Ponte Vedra Branch

Children's Author Visit: Marta Magellan

Nature DetectivesThursday, August 15 at 3:30pm

Did you have a great time at the lizard-themed Nature Detective Workshops for Kids this summer or just want to know more about lizards? Everyone is invited to meet children's author and lizard expert, Marta Magellan. In this free, interactive program about lizards, learn more about her book, Those Lively Lizards, and become lizard experts. Marta will be selling copies of her book, donating 10% of the proceeds to our library, and raffling two copies of the book. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this author visit. This special author visit celebrates Viva Florida 500 and the Florida Library Youth Program's 2013 theme Dig Into Reading.

Just for Babies and Family Storytime - August Dates

storytimeJust for Babies and Family Storytimes Every Tuesday in August

Thanks to our library branch's partnership with volunteers Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail of Bird Island Park, Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail will host Just for Babies at 10:15am and Family Storytime at 11am every Tuesday in August.



Summer Crafts with Teens

art programSaturday, August 10 @2pm

Children (Age 5-11) are invited for a special monthly crafting event with the teens of Nease High School's Arts in Motion Club in the PGA Media Room. All materials are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Please Note:  All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.


Family Game Time

Family Board Game NightWednesday, August 28 from 3pm - 6pm
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 are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, August 20 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 lay and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.


LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, August 21 @4pm
Tweens in 4th-7th grades 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.


Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, August 7 @ 5pm
All 13 - 18 year-olds are invited to have fun with your friends at the library and play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3 (with the new Move), Nintendo Wii, and X-Box 360 (with the new Kinect) set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Snacks will be served. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call 827-6950 for more details.


Teen Summer Reading Program Movie Event: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

MovieWednesday, July 31 @ 2pm

All rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to join us for another fun movie event celebrating our Teen Summer Reading Program and its theme: Beneath the Surface. We will be eating pizza, drinking soda, and watching the popular movie adaptation of a very popular book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13). All participants will be entered into a raffle for a copy of the book, and those who have read the book and write a short review of it at the party will be entered into a raffle for a copy of the movie. Please continue to submit your Teen Summer Reading Program bookmark reviews (available at all the service desks at the library) at our Reference Desk to be entered into a weekly raffle for free teen books. Our teen book prizes and this event are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Children's Magic Shows performed by TEENS!

magician mark alanFriday, July 26 at 10:15 am & 11:15 am (repeat performance)

Did you love Magician Mark Alan's magic show yesterday or just love magic shows? Join us today as Magician Mark Alan presents our Teen Advisory Board volunteers, trained the last six weeks, to present their own magic show for children! The whole family is invited to come see the "big kids" perform magic!  The 11:15 am magic show is a repeat of the first. These special magic shows and the magic workshops at which the teen magicians were trained by Magician Mark Alan are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Adult Bingo for Books

BingoThursday, September 5 @ 11am
Kick-off National Library Card Sign-Up Month with us and don't miss an opportunity to win free adult popular books while having fun playing Bingo. All materials will be supplied by the Library and everyone will go home with at least one free book.


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