Kids Events & Programs

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pen and paperYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 23 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

peace day Peace Day Kids & Teen Craft Event: Anastasia Island
September 24 @ 2:30pm

Kids and teens, celebrate International Peace Day by creating fabulous peace crafts. We'll make pinwheels, create beautiful chalk murals, make peace rocks, and create a zen garden space. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

art programChildren's Art Activity (Grades 3 - 5): Bartram Trail
Wednesday, September 24 @ 3pm
If you like art, and you're in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, come and create your own art project, inspired by the works of this month's artist.

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, 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.

 

After School Gaming: Main
Thursday, September 25 @ 3pm
Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, September 25 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat.

 

Single Vision TigersSingle Vision Animals: Anastasia Island
Friday, September 26 @ 3:30pm
Come visit with our favorite animal friends from Single Vision. You will learn how you can help protect wildlife and make a difference. Tigers are facing extinction and we need to take a stand; extinction is forever, but you can help. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, September 27 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog. Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

 

pen and paperYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 30 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

BT StorytimesMy Gym Family Storytime: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, October 1 @ 10:10am
We're welcoming back the wild and crazy My Gym crew for a fun-filled, lively time!  Appropriate for infants to age 5. Don't miss out on this one.

 

 

Author & Illustrator Visit: The Blue Balloon
Wednesday, October 1 @ 11am

Children are invited to listen to the story of a leatherback turtle and a blue balloon, read by the author. Find out what happens in the story and discover the special message that is revealed at the end. Melanie Cavanaugh, the author of The Blue Balloon, and Libby Heineken, the illustrator, will be present to autograph purchased books. There will also be an opportunity for children to make a turtle or jellyfish craft to take home. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds going to The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and the new sea turtle hospital at Whitney Laboratory.

 

Spooky Treats

Spooky Treats for Kids and Tweens: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, October 1 @ 2:30pm

Don't be frightened, it's only a donut! Kids and tweens will have fun creating their own scary treats. Make some edible creepy eyeballs, chocolate bats, s'mores and more. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, October 2 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

movie nightFamily Film Series: Main
Thursday, October 2 @ 4pm
The Family Film Series continues every first Thursday at Main. This month's film spends a year in the life of a family of bears. Watch as the two young cubs learn valuable life lessons from their mother. Rated G. Brought to you by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while supplies last.

 

New MovieFamily Halloween Movie Event: Anastasia Island
Friday, October 3 @ 3:30pm
(PG) Join us for this fun family film of a Walt Disney ride turned into a movie! Workaholic realtor, Jim Evers, his wife/business partner, Sara, and their two children are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Science GirlKids STEM Club: Southeast
Saturday, October 4 @ 11am
S
cience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. We do it all in Southeast's brand new STEM Club. Elementary and middle school-aged kids are invited to join Miss Alex for fun, educational experiments in the library.

 

 

Science Saturday: Hastings
Saturday, October 4 @ 1pm

Kids are invited to explore the wacky and weird side of science. Learn about the scientific method while learning about the gross, the gooey, and amazing. We'll experiment with centripetal force, sound, and chemical reactions. We'll also make vortex smoke rings.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Safety StorytimeMeet the Beach Police Safety Storytime
Anastasia Island
Wednesday, October 8 @ 10:30am

Toddlers, pre-schoolers, moms, and dads can all come into the library for a very special safety storytime with our very own local Beach Police Officer Martinez. He will provide some great child safety information, read some funny stories, have a craft, and even be handing out some things to make your child's life a little safer.

 

art programAfter-School Crafts with Teens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, October 8 @ 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.

 

Red Cross Hurricane Safety for Kids: Main
Wednesday October 8 @ 4pm
Our local Red Cross Team will provide an interactive event for kids focusing on hurricane safety. Kids will learn how to prepare for a hurricane and how to help their families respond to a hurricane situation. Our Red Cross events are always informative AND fun. Sponsored by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Reservations are not required.

 

teen chess clubChess Club for Kids, Tweens, and Teens: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, October 8 @ 4:30pm

Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess or are you interested in learning? Wonder what the terms pins, ranks, and skittles mean? If you would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you.

 

gamersAfter School Gaming: Main
Thursday, October 9 @ 3pm
Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, October 9 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, October 11 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

Star Wars Reads DayStar Wars Reads Days: Southeast
Saturday, October 11 @ 2pm

May the force be with you at our third annual Star Wars Reads Day! Stop by for intergalactic crafts, games, movies, and even some Yoda Soda at this family friendly event. Feel free to dress in your best Star Wars garb. All ages are welcome.

 

 

Children's Halloween Magic Show featuring Magician Mark Alan
happy halloweenPonte Vedra
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.

 

LegoLEGO Club for Tweens: Ponte Vedra
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.

