Wednesday, August 20 @ 4pm
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.
Tuesday, August 19 from 10am - 12:30pm
Children 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.
Wednesday, December 10 @ 10am
Surprise! Those fun folks from My Gym will be here today to frolic, laugh, and play. Age appropriate activities for infants to 4-year-olds.
Thursday, July 17 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Olaf, the happy snowman, invites the whole family to join Youth Services Librarian Anne and Girly-Girl Partea's at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for "Frozen" fun in July. We'll kick off the fun with frozen stories, bubble dancing to "Frozen" songs, decorating Olaf snowmen, topping it all off with a very special visit from the Snow Queen herself. Dressing up in your favorite "Frozen" clothing is absolutely encouraged, but not required. We look forward to celebrating all the fun things you can do "in summer." Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and Girly-Girl Partea's for generously sponsoring this winter wonderland. Please bring your own camera for picture-taking opportunities with the Snow Queen.
Thursday, July 31 @ 3:30pm
All our summer reading participants are invited to join us for our celebratory Ice Cream Party and to wear your pajamas, if you wish. St. Augustine's Jane Quackenbush, author of The Rocket Ship Bed Trip, will be our special guest with a story about how you can dream your way around the solar system. Copies of the book will be on sale with proceeds benefitting the library. Join us for ice cream, an out-of-this-world story, crafts, and more. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring our entire summer reading program.
Thursday, July 24 @ 2:30pm and 3:30pm (repeat show)
Magician Mark Alan returns to the library for a special "mad science"-themed magic show. Don't forget to check out our special magic books display the week of the program to learn your own magic tricks and stay tuned for another special magic show at your library MC'ed by Magician Mark Alan and presented by local Ponte Vedra teens in August. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this program.
Thursday, July 10 @ 3:30pm
Who says girls can't love science and all things squishy and slimy? Meet the Slime Sisters, Beaker and Dr. Squish (Ms. Amy and Ms. Anne) as they present an interactive program full of audience participation, corny science jokes, icky science facts, and even slime. We'll learn about the five senses with audience volunteers helping us explore how things taste, smell, feel, sound, and look through stories, experiments, songs, and more. Get ready to "Fizz, Boom, READ" at your library! Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this program.
Friday, July 11 @ 2pm
Join Mr. Jim from All American Martial Arts School for this free series targeted at kids ages 5 to 15. Build upon your skills each week, and complete the series with a special ceremony where you will receive your white belt and have a pizza party at Mr. Jim's school. Registration is required for this free series. Please call the library at 827-6900 to register.
Attendance is required at all four programs:
Friday, July 11 @ 2pm
Friday, July 18 @ 2pm
Friday, July 25 @ 2pm
Friday, August 2 @ 2pm
June 16 - August 2
FLYP reading logs will be available starting June 9. All children, birth to 5th grade, are invited to participate in FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program) which includes books and other prizes for reading and fun, weekly performances from magician Mark Alan, St. Johns County Youth Services Staff including Slime Sisters Science and "Frozen" in July, and much more. All performances, the celebratory ice cream party, and the $1000 worth of book prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.
Wednesday, July 23 from 3pm - 6pm
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and many more. Simply use your library card, or driver's license, to check out the games. All board games - including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don't Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.