KIDS & TEENS WINTER READING CHALLENGE
Friday, Nov. 20 – Monday, Jan. 4
Holiday Bingo Card for this year’s Winter Reading Challenge! We have bingo cards for students in elementary school and teens. Complete your card and bring it back to Vail Public Library to win prizes such as books, gift cards and sweets.
The reader who spends the most minutes on task will be awarded an Amazon Fire HD8 reader.
This year’s Winter Reading Challenge will begin on
Friday, Nov. 20, and end on Monday, Jan. 4.
SALVATION ARMY GIVING TREE FOR KIDS
Monday, Nov. 30 – Friday, Dec. 11
Each holiday season, Vail Public Library partners with the local chapter of the Salvation Army to collect gifts for local kids and teens. New toys for kids and items such as hoodies and gift cards for teens are needed. Please grab a tag from the Giving Tree (located in VPL’s periodical lounge) and return it with your wrapped and labeled gift no later than Friday, Dec. 11.
We thank you in advance for your generosity.
VIRTUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Do you have a middle school-aged child who loves to read? This program is just right for them! Invite them to join the Virtual Middle School Book Club.
The December 2020 book is
“To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee
Email Ali at email@example.com to get the Google Meet specifics.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
When our world changes quickly and suddenly because of things like COVID-19, it is common to experience changes in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Feelings of anxiety, fear or worry are typical in stressful situations.
The award-winning Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular, and self-help support. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ+ issues and more.
FINANCIAL PATH TO GRADUATION
The tool helps students with financial aid offers decide whether to enroll in a specific school and how to pay for it, using data and guidelines. This page explains where and how we got those numbers and guidelines.
Looking for an opportunity for leadership?
Mountain Youth’s work ensures Eagle County youth remain a priority; striving to be a community where young people are equipped with skills that support healthy bodies, healthy minds and improved decision making and leadership skills to guide their lives. We are a nimble organization focused on creating a better Eagle County for all — giving youth a voice in our community.
YALSA’S TEENS’ TOP TEN
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!
COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE BOOK AWARD
The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Blue Spruce Award) has been recognizing the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado since 1985.
Voting opens on July 1st and closes on December 31st at 11:59 PM.
This will be the last year for the award, so please participate while you can.
The award is unique in being entirely nominated and voted for by teens. Inclusion on the nominations list does not imply endorsement by any adult as this is a program of entirely student-selected titles. Each year teens in grades 6-12 are free to nominate their favorite titles; a list of 12-15 titles is then compiled by the Blue Spruce Award committee based on number of nominations received.
Students must have read at least three of the titles to vote for a winner. Adults do not nominate or vote for books, and publishers are not allowed to submit their books for consideration.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY PROJECT
Over the summer, our Teen Reading Group built five little free libraries! Have a book? Leave a book! Want a book? Take a book! Always free, the little free libraries are the “town square” of a community and thanks to our amazing teens, Vail has five.