 

Main-iac Science Labs: Main
Thursday, October 16 @ 4pm
Join The Main-iacs as they explore the world of science with hands on experiments. Main-iac Labs meets every third Thursday so grab your lab coat and join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia for some scientific fun! Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Halloween Bag

Spooktacular Crafts: Southeast
Thursday, October 16 @ 4pm

Ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, oh my! Come by the library for a spooktacular afternoon of crafting! Sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library, this program will provide loads of ghoulish materials for kids to craft to their hearts' content! All ages are welcome at this family friendly program.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesdays, October 14, 21, and 28 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Kids LEGO ClubKids (Grades K-5) LEGO Club: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, October 15 @ 3pm
Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

 

Kids LEGO Brick ClubKids LEGO Brick Club: Anastasia Island
Friday, October 17 @ 3:30pm
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day LEGO Club. Come to the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Make something Piratey and get a prize. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

BingoFamily Bingo for Books: Bartram Trail
Saturday, October 18 @ 2pm

Looking for fun for the whole family? Come in and play Bingo for Books from 2pm to 3pm today. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

 

storytimeFree Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5
Ponte Vedra
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.

 

Family Storytime Celebrates National Friends of the Library Week
Friends of the Library
Ponte Vedra
Tuesday, October 21 @ 11am
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.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesdays, October  21 and 28 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Bedtime StorytimeBedtime Storytime: Southeast
Tuesday, October 21 @ 6:30pm

Wear your PJs to this special session of our regular storytime where we do storytime backwards, starting with a craft. This is a family program that is suitable for all young children.

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
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.

 

art programChildren's Art Activity (Grades 3 - 5)
Bartram Trail
Wednesday, October 22 @ 3pm

If you like art, and you're in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, come and create your own art project, inspired by the works of this month's artist.

 

 

Be Your Own ScientistKids Be Your Own Scientist: Shadows
Anastasia Island
Wednesday, October 22 @ 3:30pm

Kids, ages 3-7, are invited to the library to learn about shadows. We will teach the kids about shadows, have some fun Halloween-themed shadow puppet shows, as well as a great hands-on activity for the kids to create their own shadow puppet. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

gamersAfter School Gaming: Main
Thursday, October 23 @ 3pm
Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

happy halloweenKids Halloween: Magic Show and Trail of Treats
Bartram Trail
Friday, October 24 @ 3pm

Children of all ages are invited to attend the Dr. Magic Show, followed by a trip down the trail of Halloween treats. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

 

Pins & NeedlesPins & Needles: Anastasia Island
Saturday, October 25 @ 10:30am

Pins & Needles is a knitting and needlework group open to all ages, from kids through seniors. If you love to knit, crochet, or do needlework, join our group. Do you want to learn? Bring in your project and we'll help you get started. All ages and levels are welcome.

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, October 25 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

 

Pumpkins! A Storytime AdventureUn-Scary Family Storytime: Ponte Vedra
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!

 

Halloween Carnival: Main
Tuesday October 28 @ 6pm
It's the annual Main Library Halloween Carnival! This year's carnival will run from 6pm to 7:30pm and will be held inside the new Caldecott Children's Room. There will be carnival-style games, photo booths, Scooby Doo Theatre, a trick or treat trail and magic shows by Mark Alan. Every kid will get a prize bag to fill with loot and costumes are highly encouraged. Come show off your costume and hang out with your friends at the carnival! Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Volunteer support provided by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine and students from the St. Augustine High School Teaching Academy.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Main
Tuesday, October 28 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Pumpkins! A Storytime AdventureUn-Scary Halloween Storytime: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, October 29 @ 10:45am

Celebrate Halloween and test drive your Halloween costume at the library during our Halloween-themed craft and storytime. We'll make a fun craft, trick-or-treat in the library, then enjoy some not-too-spooky BOOOOOks during our pre-school storytime.

 

 

Day of the Dead Crafts

Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos Crafts: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, October 29 @ 2:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to the library to make spooky crafts for Halloween and Day of the Dead. Craft projects include lanterns, flowers, spooky ghosts, and much more. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

movies

Family Film Series: Creature Feature
Main
Thursday, October 30 @ 4pm
This special edition of The Family Film Series celebrates Halloween with the newest family friendly creature feature. Woody, Buzz and the gang are in for a fright this time around. Do you dare see what lurks in the toy chest tonight? Brought to you by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while supplies last.

 

jack-o-lanternUnscary Halloween Party: Hastings
Thursday, October 30 @ 6pm

Kids are invited to take part in some Halloween and fall fun at the library. Join us in the courtyard for games, crafts, and treats, and fun. Don't forget to dress up!

 

 

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat @ Ponte Vedra
ALL DAY: 10am to 6pm

All little ones - 5th graders are invited to stop by the Reference Desk at the library anytime today for a Halloween treat bag while supplies last! Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this opportunity. Happy Halloween!

 

Trick or TreatAll Day Halloween: Anastasia Island
Kids of all ages can come in to the library and receive one special Halloween treat today. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

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