Teens

FAFSA Workshop

Thursday, February 6 @ 6:30pm

Do you have a child entering college? Every student who applies to college must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for federal student aid (loans or grants) and most state and individual college aid. Please join financial aid director, Wayne Bodiford, for help understanding the FAFSA and college aid process.

 

Teen Volunteer Orientation

teen orientationWednesday, February 5 @ 4pm 
The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your first service hour. Class size is limited; please call the library at 827-6960 for registration information.

 

 

Teen Events & Programs

Teen LoungeTeen Summer Reading Program: Ponte Vedra
Through August 2

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.


Knit WitsKnit Wits Knitting Club for Kids & Teens: Anastasia Island
Saturday, 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.

 

 

teens

Teen Lounge: Hastings
Tuesday, August 5 @ 3:30pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, August 5 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

teen animeTeen Anime Club: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, August 5 @ 6pm 

Teens (age 12+), are you looking for something different to do tonight? We're showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

 


teen gamingTeen Gaming Night: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, 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.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 7 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

It Came From Outer SpaceTeen Event: It's the End of the World
Anastasia Island
Friday, 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.

 

teen gamingTeen Lounge: Hastings
Saturday, August 9 @ 1pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

 

Chemistry Beakers

Teen Makerspace Summer Finale: Tie-Dye Chemisty
Southeast
Saturday, 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.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, August 12 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

teen gamersTeen Lounge: Hastings
Tuesday, August 12 @ 3:30pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

 

Summer Reading Event: Teen "Divergent" Day
spark a reactionPonte Vedra
Wednesday, 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 chess clubChess Club for Kids, Tweens & Teens
Bartram Trail
Wednesday, August 13 @ 4:30pm

Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess or are you interested in learning? Wonder what the terms pins, ranks, and skittles mean? If you would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 14 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

teensTeen Lounge: Hastings
Friday, August 15 @ 3:30pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

Knit WitsKnit Wits Knitting Club for Kids & Teens
Anastasia Island
Saturday, August 16 @ 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.

 

 

game controllersTeen Lounge: Hastings
Saturday, August 16 @ 1pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

teensTeen Lounge: Hastings
Tuesday, August 19 @ 3:30pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

 

teen animeTeen Anime Club: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, August 19 @ 6pm 

Teens (Age 12+), are you looking for something different to do tonight? We're showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

 

LegoLEGO Club for Tweens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, 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.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 21 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

teensTeen Lounge: Hastings
Friday, August 22 @ 3:30pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

 

game controllerTeen Lounge: Hastings
Saturday, August 23 @ 1pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

CoffeeTeen Coffeehouse: Southeast
Saturday, August 23 @ 2pm

Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars: Share your work, meet new friends, and hang out in our Teen Lounge. Bring your mug and we'll fill it up with hot chocolate, tea, or decaf coffee courtesy of the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

JAAMJ.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main)
Monday, 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.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, August 26 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

teens

Teen Lounge: Hastings
Tuesday, August 26 @ 3:30pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, 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.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 28 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

teens

Teen Lounge: Hastings
Friday, August 29 @ 3:30pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

Dollar SignTeen Financial Literacy: Southeast
Saturday, August 30 @ 10am - 3pm

Teens (ages 15+) will learn about credit, scholarships, and grants at this free FICPA workshop. Breakfast & lunch will be provided. Registration is mandatory. Please call the library at 827-6900 to register.

 

game controllerTeen Lounge: Hastings
Saturday, August 30 @ 1pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

teen gamers Teen Gamers: Bartram Trail
Saturday, August 30 @ 5pm - 7pm

Teens, grades 6-12, bring your friends and come for an evening of gaming. We have Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, PS3, or play  Halo on X-Box 360. Refreshments will be served.

 

Teen Corner

Teens, please be careful who you chat with and what you say online. Never give out your full name, address, phone number, or other personal info to anyone online. Click here for Internet Safety Tips.

Blast off to the Southeast Galaxy Room. The ultimate teen gaming experience...come check out all the games we have for Wii, including Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Super Smash Brothers. Grab a group of friends and get moving. You must be between the ages of 11 and 18 and sign in at the Youth Services desk at Southeast with your valid library card or photo ID to gain access to our fantastic gaming galaxy. For the weekly game room schedule, please call (904) 827-6900 or check out our blog.

Don't miss the great TEEN EVENTS scheduled at your library branches. Come for gaming, movies, anime groups, teen crafts & more. We even have study groups for the ACT & SAT.

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