Story Time & Resources

VIRTUAL STORYTIMES

Every day, except for Sunday, via Facebook Live at 10 a.m.

Join Cricket or Sandy for all ages storytimes featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, crafts or other extension activities.

Acompaña a Cricket, Ali o Sandy en las diferentes horas de cuentos de todas las edades. Con libros, historias, canciones, juegos con los dedos, rimas y manualidades u otras actividades de extensión.


SAFE IN-PERSON STORY TIME IN OUR BACKYARD
AT 11:00 A.M.
STARTING JUNE 14

Story Time is Back!
We are excited to invite families back to our early literacy story time this summer.

Join Cricket or Sandy for stories, songs and movement activities that will entertain our youngest patrons – appropriate for ages 6 and under.

Mondays & Wednesdays with Miss Cricket
&
Thursdays – Bilingual with Miss Sandy

We’ll be meeting on the lawn behind the library, weather permitting!
We encourage you to bring your own seating. Camp chairs, blankets from home and carpet squares are welcome.

Participant responsibility:

  • Please, don’t come if you and your family are not COVID-19 symptom free.
  • While in the library, if you have not been vaccinated, it is highly recommended that you wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing out of respect for other customers as well as library staff

PARENTING TIPS

BRIGHT BY TEXT

It provides free tips, information, and resources to help all parents and caregivers give every child a bright beginning.

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

DISCOVER

See where fast, fun brain-building takes your family today

Vroom is a global program of the Bezos Family Foundation. We believe all parents have the potential to create a bright future for their children. Our free, science-based tips and tools help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life today—and an even better future.  Click the word Vroom to explore and learn more!


LITERACY

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

One of the most important gifts you can provide your child is the gift of literacy. That is why we invite you to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative.
Help your child gain the confidence to become a strong reader. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten.
Send Cricket an email to sign up cpylman@vailgov.com We’ll send you a reading log to keep track of your books and aware of small prizes along the way!

READ ALOUD 15 MINUTES

Research shows that reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to help prepare a child for reading and learning. For more information, click here.

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 storytimes and programs.  The Story Blocks site is a great place to watch videos of age appropriate rhymes and songs in a variety of languages.


Readwithme.today

This is a wonderful new resource for parents of young children.  Please explore their website for things you can be doing right now and every day to ensure your child’s development and success.

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