Wednesday, April 29 from 3pm - 4:30pm (held the 4th Wed. due to the Book Sale!)
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!
Thursday, April 16 @ 11am
Join Ms. Anne for a very special Family Storytime including special guest reader, Assistant County Administrator, Jerry Cameron, as we celebrate our wonderful library during National Library Week! We'll read some favorite books and dance to all our usual storytime songs with a special activity provided by our beloved Ms. Gail, Bird Island Park volunteer and member of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. "Unlimited Possibilities" - this year's National Library Week's theme - begin at your library!
Wednesday, April 15 @ 3 pm
Celebrate the National Library Week theme, "Unlimited Possibilities," afforded so richly through music! 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. The series continues in April with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's String Quintet coming to perform for you and teach you all about their musical instruments. Come get a taste of the magical world of classical music!
Please note: the Musical Madness series is geared toward the elementary-aged child with Musical Storybooks (May 7 @ 11am) 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.
Thursday, April 9 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, April 8 @ 4pm
Children (Kindergarten - 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.
Thursday, April 16 @ 4 pm
Explore computer programming for kids with the world wide Hour of Code! Teens and pre-teens can explore a basic introduction to computer science and even learn basic programming skills using the Angry Birds platform. The lessons increase in difficulty as you move through them so come back each month to increase your skills. This one hour program is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be guided lessons as well as individual and group exploration. You can bring your own laptop or tablet or you can borrow one of ours. Supplies are limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Thursday, May 14 @ 4pm
Join mad scientists, Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia, as they dive into science. Young science enthusiasts, ages 6-16, are invited to join Main-iac Labs and have fun with our hands-on experiments. In this special FLYP edition of MAIN-iac Science Labs, we'll be making and experimenting with SUPERGOO! Everyone will get to make their own supergoo to take home for further experiments. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Thursday, March 19 @ 4pm
Join mad scientists, Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia, as they dive into science. Young science enthusiasts, ages 6-16, are invited to join Main-iac Labs and have fun with our hands on experiments. This month's theme is Water Bottle Rockets. Bring in your own water bottle and get ready for launch! Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Thursday April 2 @ 4 pm
Join us each month for a fun family film in the large meeting room. This month we are featuring another great new release! The Fairies are at it again and this time they meet a fearsome beast. Is it friend or foe? Rated PG. Free popcorn while it lasts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Saturday, April 18 @ 1 pm
In celebration of National Library Week, come and make a Mexican-inspired treat! This yummy snack is made with egg, cheese, tortilla chips, and salsa, and spices. Thank you to the Friends of the Hastings Branch Library for providing the ingredients.