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!

Summer Reading Program Events

MY GYM STORY TIME – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

My Gym is bringing fitness fun to the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Activities will include circle times, games, gymnastics, and so much more. The My Gym program will improve physical, […]

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Summer Kick-off Fun Fest

Kids! Get ready for summer reading and summer fun!  Wear appropriate clothing for water play, making slime, oobleck, and giant bubbles. To be held in the library courtyard. Don't forget […]

Pokemon at the Pond

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

Who’s that Pokémon?! Stop by the library's duck pond, from open to close, to spot different Pokémon every week! Pick up a Pokédex inside the library, write down your guesses, […]

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mark Alan Magic Show!

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

Fan-favorite Mark Alan brings the laughs and magic back to the library for our all-ages Summer Reading kickoff event! Mark brings his travel buddy Bixby for an adventurous and FUN […]

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH

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

Up, up and away! Let's find adventures at the library! Join us for a family event to kick off summer reading. Hot balloon crafts Watch hot air balloons in our […]

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