Kids Programs

In response to COVID-19 and public health concerns,

Vail Public Library is suspending all in person gatherings
(meetings, classes, programs, story times)

Thank you for your understanding.


Upcoming Virtual Events for Children and Families


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 take and make activity envelope).If you don’t receive one please email Cricket for a PDF copy: cpylman@vailgov.com
  • Prizes from local partners ( Bookworm of Edwards, Sundae Ice Cream & 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!

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 June 2020 will be announced by June 1.

We’ll meet on Friday, June 26, at 3 p.m. on Zoom.

Please contact Cricket to join at cpylman@vailgov.com.


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!


 PebbleGo Library

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.


Examples of past events for children and families:

El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros – Saturday, April 14, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Earth Day Wormery – Monday, April 16,  from 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

 Trick or Treat Story Time – Oct. 31 at 1:00 p.m.

Annual Scarecrow Building Contest – Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10:00 a.m.

Harry Potter Party – Saturday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m.
Family Fireside Holiday Party – Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Babies and Toddlers – Santa Tea Party – Friday, Dec 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2017 Hour of Code

Kids in the Kitchen –  Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 

Valentine Making – Monday, Feb. 12


 Photos of some of our events:

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