Kids Programs

 Upcoming Events for Children and Families:Kids Create – Monthly programs for elementary aged kids at Vail Public Library


Read Across America – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Alpine Arts of Edwards is joining us to stir up some creative fun!

Friday March 1st from 4:00 – 5:45pm

Alpine Arts teams up with Vail Public Library to host a creative birthday for Dr Seuss!  We’ll make sculptures reminiscent of some of Dr. Seuss’ famous characters.  Let your imagination run wild!  This free event is for kids in elementary and middle school.

For more information and to register please contact Cricket – 970-479-2179 or

One Book Colorado

Now in its 8th year we will be putting the book ( which will be announced April 9th)  into the hands of every 4 year old around the state.  Join us for story times the weeks of April  9 -20th for your 4 year olds copy of the winning book!

Dia de los Ninos – Day of the Children

April 20th

Touch a Truck

Saturday May 11 at Ford Park 10 -12

Disney Tea Party with Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, May 18th 11 am – 12:30 pm

Mothers, daughters, dads and sons for our first ever “dress up tea party!”

We have Belle coming!!

Ongoing Programming for Children and Families:

Reading Buddies

Mondays, March 4 – Monday April 22 –  4:30 – 5:30pm

Now recruiting Little Buddies rising into 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades and Big Buddies from 7th grade through 12th grades. Reading Buddies is a free Vail Public Library program that pairs trained teen volunteers with younger kids for a one-on-one reading experience, once a week for 7 weeks. Little buddies do not need to be struggling readers to benefit from this program. Reading Buddies offers a chance for friendship while providing another set of attentive ears for our young readers.

Contact Cricket Pylman for an application to be either a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! We are currently recruiting for our Spring session.

Big buddies need to interview and trained.  If you are interested, please contact us to be ready for the next session. or 970-479-2179

Robotics Club

Next session will be Robotics II.  Tuesdays January 15 – Feb 19 from 4:00 – 5:00.   Please reach out to Sandy or Cricket if interested!

This program did not fill – Please contact us if you are interested in a Robotics Program and we can try to make it happen.

Pre-registration is required.

Every Tuesday starting on Jan. 15 and ending on Feb. 19, students enrolled in 3rd grade or above can participate in Robotics II. In Robotics II, participants will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 to build, program and complete challenges. Additionally, they will learn new moves each week and put them to the test in fun, interactive ways. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Sandy Rivera at or Cricket Pylman at

Find and Check out one of our:

Little Free Library!

Built by the teens in our 2017 Summer Reading Program, Vail Public Library has planted FIVE little free libraries around Vail and Gypsum.

Examples of past events for Children and Families:

El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros – Saturday, April 14th from 3:30 – 5:00pm

Monday, April 16th,  from 3:15 – 5pm: Earth Day Wormery  

Trick or Treat Story Time – October 31st @ 1:00pm  

Annual Scarecrow Building Contest – Saturday, Oct 28th @ 10:00am

Harry Potter Party – Saturday, Nov. 4 @ 3:30 pm
Family Fireside Holiday Party – Thursday, Dec. 14th 5:00 – 7:30

Babies and Toddlers – Santa Tea Party – Friday. Dec 15 11:00 – 12:30

2017 Hour of Code

Kids in the Kitchen –  Saturday, January 20, 2018 

Valentine Making – Monday, February 12th

 Photos of some of our events:





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