Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

Just for Babies and Family Storytimes: September - November

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones.

Just for Babies: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays @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: Every Tuesday @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.

 

Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, September 3 @ 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.

 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Adult Bingo for Books

BingoThursday, September 4 @ 11am

Kick-off National Library Card Sign-Up Month with us and don't miss an opportunity to win free adult popular books while having fun playing Bingo. All materials will be supplied by the Library and everyone will go home with at least one free book.

 

Great Books Discussion Group

BooksMonday, September 8 @ 3pm

The Great Books Discussion Group is currently reading books from Great Conversations 6. This month's book is My Confession by Mary McCarthy. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Family Storytime with Elmo

National Library Card Week Movies!Tuesday, September 9 @ 11am

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! To celebrate, Ms. Anne will be sharing Sesame Street stories and afterwards, to encourage all children to get their own library cards, every child who shows his/her St. Johns County Public Library card can get his/her picture taken with our huge Elmo! If your child doesn't have a library card yet, you can get one at the Circulation Desk anytime before this storytime. There are no age limits for library cards for children - get one now!

 

Teen Advisory Board

teensTuesday, September 9 @ 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.

 

After-School Crafts with Teens

art programWednesday, September 10 @ 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.

 

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, September 16 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.

 

International Peace Day: Family Storytime

peace day Tuesday, September 16 @ 11am

Join us as we celebrate International Peace Day (Sept. 21) with peace stories in the Children's Department and chalk art outside with Ms. Anne and our storytime friends!

 

 

LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, September 17 @ 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.

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Sale: September 16 -20

Friends of the LibraryTuesday, September 16  4:30pm - 7:30pm (Members Only)
Wednesday, September 17 
10am - 7:30pm
Thursday, September 18 
10am - 5:30pm
Friday, September 19 
10am - 5:30pm
Saturday, September 20 
10am - 4pm (Bag Day)

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


Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club

Book ClubTuesday, September 23 @ 3pm

Please join us as we discuss Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst. Everyone is welcome. For further information please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the Library's Reference Desk.



Family Game Time

Family Board Game NightWednesday, September 24 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.

 

Computer Class: Genealogy Online

Computer ClassThursday, September 25 @ 10:30am

Who do you think you are? Learn the basics of using Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org to start discovering your family's history. Participants must have a basic knowledge of computers. Pre-registration is required. To sign up for this class, please stop by the Reference department or call the library at 827-6950.

 

Just for Babies and Family Storytimes: September - November

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones.

Just for Babies: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays @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: Every Tuesday @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.

 

Hours
Mon. - Wed. 10am - 8pm
Thurs. - Fri 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday : Closed

Contact
Amy Ring, Branch Manager
Anne Crawford, Youth Services
Joan Hakala, Reference
Lidia Wolfcale, Circulation
Telephone: (904)827-6950
Fax: (904)827-6955
Email: libpv@sjcfl.us*

Location
101 Library Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
Click here for Map and Directions

Friends of the Library, Ponte Vedra Beach
President: David O'Brien
president@friendspvlibrary.org
http://www.friendspvlibrary.org

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