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)

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

Create New Year Family Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 19, 3:00 – 4:30

This project will challenge everyone’s artistic skills.  We will be working on  a calendar for you to hang at home or give as a gift!  Feel free to bring photos, holiday and seasonal ideas and get ready to create 12 of your very best pieces of art.  We’re also making holiday gingerbread houses.


Lego Club

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month @ 4:00 – 5:00 (Begins Nov 12)

An exciting new 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.

Santa’s Family Fireside Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 12 from 5:30 – 7:30

Join Vail Public Library,  Santa and Ralph, the World’s Tallest Elf for our annual family holiday party, taking place in the fireside lounge. This fun-filled event is open to children of all ages who wish to visit with Santa Claus. While waiting to meet with Santa, kids are welcome to participate in making arts and crafts. Santa takes his time with each child who visits him, so patience is of the utmost importance. Mountain Harmony Acapella will join us, singing a variety of holiday songs.

Santa and the babies

Friday, Dec. 13 from 11:00 – 12:30

The Vail Public Library offers this opportunity to children under three years who will benefit from a daytime, calm and casual Santa experience. Designed for children under three years, Santa and The Babies is a daytime, calm and casual Santa experience. Toys and snacks will be offered to make waiting for your turn with friends and family a playful experience.

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

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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