The Latest from the St. Johns County Public Library System
Thank you St. Johns County! St. Johns County Library patrons were exceptionally generous this holiday season, donating nearly 9,000 non-perishable food items for the county’s Health and Human Services Food Pantry.
Not every new outfit needs to come with a price tag. Whether you’re a parent looking for clothing for a child going through a growth spurt, or you’re looking for a new look for yourself in 2020, the Bartram Trail Branch Library invites you to two free library events aimed at helping you swap, not shop, in the new year!
The St. Johns County Public Library System will soon be able to offer a new way to see the world with life-changing EnChroma receptor glasses available for checkout to library patrons. These unique glasses use a patented lens technology to show the colorblind brilliant color for the first time. The new “Color Your World” program will bring color accessibility to St. Johns County in a big way!
Families with young children are invited to warm up at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch library on December 4 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. as we celebrate the holidays! Our incoming Children’s Librarian, Maribeth Wood, will introduce herself to patrons as she shares a variety of holiday stories. Good cheer is sure to abound as children create fun crafts and enjoy milk and cookies.
St. Johns Reads 2020: Where the Crawdads Sing and Library 5K will be the focus of a great month of programming
The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to announce that Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing is the title for St. Johns Reads 2020. Plus this year’s annual community-wide reading adventure will include a special 5K event, “Lace Up for Libraries.”
Library System Director Debra Rhodes Gibson is pleased to announce that the popular Food for Fines program will return this year in St. Johns County libraries and bookmobiles! An opportunity to eliminate most library fines, Food for Fines will run from Tuesday, November 12 through Friday, December 20.
SJCPLS provides patrons with compelling tale of survival as part of largest global digital book club
From November 4–18, booklovers can borrow Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones’ powerful debut novel, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, from their public library as an ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds.
The Main Library of the St. Johns County Public Library System will be featuring a daylong celebration of National STEM/STEAM Day on Friday, November 8, 2019. The centerpiece of this day of fun and learning will be a portable “pop-up” planetarium set up inside the Main Library. A space-themed story time for children and parents will start the day at 10 a.m., with access to the planetarium from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The St. Johns County Public Library System is taking a big step forward with the help of several community partners and will be inaugurating a Seed Library at the Southeast Branch Library on October 29, 2019.
Interested in swimming with a dolphin? How about skydiving or racecar driving? Want to take a trip through the solar system? You can do it all from the safety of your seat with VR! The St. Johns County Public Library System’s Southeast Branch hosted its first “Experience Virtual Reality (VR)” program on September 24th allowing patrons to do those activities and much more.
The St. Johns County Public Library System is joining public libraries nationwide in a new digital reading program, the Libraries Transform Book Pick, which offers access to the same ebook for a two-week period. The first ebook selection is the newly released title “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Sybil Johnson, We Love Libraries Coordinator for Sisters in Crime’s Northeast Florida chapter is pleased to announce that the St. Johns County Public Library, Hastings Branch in Hastings, Florida has been awarded the organization’s “We Love Libraries” $1,000 grant to buy books and audiobooks for its collection.
This September, the St. Johns County Public Library System joins with the American Library Association and our friends, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Bo Peep from Toy Story 4 to promote the value of the public library card during our annual National Library Card Sign-Up...
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