Wednesday storytimes are on break August 12-26. They will resume on Wednesday, Sept 5.
Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months of age. Craft time is open to all children and focuses on teaching scissor, glue, and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs, counting and colors in Spanish. Come for songs, stories, and fun. We look forward to seeing you.
Fridays @ 10:15am in the Children's Department
Join us every Friday for a fun Spanish/English storytime in the Children's Department. We will have lapsits for babies, rhymes, stories, music, and more. This storytime is conducted in both English and Spanish and is geared toward children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!
Thursday July 23 @ 3pm
Beat the heat this summer in the large meeting room from 3-5pm for some awesome video game sessions. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360. All games are rated E for everyone and everyone gets a turn. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Friday, July 17 at 1pm and 2pm (repeat wksp.)
Pre-registration required as space and materials are limited! Call 827-6940 or visit the Reference Desk of the Main Library to register.
Do you love bugs? All children ages 6 - 12 are invited to become a true Nature Hero and learn all about dragonflies and hummingbirds, two amazing pollinators, with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants! These fun, educational workshops are hands-on with take-home gardening goodies for you. The second workshop is a repeat of the first. These workshops are generously sponsored by the Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and the Garden Club of St. Augustine.
Thursday, July 16 @ 4pm
Explore computer programming for kids with the world wide Hour of Code! Teens and pre-teens can explore a basic introduction to computer science and even learn basic programming skills using popular video game characters. The lessons increase in difficulty as you move through them so come back each month to improve your skills. This one hour program is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be guided lessons as well as individual and group exploration. You can bring your own laptop or tablet or you can borrow one of ours. Supplies are limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Thursday, July 9 @ 4pm
Join mad scientists, Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia, as they dive into science. Young science enthusiasts, ages 6-16, are invited to join Main-iac Labs and have fun with our hands-on experiments. In this special FLYP edition of MAIN-iac Science Labs, we'll be learning about our favorite science hero, Albert Einstein. We'll even try some experiments based on his scientific theories. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Thursday, July 2 @ 4pm
It's summer and the Florida Library Youth Program is underway at Main. Join us each Thursday for another great summer program in the large meeting room. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has A Story" and this week's film features a SUPER group of legendary heroes banding together to protect the children of the world from the evil Pitch Black. Rated PG. Free popcorn while it lasts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Friday, July 24 @ 10:15am & 11:15am (repeat show)
Magician Mark Alan and Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library teens and college students are prepared to dazzle children of all ages with their magic! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, these wonderful magicians have attended weekly workshops with Magician Mark Alan to learn magic that they are eager to share with you. Join us and prepare to be amazed by our talented library patrons turned magicians! Please Note: This year's magic shows are Harry Potter-themed, but fun for all ages. Fans are encouraged, but not required, to dress up in their favorite House colors!
June 15, 17, and 19 (Week 1) and July 6, 8, and 10 (Week 2) from 9:30 - 11:30am
The Ponte Vedra Beach Cultural Center is offering free camps for three year-olds accompanied by an adult, and the camps will be held at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Pre-registration is required by calling the Cultural Center at (904) 280-0614. For more information, please visit the Cultural Center's website at http://www.ccpvb.org/ or by calling Anna at (904) 280-0614, ext. 204.