1. Counting Cheerios

    Southeast Little Ones counted Cheerios in storytime this week.  As they walked into storytime, each Little One received a baggie with their Cheerio necklaces and some extra Cheerios for snacking. 

    NLW Little Ones Storytime

    One little Ninja Turtle got to snacking right away!

    NLW Little Ones Storytime

    We read the Cheerios Counting Book and Sandra Boynton’s One, Two, Three on our big screen.

    NLW Little Ones Storytime

    The scarf dance is one of the best parts of storytime for our Little Ones.

    NLW Little Ones Storytime

    We’ll see you around the parachutes next week!

    NLW Little Ones Storytime

    Miss Kristine

     

  2. Caught @ the Pier!

    Little Free Library

    Miss Alex and I were caught at the St. Augustine Beach pier last night!

    Little Free Library

    We were there celebrating the brand new Little Free Libraries that the Junior Service League generously donated to the community.  Congratulations to JSL on a project well done!

    Little Free Library

    Miss Kristine

     

  3. "It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding."
    — Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

    (via libraryadvocates)

     

  4. What Book Has Changed Your Life?

    #LivesChange Teens Display

    St. Johns County Public Library staff and librarians sent in their responses.  Check out one of these books today and see how it could change your life!

    #LivesChange Teens Display

     

  5. Lives Change @ Your Library!

    National Library Week Family Storytime

    Hooray for National Library Week! We celebrated at storytime this week with lots of books about libraries:


    Kevin Goes to the Library
    Book! Book! Book!
    Dogs Loves Books
    Biscuit Loves the Library

    National Library Week Family Storytime

    We made shiny collages out of old books and magazines.  By recycling the books and magazines, we gave them new life.  Lives really DO change at the library.  How has the library changed your life?

    National Library Week Family Storytime

    We’ll see you next week for some leaping, croaking froggie stories!

    Miss Kristine

     

  6. Dollars and $ense for Teens

    Dollars & Sense @ Teen Coffeehouse

    Thanks to Theresa Lennon of Ameris Bank for coming to Teen Coffeehouse last Saturday!  She gave the Southeast teens some great information about money, banking, and credit vs. debit.

    Several questions came up, including “what’s the best way to establish credit?” and “what’s the difference between a debit and a credit card?”  Theresa answered all of our questions and even quizzed us with a few of her own!

    Dollars & Sense @ Teen Coffeehouse Dollars & Sense @ Teen Coffehouse

    We’ll see you at our May Coffeehouse!

    Miss Kristine

     
  7. Celebrate Children’s Book Week with us May 12-18!

     

  8. The author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series has written a new book called The Here and Now, which is slated to become a major motion picture!

     

  9. National DEAR Day Is Going to the Dogs!

    At Read to Rover this past weekend Southeast kids dropped everything and read to our very own Clifford!

    Read to Rover at Southeast Library Read to Rover at Southeast Library

    In addition to reading stories to Clifford, kids also had the opportunity to decorate their own puppy dog.  The puppies were collected and are now hanging in the Children’s Department as part of our “Clever Canines” book display.

    Read to Rover at Southeast Library

    In honor of DEAR Day, I had some really cool prizes to give out - and lucky for all who attended Read to Rover, I had enough for everyone!

    Read to Rover at Southeast Library

    Read to Rover is truly an experience for the whole family - join us on Saturday, April 26 @ 11am when the dogs will enter the building once again.

    Miss Kristine

     
  10. The Friends of the Southeast Branch Library are honored to welcome “Yehaa” Bob Jackson to the Southeast Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library System for an interactive children’s show called “Music, Rhythm and Motion”  on Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00pm.  The show incorporates comedy, music, and fun to educate children on the different aspects of music and to encourage the appreciation of music in everyday life.  In celebration of Children’s Book Week, books about music will be on display and available for checkout with a valid St. Johns County Public Library card. 

    Bob Jackson has been bringing laughter and music to audiences at Walt Disney World for more than sixteen years. Bob was awarded the Disney Legacy Award in 2013. Bob combines his great boogie woogie piano skills with comedy and sing-along to create a unique audience interactive experience.