Build a Better World with Summer Reading fun at your Library!


Reading Log

 

Your local library can help your children avoid the “summer slide,” the loss of knowledge and academic skills that can occur over summer break. Our summer reading logs and incentive programs for kids and teens can help keep skills up. Kids who mark their reading logs can bring them to the library each week for a terrific prize. Stop by your branch to pick yours up!  Teens who do summer reading can win prizes, too.  We also offer engaging, fun programs and educational resources to keep your child learning.  Last summer our county libraries provided over 500 active programs for children and teens, and put hundreds of reading logs in the hands of young learners. This summer’s theme is Build a Better World, so come visit us and join the fun!

 

 


 

Branch Highlights

Anastasia Island Branch
You can find events for everyone in your family this summer at the Anastasia Library! Like to read? We will have Grades 3-5 SSYRA Book Club, Teen Girls Book Club (Grades 6-10) and a Tween Boy Book Club (Grades 5-8). If you are just learning, come to our Read 2 Rover time and learn to read with a new canine friend!

Want to learn a new skill or make some cool art? You can come in for one of our arts & crafts programs to make cool stuff out of recycled materials or learn some neat gardening tricks! Not your thing? Come to one of our “Build It” LEGO challenges and see who can build the best structure. Need to relax after a long morning in summer camp? Come to one of our Cosmic Kids Yoga events!

Looking for a way to stretch your dollars and buy a whole new wardrobe for school? We will be holding our first ever Back to School Clothes Swap for youth 0-17!

Bartram Trail Branch
• We are kicking off summer reading with a Comic Con for all ages on Saturday, June 3 from 10am to 12pm.
• Summer reading logs for the preschool and elementary kids start June 4 and end July 22 with weekly prizes.
• We will be showing all eight Harry Potter films starting June 12 and ending August 7, all at 3pm. It will be a Magical Monday with Harry Potter film series. (no film on July 3)
• We have films for the younger kids, too, all on Tuesdays at 3pm: June 6-Moana; June 13-Trolls; June 27-Stuart Little; July 11-Frozen
• Family Storytimes every Wednesday at 10:15am may include special guests.
• Babytime every Thursday at 10:15am.
• We will have LEGO Club every other week on Wednesdays at 3pm: June 7, June 21, July 5, and July 19.
• End of summer ice cream party will be Tuesday, July 25 from 3 to 4pm
Hastings Branch
The Hastings Branch will kick off summer with a special “maker” event on June 2nd featuring The Human Powered Frozen Beverage Machine, a human-sized hamster wheel that makes sno-cones, and The Interactive Human Powered Stress Ball Machine. Stop by the Hastings branch starting May 16th to pick up a take-home maker bag. Maker creations will be displayed the day of the program. Also, children invited to “travel the world” at our weekly passport programs. Learn about a county in each of the seven continents and do a hands-on activity.
Main Branch
This summer at Main Library, kids can beat the heat with Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia hosting MAIN-iac Robotics Labs, Jr. LEGO Robotics, Hour of Code, OSMO coding, video games, tabletop games, Magic shows and much more. Storytimes are back too and are being held every Tuesday and Thursday from June 5th through July 27th. Don’t forget your reading logs! Kids of all ages are encouraged to keep reading all summer long and earn free prizes and books. Check the Main Library events calendar for specific dates and times.
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Join us this summer as we “Build a Better World” with an array of opportunities to connect with fellow readers and friends through engaging activities just for you! We’ll celebrate reading with pop culture favorites such as Harry Potter and Beauty and the Beast; we’ll learn all about bee pollinators with a contained live hive at our Nature Detective Workshops; and we’ll build and engage through common interests at our Middle School Book Talks, My Little Pony Club, and LEGO Club for Kids. We’ll also connect at our usual favorite Storytime classes and Teen Gaming Club and Teen Art Club meetings. There’s something for everyone, so please join us at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library as we “Build a Better World” with our community!
Southeast Branch
Check out the Southeast Branch Library for youth events every day during the summer! Storytimes, art lab, yoga, creative writing workshops, cursive & print classes, hour of code, martial arts, and MORE! Remember to check in every week with your reading log for special prizes. We’ll be building a better world together all summer long with classes funded by the Friends of the Library. Hope to see you there!

june, 2018

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mon25jun10:00 am11:00 amKids Summer Reading: "Libraries Rock!" Nature Detective Workshop for Kids!10:00 am - 11:00 am Bartram Trail Branch

mon25jun10:30 am11:00 amLittle Ones Storytime Class10:30 am - 11:00 am Southeast Branch

mon25jun11:30 am12:30 pmKids Summer Reading: "Libraries Rock!" Nature Detective Workshop for Kids - 2nd Repeat Session at 11:30 am11:30 am - 12:30 pm Bartram Trail Branch

mon25jun2:00 pm3:00 pmKids Summer Reading: Kids Art Lab2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Southeast Branch

mon25jun3:00 pm4:40 pmKids Summer Reading: Summer Movie for Kids3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Bartram Trail Branch

mon25jun4:00 pm5:00 pmNo more spaces leftJR. LEGO ROBOTICS (ages 7-10)4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Main Branch20 Guests are attendingNo more spots left!

tue26jun10:00 am11:00 amKids Summer Reading: Taste of Florida with the 4-H10:00 am - 11:00 am Hastings Branch

tue26jun10:00 am11:00 amKids Summer Reading : Libraries Rock with Jiggleman!10:00 am - 11:00 am Switzerland Community Church

tue26jun11:00 am12:00 pmKids Summer Reading: FAMILY STORYTIME AND CRAFTING11:00 am - 12:00 pm Main Branch

tue26jun12:00 pm2:00 pmChess Club12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch

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