Ponte Vedra Branch

Meet Your Local Superheroes

Friday, August 9 @ 11am

fire truckMeet your local superheroes at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library on Friday at 11am. Local police and firefighters will join us to explain what they do on the job, how we can be safe, and let us explore their "superhero" vehicles. Any children who wish to come dressed as their favorite superheroes are welcome to do so. Bring the whole family for this fun and educational event.


Teen Summer Reading Program Movie Event: The Host

The Host

Wednesday, August 14 @ 2pm

All rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to join us for our final Teen Summer Reading Program movie based on a book celebrating the theme Beneath the Surface. Join us for The Host, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer. According to Amazon.com, "...Earth has been taken over by aliens in crisp white outfits - each one taking over a human 'host' so that the alien race can save the planet." Everything and everyone are not as they seem on the surface. Pizza and sodas will be served and copies of the book will be raffled. For those who have read the book, a copy of the movie will be raffled to those who submit a book review at the program. Don't forget to keep turning in your book reviews for the Teen Summer Reading Program. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Take a S.T.A.N.D. Against Bullying with Magician Mark Alan

magician mark alanThursday, August 8 @ 3:30pm

Magician Mark Alan presents an anti-bullying program that's sure to make a difference. S.T.A.N.D. Against Bullying is a 45-minute program that deals with this serious topic in a fun manner using comedy, magic, ventriloquism, musical routines, and lots of interaction to help give kids the tools to take a stand against bullying. This program is intended for elementary-age children, but is fun for all. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this important program, particularly before school starts.


Children's Author Visit: Marta Magellan

Nature DetectivesThursday, August 15 at 3:30pm

Did you have a great time at the lizard-themed Nature Detective Workshops for Kids this summer or just want to know more about lizards? Everyone is invited to meet children's author and lizard expert, Marta Magellan. In this free, interactive program about lizards, learn more about her book, Those Lively Lizards, and become lizard experts. Marta will be selling copies of her book, donating 10% of the proceeds to our library, and raffling two copies of the book. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this author visit. This special author visit celebrates Viva Florida 500 and the Florida Library Youth Program's 2013 theme Dig Into Reading.

Just for Babies and Family Storytime - August Dates

storytimeJust for Babies and Family Storytimes Every Tuesday in August

Thanks to our library branch's partnership with volunteers Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail of Bird Island Park, Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail will host Just for Babies at 10:15am and Family Storytime at 11am every Tuesday in August.



Summer Crafts with Teens

art programSaturday, August 10 @2pm

Children (Age 5-11) are invited for a special monthly crafting event with the teens of Nease High School's Arts in Motion Club in the PGA Media Room. All materials are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Please Note:  All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.


Family Game Time

Family Board Game NightWednesday, August 28 from 3pm - 6pm
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 are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, August 20 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.


LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, August 21 @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, August 7 @ 5pm
All 13 - 18 year-olds 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.


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