Kids

Children's Summer Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) @ 10am Thursdays, June 18 – July 23 at Switzerland Community Church.

Every Hero Has a Story Bartram Trail’s FLYP Programs take place at 10am on Thursdays beginning June 18. Each program will be held at the Family Activities Building at Switzerland Community Church located at 2179 State Road 13. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Strollers and street shoes will not be permitted in the building. Call the library at 827-6960 for additional information.

These programs are sponsored by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library:

June 18 @ 10am – Mark Alan, Magician
June 25 @ 10am – US Navy Band
July 9 @ 10am - LB Reptile Experience
July 16 @ 10am - Meet Your Local Superheroes
July 23 @ 10am - Jacksonville Zoo


FLYP SUMMER PROGRAM: Sea Turtle Heroes!

Thursday May 28 @ 4 pm
The Florida Library Youth Program continues at Main library with a special edition featuring our heroes at The Guana Tolomoto Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Come learn all about Sea Turtles and how the GTM Reserve is working hard to protect our aquatic friends. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early. Ages 6-16 only please. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

May "Just for Babies" and Family Storytimes

storytimeBird Island Park's Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail present programs for little ones at the library!

Just for Babies - Held Thursdays, May 14 and May 28 at 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 - Held every Thursday morning in May at 11am; for children 16 months - 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here. Please note:  May 7 at 11 am is our special Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra program for preschoolers, Musical Storybooks!

Thank you to Ms. Gail and Ms. Suzanne - our wonderful library and Bird Island Park volunteers - for providing storytime programming during May, a program planning month for our Youth Services Librarian Anne Crawford to get ready for our Summer Reading Programs for kids and teens!

 

Children's Book Week: Musical Storybooks presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's String Quartet

MusicThursday, May 7 @ 11am
Join us in celebrating Children's Book Week with a very special storytime featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Mole Music by David McPhail! Youth Services Librarian (and former clarinetist!) Anne Crawford, the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, are partnering to invite Kindergartners - 5th graders and their caregivers to celebrate the magic that is music! In culmination of the Musical Madness for Kids series, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will present a special Musical Storybooks program for preschoolers and their families featuring children's book Mole Music by David McPhail and the String Quartet. Come get a taste of the magical world of classical music!

Please note:  the Musical Storybooks program is geared toward preschoolers. If you wish to bring younger children to any of these programs, please be mindful of the decorum expected for everyone's enjoyment. This special music series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

Thursday, May 14 from 10am - 12:30pm 

childrenChildren 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.

 

LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, May 20 from 3pm - 4:30pm
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. All young LEGO lovers, please enjoy our brand-new LEGO table in the Children's Department, purchased by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, so that this special program may just be for the Tweens!

 

After-School Crafts with Teens (CANCELED)

art programWednesday, May 13 @ 4pm (CANCELED)

This program will not be held in May due to the Arts in Motion Club Nease High School teens taking exams! This program series will return in September. Thank you to the teens of the Arts in Motion Club and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for making these wonderful programs possible!

 

Kids STEM Club with Sylvan Learning Center

Saturday, May 23 @ 2pm

Science GirlScience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. We do it all in Southeast's brand new STEM Club. Kids in grades 2 to 5 are invited to join special guests from the Sylvan Learning Center to learn about robotics--then create your own! Space is limited, please call the library at 827-6900 to register for this free program.

 

 

Just for Babies

Just for Babies Just for Babies: Tuesdays @ 11:05am

 Bring your child to play, socialize, and learn with others their age each Tuesday, June 2 through July 28. For children birth to 15 months and their caregiver. We look forward to seeing you all. For more information on storytimes at other branches click here.

 

Just for Babies

Just for Babies Just for Babies: Tuesdays @ 11:05am

 Bring your child to play, socialize, and learn with others their age each Tuesday, June 2 through July 28. For children birth to 15 months and their caregiver. We look forward to seeing you all. For more information on storytimes at other branches click here.

 

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