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Programs for Children and Families

The Vista Grande Public Library is dedicated to providing quality programs to the children and families of our community. We offer a variety of programs for children and families.


Preschool age

Story Time

Family Movie Night

Grades K to 3

After School Reading Club

Summer Reading Program   (coming soon!)

Wags and Words

Family Movie Night


Grades 4 to 5

Wags and Words

Summer Reading Program  (coming soon!)

Family Movie Night

Chess Club


Teens and Families

Family Movie Night

Chess Club

Early Literacy Calendars:

Caregivers of young children can download this resource for ideas on fostering early reading skills. The monthly calendar has ideas every day for promoting learning in fun and easy ways. You can also pick up a paper copy at the library in the Children's Section.


The NM State Library has made these available for free to all residents. Download your copy here:

English version

Versión en Español


Smokey Bear Reading Challenge: Did you know that Smokey Bear is a New Mexican? The original bear cub who inspired the story was rescued from the Lincoln National Forest in the southern part of our state. This year is his 80th birthday, and we are helping him celebrate by participating in his Reading Challenge.

You can take part by registering on the VGPL Beanstack page: . Once you have registered, start by taking Smokey’s Pledge. Then read 3 books on wildfire prevention or the environment, and also earn 4 activity badges to complete the challenge.  This contest begins April 1 and will run through the summer, until July 31.

Participants who complete the challenge win prizes in honor of Smokey. Thank you to the New Mexico State Library and the USDA for sponsoring this contest.

Find more information about all our kid programs and many for adults in the most recent Bookworms, our newsletter for children and families.

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