Kids

LB Reptiles

LB ReptilesThursday, March 20 @ 1pm

Looking for something both fun and educational to do while on Spring Break? Gather the family, friends, and neighbors and come to the reptile show at the library. LB Reptiles present lizards, snakes, turtles, and more to us. This program helps educate children about the needs, conservation, and care of these wonderful reptiles. To learn more about the LB Reptile Experience, visit their website.

 

Children's Movie Matinee

Wednesday, January 8 @ 3pm
It's an early release day, so grab your friends and join us for a movie. Please contact us at 827-6960 to find out what we're showing this week on our big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.

 

Great Backyard Bird Count Meet-Up for Birding Guides & Walks

GBBCSaturday, February 15 @ 9am - 3pm
In this great family activity, we'll learn how to go birding. There will be several birding guides available to take out groups of adults and children at the Ocean Hammock Park (on A1A). You may also participate on your own by downloading the packet and turn in your results to be entered into the nationwide bird count.

 

St. Johns Reads Event: Children's Art Activity (Grades 3 - 5)

art programWednesday, February 26 @ 3pm

Children in 3rd through 5th grades are invited to create art projects inspired by the works of Frederic Remington.

 

 

Storytimes at Anastasia Island

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.

 

Summer Reading Event: SingleVision

SingleVisionThursday, June 19 @ 10am
Extinction is forever but you can help. Visit with our animal guests and learn from SingleVision how you can protect rare wildlife.

Bartram Trail’s FLYP Programs take place at 10am and are held at the Family Activities Building (FAB) 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. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. This event is sponsored by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library.

 

Kids Events & Programs

Find storytime schedules here.

 

InsectsKids All About Bugs Science Event: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, August 27 @ 2:45pm

Kids can come into the library to learn all about bugs. We will have a number of buggy stations where kids can learn about insects and even a mosquito feeding area. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, August 27 from 3pm - 6pm

Every 4th Wednesday of the month, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games. 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, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

teen gamersAfter School Gaming: Main
Thursday, August 28 @ 3pm
School is back in session and so is after school gaming. Every second and third Thursday of the month you can challenge your friends on our Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, and Playstation 3 gaming systems. Everyone gets a turn so come play from 3pm - 5pm. Sponsored by The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 28 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 2 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

moviesChildren's Movie Matinee: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, September 3 @ 3pm
It's an early release day, so grab your friends and join us for a movie. Please contact us at 827-6960 to find out what we're showing this week on our big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.

 

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, September 4 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat.

 

Art KidKids Art Lab: Southeast
Saturday, September 6 @ 11am

Learn about art and make your own in our Art Lab. This week, we'll be learning and creating self-portraits, a la famous painter Vincent Van Gogh.

 

 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Family Storytime with Elmo
Ponte
National Library Card Week Vedra
Tuesday, September 9 @ 11am

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! To celebrate, Ms. Anne will be sharing Sesame Street stories and afterwards, to encourage all children to get their own library cards, every child who shows his/her St. Johns County Public Library card can get his/her picture taken with our huge Elmo. If your child doesn't have a library card yet, you can get one at the Circulation Desk anytime before this storytime. There are no age limits for library cards for children - get one now!

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 9 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

magician mark alanSTAND Against Bullying with Mark Alan
Anastasia Island
Tuesday, September 10 @ 2:30pm
STAND Against Bullying is a 45-minute program focusing on a serious topic in a fun manner. Using comedy, magic, ventriloquism, musical routines, and lots of audience interaction, Mark helps give kids the tools they need to take a STAND against bullying. This program was made possible at all SJCPLS branch libraries through a Barbara A. Kay Foundation Grant.

 

Kids LEGO ClubKids (Grades K-5) LEGO Brick Fun: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, September 10 @ 3pm
Come into the library to play with our 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.

 

 

art programAfter-School Crafts with Teens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, September 10 @ 4pm

Children (K - 5th grade), and their caregivers, are invited to make crafts with the teens of Nease High School's Arts in Motion Club. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. No registration is needed and it's free. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

 

gamersAfter School Gaming: Main
Thursday September 11 @ 3pm
Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, September 11 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat.

