The Vista Grande Public Library is dedicated to providing quality programs to the children of our community. We offer a variety of programs that fit the developmental needs of children in a safe and nurturing environment.
Find information about all our kid programs and many for grown-ups. Click here to see the most recent Book Worms.
Wags and Words - Read to a Dog!
Working in conjunction with Pet Outreach Services at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, we host a Reading Education Assistance Dogs program here at VGPL. The dogs are certified as therapy dogs, and their handlers have training to participate in the program. This would be ideal for young readers who struggle with reading aloud — they have a loving, nonjudgmental audience to practice with. Interested kids can sign up for a 15-minute session with the dog; please call or come by the library to see if there are open appointments. Or, you can email Tracey at [ email ] for more information.
Toddler and Parent Story Time
This is a special time for younger children to experience the joys of reading and the library. Bring your toddlers and preschoolers for stories, activities and crafts just for them. This program currently meets on Tuesday mornings at 11 am; please check the website calendar for dates. Older siblings welcome.
After School Reading
This program is designed to encourage reading for pleasure and enjoyment of the library in elementary students in grades K to 3. Activities include listening to stories, reading aloud, playing games, writing own their stories, and making crafts. We also welcome older students to serve as reading mentors! The meetings are on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 pm. The current session runs through November 28; parents must register their child at the beginning of each semester. To maintain a quality experience for participants, enrollment will be limited to 20.
Pre-registration for the Winter Session has begun. This session will run from January 30 to April 24. If we get a large enough number, we will look into opening a second day for the program! Ask about details when you register your child. Click here to download a copy of the registration form.
Family Movie Night
Join us for popcorn and juice as you watch a recently released family movie, or the occasional classic. Put your children in pajamas and bring a cushion and blankets, if you like. Generally, Movie Night is the second Friday of the month, but you should check the calendar for dates. You can also call to confirm the date, and the film title and rating.
Summer Reading Program for Children Coming in June 2019: "A Universe of Stories"
Summer Programming will start in June. Check back as we get more details planned.
Content Last Updated 10/31/2018
After School Reading Club Winter 2019 registration form