Ponte Vedra Branch
Saturday, April 11 from 11am - 3 pm
Do you have a treasure in your attic? The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library invite you to bring your family heirlooms or garage sale bargains to be appraised and join the hundreds of people who have experienced the thrill of discovering they had a hidden treasure! Experts in various fields will be on hand providing oral appraisals on individual items including books, coins, fine art, jewelry, toys, and more. Only two items per patron, please. The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library request $10 for up to 2 items to help support your community library. You may have a treasure waiting to be discovered! Come and learn the value of your family heirlooms. All proceeds benefit the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library! Please call the library at 827-6950 for more details.
Monday, April 6 @ 3 pm
Join us for a Great Books Discussion. The group meets monthly and the books to be discussed are from the 1st Series of the Great Books Reading & Discussion Program. This month's selection is Genesis from the Bible. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Ms. Anne presents programs for little ones!
Just for Babies: 2nd and 4th Thursdays @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 babies and older siblings are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.
Family Storytime: Every Thursday @11am; for children 16 months to 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here.
There will be no storytime programming on April 2 due to Early Voting and April 23 due to the Book Sale!
Wednesday, April 29 from 3pm - 4:30pm (held the 4th Wed. due to the Book Sale!)
Tweens in 4th - 7th grades (ages 9 - 13) 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. All young LEGO lovers, please enjoy our brand-new LEGO table in the Children's Department, purchased by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, so that this special program may just be for the Tweens!
Thursday, April 16 @ 11am
Join Ms. Anne for a very special Family Storytime including special guest reader, Assistant County Administrator, Jerry Cameron, as we celebrate our wonderful library during National Library Week! We'll read some favorite books and dance to all our usual storytime songs with a special activity provided by our beloved Ms. Gail, Bird Island Park volunteer and member of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. "Unlimited Possibilities" - this year's National Library Week's theme - begin at your library!
Wednesday, April 15 @ 3 pm
Celebrate the National Library Week theme, "Unlimited Possibilities," afforded so richly through music! Youth Services Librarian (and former clarinetist!) Anne Crawford, the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, are partnering to invite Kindergartners - 5th graders and their caregivers to celebrate the magic that is music. The series continues in April with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's String Quintet coming to perform for you and teach you all about their musical instruments. Come get a taste of the magical world of classical music!
Please note: the Musical Madness series is geared toward the elementary-aged child with Musical Storybooks (May 7 @ 11am) geared toward preschoolers. If you wish to bring younger children to any of these programs, please be mindful of the decorum expected for everyone's enjoyment. This special music series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Tuesday, April 14 from 5pm - 7:30pm
Are there "unlimited possibilities" in making J.R.R. Tolkien's richly written, but very short The Hobbit into three separate films or not? Debate that and much more at our April Teen Movie Club! Teens (Ages 13 - 18 ONLY) are invited to celebrate National Library Week and its theme, "Unlimited Possibilities," by joining us at our new Movie Club featuring primarily book-to-movie adaptations! Bring your friends, chow down on pizza and sodas, and let us know if the movie lived up to the book. You don't have to read the book to come, but the books are all available in the library. We will be watching the newly released final 3rd chapter (PG-13) of The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.
Thursday, April 9 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 lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.
Wednesday, April 8 @ 4pm
Children (Kindergarten - 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. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
Wednesday, April 8 @ 5pm (2nd Wed. due to Early Voting!)
Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or X-Box 360 set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.