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, September 13 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog. Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

 

storytimeFree Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 -5
Ponte Vedra
Tuesday, September 16
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.

 

peace day International Peace Day: Family Storytime
Ponte Vedra
Tuesday, September 16 @ 11am

Join us as we celebrate International Peace Day (September 21) with peace stories in the Children's Department and chalk art outside with Ms. Anne and our storytime friends.

 

pen and paperYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 16 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

LegoLEGO Club for Tweens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, September 17 @ 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.

 

monarch butterflyMain-iac Science Labs: Metamorphosis
Main
Thursday, September 18 @ 4pm
Main-iac Science Labs presents resident Monarch Butterfly expert, Sara Fenwick, as she helps children explore the wonder of Monarch metamorphosis. Learn how they transform from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, September 18 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat.

 

Kids LEGO Brick ClubKids LEGO Brick Club: Anastasia Island
Friday, September 19 @ 3:30pm
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day LEGO Club. Come to the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Make something Piratey and get a prize. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

Pins & NeedlesPins & Needles: Anastasia Island
Saturday, September 20 @ 10:30am

Pins & Needles is a knitting and needlework group open to all ages, from kids through seniors. If you love to knit, crochet, or do needlework, join our group. Do you want to learn? Bring in your project and we'll help you get started. All ages and levels are welcome.

 

Little Kid ArtArt for Tots: Southeast
Saturday, September 20 @ 11am

Come into our Art Lab for projects perfectly fit for little hands. Watch your tot create a masterpiece. This program is geared for toddlers and little ones.

 

 

BingoFamily Bingo for Books: Bartram Trail
Saturday, September 20 @ 2pm

Looking for fun for the whole family? Come in and play Bingo for Books. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

 

pen and paperYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 23 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

peace day Peace Day Kids & Teen Craft Event: Anastasia Island
September 24 @ 2:30pm

Kids and teens, celebrate International Peace Day by creating fabulous peace crafts. We'll make pinwheels, create beautiful chalk murals, make peace rocks, and create a zen garden space. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

art programChildren's Art Activity (Grades 3 - 5): Bartram Trail
Wednesday, September 24 @ 3pm
If you like art, and you're in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, come and create your own art project, inspired by the works of this month's artist.

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, September 24 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.

 

After School Gaming: Main
Thursday, September 25 @ 3pm
Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, September 25 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat.

 

Single Vision TigersSingle Vision Animals: Anastasia Island
Friday, September 26 @ 3:30pm
Come visit with our favorite animal friends from Single Vision. You will learn how you can help protect wildlife and make a difference. Tigers are facing extinction and we need to take a stand; extinction is forever, but you can help. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, September 27 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog. Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

 

pen and paperYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 30 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

Storytimes

 Storytime

Anastasia:
Tuesdays
@9:15am: Baby Time at Island Mama Java

Wednesdays
@10:15am: Toddler/Baby Storytime
@10:45am: Craft Time
@11:05am: Preschool Storytime

Fridays
@9:15am Spanish Storytime at
Island Java Mama

Bartram Trail:
Wednesdays
@10:15am: Family Storytime

Hastings:  
Fridays
@10:30am: Family Storytime
@11am: Stay 'n Play

Thursdays
@2pm: Family Storytime
@2:30pm: Stay 'n Play

Main:
Tuesdays
@11am: Pre-K Storytime

Thursdays
@10:15am: Just for Babies
@11am: Toddler Storytime
@11:30am Preschool Storytime

Ponte Vedra:
Through July 29 (2nd & 4th Tuesdays)
@10:15am: Just for Babies
@11am: Family Storytime

Southeast:
Through July 30
Wednesdays
@10:15am: Little Ones Storytime
@10:45am: Stay and Play
@11am: Family Storytime

Bedtime Storytime
@ 6:30pm: June 17 and July 15

Just for Babies

A one-on-one lapsit storytime for babies birth to 15 months and their caregivers.

Toddler Storytime

This program is for children 16 months to 3 years and their families.

Preschool Storytime

This program is for children ages 3-5 and their families. Includes music, stories, and classroom type interaction.

Family
This program is for children 16 months to 5 years and their families

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