Family Storytime

Thursday, July 17 @ 2pm

In this week's storytime we'll have fun with language. Join us for a reading of I Scream Ice Cream: A Book of Wordles? and Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Music, movement, and a craft, too.


Family Storytime

book cover Penguin and PineconeThursday, July 10 @ 2pm

Get ready to fly this week as we look at stories about birds. Find out how a little girl brings peace to a town after a pigeon makes a mess, and learn some facts about our fine feathered friends. Join us for a craft, too.


Summer Reading Event: "Frozen" in July

girly girl partea'sThursday, July 17 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Olaf, the happy snowman, invites the whole family to join Youth Services Librarian Anne and Girly-Girl Partea's at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for "Frozen" fun in July. We'll kick off the fun with frozen stories, bubble dancing to "Frozen" songs, decorating Olaf snowmen, topping it all off with a very special visit from the Snow Queen herself. Dressing up in your favorite "Frozen" clothing is absolutely encouraged, but not required. We look forward to celebrating all the fun things you can do "in summer." Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and Girly-Girl Partea's for generously sponsoring this winter wonderland. Please bring your own camera for picture-taking opportunities with the Snow Queen.


Summer Reading Event: FLYP Ice Cream Party





Thursday, July 31 @ 3:30pm

All our summer reading participants are invited to join us for our celebratory Ice Cream Party and to wear your pajamas, if you wish. St. Augustine's Jane Quackenbush, author of The Rocket Ship Bed Trip, will be our special guest with a story about how you can dream your way around the solar system. Copies of the book will be on sale with proceeds benefitting the library. Join us for ice cream, an out-of-this-world story, crafts, and more. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring our entire summer reading program.


Summer Reading Event: Magician Mark Alan





Thursday, July 24 @ 2:30pm and 3:30pm (repeat show)

Magician Mark Alan returns to the library for a special "mad science"-themed magic show. Don't forget to check out our special magic books display the week of the program to learn your own magic tricks and stay tuned for another special magic show at your library MC'ed by Magician Mark Alan and presented by local Ponte Vedra teens in August. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this program.


Summer Reading Event: Slime Sisters Science





Thursday, July 10 @ 3:30pm

Who says girls can't love science and all things squishy and slimy? Meet the Slime Sisters, Beaker and Dr. Squish (Ms. Amy and Ms. Anne) as they present an interactive program full of audience participation, corny science jokes, icky science facts, and even slime. We'll learn about the five senses with audience volunteers helping us explore how things taste, smell, feel, sound, and look through stories, experiments, songs, and more. Get ready to "Fizz, Boom, READ" at your library! Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this program.


Martial Arts for Kids

All American Martial Arts LogoFriday, July 11 @ 2pm

Join Mr. Jim from All American Martial Arts School for this free series targeted at kids ages 5 to 15. Build upon your skills each week, and complete the series with a special ceremony where you will receive your white belt and have a pizza party at Mr. Jim's school. Registration is required for this free series. Please call the library at 827-6900 to register.

Attendance is required at all four programs:
Friday, July 11 @ 2pm
Friday, July 18 @ 2pm
Friday, July 25 @ 2pm
Friday, August 2 @ 2pm 

Family Storytime

Book cover: Freight TrainThursday, July 3 @ 2pm

All aboard for this weeks storytime featuring trains. We'll be singing, dancing and doing a craft, too.


Children's Summer Reading Program (Florida Library Youth Program - FLYP)





June 16 - August 2
FLYP reading logs will be available starting June 9.
All children, birth to 5th grade, are invited to participate in FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program) which includes books and other prizes for reading and fun, weekly performances from magician Mark Alan, St. Johns County Youth Services Staff including Slime Sisters Science and "Frozen" in July, and much more.  All performances, the celebratory ice cream party, and the $1000 worth of book prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.


Family Game Time

Family Board Game NightWednesday, July 23 from 3pm - 6pm
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and many more. Simply use your library card, or driver's license, to check out the games. All board games - including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don't Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


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