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St. Augustine's Celebrate450!

The first European settlement in America began with the landing of eight hundred colonists in St. Augustine to settle the New World in the name of Spain, led by Don Pedro Menendez, on September 7, 1565. This month St.Augustine starts its "Celebrate450!".

Throughout 2015 the historical ships El Galeon and Nao Victoria are available for tours in St. Augustine's Bayfront. An exhibition at the Visitor Center shares the story of how three intertwining cultures - Hispanic, African and Native American came together to form today's American way of life.

A special evening, "Noche de Gala" will celebrate the 496th birthday of Menendez with dinner and dancing in the Lightner Museum Ballroom on February 28. Call 904-825-1053 to participate. Most of the events will be in September, highlighted by visits from Pope Francis and King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain. Watch for more event details as 2015 progresses.

The St. Johns County Public Library System (SJCPLS) now offers new media services that will allow patrons/library cardholders to access thousands of movies, television shows, songs, audio books, and electronic magazines from any internet-enabled device through a partnership with hoopla and Zinio for Libraries.

SJCPLS cardholders can download hoopla, a free mobile app, onto their device, or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers. All are available to borrow for instant streaming or download. Cardholders will also have unlimited access to several digital magazines through Zinio for Libraries. Among the many popular titles available through Zinio are Men's Health; Cosmopolitan; Better Homes and Gardens; Food Network; Newsweek; Car and Driver; Seventeen; Surfer; The Family Handyman; Rolling Stone; Martha Stewart Living, and many more. For more information, please contact Angelina G. P. Gervasi at 904.827.6925.

See the Children's page for information.

Click here to view photos of our 20th Anniversary Celebration!


The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library
sponsor community events for all ages. 

Library Closings:  
Wedesday - Thursday, Dec. 24 - 25 Christmas
Wednesday, Dec. 31, close at 6:00 pm New Year's Eve
Thursday - Friday, Jan. 1 - 2 News Years
Monday, January 19 Martin Luther King Birthday
Monday, February 16 Presidents Day
Library Hours of Operation:  
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday closed
Seymour's Bookstore Hours  
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday closed

Connect, Learn, Enjoy @ Your Library
St. Johns County Public Library

St Johns County Public Library/Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Our mission is to make the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library System an outstanding educational, cultural, civic and recreational center for the community. This will be achieved by providing supplemental books, materials, volunteers and programs; fundraising and advocating on behalf of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.  By enlisting the support of all those dedicated to disseminating knowledge, we believe the community will be enhanced and enriched.
The Friends of the Library-Ponte Vedra Beach, Inc., is a support group for the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. It is a separate and distinct community-based group that works with the St. Johns County Public Library System administration to enhance and enrich library and information services for the people of Ponte Vedra Beach. The Friends of the Library does not make or enforce administrative or financial policies and decisions for the library system.