Ponte Vedra Branch Library Youth Highlights for May 2016


Please Note: There will be no storytime programming in May due to due to anticipated building improvements and maintenance, so please come and enjoy our bright and cheery Children’s Department complete with a Duplo LEGO table, Train table, Puzzle table, and, of course, all the books you can enjoy!

“On Your Mark, Get Set…Read, Play, Enjoy!” All day, every day in the Children’s, Tween, and Teen Departments, starting Monday May 2 and ending Saturday August 6! Though May and summertime programming will be specially chosen due to anticipated building improvements and maintenance, we are excited to offer non-stop opportunities to read, play, and enjoy in our recently spruced Children’s, Tween, and Teen Departments! In celebration of our 2016 summer reading themes, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ (kids) and Get in the Game (teens), drop in anytime between May 2 – August 6 and read books, play board games, color (for all ages), and more with your friends and family. The board games, coloring sheets, and crayons will be out in the Children’s, Tween, and Teen Departments on the tables for you to drop in and use anytime you wish! The Children’s and Teen Departments and new Tween Zone have been updated with new furniture, rugs, and paint to make these places enjoyable to hang out. Thanks to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for making these opportunities possible. Bring your crew, beat the heat, and head on over to your Library!

2016 Children’s Summer Reading Logs and Teen Summer Reading Entry Forms will be available at your Library starting Wednesday June 1, 2016 for our Children’s and Teen Summer Reading Programs running Monday, June 6 – Saturday July 23. Don’t miss this opportunity to win prizes for reading!

Teen Gaming Club Wednesday May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to have fun with friends at the library! Play “E” and “T”-rated games on the library’s PlayStation 3 and two Nintendo WiiU’s set up on three separate TVs for simultaneous playing! Snacks will be provided. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Thank you to our VolunTeens for assisting with these programs!

Registration Now Open for Nature Detective Workshops & My Little Pony Club starting Monday May 16! Children ages 6 - 12 interested in the Nature Detective Workshops, featuring butterflies and presented by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants and children ages 6 - 10 interested in our summertime My Little Pony Club are invited to register for these opportunities starting Monday May 16 at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library by visiting the reference desk or calling 827-6950. Space and materials are limited, so pre-registration is a must to attend! These wonderful programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, and in the case of the Nature Detective Workshops, also sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine.

Bedtime Storytime with Ms. Suzanne Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Suzanne invites kids of all ages and their caregivers for a monthly Bedtime Storytime in our Children’s Department! Join us the third Wednesday of every month for story time in reverse: Starting with a craft and ending with soothing stories and songs. Kids are encouraged to wear their jammies! Please contact the Library at 827-6950 with any questions.