Calling all bakers!

We are looking for volunteers to provide freshly made baked goods for our Annual 4th of July Bake Sale.

If you are interested in baking something for us, or for more information, you may contact Lori Barnes at or at 970.479.2194

The Bake Sale will take place during the Vail America Days™ parade!

All proceeds will benefit Children’s Programs at the library.

National Library Week 2022

During National Library Week April 3-9
Connect with Your Library

This week, Vail Public Library (VPL) encourages all community members to visit their library in person or online to explore and access services and programs. VPL offers a wide array of programs and resources that are available in person or from the comfort of home: in-person Storytime, music concerts, digital collection, databases, virtual book discussions, and virtual Yoga.

April 3 – 9, 2022, is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to connect to technology via wi-fi, computers, printers, and other resources. In addition to books, libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes. Most importantly, libraries connect communities to each other.

All types of libraries go above and beyond to keep their communities engaged with expanded access and inclusion through programs, resources, and collections. Libraries across the country make a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources such as online homework help and wi-fi access for students and workers who may lack home internet.

VPL supports its community with services such as The One Card One Valley (OCOV) Program for all Eagle County Students. This program provides all students in public schools free access to library materials by using their Student I.D. number. VPL is a distribution spot for free KN95 Masks and COVID-19 Rapid tests in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment outreach. The 2022 community-wide reading program, One Book One Valley (OBOV) features Colorado author Sandra Dallas, and her title “Tallgrass.” Community programs began in February and conclude in April, with an evening with the author. Additionally, the Safeway book drop, removed during the pandemic, returns in March! This much-needed service will have a new book return in the same convenient location. (Made possible in part by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.)

In celebration of National Library Week, VPL will offer an Amnesty Month in April. This effort aids in the return of overdue library materials, offering a “fine free” month. The purpose of the amnesty is to encourage the return of overdue items and to promote the use of the library. (Amnesty does not include outstanding fines from previously returned materials, nor does it include fines for lost and/or damaged items.) While some materials are simply lost, a great many are still in the hands of patrons who checked them out. With a “no questions asked” amnesty period, the embarrassment and worry of large fines is no longer an obstacle to the return of long-overdue materials. Once again, this April, the library will host the popular LED lightbulb swap. Community members can save money and cut climate pollution by exchanging two, inefficient old-tech lightbulbs for two high-efficiency LED lightbulbs, for FREE.

This year’s National Library Week the public can show appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library in person or online and following them on social media using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

Name the Bear Cub

ASDThis December, help us Name our New Bear Cub Statue by entering this fun contest!

Submit your idea to
by Mon. Dec. 27

The winning name will be eligible to receive a special gift & recognition in our January 2022 eNewsletter.

Stop by and meet our new friend!

Thanks to the generosity of Don & Jerrie Earthman, this statue was originally purchased at a Redcliff Fair and the creator went by the name “Chainsaw Lady”.  The red stone came from the area near Redcliff and the burnt tree limbs are from a local fire near Eagle. 


Summer Reading Program 2020 Week 11 Activities

What a wonderful summer full of imagination and reading it has been! Our Vail Public Library children’s team has thoroughly enjoyed every story, every Take & Make activity and every virtual event we’ve held throughout this beautiful summer! To wrap things up and celebrate all the fun we’ve had, Leon Joseph Littlebird, musician and renowned storyteller, will host a virtual concert on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. He will sing songs, play instruments and tell Native American stories and folktales. You won’t want to miss out! For more information, email Cricket Pylman at

Preschool activity

K-3 activity

4-6 activity



Little Listeners In Your Living Room

Presented by First Western Trust

Music education is a critical component of Bravo! Vail’s mission, and much of the regular programming will move online this summer.

Little Listeners at the Library will now be online, broadening its reach to communities everywhere. During these performances, Bravo! Vail’s youngest listeners explore a musical idea or term with the performing artists. Each concert is paired with books recommended by local librarians to continue exploration independently. 

The 2020 Little Listeners programs are available via Zoom for three consecutive Wednesdays in July (July 15, 22 and 29) starting at 2 p.m. and running 45-minutes long.

On Wednesday, July 22, Violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt of the Dover Quartet and her partner, cellist Brook Speltz of the Escher Quartet teach audiences about range, which refers to the distance between the highest and lowest notes found in a given melody. 

To help create a positive and enjoyable experience, Bravo! will need participant information ahead of time. Please email with the number of children participating, ages, and where they will be tuning in from.

The Zoom link will be emailed to all participants just ahead of the event.


READ | “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev