Ponte Vedra Branch

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

National Library Week 2014Tuesday, April 15 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. This special monthly offering is yet another reason to love your library - happy National Library Week.


After-School Crafts with Teens

art programWednesday, April 9 @ 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. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

 

Teen Advisory Board

 

teens

Tuesday, April 8 @ 4:30pm
Teens (Ages 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 volunteer service hours and snacks are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting and get involved.

 

Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, April 2 @ 5pm
Teens (Ages 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), our new Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or 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 the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

Just for Babies and Family Storytimes

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones.

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 at 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.

 

"Just for Babies" and Family Storytimes

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones.

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.

 

National Library Week: Just for Babies and Family Storytime

National Library Week 2014Tuesday, April 15 starting at 10:15am

Join us this Tuesday for a special library-themed "Just for Babies" (10:15am) and Family Storytime (11am) as we celebrate National Library Week and why we love our library. Every child who attends will receive a special sticker, and our new 3-foot plus Elmo doll and our Sesame Street puppets will be on hand for your child(ren) to enjoy and for picture-taking with your cameras. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

National Library Week Kick-Off Event: Sesame Street Festival

National Library Week 2014Saturday, April 12 from 10am - 11:30am

Does your little one love Elmo? Do you have fond memories yourself of Sesame Street? The whole family is invited to celebrate this year's National Library Week theme "Lives change @ your library" by coming to our Sesame Street Festival for crafts, dancing with bubbles and shaky eggs, a Sesame Street book display, chalk art, games, puppets, pictures with our Sesame Street backdrop and our 3-foot plus Elmo doll, and so much more! Please bring your own camera for any pictures you wish to take and wear your favorite Sesame Street attire if you wish. This special event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Sale: April 29 - May 3

Tuesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 3

  • Tuesday, April 29         Hours: 4:30pm to 7:30pm           (Members Only)
  • Wednesday, April 30     Hours: 10am to 7:30pm
  • Thursday, May 1             Hours: 10am to 5:30pm
  • Friday, May 2                  Hours: 10am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday, May 3             Hours: 10am to 4pm (Bag Day)

The Community Room will be organized with an eclectic collection of 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 the Ponte Vedra Beach library an outstanding educational, cultural, civic, and recreational center for the community.

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club

Book ClubTuesday, April 22 @ 3pm

Please join us as we discuss The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson. Everyone is welcome. For further information please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the Library's Reference Desk.


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