Ponte Vedra Branch
Thursday, October 10 @ 10:15am
Join us for our 5th annual "Un-Scary" Halloween Party and enjoy games, crafts, dancing, non-food prizes, a costume parade through the library, and more. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. PLEASE NOTE: Bring your own camera to take pictures of your child(ren) at our "Pun-Kin Pictures" station. Call 827-6950 for more details. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and supported by volunteers from First Southern Bank of Ponte Vedra, Bird Island Park of Ponte Vedra, and our library's volunteers!
Tuesday, September 24 @ 11am
Florida State Park Ranger Tonya will join Ms. Anne for a special storytime in celebration of "September is Literacy Month" and Viva Florida 500. This fun storytime event will feature nature-themed and autumn books and include a nature walk outdoors after storytime in beautiful Bird Island Park located behind the library!
Monday, September 16 @ 6:30pm
This popular author series features regional author Melanie Neale, who will discuss her memoir, Boat Girl, describing her experiences growing up aboard a 47' sailboat. Everyone is welcome and it's free. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Tuesday, 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.
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.
Saturday, 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.
Tuesday, 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 - 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.
Family 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 - 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.
Family 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.
Wednesday, 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.