In response to the COVID-19 virus and public health concerns,
Vail Public Library is suspending all gatherings
(meetings, classes, programs, story times)
Thank you for your understanding.
Safe In Person Story Time
Story Time is Back! We are excited to invite families back to our early literacy story time. Starting July 14 and running through August, we will host Tuesday Story Time in our back yard at 11am. Stories, songs and movement activities will entertain our youngest patrons – appropriate for ages 6 and under. We’ll be meeting on the lawn behind the library.
Attendance at Back Yard Story Time does require some participant responsibility:
- Please don’t come if you and your family are not COVID-19 symptom free
- Please observe 6 feet of distancing between your family and other patrons not in your household
- Please wear a mask while you are at the library
- We encourage you to bring your own seating. Camp chairs, blankets from home and carpet squares are welcome.
Virtual Story Time on Facebook Live
Due to the library’s closure in response to COVID-19 and public health concerns, we will be hosting daily Virtual Story Time sessions through Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday (Saturday is bilingual!). Join library staff members Cricket and Delaney (Sandy is on maternity leave) for songs, stories and movement. All you have to do is login to Facebook and join the fun!
At Bright by Text our goal is to make the most of everyday interactions between parent and child. Our text messaging service delivers actionable information from trusted early childhood experts to parents and caregivers of young children — from prenatal to age eight — to support healthy child development and build strong, resilient families.
The Bright by Text service:
- Available in English and Spanish
- Developmental tips based on the due date or age of a child
- Curated content from partners such as PBS, Vroom, and Sesame Street in Communities
- Timely information about local resources and events from community organizations
- Extended learning materials, short modeling videos, and related resources
Tumble Book Library
Tumble Book Library is easy to use with unlimited access from home! Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they 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.
We want to thank Tumble Books for its generosity in sharing this with our patrons at no cost to us!
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.
Talking to kids about COVID-19
Click here for a parent resource provided by the
National Association of School Psychologists
One Book Colorado is back but we are not sure of the dates. These will be announced when things settle down!
A free book is given to every 4-year-old residing in Colorado. For more information, click here. To get your child’s free book, please come to a story time at Vail Public Library when the facility reopens to the public.
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers of young children. Please explore their website and learn about the five early literacy practices. Vail Public Library encourages and promotes these practices in our weekly story times and programs. The Story Blocks site is a great place to watch videos of age appropriate rhymes and songs in a variety of languages.