Ponte Vedra Branch

Summer Reading Event: Children's Author Visit and Fun Florida Crafts

St. Augustine A to ZThursday, June 26 @ 3:30pm

The whole family is invited to join us for a special local children's author visit by Susan Calfee, the picture book author of St. Augustine A to Z: A Young Reader's Guide to America's Oldest City and enjoy making fun Florida crafts afterwards. Susan lives in Ponte Vedra and conceived her book right in our very library. See how much you know about our historic city with this interactive storytime for all ages. Copies of the book will be available for sale, with an author signing afterwards. Proceeds go to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, which gives us money for library books, programs, and more. Curious about the book? Click here to go to our library's catalog and request a copy today.


Teen Summer Reading Program

spark a reactionJune 16 - August 2

We encourage all rising 6th-12th graders to stop by the Reference Desk to pick up reading bookmark reviews and participate in our Summer Reading Program which begins on June 16. Read whatever you like, write a short review for each book, and turn them in at the Reference Desk. All reviews will be entered into a weekly raffle for free teen fiction books from our prize cart. With your permission on the bookmark, your reviews may be posted to our library's website. At the end of the summer, three grand prize winners will each receive a gift certificate to The Bookmark, a great used book store in Neptune Beach. All prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, June 18 @ 4pm
Tweens in 4th-7th grades (ages 9 - 13) 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.


Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, June 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 lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.


Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, June 4 @ 5pm
Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3 (with the new Move), our new Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or X-Box 360 (with the new Kinect) set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Snacks are provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.


Just for Babies and Family Storytimes: July

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones. Held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of July

Just for Babies: @10:15am; for babies up to 15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby. Families with multiple children are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime: @11am; for children 16 months to 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here.


Summer Reading Events

flypChildren's Summer Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP)
3:30pm Thursdays, June 19 – July 31

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library's FLYP Programs take place at 3:30pm on Thursdays beginning June 19 through July 31. We invite you to "Fizz, Boom, READ!" with us each week at the library. Children of all ages are welcome to attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Don't miss Slime Sisters Science featuring your own Ms. Anne and Ms. Amy. These programs are brought to you by the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, with many thanks to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for their generous support.

June 19:  Fab Lab Weird-ology (presented by Hastings Branch Library staff)
June 26:  St. Augustine A - Z (featuring children's author Susan Calfee)
July 10:  Slime Sisters Science (presented by Ms. Anne and Ms. Amy)
July 17:  "Frozen" in July [NEW!!] (2:30 - 5:30 pm!)
July 24:  Magician Mark Alan (extra show at 2:30pm)
July 31:  Ice Cream Party (wear your pajamas)


Teen Financial Literacy Workshop - CANCELED

Saturday, June 14 @ 10am to 3pm

moneyAre you starting your first job, graduating from high school, or heading off to college? Whatever the reason, every teen needs to learn how to manage money. The St. Johns River Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and SJCPLS are teaming up to offer this full day (10am to 3pm) workshop to teens age 15-20. Subjects covered will be budgeting, saving, personal investing, using credit wisely, avoiding identity theft and more. Class size is limited so call us at 827-6950 or stop by the Reference Desk to register. This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and lunch will be provided.


Book Talk Café: Larry Baker

Book TalkMonday, June 23 @ 6:30pm

This month's Book Talk Café features author Larry Baker, who will discuss his latest novel, The Education of Nancy Adams, which is set in St. Augustine. This free program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Wi$e Money Week: Free Financial Planning Workshops

Adult Financial Planning WorkshopsTuesday, May 13  @ 3pm - 7:30pm
The St. Johns County Public Library System and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants are teaming up to celebrate Wi$e Money Week May 11 - May 17, 2014 by offering free financial planning workshops.

3:00pm - 4:30pm -  Estate Planning
6:00pm - 7:30pm -  Social Security

You may register for one or more of the workshops by contacting the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at 827-6950.



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