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A very merry visitor is coming to the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library!

A very merry visitor is coming to the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library!

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.

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Library Food for Fines program returns

Library Food for Fines program returns

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.

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National STEM/STEAM Day Celebration at the Main Library on November 8, 2019

National STEM/STEAM Day Celebration at the Main Library on November 8, 2019

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.

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New library program unveils virtual reality headsets at the Southeast Branch Library

New library program unveils virtual reality headsets at the Southeast Branch Library

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.

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SJCPLS joins national effort to provide unlimited copies of new ebook

SJCPLS joins national effort to provide unlimited copies of new ebook

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.

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Tell us what you think about our new website

Your opinion is important to us. Please send us your ideas and suggestions! For individual assistance using the library website, please reach out to your closest branch library or through our Contact Us page. 

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CONTACT

Lisa Calvert
Virtual Services Librarian and Marketing Coordinator

6670 US1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086

904. 827.6935 (direct line)
904.827.6920 (office)

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SJCPLS IN THE NEWS

St. Johns County libraries renew “Food for Fines’ program

Library celebrates National STEM/STEAM Day

St. Johns CO. Public Library System opens Seed Library for the community (video)

Seed library at Southeast Branch library

Community partnership results in new seed library

Virtual reality has made its way to St. Johns County public libraries (video)

Virtual reality opens up new worlds to St. Johns County library patrons

Bridging the  Gap: through a library program, James Maynard embarked on a path of enriching success-reaching out to an older generation in need and offering his help

Shout out to everyone who’s participated in our #GetLibraryCarded promotion (American Library Association, Facebook)

Library system selected for Inclusive Internship Initiative 

Community Focus Hastings distributes 326 school supply kits

Nature Detective workshops for kids

Bartram Trail Library offers events and services through building closure (page 13)

Libraries to host summer reading program

Best Summer at The Library: St. Johns County Government Connection, SJC Today (video)

Ponte Vedra Library reference Librarian recognized

St. Johns County libraries get 8 VR headsets

Pope’s View: Our libraries are community connectors

St. Johns County Libraries will soon get virtual reality headsets for patrons

Virtual Reality coming to local libraries in St. Johns County

AROUND HASTINGS: Friends of the Library works to enhance local programs

St. Johns County Libraries Diving Into VR With Oculus Go

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants draws nearly 60 people for ‘Springtime at Downton’ event

Plant program draws ‘Downton Abbey’ fans

Commissioners look at library costs; no fees or cuts proposed

‘Downton Abbey’ Fans, Friday’s Ponte Vedra Library Event Is For You

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants to host ‘Springtime at Downton’ at Ponte Vedra library March 29

Teen Gaming Club returns to Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library

St. Johns County Library System Looks To The Future

St. Johns County Public Library System to host planning session in Nocatee on future of public library

Community invited to Library Visioning Sessions

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library reopens

FEB. 23: Author Lisa Wingate Appearance at World Golf Village

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