Ponte Vedra Branch

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.



Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Book Club

Book ClubTuesday, June 24 @ 3pm

Please join us as we discuss Roosevelt's Beast by Louis Bayard. Everyone is welcome. For further information please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the Library's Reference Desk.

Bird Island Park's Earth Day Festival

genealogy basicsSaturday, April 26 from 11am - 2pm

Bird Island Park (located behind the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library) is celebrating Earth Day on April 26 and the whole family is invited. Join your friends and neighbors for a free day of activities. Vendors include A1A Scenic Highway, MOSH, HAWKE with live wildlife, park tours with the county naturalist, storytimes, and live music. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold by Boy Scout Troop 277. The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library is very grateful for our partnership with Bird Island Park's Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail for library storytimes.


Wi$e Money Week

Adult Financial Planning WorkshopsMay 12 -17  
Come into the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to pick up a copy of Be Smart, Save Money coloring and activity books with crayons for your child. The books are supplied by The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling in support of Wi$e Money Week in Florida.


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