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.
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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.

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.


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 Bialka

Jan Crewson, Library Support

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

Marianne Stein—Speaker Series

Sharon Van Hees—Art Wall

Maureen Wildey—Editor, Check This Out