Kids Events & Programs

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kids teens gamingThe Lounge: Hastings
Friday, January 30 @ 3:30pm

The Lounge is open for kids and teens to have fun with a variety of activities, including gaming, painting, crafts, building with Lego bricks, karaoke and more.

 

Kids LEGO Brick ClubKids LEGO Brick Club: Anastasia Island
Friday, January 30 @ 3:30pm

Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of 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 Art Lab: Southeast
Saturday, January 31 @ 11am

Little Kid ArtKids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. We'll be learning this month about famous pop artist Andy Warhol! This free program is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council.

 

 

Spanish StorytimesBaby/Spanish Storytimes in February: Anastasia Island
Fridays @ 10:15am in the Childrens Department

Join us every Friday for a fun Spanish/English storytime in the Children's Department. We will have lapsits for babies, rhymes, stories, music, and more. This storytime is conducted in both English and Spanish and is geared toward children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!

 

Pre-K Storytime: Featuring Special Guest Park Ranger Ted Johnson
Main
Tuesday, February 3 @ 11am

Children ages 4-5 are invited to join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room for an engaging story time program. Today we welcome special guest Park Ranger, Ted Johnson, from the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. He will present a hands-on, interactive program celebrating diversity through song. Children can clap, sing, and play percussion instruments while learning about Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of universal togetherness.

 

Black History Month Celebration with Park Ranger Ted Johnson
Main

Tuesday, February 3 @ 4pm

Park Ranger, Ted Johnson, from the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, will present a special 45-minute interactive living history program detailing the history of Fort Mose, the first legally sanctioned free black settlement in North America. Children will be able to try on colonial Spanish uniforms and handle period replicas that vividly illustrate the lives and struggles of the culturally diverse Mose settlers and their commitment to protecting their families, community, beliefs, country, and above all, their freedom.

Homework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, February 3 @ 4pm - 6pm

homework helpHaving trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library from 4pm - 6pm for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

Kids Yoga: Southeast
Tuesday, February 3 @ 4:30pm

yogaYoga 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.

movieChildren's Movie Matinee: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, February 4 @ 3pm

It's an early release day, so grab your friends and join us for a movie. Please contact us at 827-6960 to find out what we're showing this week on our big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.

 

St. Johns Reads Event: Family Storytime
Ponte Vedra
Thursday, February 5 @ 11am

Last Train to ParadiseAll aboard the Storytime Express! Join us for a very special train-themed Family Storytime celebrating our library system's 2015 St. Johns Reads selection about Henry Flagler, Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford. Ms. Anne will share her favorite train stories in addition to the usual dancing, singing, and more. Train-lovers, feel free to wear your favorite train conductor attire if you wish! Parents, grandparents, and caregivers, we'll be handing out the brochure with all the related events for St. Johns Reads for adults and teens including a special visit by the author himself.

 

Family Film Series: Main
Thursday, February 5 @ 4pm

In today's Family Feature Film, square shaped subterraneans raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator and make peace with the fearful residents of an upper-crust Victorian-era town known for its world-class cheeses. This new release film is rated PG. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while it lasts.

 

American Sign Language Presentation: Bartram Trail
Saturday, February 7 @ 10am

Join us for a family-oriented morning of American Sign Language presented by the Creekside High School Sign Language Class.  

 

Giggling at StorytimePop-In Storytime with NHS: Southeast
Saturday, February 7 @ 11am

Stop in for our brand new "Pop-In Storytime" hosted by the National Honor Society of Pedro Menendez High School! Come by between 11am and 12pm for fun stories with local teens. This program will take place the first Saturday of every month that school is in session. 

 

 

Little Kid ArtKids Art Lab: Southeast
Saturday, February 7 @ 2pm

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. We'll be learning this month about the mysterious graffiti artist Banksy! This free program is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council. 

 

Homework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, February 10 @ 4pm - 6pm

homework helpHaving trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library from 4pm - 6pm for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

 

Kids Yoga: Southeast
Tuesday, February 10 @ 4:30pm

yogaYoga 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.

 

Bedtime StorytimeBedtime Story: Southeast
Tuesday, February 10 @ 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.

 

Zentangle: Relax & Draw for Kids and Teen
Anastasia Island

Wednesday, February 11 @ 2:30pm

ZentangleZentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing a structured pattern. If you can draw a "stick man," you can draw Zentangle. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. Everyone can learn and benefit from the practice of Zentangle because, "Anything is possible one stroke at a time." - Zentangle, Inc. This introductory class is free and open to kids and teens in 4th-12th grade.

 

Kids LEGO ClubKids (Grades K-5) LEGO Brick Fun: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, February 11 @ 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.

 

After-School Crafts with Teens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, February 11 @ 4pm

art programChildren (Kindergarten - 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.

 

Chess Club for Kids, Tweens, and Teens
Wednesday, February 11 @ 4:30pm

teen chess clubCheck 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.

