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 licensed 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.
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 meets most Friday 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 4. 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 next session begins September 13 and will run through December 6.
The meetings will be on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 pm. Parents must register their child at the beginning of each semester. To maintain a quality experience for participants, enrollment will be limited to 20. Other registrants will go on a waiting list. Registration forms can be printed from here and returned to the library, or parents pick one up at the library. This program is currently full: parents can sign up for the waiting list.
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 make a night of it. 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 2018
VGPL will host lots of fun programs all summer. All our programs and materials are free, but registration is required to participate in certain programs.
The Summer Reading Contest is for children of all ages whether or not they attend programs at the library.
Content Last Updated 8/31/2017
After School Reading Registration Form Fall 2017