Join the Community to Support Your Library!

The Friends of the Library (FOL), Ponte Vedra Beach, provide financial support for our local library. Through your $30 annual membership contribution, the Friends provide children and adult programs, materials, equipment, and community space for all residents to enjoy.

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Welcome to our newly designed Webpage. We hope that it will be easier to use and keep everyone up to date. We are asking for all your emails to be able to remind you of upcoming events. We are trying to get information to you in a timely manner. These emails are only for FOL use and will not be shared outside the FOL.

Friends of the Library, Ponte Vedra Beach SPEAKER SERIES

All events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The Friends of the Library, Ponte Vedra Beach presents their October Speaker Series with Professor of Art History at University of North Florida DEBRA MURPHY who is also the inaugural chair of the department of art and design at the university. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art and its executive committee. Her talk Beyond van Gogh will provide insight of the artist’s work and life in a scholarly and entertaining lecture on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm. The program is free and open to the public in the library’s FOL Room.

Tuesday, October 11th, the University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble I will be opening the 2022/2023 Dr Gerson Yessin Music Series. This group is the flagship Ensemble of the prestigious UNF Jazz Studies Program. Thanks to the visionary leadership of Rich Matteson in 1986, UNF JEI has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the finest collegiate jazz ensembles worldwide. Jazz Ensemble I has won numerous group and individual awards and has been invited to perform at prestigious Jazz festivals in both the U.S. and Europe. They are under the direction of J.B. Scott.

Tuesday, November 15th, the FOL will be presenting the Lawson Ensemble at 6:30 pm with doors opening at 6:00 pm. The Lawson Ensemble was formed in 2015 as a result of the group members desire to consistently perform chamber music a level of excellence and commitment to share with the Jacksonville @nd regional community. Founding Members are violinist Aurica Duca, violinist/violist Clinton Dewing and cellist Nick Curry. Aurica and Clinton are husband and wife and are both full time members of the Jacksonville Symphony. Nick is the Associate Professor of Cello Studies at UN F where he teaches.

We are excited to announce that we are launching a Seymour’s Bookstore Facebook page!

Click on this Seymour’s Bookstore link and take a look!

or paste into your browser…

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.

Hello to our Friends of the Library members!

Our BARGAIN BOOKSALE continues through August 31st

 in the lobby of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library


Almost everything is $1.00!

(Music CDs are 4 for $1.00, and a few better books are priced as marked.)

New books have been added daily!

Starting Saturday, August 27th

Fill a bag for $10.00!

In appreciation of your membership, please take 1 free item from the sale.
Just include it with your purchases


While you are there, please stop in to Seymour’s Bookstore, and see the great selection of new and unusual books, all priced at great discounts!

As always, we appreciate your commitment to the Friends and to our library!





Mon, Tues, Wed: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series 2021-2022 | Sponsored by The Friends of the Library Ponte Vedra Beach Library


April & May– Artist Anna Miller

June & July– artist Jessica Hall

August & September– artist Marisa Yow

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.

Latest News

Coming Soon

Meet The Board of Directors

Kathleen Cohen & Laurie Kelly, Co-Presidents

Phil Smith, Treasurer

Michael Callaway, Assistant Treasurer

Estes Carns, Secretary

Jan Bialka

Danny Chu

Natalie Costello

Jan Crewson, Library Support

Judy Diffenderffer, Membership

Barbara Donnelly

Sally Fernley, Landscaping

Jennifer Hoag—Manager, Seymour’s Bookstore

Leslie Kleiman—Music Series

Felicia Mashin—Publicity

Lydia Michalsen

Paula Nardon—Asst. Manager, Seymour’s Bookstore

Bill Oppenheimer

Marianne Stein—Speaker Series

Sharon Van Hees—Art Wall

Maureen Wildey—Editor, Check This Out

Alice Wilson—Book Sales Manager