Ponte Vedra Branch
Monday, April 15 - Saturday, April 27
Everyone is invited to celebrate Support Teen Literature Day (April 18), a special celebratory day during National Library Week ("Communities Matter": April 14 - 20), by checking out our special display in the Adult Department featuring teen fiction books with crossover appeal for adults. All books will be available for checkout - learn a little more about your community by perusing and checking out the teen books that teens and adults love. Bibliographies made by Youth Services Librarian Anne Crawford and her Teen Advisory Board will be available as these books will likely disappear fast.
Wednesday, April 24 from 3 - 6pm
On the 4th Wednesday of every month between 3 - 6pm, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games. Simply use your library card or driver's license to check out a board game or two and play anywhere in the library. Challenge your family and friends to your favorite games. Call the Library at 827-6950 for more details. All board games are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Wednesday, April 17 from 4 - 5 pm
Tweens in 4th - 7th grade ONLY are invited to come on out and bring your friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out at the library. 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.
Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Teens ages 13 - 18 ONLY are invited to join our new 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 will be served provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting - led by Youth Services Librarian Anne Crawford - and get involved. This meeting will be held the 3rd Tuesday - instead of the 2nd Tuesday - due to the Library's Book Sale.
Tuesday, April 16 from 10 am - 12:30 pm
Children ages 3 - 5 are invited to receive a 10-minute FREE Early Literacy Screening at the Library courtesy of Nemours BrightStart! Registration will be taken on a first-come, first serve basis on this day by a representative of Nemours. Nemours BrightStart will be returning monthly in 2013 to conduct more screenings at the Library for those not able to take advantage of the opportunity on this date. 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!
Wednesday, April 3 from 5 - 7 pm
All 13 - 18 year-olds ONLY are invited to have fun with your friends at the library and 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 will be served. 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! Please Note: Starting in January 2013, Teen Gaming Night will now be open to 13 - 18 year-olds ONLY to make this program just for TEENS!
Saturday, April 6 from 10 am - 12 pm
All children are invited to be read to by a teen or practice reading to a teen in the Children's Department - this program is presented by the teens of Ponte Vedra High School's Book Club! Select what you'd like to hear, read from any of our books, or bring your favorites from home. Please note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the program and to be a teen participating in the program, you must be a member of the Ponte Vedra High School Book Club.
Saturday, April 20 @11:00 am
Join us for an entertaining hour of video Bowling. Learn a new and fun way to stay active – or for the experienced video gamers, practice your technique with fellow participants. Bring a friend and come discover what everyone is talking about!
Thursday, April 18 @ 11 am
Celebrate National Library Week and don't miss this opportunity to win free adult popular books while having fun playing Bingo! All materials will be supplied by the Library and everyone will go home with at least one free book.
Tuesday, April 9 to Saturday, April 13
- Wednesday, April 10th Hours: 10am to 7:30pm
- Thursday, April 11th Hours: 10am to 5:30pm
- Friday, April 12th Hours: 10am to 5:30pm
- Saturday, April 13th Hours: 10am to 4pm (Bag Day)
The Community Room will be organized with an eclectic collection of wonderful books in excellent condition. The "Better Books Room" will have its share of volumes that any patron would be happy to own at reasonable prices. Tuesday's preview is open only to Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library members. This is your chance to get first choice of books! You can become a Friend of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at Seymour's Book Store or at the event. Membership begins at just $25. Wednesday through Saturday, the Book Sale will be open to the public. Saturday will once again be Bag Day, where each bag of books is $8. All proceeds go to support the Friends' Mission to make our library an outstanding educational, cultural, civic, and recreational center for the community.