Ponte Vedra Branch

Great Books Discussion Group

BooksMonday, August 4 @ 3pm

The Great Books Discussion Group is currently reading books from Great Conversations 6. This month's book is R.U.R by Karel Capek. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Summer Reading Event: Teen Wayback Wednesday

spark a reactionWednesday, July 30 from 2pm - 4:30pm

Who says LEGOS are just for little kids? All rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to enjoy an afternoon of LEGO fun including a newly-released movie about LEGOs, building with LEGO blocks with your friends, checking out LEGO books from the library, and playing LEGO Rock Band on our X-Box 360. Thanks to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, there will be pizza, soda, and munchies as well. Spark a Reaction by telling your friends to not miss the just-for-teens childhood fun at your library. Don't forget to keep turning your summer reading bookmark reviews in at teen programs and the Reference Desk to win free teen books. 

Summer Reading Event: "Frozen" in July

girly girl partea'sThursday, July 17 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Olaf, the happy snowman, invites the whole family to join Youth Services Librarian Anne and Girly-Girl Partea's at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for "Frozen" fun in July. We'll kick off the fun with frozen stories, bubble dancing to "Frozen" songs, decorating Olaf snowmen, topping it all off with a very special visit from the Snow Queen herself. Dressing up in your favorite "Frozen" clothing is absolutely encouraged, but not required. We look forward to celebrating all the fun things you can do "in summer." Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and Girly-Girl Partea's for generously sponsoring this winter wonderland. Please bring your own camera for picture-taking opportunities with the Snow Queen.


Summer Reading Event: FLYP Ice Cream Party





Thursday, July 31 @ 3:30pm

All our summer reading participants are invited to join us for our celebratory Ice Cream Party and to wear your pajamas, if you wish. St. Augustine's Jane Quackenbush, author of The Rocket Ship Bed Trip, will be our special guest with a story about how you can dream your way around the solar system. Copies of the book will be on sale with proceeds benefitting the library. Join us for ice cream, an out-of-this-world story, crafts, and more. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring our entire summer reading program.


Summer Reading Event: Magician Mark Alan





Thursday, July 24 @ 2:30pm and 3:30pm (repeat show)

Magician Mark Alan returns to the library for a special "mad science"-themed magic show. Don't forget to check out our special magic books display the week of the program to learn your own magic tricks and stay tuned for another special magic show at your library MC'ed by Magician Mark Alan and presented by local Ponte Vedra teens in August. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this program.


Summer Reading Event: Slime Sisters Science





Thursday, July 10 @ 3:30pm

Who says girls can't love science and all things squishy and slimy? Meet the Slime Sisters, Beaker and Dr. Squish (Ms. Amy and Ms. Anne) as they present an interactive program full of audience participation, corny science jokes, icky science facts, and even slime. We'll learn about the five senses with audience volunteers helping us explore how things taste, smell, feel, sound, and look through stories, experiments, songs, and more. Get ready to "Fizz, Boom, READ" at your library! Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this program.


Save Money on Your Summer Utility Bill: Home Energy & Water Evaluation Workshop

JEA Workshop

Saturday, June 21 @ 10:30am

Looking forward to vacation, time at the beach, and the fun times that come with summer, but dreading those increased utility bills? Did you know? 40% of your energy bill is just from heating and cooling. Join us Saturday, June 21st for this free 1-hour workshop to learn how to prepare your home or apartment for this summer’s heat wave and save money on your utilities! The workshop also highlights the tools and resources available in the Home Energy & Water Evaluation Backpack kits that are available for checkout anytime at the branch. Register for the event here- GreenTeamProjectRegister



Teen Summer Reading Program

spark a reactionJune 16 - August 2

Beginning June 9, 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.


Children's Summer Reading Program (Florida Library Youth Program - FLYP)





June 16 - August 2
FLYP reading logs will be available starting June 9.
All children, birth to 5th grade, are invited to participate in FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program) which includes books and other prizes for reading and fun, weekly performances from magician Mark Alan, St. Johns County Youth Services Staff including Slime Sisters Science and "Frozen" in July, and much more.  All performances, the celebratory ice cream party, and the $1000 worth of book prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.


Family Game Time

Family Board Game NightWednesday, July 23 from 3pm - 6pm
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, 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 - including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don't Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


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