Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Young Adult Department 

At the Young Adult Deparment, we ♥ Teens!

Call the Library at 827-6950 for information on Teen Library Programs.

Over the last few months, the Teen Department of the Library has been spruced up, with new contemporary furniture donated by the FOL. The County’s Facilities Maintenance painters have been painting the back wall a bright turquoise color, and the contoured chairs and geometric rugs add to the youthful atmosphere where teens can read, socialize and share activities.

Another exciting new addition: Sony Electronics has provided a Playstation 3 and games and to go with the gaming station. A Sony representative will also join in the monthly gaming nights, which include Sabina from Game Stop and Lisa Barnett, PV High Media Specialist, to help run things and bring goodies for teens!

Anne Crawford, Youth Services Librarian, encourages all library patrons to drop in and see for themselves the exciting new Teen Area!



Homework Help

Resources for homework help may be found on the St Johns County Public Library website, here.



Teen Movie Club--NEW

 Tuesday, March 10 and April 14, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Teens 13 – 18 ONLY. Join our brand-new Movie Club featuring primarily teen book-to-movie adaptations! Bring your friends, chow down on pizza and sodas, and let us know if the movie lived up to the book. You don’t have to read the book to come, but the books are all available in the library! Please call the Library at 827-6950 for each month’s movie title, never rated higher than PG-13. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

A mere 4 days after its release on DVD, we will be watching a very popular book-to-movie adaptation (part I) of Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular novel in “The Hunger Games” trilogy: Mockingjay.


Teen Advisory Board 

Tuesday, TBA

All teens ages 13 – 18 ONLY are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board! Participation counts as service hours and gives you a say about our Teen Department, books programs, and more. Let Youth Services
Coordinator Anne Crawford know what is important to you at your public library.


Teen Gaming Night

Wednesday, March 4, April 8, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

For middle and high school students ages 11 – 18 ONLY, now on the 1st Wednesday of every month.  Have fun with your friends during Spring Break at the library and play “E” and “T”-rated games on our PlayStation 3 (with the new Move), Nintendo Wii, and X-Box 360 (with the new Kinect) set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Snacks will be served.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, Sabina of GameStop, and Sean of PlayStation. Call 827-6950 for more details!


Lego Club for Tweens (ages 9 - 13 only)

Wednesday, March 18, April 29, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Tweens ages 9 – 13 (or 4th – 7th graders) are invited to come on out and bring your friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out at the library. 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!


Be A Volunteen! 

Teen (and adult) volunteers are needed at the library. Those interested in volunteering must be 14 years of age or older. Minors (ages 14 – 17) must fill out the paperwork at the Reference Desk with a parent or guardian, and volunteer hours for minors may count toward community service hours. Examples of volunteer tasks including shelving, stamping cards, preparing new patron registration packets, other clerical duties and assisting with children’s and teen program. Please call Anne Crawford at 827-6950 for questions or information.


Jack Morgan VolunTeen Service Award

In November 2003, the Friends of the Library Ponte Vedra Beach established the Jack Morgan VolunTeen Service Award to honor one of its most active presidents, Jack Morgan, who led the cause to build the first library in Ponte Vedra Beach. Each year, a deserving teen whose volunteerism best captures the spirit of Jack Morgan’s dedication will receive a service award intended to further enhance learning in the amount of $1,000.00.  Visit the service desk for information.


First Annual Teen Halloween Party, 2013