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Vail Public Library gets Outside the Lines, Sept. 11-17

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As part of the Outside the Lines initiative, the Vail Public Library will be passing out free books at City Market in West Vail on Wednesday.

VAIL — When was the last time you walked into your local library? In recent years, libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement to accommodate the growing needs of their local communities. The Vail Public Library is once again participating in Outside the Lines, today through Saturday, inviting the community to experience the library in a whole new way.

Outside the Lines is a global initiative designed to reintroduce libraries to their local communities and highlight the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Throughout the week, organizations will host events and campaigns worldwide designed to get people thinking — and talking — about libraries in a whole new way.

EVENTS

This year, the Vail Public Library wants to highlight not only its resources but also how important its community partnerships are to the library and the community through the following events:

• Parent and Kids Yoga — Parents of children who attend the following child care centers are invited to participate in yoga with their children at 8 p.m. Monday at Red Sandstone Elementary, 551 North Frontage Road W., or 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Vail Child Care Center, 2099 North Frontage Road W.

• Free books — Library representatives will be at City Market, 109 North Frontage Road W., from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, passing out free books.

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• Scavenger hunt — On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, the week will wrap up with a family Scavenger Hunt through Lionshead and Vail villages, with a pizza party at the end for all participants. The Vail Public Library is partnering with Buddy Mentors, the Vail Recreation District and Blue Moose Pizza. If you wish to join in on the scavenger hunt, then RSVP to Cricket Pylman at cpylman@vailgov.com or 970-479-2179.

OUTSIDE THE LINES

Outside the Lines is a global R-Squared initiative originally designed by Colorado library marketers and directors that gets libraries "walking the walk" — taking action to show communities how important libraries are and how they've changed.

This weeklong international celebration takes many of the concepts discussed at R-Squared, The Risk & Reward Conference, such as creativity, customer curiosity, culture, community and creative spaces, and puts them into action where they count: in local communities. Learn more at getoutsidethelines.org.

If you go …

What: Outside the Lines.

When: Sunday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 17.

Where: Various locations throughout Vail.

Cost: All activities are free.

More information: Visit vaillibrary.com or getoutsidethelines.org.