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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Bolles School, Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Library

Library Program Note for Families

Welcome to The Bolles School, Ponte Vedra Campus Library Program!

The Library is located on the second floor of the main building at the Ponte Vedra Beach Campus. Our collection houses over 7,000 books and periodicals and offers access to age-appropriate databases and digital resources. The Collection aims to reflect the curriculum and the diverse personal reading interests and needs of our learning community and world.


The mission of the Bolles Lower School Library program is to ensure that children grow as global and empathetic citizens by becoming engaged and enchanted by print and digital literature, growing as effective users of information, and deepening their critical thinking and research skills.

Students in the Lower School:

  • Visit the library on a scheduled basis for literature-enriched experiences that connect to the curriculum, pursue the joy of reading and cultivate mindful selection and use of books for research and for pleasure
  • Listen to stories aloud, experience the arc of literature, and participate in storytelling
  • Learn how to conduct an academic research project using a variety of print and digital materials in both guided and independent settings
  • Develop an awareness for the beauty of literature in life and the kaleidoscopic power of multiple stories and points of view
  • Develop positive habits of mind when using digital media and interacting socially online
  • Experience stories to learn about various character traits for personal cultivation and global growth mindset

Gentle Reminders:

There are never any fines. Students are responsible for returning their books in a timely manner in good condition. Should a book be damaged or lost, this will be discussed on an individual basis.


Selecting a book to take home is the highlight of the library experience! The policies are as follows for circulation:

  • PK, K and Grade 1 may check out 1 book.
  • Grades 2-5, number of choices corresponds with grade level (i.e. Grade 3, checkout 3 books)
  • Variety is encouraged (i.e. students in grades 2-5, only one checkout may be a graphic novel)

Students may always request or exchange books between library visits.

During research periods, students will be able to check out more books as necessary. Reminders will be sent home in the event that a book is forgotten – or is still being enjoyed!

I look forward to building a positive literary relationship with your family. Please reach out to me if you have questions or would like guidance! Warmly, Christina Karvounis, MLIS, SLMS Ponte Vedra Beach Librarian (karvounisc (at) bolles (dot) org)



The Birthday Book Program at The Ponte Vedra Beach Campus shares the joy of curating our library collection! Please click below for the Birthday Book Form!

Please use a new form for each child in your family.

Thank you!

Birthday Book Presentation Dates 2024-2025

At near the close of each month, that month's Birthday Books are presented at Flag with the help of Library Media Ambassadors: 

**stay tuned**

Join us!


 Click here to learn more about The Sunshine State Young Readers Award!

The reading challenge: I invite students in grades 3 to 5 to participate in this optional challenge. Once they complete a book (or books), students log their completed reading on a form on their Library Schoology course. 

Completely OPTIONAL! 

  • Grade 3 students will read 6 or more books from the list
  • Grade 4 students will read 8 or more books from the list
  • Grade 5 students will read 10 or more books from the list

By February 28, 2025.

March 6, we will have an SSYRA Party to celebrate the readers with trivia, voting and prizes!



Story Pirates: all ages

Six Minutes: Mysteries all ages

NPR: Wow in the World! All ages

Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest: Gr 4 and up

Rebel Girls: all ages

Stories Podcast, A Bedtime Stories Production: All ages

But Why? A wondering podcast for all ages

Brains on! Podast for all ages

Circle Round Podcast: Global Stories for all ages