Kids Programs

 Upcoming Events for Children and Families:

Kid’s Create – Gift making- Frames and Photos

Monday, November 19th – 4:00- 5:15

Join Vail Public Library as we blend technology and creativity. We will create an original and unique photo using our Green Screen and decorate a wooden frame to enclose it. Materials will be supplied by the library. Feel free to come up with your own background for your special photo.  In the spirit of the seasons of gratitude and giving these are intended to be gifts for someone so be prepared to share. Ages: Kindergarten and up.

Thursday, December 13th @ 5:00pm

Join Vail Public Library and Santa for our Annual Holiday Party . We welcome Mountain Harmony, a women’s A Capella group to our event. This is for all children of all ages who wish to visit Santa Claus.  We always have arts and crafts available to make waiting a fun and hands-on experience.  Santa takes his time with each child and has a very special gift.


Babies and Toddlers: December 14th, from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Community Room

This is a wonderful opportunity for a photo with Santa in a calm and casual environment.  We offer this to children under three years who will benefit from a daytime, calm and casual Santa experience.    There will be toys out and snacks offered  to make waiting for your turn a playful experience with friends and family .

Programs Coming up in 2019!

Welcome to Hogwarts at Vail Public Library!  Dress up as your favorite character from the world of Harry Potter, we will have prizes for the best costumes.  There will be wand making, potions class and trivia. Butter beer and snacks will be served during the showing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book 4)  in this crafty Harry Potter party!   Kids and teens are invited.

Ongoing Programming for Children and Families:

Robotics Club

Next session will be Robotics II.  We are evaluating the best timing for this!  Please reach out to Sandy or Cricket if interested!

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 Sandy Rivera at or  Cricket Pylman at to reserve your spot. Children should be in 3rd grade and up to participate.


Reading Buddies

Beginning October after Parent -Teacher conferences!

Reading Buddies is a free Vail Public Library program that pairs trained teen volunteers with younger kids for a one-on-one reading experience.  Little buddies do not need to be struggling readers to benefit from this program.  Reading Buddies offers a chance for friendship while providing another set of attentive ears for our young readers.  Little buddies should be in grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades.  Big buddies should be in 7th – 12th grades.

Contact Cricket Pylman for an application to be either a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! We are currently recruiting for our Fall session.

Thursdays Oct 11 – Dec 6 –  4:30 – 5:30pm

Please let us know of your interest so we make plan the program around your schedules.

Big buddies need to interview and be trained.  If you are interested , please contact us to be ready for the next session. 970-479-3445

Now recruiting Big Buddies from 7th – 12th grades and Little Buddies rising into 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades.

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.

Recently past events for Children and Families:

El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros  – Saturday, April 14 @ 3:30 – 5:00pm.

Mon., April. 16,  3:15 – 5pm: Earth Day Wormery  

Trick or Treat Story time – 10/31/17 @ 1:00 pm  

Annual Scarecrow Building Contest – Sat., Oct 28th @ 10:00

Harry Potter Party – Saturday, Nov. 4 @ 3:30 pm
Family Fireside Holiday Party, Th. Dec 14 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 –  Sat., January 20, 2018 

Valentine Making – Mon., February 12

 Photos of some of our events:

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