Kids Programs

Upcoming Events for Children and Families:

Superhero Day!!

Sat. Sept 21 – 11:00 – 12:30

Unlock Your Super Powers at Vail Public Library’s
Join us! for a fun filled early childhood Superhero party.  Come dressed as your favorite Superhero.  We’ll have stories, crafts, games, learn the superhero pledge, some villain preventing karate moves and have the opportunity to pose heroically with our special guest Wonder Woman!
RSVP is always appreciated though not required.
This event is aimed at children ages 3 – 8 years.

Scarecrow Building Day

Sat. Oct 26th 11:00 – 1:00pm

Form a team of friends or family and come build a scarecrow to decorate the library.
The library will provide frames and art supplies. Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Store will provide clothes. Bring accessories to personalize your scarecrow.  Small parts, glue guns and staple guns will be used.  This creative day is appropriate for children 5 years old and older; all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Teens may work independently with librarian permission
Prizes for the most unique and creative scarecrows! For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit

After school programs  at Vail Public Library

Ongoing Programming for Children and Families:

Kids Create

 Thursdays 3:00 – 4:30 (third Thursday of the month)

A monthly after school art and/or science program for students in grades Kindergarten – 5th grade.  Kids Create will meet regularly the 3rd Thursday of the month. We’ll explore creatively with a unique experience each time.  Expect to explore sewing, painting, crafts and wood working.   For more information and to register, please call 970-479-2179 or email


September 19 , October 17, November 21, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16

Reading Buddies

Thursdays Oct 3rd Nov 21st –  (except Halloween) 4:30 – 5:30pm

We are accepting students who want to join Reading Buddies.  They should be rising into 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades.   To read with the Little Buddies, we are also  looking for Big Buddies: students entering grades 7 through 12. Reading Buddies is a free Vail Public Library program that pairs trained teen volunteers with younger kids for a one-on-one reading experience, once a week for 7 weeks.

Reading Buddies offers a chance for friendship while providing another set of attentive ears for our young readers.

Contact Cricket  for an application to be either a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! We are currently recruiting for our Autumn 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

Robotics Club

Next session will be Robotics II.  Tuesdays Oct 1st – Nov 5th from 4:00 – 5:00.   Please reach out to Sandy or Cricket if interested!

Pre-registration is required.

Every Tuesday starting on Oct 1st and ending on Nov 5th, students enrolled in 3rd grade or above can participate in Robotics II. In Robotics II, participants will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 to build, program and complete challenges. Additionally, they will learn new moves each week and put them to the test in fun, interactive ways. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Sandy Rivera at or Cricket Pylman at

Lego Club

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

This is a new program offered on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. This meeting of like minded builders begins November 12 and will continue through out 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.


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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