Kids Programs

Upcoming Events for Children and Families:

After school programs  at Vail Public Library

Ongoing Programming for Children and Families:

Kids Create

For students in grades Kindergarten – 5th grade

Thursdays 3:00 – 4:30 (third Thursday of the month) (except January 23, 2020 4th Thursday)

A monthly after school art program where students have opportunities to creative unique works of art.  Get excited to explore sewing, painting, crafts and woodworking.   For more information and to register, please call 970-479-2179 or email

Thursday, January 23 from 3:30 – 5:00

Explore the Possibility of Crayons

We will make some creative projects using crayons and heat! Come play with us! – RSVP always appreciated.


Reading Buddies will resume in January.

Contact Cricket  for an application to be either a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! We are currently recruiting for our Winter session.
Big buddies need to interview and trained.  If you are interested, please contact us in order to be ready for the next session. or 970-479-2179

Lego Club

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month @ 4:00 – 5:00

An exciting  program requested by you!   This gathering of like-minded builders begins November 12 and will continue throughout the winter.  Kids of all experience levels are welcome to play and build with us.  Join us and your friends to create. For more information, please call 970-479-2179.

Harry Potter Book Night Celebration

Friday, Feb. 7 from 5 – 8 pm

RSVP Always appreciated!

Celebrate everyone’s favorite wizard with a mid winter party and movie! All ages welcome! Vail Public Library hosts our annual celebration of Harry Potter! Snacks, activities and a costume contest! So dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character and join the fun!

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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