Ponte Vedra Branch

Book Talk Cafe - Lynn Sholes

Book TalkMonday, September 22 @ 6:30pm

After a summer hiatus, FOL’s popular Book Talk Café program returns with a book that will have readers’ hearts pounding. The Shield is the sequel to the bestselling thriller, The Blade, by writing team Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore. Join us for this free program which is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Computer Class: Genealogy Online

Computer ClassThursday, September 25 @ 10:30am

Who do you think you are? Learn the basics of using Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org to start discovering your family's history. Participants must have a basic knowledge of computers. Pre-registration is required. To sign up for this class, please stop by the Reference department or call the library at 827-6950.

 

LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, 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.

 

Family Game Time

Family Board Game NightWednesday, 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.

 

International Peace Day: Family Storytime

peace day Tuesday, September 16 @ 11am

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

 

 

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, 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.

 

After-School Crafts with Teens

art programWednesday, 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.

 

Teen Advisory Board

teensTuesday, September 9 @ 4:30pm

Teens (Ages 13 - 18) are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board and 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.

 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Family Storytime with Elmo

National Library Card Week Movies!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!

 

Just for Babies and Family Storytimes: September - November

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones.

Just for Babies: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays @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: Every Tuesday @11am; for children 16 months to 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here.

 

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