In the summer of 2020, 16,000 libraries across the country will revisit the fine art of a good story in their summer reading programs. The slogan “Imagine Your Story” was chosen by library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to explore fantasy, fables, folklore and all imaginative stories as well as to create their own story.
This summer reading program will be different with an active pandemic challenging our world. We will be creating take-and-make activities for all ages. The activities will be available each week for you to pick up either inside or curbside (if you prefer). We will let everyone know when programs will be able to resume in the building.
Fun Things to Do at Vail Public Library This Summer
(Check our calendar for related events for each age)
Kids ages 0-17
Vail Public Library invites kids ages 0-17 to see if they can read or be read to every day!
Readers create their daily reading goal with a minimum of 20 minutes each day. Register and pick up your reading log at the library service desk. You may ask Cricket to mail or email one to you: email@example.com. Make reading your favorite daily habit and earn free books, prizes and gift certificates.
For every 20 days that you read, you may earn a prize. Our generous partners The Bookworm of Edwards, Blue Moose Pizza and Sundae Ice Cream are rewarding our readers! You may earn one prize from each or choose a free book from the library’s large collection of prize books.
Teens and Tweens
Teens and Tweens join us for monthly book club meetings.
June’s title “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle will be discussed Friday, June 26, at 3 p.m. on Zoom with Ali Murray. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to our next book club. Feel free to recommend a title! In July, we will read “The Diary of a Young Girl,” by Anne Frank.
Do you have a passion for reading or libraries? Do you want to share your video or performative skills with teens across the country? The Teen Video Challenge is for you!
Five winners will be chosen and will receive: a $200 cash prize, and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library!
The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest and is open to all teens (librarian and teacher support is encouraged). The challenge is for teens to create a public services announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2020 CSLP slogan “Imagine Your Story”. Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.
Videos will be accepted June 1 through Aug. 7, 2020
For more information and to submit videos, follow this link.
Please contact Cricket for help by emailing email@example.com.
EARN FREE BOOKS, PRIZES AND GIFT CERTIFICATES
For every 20 days that you read, you may earn a prize. Our generous partners The Bookworm of Edwards, Blue Moose Pizza and Sundae Ice Cream are rewarding our readers! You may earn one prize from each or choose a free book from the library.
Teen Volunteers Wanted!
Teens interested in earning community service hours can apply to be a teen tech studio mentor, help with Summer Reading for kids or be a reading buddy, please contact Cricket at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults look forward to summer as much as children do. They use their summers to relax, take vacations and catch up on reading, which makes summer an ideal time to encourage adult reading. Once you register, you will get to pick a book from the Book Nook. Be sure to join one of the library’s monthly book clubs.
Remember to stop by VPL’s service desk to pick up a reading log for kids.