Kids

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Visit the Bookmobile

bookmobileSaturday, September 28

Have you ever visited the St. Johns County Bookmobile? If not, now is the time. The Bookmobile will be rolling into the parking lot of the Southeast Branch Library at 3pm and will be available for patrons of all ages to tour and check out materials. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. If you don't have a library card, this is the perfect opportunity to sign up.

The fun starts early. Join Miss Kristine for a library pep rally at 2:30pm. We will welcome the Bookmobile with dancing and cheering when it arrives at 3pm. There will be a family craft starting at 3pm.

 

Nature Detectives Worshop for Kids

Thursday, July 25 @ 2:30 pm

Pre-register for our Nature Detective Workshop by calling the Library at 827-6970 or stopping by the Hastings Branch Library. Children ages 6-12 are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn all about lizards and how these pollinators relate to gardening at these hands-on workshops. Every child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and have fun learning all about our wonderful Florida lizards and how spot to them. These workshops are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, presented by the Garden Circles, and generously sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Hastings Branch Library. These workshops celebrate Viva Florida 500.

 

Visit with the Bookmobile

Visit with the BookmobileSaturday, August 24 @ 10am
The St. Johns County Public Library System welcomed its first Bookmobile in 2001.  In 2008, the Bluebird Express was added and provided the opportunity to serve residents of all ages countywide. Both Bookmobiles are full-service mobile libraries with extensive collections! We'll have crafting for the kids, so we invite you to stop by the Main Library for a special visit from the Bookmobile.

 

After School Gaming

After School GamingThursday, August 22 @ 3pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play after school at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County & Sony.

 

Poco Paseo

Poco PaseoThursday, August 15 @ 3pm
The Children's Museum of St. Johns is teaming up with the St. Johns County Public Library System to present a fun and creative afternoon of activities!  Join us for "Pelican Pete" storytelling with authors Hugh and Frances Keiser (who will be available for book signing), chalkboard murals featuring scenes from the Pelican Pete book series, and chalk art take-a-ways.  This program is free of charge and open to the public.  This program was made possible by the Barbara Kay Foundation.

 

Red Cross Hurricane Safety for Kids

hurricanesMonday, August 12 @ 6pm
Hurricane Season is the perfect time to refresh all those important rules for staying safe during a hurricane.  Join the American Red Cross as they share different ways you can be a weather watcher for your family, how to develop a hurricane plan, & which items to include in a personal disaster supplies kit.

 

Visit with the Bookmobile

BookmobileSaturday, August 24 @ 1pm
Get to know the St. Johns County Bookmobile. It will be here for all of our patrons to tour and learn more about all of the fabulous Bookmobile services. We'll also have a great craft for the family while they are here.

 

Summer Afternoon Gaming

School's Out GamingThursday, August 8 @ 3pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play this summer at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided for players. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County and Sony.

 

NO August Storytimes @ Main Library

Weekly Storytimes @ Main LibraryNO August Storytimes @ Main Library
Summer is finally over, so our Children's Department will be taking a break from Storytimes during the month of August!  They are planning an entire fall of FABULOUS Babytimes, Toddler Times, and Pre-K Storytimes.  Be sure to join us the first week in September, when Storytimes resume.  We'll share some of our favorite books, sing songs, play music, tell interactive stories, make crafts, and have lots of fun.

 

S.T.A.N.D. Against Bullying with Mark Alan

mark alanWednesday, August 21 @ 4pm

Magician Mark Alan deals with a serious topic in a fun manner using comedy, magic, ventriloquism, musical routines, and lots of interaction to help give kids the tools to take a stand against bullying. This 45-minute program is intended for elementary-age children, but is fun for all. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

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