Summer Reading Event: Teen "Divergent" Day

spark a reactionWednesday, August 13 @ 2pm
All rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to join us for our final Teen Summer Reading Program event: "Divergent" Day. We'll watch the newly released book-inspired movie (rated PG-13) featuring Tris and Four, raffle off copies of the newly released Four by Veronica Roth, play board games, eat pizza, drink soda, and devour "Dauntless" chocolate cake, all thanks to generous support of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Spark a Reaction and show Faction pride by coming dressed in your favorite faction's colors. Bring your friends.


Teen Makerspace Summer Finale: Tie-Dye Chemistry

Chemistry BeakersSaturday, August 9 @ 2pm

Join us for the latest in our Teen Makerspace series and create some rad tie-dye looks! Bring your own 100% cotton items or use materials provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Plus, turn in your summer reading logs for awesome prizes.


Family Game Time

Family Board Game NightWednesday, August 27 from 3pm - 6pm
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, 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 - including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don't Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, August 20 @ 4pm
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.


Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, August 6 @ 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, 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 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.


J.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main)

JAAMMonday, August 25 @ 5pm

Do you love watching anime or reading manga? Tweens, teens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to the monthly meeting of our anime club, where you can meet others with similar interests. Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come "JAAM" with us. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.



Teen Event: It's the End of the World

It Came From Outer SpaceFriday, August 8 @ 1pm
Zombies, divergents, and alternate realities! Teens, come to the library for an out-of-this-world program of cool crafts, yummy pizza, and a movie to entertain you on this hot, summer day. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie choices. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Knit Wits Knitting Club for Kids & Teens

Knit WitsSaturday, August 2 @ 10:30am
The Knit Wits is a family affair. Kids 8-17 are welcome to learn to knit, or bring along mom so she can learn too. Learn to knit, or bring in something you’ve already started, and knit with the group. Please bring your own knitting needles, if you have them.



Summer Reading Event: Teen Wayback Wednesday

spark a reactionWednesday, July 30 from 2pm - 4:30pm

Who says LEGOS are just for little kids? All rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to enjoy an afternoon of LEGO fun including a newly-released movie about LEGOs, building with LEGO blocks with your friends, checking out LEGO books from the library, and playing LEGO Rock Band on our X-Box 360. Thanks to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, there will be pizza, soda, and munchies as well. Spark a Reaction by telling your friends to not miss the just-for-teens childhood fun at your library. Don't forget to keep turning your summer reading bookmark reviews in at teen programs and the Reference Desk to win free teen books. 

Teen Summer Reading Program

spark a reactionJune 16 - August 2

Beginning June 9, we encourage all rising 6th-12th graders to stop by the Reference Desk to pick up reading bookmark reviews and participate in our Summer Reading Program which begins on June 16. Read whatever you like, write a short review for each book, and turn them in at the Reference Desk. All reviews will be entered into a weekly raffle for free teen fiction books from our prize cart. With your permission on the bookmark, your reviews may be posted to our library's website. At the end of the summer, three grand prize winners will each receive a gift certificate to The Bookmark, a great used book store in Neptune Beach. All prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


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