Join the Community to Support Your Library!
We are excited to announce that we are launching a Seymour’s Bookstore Facebook page!
We hope it is a fun place for you to connect online with your FOL friends and hope you find it helpful in your used book browsing.
Seymour’s bookstore is:
• A Friends of Library (FOL) bookstore operated by volunteers
• Located in the lobby of the Ponte Vedra Beach branch library
• Open 6 days a week (M-F 10:00 – 6:00, Saturday 10:00 – 4:00)
• Seymour’s proceed go to the FOL Ponte Vedra Beach to support the Ponte Vedra Beach branch library of the St. John’s County Library system.
• Friends of the Library provide children and adult programs, materials, equipment, community space for all residents to enjoy, and many other resources.
We are grateful for the continued commitment of the Friends of the Library members and patrons that make all our support of the library possible. If you are not already a member, please consider becoming a member by completing the form for that purpose available in the bookstore.
Seymour’s, the used bookstore at the Ponte Vedra Beach branch of the St. Johns County Library System, is open six days a week, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bookstore offers fiction, non-fiction, childen’s books, classics, DVDs, puzzles, and more at reasonable prices. Seymour’s is staffed by loyal volunteers who will help you find what you are looking for. All materials are donated by members of the community. The donation box is located inside the library lobby. For large donations, please stop by the store on either Tuesday or Thursday in the early afternoon and the store clerk will direct you to the donation drop off area. Please note that Seymour’s does not accept damaged materials, magazines, textbooks, dictionaries, or encyclopedias.
Your donations will serve the library, the bookstore and the community. The Friends of the Library has raised over a million dollars for the library in the last 25 years. This money was raised through memberships, book sales, and Seymour’s Bookstore. These funds have been used to build our community room, construct a new entrance to the library, purchase new furnishings, create a teen area, and buy computers for the children’s area. In addition, we provide each department of the library with an annual budget to purchase particular materials such as books, craft materials, games, software, or any item they might need for their children and adult programming. The FOL also provides the music and speaker series for the library which is free to the community.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SPEAKER SERIES
BLUEGRASS IS BACK WITH THE GRASS MENAGERIE!! Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.
The FOL and Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library present the always popular bluegrass group The Glass Menagerie in the FOL Community Room on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
FOL Author Speaker Series presents Ginger Pinholster Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m
Snakes in the Library? No, but they are in St. Augustine!!
The FOL Author Speaker Series presents Ginger Pinholster and her new book Snakes of St. Augustine, a tale of “desperate love and pilfered snakes” on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the FOL Community Room. Doors open at 6:00. This event is free and open to the public.
April & May– Artist Anna Miller
June & July– artist Jessica Hall
August & September– artist Marisa Yow
Meet The Board of Directors
Kathleen Cohen & Laurie Kelly, Co-Presidents
John Mencke, Treasurer
Natalie Costello, Assistant Treasurer
Estes Carns, Secretary
Jan Crewson, Library Support
Sally Fernley, Landscaping
Jennifer Hoag—Manager, Seymour’s Bookstore
Leslie Kleiman—Music Series
Paula Nardon—Asst. Manager, Seymour’s Bookstore
Marianne Stein—Speaker Series
Sharon Van Hees—Art Wall
Maureen Wildey—Editor, Check This Out