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.

We welcome you back to the Speaker Series offering a variety of programs in 2023.

Our May Speaker Series program will feature JAN BIALKA on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm. She will present a non-scholarly talk titled From Known to Unknown Women Artists in the 19th Century. Jan is a local artist and long time member of the FOL board. She earned a BA in history and has spent the last thirty years increasing her knowledge through travel and studies in the US and Europe. She feels that being an amateur gives her a certain freedom of expression. All programs, except the March program, are at the library’s FOL Room.

They are free and open to the public. The doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Lantana Trio Tuesday May 9th

The Lantana Trio is composed of three members present and retired from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Melissa Barrett – violin, Betsy Federman – cello, and Ileana Fernandez – piano. Together they present a wonderful chamber music performance. Melissa is the Associate Concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony. She is also an adjunct faculty member at UNF, where she enjoys mentoring students on violin, chamber music and orchestral repertoire. Betsy has been a member of the Jacksonville Symphony since1994. She participates in many summer festivals. Ileana began her study at age 11, after coming to the US from Cuba. She retired from the symphony in 2022 after 41 years of service. All three have performed throughout the US.

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.

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

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Meet The Board of Directors

Kathleen Cohen & Laurie Kelly, Co-Presidents

Phil Smith, Treasurer

Natalie Costello, Assistant Treasurer

Estes Carns, Secretary

Jan Bialka

Danny Chu

Jan Crewson, Library Support

Judy Diffenderffer, Website Coordinator

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