Ponte Vedra Branch

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrate at Storytime

old booksTuesday, September 3 @ 10:15am (Just for Babies) & 11am (Family Storytime)

Kick off the fall session of storytimes and celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month with Ms. Anne's favorite stories. Every child with a St. Johns County Public Library card gets a special sticker. Don't have a library card? Now is the perfect time to get one. After Family Storytime, we'll celebrate loving our library by creating chalk-art outside, near Bird Island Park. Join us.

 

Celebrate International Peace Day at Family Storytime

peace day Tuesday, September 17 @ 11am

Celebrate International Peace Day at Family Storytime with stories celebrating peace and diversity with a special dreamcatcher craft afterwards. The dreamcatcher craft comes in a bag so you can catch Nemours BrightStart who will be here to give free early literacy screenings for ages 3 - 5.

 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrate with the Bookmobile

bookmobileSaturday, September 28 @ 1pm

Have you ever visited the St. Johns County Bookmobile? If not, now is the time. The Bookmobile will be parked near the front doors of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and will be available for patrons of all ages to tour and check out materials. Your SJCPLS library card works in the library and the Bookmobile. If you don't have a card yet, you can sign up for one on the Bookmobile. Be sure to join Ms. Anne for a special bookmark craft. Adding to the fun at the library is the last day of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library's Book Sale - Bag Day - at which you can purchase a bag for $8 and load up with as many books as you like - the proceeds go to the library.

 

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, September 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.

 

Just for Babies and Family Storytimes

storytimeJust for Babies - Held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 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.

 

computerFamily Storytime - Held every Tuesday morning at 11am; for children 16 months - 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here.


Just for Babies and Family Storytimes - Fall 2013

storytimeJust for Babies - Held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10:15am, through November. 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. 

boys readingFamily Storytime - Held every Tuesday morning at 11am, through November. For children 16 months - 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here: storytimes.

 

LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, September 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.

 

Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, September 4 @ 5pm
Teens (Age 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), Nintendo Wii, and 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 827-6950 for more details.

 

Celebrate International Peace Day at After-School Crafts with Teens

art programWednesday, September 11 @ 4pm

Children (K - 5th grade) and their caregivers are invited to make crafts with the teens of Nease High School's Arts in Motion Club. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, no registration is needed, and it's free. This month, we're celebrating International Peace Day by making peace ornaments for our library's Peace tree. Please Note:  All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

 

Teen Advisory Board

Question MarkTuesday, September 10 @ 4:30pm
Teens (Age 13-18) are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board and have a say in the materials we order for teens, the teen programs we offer, and much more at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Participation in the Teen Advisory Board counts as service hours and snacks are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting and get involved.

 

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