Visit with the Bookmobile

BookmobileSaturday, August 24 @ 3pm
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.


Boom Science @ Anastasia Island

Boom ScienceFriday, August 30 @ 3:45pm
BLAST OFF! Space Show! Join us for an outer-space adventure as we launch out of the atmosphere, fly at 17,500 miles per hour in orbit 250 miles above the earth! Try out a Boom Science space suit, fly on a one-person space vehicle, and complete an important mission before returning to earth.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubFriday, August 9 @ 3pm
Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.



Here There Be Pirates

Pirate ProgramWednesday, August 7 @ 11am
Bring in your family to meet Captain William Mayhem (from the Pirate Museum) and be mystified by his magical pirate talents. See some cool pirate artifacts during this hour long pirate adventure show. This very special Viva Florida 500 and Summer Reading Wrap up program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the program, there will be 95 tickets available 1 hour before each show.  Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that the Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child.


Family Storytime

Friday, August 9 @ 10:30am

Penguin and Pinecone book coverFly with us this Friday as we share stories about our feathered friends. Find out how pigeons and people learn how to co-exist peacefully in Elizabeth Baguley's Pigeon Poop. We'll also read about Penguin and Pinecone, a pair who form an unlikely, but adorable, avian friendship.



Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library! (NEW)

AI StorytimesBaby / Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am
Storytimes are every Wednesday through July 31. Baby & Toddler storytimes are aimed at children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and is aimed at teaching scissor, glue and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs. Come for songs, stories, and fun. We look forward to seeing you all!! To ensure  everyone is able to enjoy quality story times, we have a maximum capacity (first come, first served) of 55. For more information on storytimes at other branches, please click here.


Children's Summer Reading Program

kids jumpingJune 16-August 3
Starting June 10, Reading Logs and will be available for pickup
. All children are invited to participate in our summer reading program which includes books and other prizes for reading.  We will have weekly performances from magician Mark Alan, LB Reptile Experience, Saltwater Cowgirls, and much more.  All performances, the character visits, craft programs, and the book prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Nature Detective Workshops for Kids

Nature DetectivesFriday, July 19 @ 2 pm & again @ 3pm (repeat workshop)
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 sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library. Call 209-3730 for more information. 


Children's FLYP Event: Ice Cream Party with Pete the Cat

Pete the CatThursday, August 1 @ 3:30pm
Come in to help us celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with the uber popular, Pete the Cat. We'll be making some totally groovy crafts while eating ice cream. Be sure to bring your cameras. Thanks to Ms. Nicole of the Anastasia Island Branch Library for partnering with us to provide the crafts and the Pete the Cat visit. The ice cream and bottled water for this program are generously provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Summer Reading Program: Dig In

Spice GirlsWednesday, July 17 @ 2:30pm (one show only)
Everyone is invited to join us for a fun Viva Florida 500 event. The “Spice Girls”,  CayANNE and Pepper (Ms. Anne and Ms. Amy from our Ponte Vedra Branch), will be here for an interactive program in our Ol’ Florida Kitchen as we “Dig In” to stories, songs, and more. Audience participation is guaranteed to get the kids involved. To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the program, there will be 95 tickets available 1 hour before the show. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child.


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