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


  • STORYTIME
    September 26, 2022 at 11:00 am

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

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

    Mondays & Wednesdays with Miss Erin
    &
    Thursdays - Bilingual with Miss Sandy



  • STORYTIME
    September 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

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

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

    Mondays & Wednesdays with Miss Erin
    &
    Thursdays - Bilingual with Miss Sandy



  • Virtual Yoga
    September 28, 2022 at 11:30 am

    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.

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

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



  • Tech Studio
    September 28, 2022 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 Modeling tutoring with Google SketchUp
    • 3D Printing (2 Lulzbot Mini)
    • Green Screen by Do ink App


  • Bilingual Story Time/ La Hora del Cuento
    September 29, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Join Sandy and Explore stories through singing, reading, and playing! Storytime supports reading readiness while celebrating all people. This storytime is for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

    ¡Unete a Sandy y explora historias a través de el canto, la lectura y el juego! La hora del cuento favorece el aprendizaje de la lectura mientras celebra a todas las personas. Esta hora del cuento es para niños desde recién nacidos hasta los 6 años y sus cuídadores.



  • Tech Studio
    September 29, 2022 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 Modeling tutoring with Google SketchUp
    • 3D Printing (2 Lulzbot Mini)
    • Green Screen by Do ink App


  • Gentle Yoga
    September 30, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Join us back at the library's community room.

    Mats are available, but you may bring your own.

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

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