Book drops, phone service, and walk up holds pick up are available at all 12 VCL locations!
More information about walk up holds pick up here.
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Fun for Kids

Ways to get moving, be creative, show your talents, and have some FUN!

  • VCL Art Lessons Live!   Join Miss Kat for a children's book character drawing demo every Wednesday at 3:30pm at Ventura County Library on Facebook. Make sure to have your favorite drawing tool and a piece of paper ready to go! Past lessons can be found on the VCL YouTube STEAM Fun playlist.
  • Join our Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens and adults. Read books for a chance to earn prizes. You can register individually or get your whole family reading with just one account.

  • Minecraft  Ventura County Library is hosting a Minecraft server to provide a fun, open, and collaborative Minecraft building environment for youth ages 10-17. Participants must have parental permission and own a personal Minecraft Java Edition license and use Minecraft Version 1.16.1. To join, please send your request to the Minecraft Librarian Verified participants will be “Allow Listed”, thereby granted permission to access the server. 
  • Dav Pilkey at Home  Read, draw, and create with your favorite characters from Dog Man & Captain Underpants.
  • Digital Escape Rooms & Activities  Links have been compiled and sorted into Family Fun, Teen, and Adult categories by staff at the Sun Prairie and Salt Lake County public libraries.
  • Draw Everyday with JJK  Lunch Lady and Hey Kid author/illustrator Jarrett J Krosoczka teaches a daily drawing lesson on his YouTube channel.
  • GoNoodle  A physical education video library filled with movement, breathing, song, and dance activities. Indoor recess for kids ages 5-12.
  • Harry Potter at Home  Activities, articles, quizzes, puzzles, and more from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts. Register for free access.
  • How to Toon   How To Toon's YouTube channel features cartooning lessons (some Live!) for all ages taught by cartoonist Joe Wos.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems  All 15 doodling episodes from author/illustrator and Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems are archived on this YouTube playlist.
  • Mouse Circus  The official Neil Gaiman website for younger readers, featuring read-alouds and downloadable activities.
  • Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids  Explore free stories and projects for kids, from the editors of the Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids magazine. Includes some advertising.
  • Roald Dahl HQ  YouTube Channel featuring a James and the Giant Peach read-aloud and much more content related to this beloved children's author and his books.