June 1-July 28: FREE summer reading programs at all St. Johns County libraries

On Your Mark_EL purple01From the St. Johns County Public Library System

Readers of all ages will explore arts & crafts, sports & fitness, gardening, and other fun topics during  “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” — the 2016 summer reading program!

The library fun starts and stays active with book clubs, STEM workshops, fitness programs, gaming, storytimes, arts & crafts, special guests and much, much more.

Beginning June 1, we invite all readers to pick up a Youth or Teen reading log and check off each day that you have read, or been read to, during the program. Bring your reading log to the library each week and show it to a library staff member for a terrific prize. As a bonus, attendance at a summer reading class, workshop or event counts as one day read!

For a full summer reading event schedule, visit your closest branch library or check out our kids and teens event calendars.

SOME FREE SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM SCHEDULES BELOW …

Anastasia Island Branch

Two sessions of Summer Reading programs will take place every Wednesday! First session is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and second session is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 15:  MAGICIAN MARK ALAN
  • Wednesday, June 22: LB REPTILE EXPERIENCE
  • Wednesday, June 29:  FUN GARDEN CRAFTS **Only one session from 2:30 to 3:30
  • Wednesday, July 6: FAMILY MOVIE EVENT: FINDING NEMO **from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 20: NATURE DETECTIVES 
  • Wednesday, July 27: FUN IN THE SUN CRAFTS! **Only one session from 2:30 to 3:30

Bartram Trail Branch

  • Tuesday, June 7: SUMMER MOVIE FOR KIDS ** 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Bartram Trail Branch
  • Thursday, June 16: READY, SET … L.B. REPTILE EXPERIENCE! **10 to 11:00 a.m. at Switzerland Community Church
  • Thursday, June 23: READY, SET… MAGIC WITH MARK ALAN! **10 to 11:00 a.m. at Switzerland Community Church
  • Thursday, June 30: READY, SET … JACKSONVILLE ZOO! **10 to 11:00 a.m. at Switzerland Community Church
  • Thursday, July 14: READY, SET … JIGGLEMAN! **10 to 11:00 a.m. at Switzerland Community Church
  • Thursday, July 21: READY, SET … MEET OUR LOCAL SUPER HEROES! **10 to 11:00 a.m. at Switzerland Community Church
  • ThursdayJuly 28: READY, SET ICE CREAM PARTY FOR KIDS! **3 to 4 p.m. at Bartram Trail Branch

Hastings Branch

  • Tuesday, June 7: BELLYDANCE BASICS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS **3 to 4 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, June 8COMIC CONTEST FOR KIDS & TEENS **10 to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 14: BELLYDANCE BASICS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS **3 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15: FUN & FIT FOR KIDS **10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Friday, June 17WHITNEY LAB TOUCH TANKS **10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 21: BELLYDANCE BASICS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS **3 to 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, July 5: BELLYDANCE BASICS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS **3 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 12: BELLYDANCE BASICS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS **3 to 4 p.m. 

Main Branch

  • Tuesday, June 7: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…STORYTIME AND CRAFTING **11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 9: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…RACE! **4 to 5 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 16: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET SURF! **4 to 5 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 21: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…STORYTIME AND CRAFTING **11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 28: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…STORYTIME AND CRAFTING **11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 30: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET GAMING! **4 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 7: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET RACE! **4 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 12: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…STORYTIME AND CRAFTING **11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 14: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET SPORTS! WITH THE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE **4 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 19: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…STORYTIME AND CRAFTING **11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 21: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET … MAGIC WITH MARK ALAN! **4 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 26: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…STORYTIME AND CRAFTING **11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 28: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET … ICE CREAM! **3 to 4 p.m.

Ponte Vedra Beach

  • Thursday, June 9: SUMMERTIME LEGO CLUB FOR TWEENS **2 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15: SUMMERTIME MY LITTLE PONY CLUB **2 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23: SUMMERTIME LEGO CLUB FOR TWEENS **2 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 29: SUMMERTIME MY LITTLE PONY CLUB **2 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 7: SUMMERTIME LEGO CLUB FOR TWEENS **2 to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 9: NATURE DETECTIVE WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS **Two sessions — from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 13: SUMMERTIME MY LITTLE PONY CLUB **2 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 21: SUMMERTIME LEGO CLUB FOR TWEENS **2 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 27: SUMMERTIME MY LITTLE PONY CLUB **2 to 4 p.m.

Southeast Branch

  • Wednesday, June 1: READY, SET, READ! – LIBRARY OLYMPICS **2 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 7: HOW TO ADULT – FOR TEENS! (TEEN COOKING)**6 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 8: READY, SET, READ! – SWIMMING & BEACH SAFETY **2 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 14: HOW TO ADULT – FOR TEENS! (RESUME BUILDING) **6 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15: READY, SET, READ! – FROG WATCH **2 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 21: HOW TO ADULT – FOR TEENS! (JOB INTERVIEWS)**6 to 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, June 22: READY, SET, READ! – CLOWNS BUCKY & GIGI **2 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 28: HOW TO ADULT – FOR TEENS! (PERSONAL FINANCES)**6 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 29: READY, SET, READ! – MAGICIAN MARK ALAN **2 to 3 p.m.

 

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