Thursday, August 1 @ 3pm
Join turtle advocate, Jade Dupuis, from St. Johns County Environmental Division, as she teaches us about the amazing turtles found in our area, and why they need our help. Sea turtles are amongst the oldest creatures on earth, but they are currently threatened. The beaches of northeast Florida are an important nesting area for the loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles each summer. Discover how we can share and protect the beaches. We think our turtle friends are so COOL, we'll even celebrate nesting season with a "turtle" ice cream party. This free program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Thursday, June 27 @ 3pm
Want to know what you can do help protect the "wild side" of Florida? During this special visit by the the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, school-age children will learn ways they can improve natural Florida. Some of the hands-on educational activities include: discovering which critters live in local waters, looking at macroinvertebrates under a microscope, testing water salinity, dissolved oxygen, measuring turpidity, and viewing Enviroscapes. This free program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Thursday, June 20 @ 3pm
Sea Urchins, Mud Snails, Spiny Lobsters, Starfish, and Horseshoe Crabs are coming to visit the library this summer. School-age children can learn hands-on about Florida marine biology. Discover how the animals breathe, find and eat food, protect themselves and generally survive in their environment. This FREE program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Thursday, July 18 @ 3pm
This program uses the book, Shipwreck: Fast Forward, to explore how underwater sites form and the excavation processes used to retrieve information about them. Kids can try their hand at using Cartesian coordinates by playing an adapted version of Battleship to “map” each other’s shipwrecks. They'll also get to map a real, 100-year-old anchor. Presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network, which is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past. This program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Thursday, July 11 @ 3pm
Join bat advocate, Marcia Daniels, as she teaches us about the amazing bats found in our area, and why they need our help. Bats are amazing bug eaters with important roles to play in our local ecosystem. Discover the wonderful world of bats through this interactive family program. View and listen to bats as they emerge from local bat houses. We'll even have a BATastic craft to reminds us bats are our friends. This program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
June 17 - August 3
All children birth - 5th grade are invited to participate in FLYP which includes books and other prizes for reading and fun, weekly performances from magician Mark Alan, LB Reptile Experience, Saltwater Cowgirls, and much more. All performances, the celebratory ice cream party, and the new Scholastic book prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library! Call the library at (904) 827-6950 for more details.
Wednesday, June 26 from 3 - 6 pm
The whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and may more. Simply use your library card, or driver's license, to check out the games. All board games are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Saturday, June 15 @2pm
Children ages 5-11 are invited for a special monthly crafting event with the teens of Nease High School's Arts in Motion Club in the PGA Media Room. All materials are provided free. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
"Just for Babies" (10:15am) and Family Storytimes (11am) Tuesdays in June and July
Thanks to our partnership with Ms. Suzanne of Bird Island Park, the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library will host "Just for Babies" (10:15am) and Family Storytime (11am) every Tuesday in June and July.
Wednesday, June 19 @4pm
Tweens in 4th-7th grades are invited to come to the library and bring your friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out. No registration is necessary and it's free. Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for providing the Legos for this very special program just for Tweens including our pink Legos. Tween girl Lego lovers, we want you to join our club.