Ponte Vedra Branch

December Just for Babies and Family Storytimes

storytimeBird Island Park's Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail present programs for little ones at the library!

Just for Babies - Held December 2 and December 16 at 10:15am; for babies up to 15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby. Families with multiple children are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime - Held every Tuesday morning in December at 11am; for children 16 months - 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here.

Thank you to Ms. Gail and Ms. Suzanne - our wonderful library and Bird Island Park volunteers - for providing storytime programming during December, a program planning month for our Youth Services Librarian Anne Crawford.


Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, December 9 @ 4:30pm

Teens (Ages 13 - 18) are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board teensand have a say in the materials we order for teens, the teen programs we offer, and much more at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Participation in the Teen Advisory Board counts as volunteer service hours and snacks are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting and get involved.


LEGO Club for Tweens

Wednesday, December 17 @ 4pm

LegoTweens 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.


Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

Tuesday, December 16 from 10am - 12:30pm

childrenChildren 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.


After-School Crafts with Teens

art programWednesday, December 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.


Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, December 3 @ 5pm

Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or X-Box 360 set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.


Great Books Discussion Group

Monday, December 1 @ 3pm

BooksJoin us for a Great Books Discussion. The group meets monthly and the book to be discussed is chosen at the prior meeting. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.



JEA Workshop for Kids

Wednesday, December 3 @ 3pm

Kids JEA WorkshopAttention math geeks and science nerds: your parents need your help to save energy and money. Come to our DIY Science program and learn how to measure energy used in your home. You can then use these calculations to see where you can make some changes to save money and help save the earth. You’ll be able to borrow a home energy kit for two weeks to do your own experiments at home. Recommended for ages 10 and up (unless you’re a MATH GENIUS.) Please bring your adult with you. Register online or call 348-0718. Presented for free by the Green Team Project in conjunction with JEA and SJCPLS.


Superheroes Family Storytime with St. Johns County Firefighters

fire truckTuesday, November 18 @ 11am

Join us for a very special Family Storytime with awesome superheroes as our guest readers: our friendly St. Johns County Firefighters from Station 10. Dress up as your favorite superhero (Firefighter, Spiderman, Librarian!), if you wish, and come ready to climb aboard the fire truck and find out what it's all about. Our library loves our local superheroes and super readers!


Family Game Time - CANCELED!

Wednesday, November 19 from 3pm - 6pm - CANCELED!

Family Board Game NightHeld the 3rd Wednesday instead of the 4th due to Thanksgiving! 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.


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