Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

May "Just for Babies" and Family Storytimes

storytimeBird Island Park's Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail present programs for little ones at the library!

Just for Babies - Held Thursdays, May 14 and May 28 at 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 - Held every Thursday morning in May at 11am; for children 16 months - 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here. Please note:  May 7 at 11 am is our special Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra program for preschoolers, Musical Storybooks!

Thank you to Ms. Gail and Ms. Suzanne - our wonderful library and Bird Island Park volunteers - for providing storytime programming during May, a program planning month for our Youth Services Librarian Anne Crawford to get ready for our Summer Reading Programs for kids and teens!

 

Registration open (starting May 18) for Nature Detective Workshops & My Little Pony Club!

View full imageStarting May 18, children ages 6 - 12 interested in the Nature Detective Workshops (focusing on dragonflies and hummingbirds) and children ages 6 - 10 interested in our summertime My Little Pony Club (meeting once a month, June - August) are invited to register for these opportunities at the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library or by calling the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at 827-6950. Space and materials are limited, so pre-registration is a must to attend these programs! 

These wonderful programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra sisterhoodBeach Branch Library, and in the case of the Nature Detective Workshops, also sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine! Please Note:  When registering, please remember that all children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of any library programs at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Great Books Discussion Group

Monday, June 1  @ 3 pm

BooksJoin us for a Great Books Discussion. The group meets monthly and the books to be discussed are from the 1st Series of the Great Books Reading & Discussion Program.  We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, June 3 @ 5pm

Teens (ages 13 - 17) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, and Nintendo Wii set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

Adult Summer Reading Program - Escape the Ordinary

ReadingJune 1 - August 8

Who says kids have all the fun? Adults can participate in our Adult Summer Reading Program June 1 through August 8. Simply submit a review of at least 3 sentences of any book that you read during this time period and you’ll be entered for weekly and program finale raffle drawings. The more you read, the more chances you have of winning. For more information, please call the library at 827-6950 or visit the Reference Desk.

 

Teen Bookmark Reviews now available for ages 11 - 17

teen huddleMonday, June 8 @ 10am

Teen Bookmark Reviews for this summer's Teen Florida Library Youth Program (for ages 11 - 17) will be available for pick-up at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and at teen programs starting Monday, June 8. Beginning Monday, June 15 - Saturday, August 1, simply submit a bookmark review (three sentences minimum) of any book that you read this summer and you’ll be entered for weekly and program finale raffle drawings. The more you read, the more chances you have of winning free teen books! This summer's theme is Unmask, and we hope you will join us for a heroic summer of reading and hanging out at your library! Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring our summer reading programs for all ages.


Children's Reading Logs now available for birth - age 10

Every Hero Has a StoryMonday, June 8 @ 10am

Children's reading logs for this summer's Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) will be available at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for pick-up starting Monday, June 8. Beginning June 14 - August 1, all children who read, or are read to, are invited to start marking their reading logs for each day he/she reads, is read to, or attends a library program, and win prizes for reading. This summer's theme is Every Hero Has a Story, and we hope you will join us for a heroic summer of reading and spending time at your library! Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring our summer reading programs for all ages.

 

Teen FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program) Superhero Shindig

View full imageTuesday, June 9 from 2 - 5pm

All 11 - 17 year-olds are invited to "Unmask" all the possibilities of fun at your library with an awesome PG-13 superhero movie, superhero crafts, board games, superhero books you can checkout, and pizzas and sodas to devour with your friends! Call the Library at 827-6950 or check the monthly calendar for the movie titles. Beat the heat at the Library! This program series for teens is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. 

 For the exact movie title, please call the Library at 827-6950. 


My Little Pony Club

View full imageWednesday, June 10 from 3 - 5 pm

Pre-registration required as space and materials are limited! Starting Monday, May 18, call 827-6950 or visit the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to register for June 10, July 8, and/or August 5!

Every pony ages 6 - 10 is invited to sign up for our summertime My Little Pony Club! Join Ms. Anne and make new friends as we celebrate the "magic of friendship" with all things My Little Pony! We'll talk about our favorite ponies and how the Elements of Harmony can inspire your own inner hero; play My Little Pony board games; watch an episode of the show; and best of all, peruse and checkout My Little Pony books, many of which were provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library! Please Note: All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the club meeting.  


Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5 (CANCELED)

childrenThursday, June 11 from 10am - 12:30pm (CANCELED)

This  free opportunity will resume again in July! Please call the Library at 827-6950 with any questions.

 

 

 

Summer Crafts with Teens

art programSaturday, June 13 from 2 - 3pm

In celebration of our children's summer reading program theme, Every Hero Has a Story, all children ages 5 - 11, and their caregivers, are invited to make superhero 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 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

 

Book Talk Cafe - Rona Brinlee

Book TalkMonday, June 15 @ 6:30pm

This month's Book Talk Cafe will feature Rona Brinlee, proprietor of the BookMark, the go-to place for book lovers.  Ms. Brinlee, who works closely with publishers and is a frequent contributor to NPR's Independent Booksellers' Recommendations, wil discuss hot summer reads.  This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Library "Just Desserts" Cookbook Club

Wednesday, June 17 @3 pm

Escape tfruit tarthe ordinary and come to a meeting of the "Just Desserts" Cookbook Club.  Participation is easy.  Borrow a cookbook from the library, make a dessert with this month's featured ingredient, and bring the cookbook and samples to the meeting. This month's featured ingredient is "summer fruit". Be prepared for a lively discussion of the cookbooks and some delicious taste tests.  Iced tea and lemonade will be served. For further information, please visit the Reference Desk or call (904) 827-6950.

 

LEGO Club for Tweens (now for ages 8 - 12)

LegoWednesday, June 17 from 3pm - 4:30pm
Tweens ages 8 - 12 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. All young LEGO lovers, please enjoy our brand-new LEGO table in the Children's Department, purchased by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, so that this special program may just be for the Tweens!

 

FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program): Magician Mark Alan

Mark Alan, MagicianThursday, June 18 @ 2:30 and 3:30pm (repeat performance)

Our favorite Magician, Mark Alan, returns to our library, this time with a heroes-themed, interactive magic show for our summer reading program! Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Please call the Library at 827-6950 with any questions. Come dressed as your favorite hero if you choose! These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Please Note: All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

 

Teen FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program) Superhero Shindig

View full imageTuesday, June 23 from 2 - 5pm

All 11 - 17 year-olds are invited to "Unmask" all the possibilities of fun at your library with an awesome PG-13 superhero movie, superhero crafts, board games, superhero books you can checkout, and pizzas and sodas to devour with your friends! Call the Library at 827-6950 or check the monthly calendar for the movie titles. Beat the heat at the Library! This program series for teens is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. 

For the exact movie title, please call the Library at 827-6950.

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Book Club

Tuesday, June 23 @ 3pm

Book ClubPlease join us as we discuss At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the Library's Reference Desk.

 


Summer "Just for Babies" and Family Storytimes - The Hero in You!

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones!

Just for Babies: June 11, June 25, July 9, and July 23 @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 active walkers or babies and older siblings are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime: June 11, June 25, July 9, and July 23 @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.

Join Ms. Anne and your friends at Family Storytime for stories, songs, dancing, shaky eggs, and more as we explore The Hero in You with stories about taking care of animals, our planet, each other, and ourselves. Come dressed as your favorite hero if you choose!

 

Teens vs. Adults "Trivia Throwdowns" (11 years and up)

teen gamersSaturday, June 27 from 2 - 4pm

Who’s smarter:  teens or adults? Find out at the Library! Ms. Anne (Youth Services Librarian) challenges teens (ages 11 - 17) to “Unmask” their smarts and adults to “Escape the Ordinary” by going head-to-head in a Trivia Throwdown using the wonderfully snarky video game You Don’t Know Jack on our PlayStation 3! Snacks will be provided. Teens are encouraged to invite their favorite adults and other adults in the community are also very welcome to participate in this friendly competition featuring Team Teen and Team Adult! This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, July 1 @ 5pm

Teens (ages 13 - 17) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, and Nintendo Wii set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

Teen FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program) Superhero Shindig

View full imageTuesday, July 7 from 2 - 5pm

All 11 - 17 year-olds are invited to "Unmask" all the possibilities of fun at your library with an awesome PG-13 superhero movie, superhero crafts, board games, superhero books you can checkout, and pizzas and sodas to devour with your friends! Call the Library at 827-6950 or check the monthly calendar for the movie titles. Beat the heat at the Library! This program series for teens is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. 

