Kids Programs

In response to COVID-19 and public health concerns,

Vail Public Library has suspended all in person gatherings
(meetings, classes, programs, story times)

Thank you for your understanding.

Summer Reading Program: IMAGINE YOUR STORY

Vail Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 3!

Register here

Challenge yourself to read at least 20 minutes per day for 60 days!

Program set to include:

  • Easy logging with Reading Record: Registration opens May 26.
  • Pick up your paper log (There’s one in every Week 1  take and make activity envelope). If you don’t receive one please email Cricket for a PDF copy:
  • Prizes from local partners ( Bookworm of Edwards, Sundae Ice Cream, Joe’s Deli  & Blue Moose )
  • Free family fun literacy based activities to pick up at the library and take home to make!
  • Kids Book Club: Titles to be announced!

Click here to access the weekly activities if you can’t make it into the library to pick them up!

Virtual Middle School Book Club

Do you have a middle-school aged child who loves to read? Invite them to join the Virtual Middle School Book Club. Our book for July 2020 is “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

We’ll meet on Friday, July 31, at 12 p.m. (noon) via Google Meeting.

Please contact Ali to join at


Leon Joseph Littlebird

Virtual Concert coming

Join us for our Summer Reading Finale with special guest Leon Joseph Littlebird – storyteller and musician.

For more information please contact 970-479-2179


Girls Who Code is on a  mission to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Girls Who Code, a club at VPL for girls going into 3rd to 5th grades, will meet virtually the fourth Thursday of the month at 3:30pm. Mark and Lelia Conlon will be our club facilitators. This is a new club and all interested girls in this age group are encouraged to join us.

If you are interested, please reach out to Cricket Pylman at 970-479-2179 or


Robotics Returns

Given the unprecedented times brought to us by COVID-19, we are choosing to offer Robotics as a self-taught class this summer. We have three EV 3 LEGO robots with training manuals and invite patrons to use open source software to work their way through the course. Click here to learn how you can borrow one of our robots for four weeks.

Tumble Book Library

Tumble Books’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Click here to explore the available materials.

Thanks to Tumble Books for generously sharing its products with our patrons!

What is PebbleGo?

PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Your students will love exploring PebbleGo time and time again. Click here to access.

Thanks to Capstone for generously sharing its products with our patrons!

Talking to children about COVID-19

Click here for a parent resource provided by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Find and Check out one of our:

Little Free Library!

Built by the teen 2017 Summer Reading Program, Vail Public Library has planted 5 little free libraries in Vail and Gypsum.

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