Kids Programs


 Events for Children and Families:

Kids in the Kitchen –  Sat., January 20, 2018

3:30 – 5:00 pm  – Apres ski

Start the new year learning to create no cook, kid made, healthy afternoon snacks.  Try your hand at food preparation to make your afternoon snacking easy and healthy.  We will prepare snack to eat and make recipe books to take home.  We request that you RSVP to ensure we have enough ingredients on hand. RSVP to Cricket @ 970-479-2179

Valentine Making – Mon., February 12

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Plan to join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 12 .  We will supply the art materials and you supply the creativity.  Kids may drop in anytime during the program to make a card or two.

RSVP to Cricket @ 970-479-2179

One Book 4 Colorado April 9 -23

Be sure to come to story time during the Giveaway Period.  Every 4 year old in the state is eligible for a book!

Little Listeners @ Your Library –  Wed., April 4

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Plan to join us and friends of all ages to a special Spring edition of Little Listeners presented by Bravo!Vail.

Performers TBA



Upcoming events  for Children and Families

Read 4 Vail – A month long reading challenge for the 4th grade students from Vail Mountain School and Red Sandstone Elementary.

Read Across America  -Fri., March 2

El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros –  April 28

Composter Building – TBA

Fairy Gardens – TBA

Ongoing Programming for Children and Families:

  • Robotics Club

Next session will be Robotics II begins Tuesday January 16 at 4:00 pm

Preregistration required.

We hold Robotics club in two sessions, Robotics I and Robotics II. In Robotics we use the Lego Mindstorms EV3 to build, program and complete challenges. Each week we will learn a new move and put it to the test in fun and interactive ways. For more information contact Cricket Pylman at to reserve your spot. Children should be in 3rd grade and up to participate


  • Reading Buddies

Begins Monday January 22 @ 4:30.

Now recruiting Big Buddies from 7th – 12th grades and Little Buddies rising into 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades. Please contact Cricket – 970-470-2179,

more information

  • Little Free Library!

Little Free Libraries

Recent Events for Children and Families:

  • Trick or Treat Story time – 10/31/17 @ 1:00 pm
  • Annual Scarecrow Building Contest – Sat., Oct 28th @ 10:00

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

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! Hoo Hoo!  It’s here:


Family Fireside Holiday Party, Th. Dec 14 5:00 – 7:30

Join Vail Public Library and Santa for our annual holiday party with crafts, songs, and sitting on Santa’s lap. This year we welcomed Mountain Harmony, a women’s A Capella group to our event.

All Ages: December 14th, from 5:00-7:30pm in the Fireplace Lounge

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

New this year, Santa wanted to offer our littlest patrons a chance for a visit and a photo opportunity in a small and intimate environment.  Babies & Toddlers under 3 are the target audience for this relaxed Tea Party.

2017 Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere, any age, and ability can join in the Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages so what are you waiting for?



Past Events:

Harry Potter Party 2016

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Read Across America

Leon Littlebird Family Concert

Earth Day Celebration

Mother’s Day Fairy Garden building

Pop up Playground!

Yoga with Samantha Sunshine

Green Elephant Juicery