Today's movie is the second movie in the Spider-Man series starring Tobey Maguire. For the exact movie title, please call the Library at 827-6950.

 

My Little Pony Club

View full imageWednesday, July 8 from 3 - 5 pm

Pre-registration required as space and materials are limited! Starting Monday, May 18, call 827-6950 or visit the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to register for June 10, July 8, and/or August 5!

Everypony ages 6 - 10 is invited to sign up for our summertime My Little Pony Club! Join Ms. Anne and make new friends as we celebrate the "magic of friendship" with all things My Little Pony! We'll talk about our favorite ponies and how the Elements of Harmony can inspire your own inner hero; play My Little Pony board games; watch an episode of the show; and best of all, peruse and checkout My Little Pony books, many of which were provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library! Please Note: All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the club meeting.  


Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

Thursday, July 9 from 10am - 12:30pm 

childrenChildren 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.

 

Nature Detective Workshops for Kids

sisterhoodSaturday, July 11 at 1pm and 2:30pm (repeat wksp.)

Pre-registration required as space and materials are limited! Starting Monday, May 18, call 827-6950 or visit the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to register!

Do you love bugs? All children ages 6 - 12 are invited to become a true Nature Hero and learn all about dragonflies and hummingbirds, two amazing pollinators, with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants! These fun, educational workshops are hands-on with take-home gardening goodies for you, ending with a craft with the Arts in Motion Club teens of Nease High School. The second workshop is a repeat of the first. These workshops are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Please Note: All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.


LEGO Club for Tweens (now for ages 8 - 12!)

LegoWednesday, July 15 from 3pm - 4:30pm
Tweens ages 8 - 12 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. All young LEGO lovers, please enjoy our brand-new LEGO table in the Children's Department, purchased by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, so that this special program may just be for the Tweens!

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Library "Just Desserts" Cookbook Club

Wednesday, July 15 @3 pm

Escape tLemon treehe ordinary and come to a meeting of the "Just Desserts" Cookbook Club.  Participation is easy.  Borrow a cookbook from the library, make a dessert with this month's featured ingredient, and bring the cookbook and samples to the meeting. This month's featured ingredient is "lemon". Be prepared for a lively discussion of the cookbooks and some delicious taste tests.  Iced tea and lemonade will be served. For further information please visit the Reference Desk or call (904) 827-6950.

 

FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program): Meet Your Local Superheroes

SJC Fire RescueThursday, July 16 @ 3:30 pm

Meet your local superheroes - our Station 10 Fire Fighters - in celebration of our heroic summer reading program! Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Please call the Library at 827-6950 with any questions. Come dressed as your favorite hero if you choose! This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Please Note: All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.


Citizen CPR

Escape the Ordinary

Saturday, July 18 from 2-3pm

Be a hero and save a life.  Join us for an American Red Cross class and learn how to do hands-only CPR.  Class size is limited so please register for this event by calling 904-827-6950 or visiting the Reference Desk.

 

Teen FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program) Superhero Shindig

View full imageTuesday, July 21 from 2 - 5pm

All 11 - 17 year-olds are invited to "Unmask" all the possibilities of fun at your library with an awesome PG-13 superhero movie, superhero crafts, board games, superhero books you can checkout, and pizzas and sodas to devour with your friends! Call the Library at 827-6950 or check the monthly calendar for the movie titles. Beat the heat at the Library! This program series for teens is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. 

Today's movie is the third (and final) movie in the Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire. For the exact movie title, please call the Library at 827-6950.

 

Summer "Just for Babies" and Family Storytimes - The Hero in You!

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones!

Just for Babies: July 9 and July 23 @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 active walkers or babies and older siblings are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime: July 9 and July 23 @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.

Join Ms. Anne and your friends at Family Storytime for stories, songs, dancing, shaky eggs, and more as we explore The Hero in You with stories about taking care of animals, our planet, each other, and ourselves. Come dressed as your favorite hero if you choose!

