Events and Activities in the Children's Room

The Library will be closed Sunday, December 24 and Monday December 25 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

A new StoryWalk is up on the Hunter Creek Trail Extension! Check it out!

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is the flagship program of the Dollywood Foundation. It reaches more children than any other early childhood book gifting program and mails free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth until age five, no matter their family’s income.

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Calling all demigods and Greek mythology fans alike!

If you are interested in reading the Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, learning more about Greek mythology, doing Camp Half-Blood-themed crafts, and celebrating the release of the television show, please fill out the form here!

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Start healthy, early literacy habits by helping your child read 1,000 books before they start kindergarten! Sign up in person to receive an activity book and receive prizes for every 100 books read together.

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Every year in December, Pitkin County Library hosts Wintertivities, a series of winter programs for a variety of ages, designed to foster community connection and fun. Check out this year's offerings below!  


Tuesday, December 12 | 4:00-6:30pm

Dreidel Painting at the Library

Decorate your own dreidel in the LAB. Everyone is welcome! Materials provided, as supplies last. 

Thursday, December 14 - Friday, December 22

Books Under the Tree

The gift of reading! There will be books wrapped and under the tree for all to take home and enjoy. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis! 

Wednesday, December 20 | 10:30-11:30am

Special Storytime and Craft with Livier Cruz

Join us for a special storytime with Livi! Afterwards we will do a Christmas craft to celebrate the holiday season. 

Wednesday, December 20 | 12:00-2:00pm

Salt Dough Ornament Decoration

Decorate your very own salt dough ornament at the Library! Paint and take home your own holiday keepsake. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis!  

Thursday, December 21 | 10:30-11:30am

Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Join us for a special storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Story time will feature movement, songs, and Santa's favorite book. What better way to kick off the holidays! 

Thursday, December 21 | 12:00-2:00pm

Cookie Decorating

Icing and sprinkles galore! Decorate cookies at the Library to snack on while you're here or take home for later. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis!  

Friday, December 22 | 12:00-2:00pm

Mason Jar Cookies

Put together your own dry-ingredient cookie jar to gift or bake at home later! Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis! 

Saturday, December 23 | 11:00am-4:00pm

Frozen I and II Viewing, Craft, and Sing-Along Party

Drop in for Frozen-themed crafts while we watch both films and sing-along together! Films will be screened one after the other and crafts are available while supplies last. 

Saturday, December 23 | 11:00am-4:00pm

Present Wrapping at the library

Need somewhere to wrap your gifts, away from inquisitive eyes? Come to the library! You bring the gifts, we supply the tables and wrapping supplies.

Mystery Book Club and Escape Room

Friday, January 12 | 4:30-6:00pm

Join us every first Friday of the month for a book club and escape room to work on problem-solving skills. Our next book will be The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. and our escape room will follow the discussion. This group will be led by Children's Librarian, Sierra Fransen.

For more information, contact Sierra at [email protected].

Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, December 16| 3:00-5:00pm

Saturday, December 30| 3:00-5:00pm

Come with us on a magical adventure to test your problem solving and imagination in a fantasy setting as we learn to play Dungeons and Dragons!

StoryArt with the Aspen Art Museum

Tuesday, December 19| 11:00am-12:00pm

Join us for a special storytime and art project in conjunction with the Aspen Art Museum.

Creativity Workshop

Monday, December 18| 4:30-5:30pm

Snow Globes

These creativity workshops provide an opportunity to bring together tweens and teens to share new and innovative ideas in an open and supportive environment. Join us in the Library Lab for crafting and art workshops. No art or crafting skills are necessary.

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Wednesday, December 13: After School STEMDay | 2:00-4:30pm

*Wacky Wednesday

After School STEMDay with the Aspen Science Center: This week we are visited by the Aspen Science Center for Wacky Wednesdays!  

Wednesday, December 20: Snowman Hot Chocolate | 3:30-4:30pm

For our last After School Wednesday of the year, join us in making a fun hot chocolate craft to take home!

To celebrate "extreme settings," check out the fun activity in the Children's Room!


Weekly Storytimes

Red Bags/Little Red Bag Club

Friday, December 8 | 10:30-11:30am

Friday, December 15 | 10:30-11:30am

Bilingual stories and activities for young children every Friday at 10:30am. Educators from Raising a Reader will provide parents with guidance about early literacy, create a network for parents of young children, and offer preschool skills to children who may not be enrolled in preschool.

Baby Storytime and Baby STEAM

Join us once a week for a special baby storytime, for ages 0-2.

Tuesday, December 12 | 10:30-11:30am


Tuesday, December 19 | 10:30-11:00am

Tuesday, December 26 | 10:30-11:30am


Children's Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and more!

Wednesday, December 13 | 10:30am Thursday, December 14 | 10:30am

*Special Storytime with ACES

Wednesday, December 20| 10:30am

*Special Christmas Storytime and Craft with Livier Cruz ending at 11:30am.

Thursday, December 21| 10:30am

*Special Christmas Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus ending at 11:30am.

Wednesday, December 27| 10:30am

Thursday, December 28| 10:30am

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