going on this afternoon: more information will arrive via Owl as the date approaches! WHoo WHoo!  It’s here:

Magical creatures between the ages of 8 and 15 are welcome to come travel through Diagon Alley where they can create their own wand at Olivander’s Wands, play “Harry Potter” Trivial Pursuit or sample Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.  At Hogwarts,  they will be sorted by the Sorting Hat into either Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin or Hufflepuff. After the sorting, children can, with their house teammates, participate in a game of quidditch, practice potions or campaign for fair treatment of house elves.

Witches and Wizards in Middle School and up will meet in the Tech Studio to practice advanced charms, manifestations, and wand casting.  No underclassmen allowed!

 


DECEMBER IS…

the 2017 Hour of Code!

Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages.  Design a Google Doodle; lead the rebellion or the empire through a galaxy far, far, away; explore the bottom of the ocean or the outer reaches of space; maximize your minecraft mansions; and join millions of people in over 180 countries in an Hour of Code!

          


Who will win the 2017 Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award?

The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award recognizes the most popular books among middle and high school students in the state of Colorado.  Selected by teens, voted on by teens, the Blue Spruce Awards highlight the best young adult literature of the year as chosen by the teens of Colorado! 
 

Check out the current titles, find them at Vail Public Library, and VOTE!



Harry Potter Party – Saturday, Nov. 4 @ 3:30 pm

Two separate parties will be going on this afternoon: more information will arrive via Owl as the date approaches! WHoo WHoo!  It’s here:

Magical creatures between the ages of 8 and 15 are welcome to come travel through Diagon Alley where they can create their own wand at Olivander’s Wands, play “Harry Potter” Trivial Pursuit or sample Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.  At Hogwarts,  they will be sorted by the Sorting Hat into either Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin or Hufflepuff. After the sorting, children can, with their house teammates, participate in a game of quidditch, practice potions or campaign for fair treatment of house elves.

Witches and Wizards in Middle School and up will meet in the Tech Studio to practice advanced charms, manifestations, and wand casting.  No underclassmen allowed!


 Annual Scarecrow Building Contest

Sat., Oct 28th @ 10:00  – Free

Form a team of friends or family and come build a scarecrow to decorate the library.

The library will provide frames and art supplies. Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Store will provide clothes. Bring accessories to personalize your scarecrow.  Small parts, glue guns and staple guns will be used.  This creative day is appropriate for children five years old and older; all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Teens may work independently with librarian permission.

Prizes for the top two most unique and creative scarecrows!

For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit www.vaillibrary.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

Programming & Events for Tweens and Teens

Who will win the 2017 Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award?

The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award recognizes the most popular books among middle and high school students in the state of Colorado.  Selected by teens, voted on by teens, the Blue Spruce Awards highlight the best young adult literature of the year as chosen by the teens of Colorado! 
 

Check out the current titles, find them at Vail Public Library, and VOTE!


Events List


  • Bilingual Story Time / La Hora del Cuento
    January 28, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Bilingual Story Time has moved to Saturday!

    Join Sandy for Storytime in English and Spanish

    Learn, read, sing, and have fun while practicing and learning Spanish! families with children up to age 6 will learn traditional and new Hispanic and Latino songs, games, and unique stories.


    ¡La hora del cuento bilingüe se ha cambiado a los sábados!

    Únase a Sandy para Storytime en inglés y español

    ¡Aprende, lee, canta y diviértete mientras practicas y aprendes español! las familias con niños de hasta 6 años aprenderán canciones, juegos e historias únicas tradicionales y nuevas hispanas y latinas.



  • Community Room Booked
    January 30, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Keep It Colorado

    Melissa Daruna Phone Number: 720-530-4364Date Requested: Monday, January 30, 2023At what time: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



  • Story Time
    January 30, 2023 at 11:00 am

    We are excited to invite families to our early literacy storytimes.

    Join Erin for stories, songs, and movement activities that will entertain our youngest patrons - appropriate for ages 6 and under.



  • Lunar New Year Celebration (OBOV Event)
    January 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

    TUESDAY, JAN. 31 | 4 P.M.

    Starting at Lionshead for the parade!

    SADAS

    Experience the most exciting Chinese cultural event as part of the 2023 One Book One Valley programs!

    4:30 p.m. | at Vail Public LibraryJoin us! for the activities

    Enjoy performances by Vail Mountain School's Chinese students, dumpling-making, paper-cutting, calligraphy and traditional painting, make your very own Peking Opera mask, guess a lantern riddle and even play fun Chinese games!

    This event is free and open to the public. 

    This program is hosted by Vail Public Library and Vail Mountain School



  • FEBRUARY IS LIBRARY LOVERS' MONTH
    February 1, 2023 at N/A

    FEBRUARY IS LIBRARY LOVERS' MONTH

    A month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the nation's libraries will continue to serve.

    Celebrate With Us!

    • Visit! - While you’re here, with your government-issued photo I.D. you can get or renew a library card - Library Card Policy
    • Join Us - Take some time to enjoy one of the great programs going on this month - Calendar of event
    • Share Your Love for the Library - Tag us on social media - Facebook, Instagram or TikTok.
    • Discover Something New - Take advantage of all the library has to offer–travel the world through books, pick up a movie to escape into, download the latest music album from hoopla, and so much more! - Online Data Bases
    • Support the Library, by joining our Friends of Vail Public Library -  Consider a donation to the Friends. We are very grateful for all the wonderful donations that we receive from patrons and the community.

    Donate Here



  • Virtual Yoga
    February 1, 2023 at 11:30 am

    These classes focus on gentle yoga practice and introduce flavorings from China, including Tai Chi and Daoism.

    Kim Brodin is an Eagle County native, her background includes 12 years in education. She incorporates playful language, nature, and quotes into the healthy movements of your yoga practice.

    Join us! for yoga from the comfort of your own home!

    Email Sandy
    at SRivera@vailgov.com to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.



  • Tech Studio
    February 1, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Join us! back in Tech Studio, Vail Public Library's very own MakerSpace!

    Located on the lower level of the library (across from the elevator), our Tech Studio is a true creation station for all ages, abilities, and interests.  Explore, create, collaborate, and invent in a safe and supportive environment!

    Services Available

    • Virtual Reality System (Oculus Rift)
    • 3D Printing (2 Lulzbot Mini)
    • Green Screen by Do ink App