 

Teens vs. Adults "Trivia Throwdowns" (11 years and up)

teen gamersSaturday, July 25 from 2 - 4pm

Who’s smarter:  teens or adults? Find out at the Library! Ms. Anne (Youth Services Librarian) challenges teens (ages 11 - 17) to “Unmask” their smarts and adults to “Escape the Ordinary” by going head-to-head in a Trivia Throwdown using the wonderfully snarky video game You Don’t Know Jack on our PlayStation 3! Snacks will be provided. Teens are encouraged to invite their favorite adults and other adults in the community are also very welcome to participate in this friendly competition featuring Team Teen and Team Adult! This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

Adult Bingo for Books

Bingo for BooksWednesday, July 29 @ 3:00pm
Win adult popular fiction and nonfiction books while having fun playing Bingo for free! All materials will be supplied by the library and everyone will go home with at least one free book. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

 

FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program): Ice Cream Party

Every Hero Has a StoryThursday, July 30 @ 3:30pm

We invite all children - both who read and were read to this summer -  and their caregivers to celebrate a heroic summer of reading with ice cream! Please call the Library at 827-6950 with any questions. Come dressed as your favorite hero if you choose! This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.  Please Note:  All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.


Teen FLYP (Florida Library Youth Program) Superhero Shindig

View full imageTuesday, August 4 from 2 - 5pm

All 11 - 17 year-olds are invited to "Unmask" all the possibilities of fun at your library with an awesome PG-13 superhero movie, superhero crafts, board games, superhero books you can checkout, and pizzas and sodas to devour with your friends! Call the Library at 827-6950 or check the monthly calendar for the movie titles. Beat the heat at the Library! This program series for teens is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. 

For the exact movie title, please call the Library at 827-6950.

 

My Little Pony Club

View full imageWednesday, August 5 from 3 - 5 pm

Pre-registration required as space and materials are limited! Starting Monday, May 18, call 827-6950 or visit the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to register for June 10, July 8, and/or August 5!

Everypony ages 6 - 10 is invited to sign up for our summertime My Little Pony Club! Join Ms. Anne and make new friends as we celebrate the "magic of friendship" with all things My Little Pony! We'll talk about our favorite ponies and how the Elements of Harmony can inspire your own inner hero; play My Little Pony board games; watch an episode of the show; and best of all, peruse and checkout My Little Pony books, many of which were provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library! Please Note: All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the club meeting.  


STAND Against Bullying Magic Show

Mark Alan, MagicianThursday, August 6 @ 3:30 pm

Magician Mark Alan returns just before school starts with a fun, interactive, and timely magic show that will show you how to embrace your inner hero by standing up for yourself and others! Please call the Library at 827-6950 with any questions. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Please Note:  All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.


Summer Crafts with Teens

art programSaturday, August 8 from 2 - 3pm
In celebration of our children's summer reading program theme Every Hero Has a Story, all children ages 5 - 11 and their caregivers are invited to make superhero 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 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Library "Just Desserts" Cookbook Club

ChocolateWednesday, August 12 @3 pm

Join us for a meeting of the "Just Desserts" Cookbook Club.  Participation is easy.  Borrow a cookbook from the library, make a dessert with this month's featured ingredient, and bring the cookbook and samples to the meeting. This month's featured ingredient is "chocolate". Be prepared for a lively discussion of the cookbooks and some delicious taste tests.  Iced tea and lemonade will be served. For further information please visit the Reference Desk or call (904) 827-6950.

 

Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, August 12 @ 5pm

Teens (ages 13 - 17) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, and Nintendo Wii set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

LEGO Club for Tweens (now for ages 8 - 12!)

LegoWednesday, August 19 from 3pm - 4:30pm
Tweens ages 8 - 12 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. All young LEGO lovers, please enjoy our brand-new LEGO table in the Children's Department, purchased by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, so that this special program may just be for the Tweens!

 

Hours
Mon. - Wed. 10am - 8pm
Thurs. - Fri 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday : Closed

Contact
Amy Ring, Branch Manager
Anne Crawford, Youth Services
Joan Hakala, Reference
Lidia Wolfcale, Circulation
Telephone: (904)827-6950
Fax: (904)827-6955
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Location
101 Library Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
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