Ponte Vedra Branch
Tuesday, October 14 @ 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.
Tuesday, October 21 @ 11am (in the Children's Department)
Join us for a special Family Storytime celebrating our amazing Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Our Friends support our library through purchasing additional library materials, sponsoring special programming, and so much more. Ms. Anne and Storytime favorite, Ms. Gail (also a proud Friends member), will share stories, songs, and more. Come celebrate our wonderful Friends and please consider joining these library supporters.
Wednesday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 29
All 6th - 12th graders are invited to compete in our month-long Teen Zombie Reading Contest celebrating this year's Teen Read Week theme, "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality!" To participate, simply go to the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library starting October 1 to pick up your bookmark reviews. Write short reviews for any books you read during October and turn them in at the Reference Desk for an opportunity to be one of our five grand prize winners selected and contacted on Thursday, October 30. If you win, Jay Woodley, of Woodley Special Effects, whose talents include providing zombie makeup for The Walking Dead, will come to our library after school on Halloween and turn you into a zombie or survivor (your choice!) with special effects makeup and clothes you can keep! The more entries you turn in, the better your chances of a really memorable Halloween. For questions, call the library at 827-6950. This amazing opportunity is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 28 @ 11am
Join Ms. Anne for a Halloween-themed Family Storytime featuring un-scary Halloween BOOOOOks and culminating in a costume parade around the library. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Happy Halloween!
Wednesday, October 15 @ 3pm
All children and their families are invited to join us for a not-too-spooky Halloween magic show presented by our favorite magician, Mark Alan. Mark presents a brand-new, interactive show full of Halloween-themed magic guaranteed to get your family in the Halloween spirit. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for sponsoring this event.
Friday, October 31, 10am to 6pm
All little ones - 5th graders are invited to stop by the Reference Desk at the library anytime on Halloween for a Halloween treat bag with several little prizes while supplies last! Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring the prizes, treat bags, and this opportunity. Happy Halloween!
Ms. 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.
Wednesday, October 22 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.
Wednesday, October 15 @ 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.
Tuesday, October 21 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.