 

 

childrenFree Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5 Ponte Vedra
Thursday, February 12 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.

 

MAIN-iac Science Labs: Water Displacement
Main
Thursday, February 12 @ 4pm

Join mad scientists, Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia, as they dive into science. Young science enthusiasts, ages 6-16, are invited to join Main-iac Labs and have fun with our hands on experiments. This month's theme is Water Displacement. Will it float? Why? Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

New Disney DVD Release Family Movie Event
Anastasia Island
Friday, February 13 @ 3:30pm

Disney Family Movie(PG) Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Light snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, February 14 @ 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.

 

Homework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, February 17 @ 4pm - 6pm

homework helpHaving trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library from 4pm - 6pm for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Kids Yoga: Southeast
Tuesday, February 17 @ 4:30pm

yogaYoga 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.

 

Kids LEGO Brick ClubKids LEGO Brick Club: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, February 18 @ 2:30pm

Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of 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.

 

LEGO Club for Tweens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, February 18 from 3pm - 4:30pm

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.

MAIN-iac Labs - Hour of Code: An Introduction to Computer Programming for Kids
Main
Thursday, February 19 @ 4pm

Main-iac Labs is branching out into new territory by participating in the world wide Hour of Code! Kids (Ages 4+), can explore a basic introduction to computer science and even learn basic programming skills using the Angry Birds platform. This one hour program is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be a guided lesson followed by individual and group exploration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.


St. Johns Reads Event: Train Storytime
Hastings
Friday, February 20 @ 1 pm

Celebrate Henry Flagler's "I think I can" attitude at this week's family storytime. We'll share stories, music, and activites centered on trains. Aside from being fun, trains are an integral part of the history of Hastings, so join us!

 

St. Johns Reads Event: Stay 'n Play
Hastings
Friday, February 20 @ 1:30 pm

The library has loads of track, trains, and bridges. It will all be available for small hands and big imaginations, right after storytime.

 

New Release Family Movie Event: Anastasia Island
Friday, February 20 @ 3:30pm

Here Be Monsters(PG) Come into the library to see this book to film adaptation of Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. A young orphaned boy, raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors, tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Light snacks are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

Little Kid ArtArt for Tots: Southeast
Saturday, February 21 @ 11am

Come into our Art Lab for projects perfectly designed for little hands, accompanied by a story. Art history can be explored at any age--this month, we'll be learning about the artist Claude Monet. This program is designed for toddlers and little ones and sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council.

 

St. Johns Read Event: Old Florida Museum Tour
Hastings
Saturday, February 21 @ 1pm

Kids and teens are invited to a free tour of the Old Florida Museum at the Bull's Hit Ranch in Hastings. See antique farming equipment, a crop duster, the old Hastings train depot, a cracker house, and lots of other cool stuff. This treasure trove is right around the corner from the library at the Bulls-Hit Ranch & Farm, 9165 Old Hastings Road. If heading west on 207, take the third right after the Main St. intersection. Meet us there!

 

Kids STEM Club: Southeast
Saturday, February 21 @ 2pm

Science GirlScience, 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. This month, we'll be joined by the St. Johns County Fire Department when we take part in an EGG DROP!

 

 

Bingo for booksFamily Bingo for Books: Bartram Trail
Saturday, February 21 at 2pm

Don't miss this chance to win free 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. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Library.

 

Homework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, February 24 @ 4pm - 6pm

homework helpHaving trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library from 4pm - 6pm for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Kids Yoga: Southeast
Tuesday, February 24 @ 4:30pm

yogaYoga 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.

 

St. Johns Reads Event: Under Pressure
Hastings
Wednesday, February 25 @ 3:30pm

Palms in windHurricanes were the bane of Henry Flager as he tried to complete his railroad. His workers regularly checked the air pressure with their homemade barometers. Kids and teens will learn how to make their own air pressure devices, including "kissing balloons" and a vortex air cannon. Also, they will see how to make liquid flow uphill. All of these devices can be replicated at home. Come have fun "under pressure"!

MusicMusical Madness for Kids: JSO's Woodwind Quintet
Ponte Vedra
Thursday, February 26 @ 4pm

Youth Services Librarian (and former clarinetist!) Anne Crawford, the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra are partnering to invite Kindergartners - 5th graders and their caregivers to celebrate the magic that is music. The series continues in February with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's Woodwind Quintet coming to perform for you and teach you all about their musical instruments. Come get a taste of the magical world of classical music!

Please note: the Musical Madness series is geared toward the elementary-aged child with Musical Storybooks (held in May) geared toward preschoolers. If you wish to bring younger children to any of these programs, please be mindful of the decorum expected for everyone's enjoyment. This special music series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, February  28 @ 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.

 

Notice: The St. Johns County Public Library System frequently takes photos of its public programs, activities and their participants. Please be aware that these photos may be used in brochures, flyers, web pages, news releases or other promotional materials. Those wishing not to be photographed or recorded should inform the photographer or library staff.

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