Your Adventure Begins at SJCPLS This Summer

The St. Johns County Public Library System (SJCPLS) is excited to announce its “Adventure Begins at Your Library” 2024 Summer Reading Program beginning June 2 through July 27. Designed to promote educational and family-friendly summer fun, SJCPLS invites the community to visit the library and participate in this year’s reading adventure.

Reading Logs

The annual summer reading program is designed to encourage families to read together during the summer to combat the “summer slide.” The program offers participants incentives to keep reading skills sharp in preparation for the next school year. 

Visit any branch library or the Bookmobile to pick up your summer reading logs. You can also click the image to download your log and print from home.

Summer Reading Program Adventure Begins at Your Library Reading Log

Reading Log Instructions:

1. Use the grid on the right to check off each day you read during our Summer Reading Program. Every five days read earns a free prize (Note: Attendance at a Summer Reading Program event counts as one day read).

2. Bring your reading log to the library each week and show it to a library staff member to collect your prize.

Featured Events

Additionally, over 100 fun and educational events are planned throughout this eight-week “adventure,” along with regularly scheduled storytime, book club, and STEM programs. Patrons are encouraged to stop by any of the six SJCPLS branches and enjoy various programs that offer:

  • Camping-themed family fun, including games, scavenger hunts, storytime, and more.
  • Fun for the whole family at various movie matinees. 
  • Educational and up-close experiences with nature presented by partner organizations, including Marineland, Wild Wonders, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
  • Nature Detective workshops hosted by the Garden Club of St. Augustine explore the world of monarch butterflies. 
  • Magic shows with Magician Mark Alan.
  • Arts, crafts, trivia, and so much more!

Campfire Book Club

Join our Campfire Book Club! Together, we’ll gather around our “campfire” to read about the adventures of Bartleby the turtle as he finds his way home to the mighty Mississippi. We’ll also make a fun craft or delicious snack. Earn a badge for each week you attend! Best for our elementary age patrons. No registration required.

Spike Prime Robotics for Kids

Kids are invited to build and code with Lego Spike Primes. Exploration, teamwork, creativity and fun! Recommended for ages 9-14. Registration is required and will open May 12.

Nature Detectives: Monarch Butterflies

The Garden Club of St. Augustine presents a fabulous program for children ages 6 – 12 on monarch butterflies. Learn about the amazing traits and abilities of these pollinators and why they are so important. All attendees will leave with a free book and other nature detective goodies. Please note: Children 10 and younger are required to attend these workshops with their caregivers. Registration is required and opens May 12. This event is sponsored by the Hastings Friends of the Library.

Summer Reading Kick-Off with Magician Mark Alan

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

We are kicking off the 2024 Summer Reading Program at Main Library with a fantastic and hilarious magic show with Mark Alan.

While you are here, be sure to grab your reading log and start tracking your summer reading progress so YOU can earn FREE books!

This event will be held at The Waterworks right next door to the Main Library.

No registration is required for this free event.

Summer Movie Matinee

Come join us for a weekly summer event of popcorn and movies every Thursday for ‘Main’s Movie Matinee’ from June 6th through July 25th. Our ‘Main Movie Matinee’ starts at 1:00pm.

June 6th – “Wish”

June 13th – “Migration”

June 20th – “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie”

June 27th – “Minions: The Rise of Gru”

July 11 – “Spirit Untamed”

July 25 – “Kung Fu Panda 4”

“See you at the movies.” ~ Roger Ebert

Outdoor Games and Camping

Let’s have fun inside and outside with all sorts of yard games for the whole family.

  • Storytime in the dark
  • Corn Hole
  • Water balloons
  • Giant Jenga
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • and so much more!

This program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.  Please consider joining this amazing organization.

If you have any questions regarding youth programs, please contact Joan Meyers at jmeyers@sjcfl.us or 904-827-6950.

Teen Maker Stations

PVB introduces its first MAKER DAY just for teens.  Join us for lots of different activities including technology and crafts.

  • Circuits
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Candle Making
  • Card Making
  • Button Making
  • Fuser Beads
  • and lots more

Not to mention snacks and drinks for all! (If you have a food sensitivity, please let Joan know at least 48 hours in advance.)

This program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library. Please consider joining this amazing organization.

If you have any questions about youth programs, please contact Joan Meyers at 904-827-6950 or jmeyers@scjfl.us.

Summer Reading Program Events

PVB SUMMER READING – FAMILY STORYTIME

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States

Join Ms. Robyn, Ms. Jane and Ms. Joan as we celebrate "FINDING ADVENTURE AT YOUR LIBRARY!"  This is an interactive storytime for children of all ages. Enjoy books, stories, music […]

PVB SUMMER READING – FAMILY STORYTIME

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States

Join Ms. Robyn, Ms. Jane and Ms. Joan as we celebrate "FINDING ADVENTURE AT YOUR LIBRARY!"  This is an interactive storytime for children of all ages. Enjoy books, stories, music […]

Martial Arts Class for Kids: July Class 2

Southeast Branch 6670 US 1 South St., Augustine, FL, United States

Has your child ever wanted to give Martial Arts a try? Now’s their chance! Instructors will work with students to help them learn focus, self-discipline, and respect. Sign up for […]

Free

Growing Little Founders – Registration Required

Bartram Trail Branch 60 Davis Pond Blvd., Fruit Cove, FL, United States

Kids ages 7 - 12, join us for an introductory workshop where educators will guide you to explore, learn, and unleash creativity through entrepreneurial skills. This program is designed for […]

Free
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