Tuesday, December 17 from 10am - 12:30pm
Children ages 3-5 are invited to receive a free, 10-minute Early Literacy Screening at the library, courtesy of Nemours BrightStart. Registration is taken on a first-come, first serve basis by a Nemours representative. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child's literacy strengths lay and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.
Wednesday, December 11 @ 4pm
The whole family is invited to a holiday-themed crafting event with Ms. Anne, the teens of the Arts in Motion Club, and our library volunteers. We'll have winter and holiday crafts for all ages, festive music, and milk and cookies for all to enjoy. All materials and refreshments are generously provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
Saturday, December 14 @ 10am
All children are invited to be read to by a teen, or practice reading to a teen, in the Children's Department - this program is presented by the teens of Ponte Vedra High School's Book Club. Select what you'd like to hear, read from any of our books, or bring your favorites from home. Please note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the program and to be a teen participating in the program, you must be a member of the Ponte Vedra High School Book Club.
Thursday, November 7 @ 4pm
Join us after school for a cinematic event. We'll show a new release with a G or PG rating, so it's fun for the whole family. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie title and rating. We have plenty of pillow seating and serve free, organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane's Natural Food Market.
Saturday, November 16 @ 2pm
Celebrate the American Library Association's 6th Annual International Games Day with us. School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County and Sony. Fun for the whole family.
Every Thursday in November
We invite you to join us each week for all the laughs of storytime. We'll share some of our favorite books, sing songs, play music, tell interactive stories, make crafts, and have lots of fun.
Baby Time 10:15am: A gentle lapsit program with action rhymes, fingerplays, and first books for babies. For pre-walkers only, please.
Toddler Time 11am: We'll sing, we'll dance, and share our excitement for books and learning at the library. Don't be shy and bring your dancing shoes.
Preschool Storytime 11:30am: "Big Kids" get a storytime of their own, including longer stories, a variety of early literacy concepts, listening, and pre-classroom skills. Perfect for 3-5 year olds.
Thursday, November 14 @ 3pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play after school at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County & Sony.
Thursday, November 21 @ 4pm
Join us after school for a hands-on, minds-on science program and work closely with our very own mad scientists from the Children's Department. Explore a variety of science topics through fun experiments, activities, and lively discussions. All materials for experiments are provided. If you can't make it to the science lab, check out our amazing science project books.
Tuesday, November 19 @ 4pm
Hey kids, have you been thinking about starting a coin collection? Then you'll want to come to the "Introduction to Coin Collecting for Kids" program presented by the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club. You'll learn about the history of U.S. coins, how they are made, where the mints are located, and get to see coins like half cents, Flying Eagles, Indian Head cents, half dimes, half dollars, and many more. Registration is required, please call the library at 827-6960 to reserve your spot.
Friday, December 6 @ 11am
Jingle down to the library for a grand celebration of the winter holidays. This storytime for all ages will feature songs, stories, games, and some special holiday visitors. We ask that children please wear socks and close-toed shoes for this program. As part of one of our games, children will remove their shoes and leave them lined up outside the storytime amphitheatre. Don't forget to bring your camera.