Every Tuesday in December: Just for Babies @ 10:15am and Family Storytime @ 11am
December's Just for Babies and Family Storytime will be hosted by Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail of Bird Island Park. Please note, although Just for Babies is a one-on-one lapsit program for ages birth - 15 months, all children (including babies) and their families are welcome at Family Storytime.
Wednesday, December 18 @ 4pm
Tweens in 4th-7th grades are invited to the library for an afternoon of 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, too.
Wednesday, December 18 from 3pm - 6pm
Held this month on the third Wednesday due to the Christmas holiday. 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 are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
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.
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.
Saturday, December 14 @ 11am
Who let the dogs out? Elementary students and beginning readers are invited to join our volunteer therapy dogs for a barking good time. Read your favorite stories to these clever canines and become a member of the Read to Rover Frequent Reader Club. Don't miss this great experience.
Santa Paws is coming to town. Maddie, Clifford, Cookie, and Oscar are ready to celebrate the holidays with you. We will have holiday stories to read and doggie and kiddie treats to share.
Wednesday, November 6 @ 12pm
Join our homeschool group... right after storytime. Starting at 12pm, socialize with other homeschool kids and parents during a bring-your-own brown bag “Library Lunch." Then, join our Library Lessons class at 12:30pm, where you and your child will learn together how to use library resources, from finding books on the shelf to checking out e-books. We meet once a month and the library lessons presented will be adaptable to all ages. Call Kristine at 827-6900 for more information.
This month's lesson is all about book genres. We will be reviewing characteristics of a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres.