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.

On Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30, Raymond Wong will speak on “Protecting Your Privacy and Avoiding Cyber Crimes.” He will discuss the latest guidance on protecting one’s privacy and reducing chances of being a victim of cybercrimes and malicious harassment.

On Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30, Rona Brinlee will give us lots of suggestions on what to read this summer. Rona is the owner of the popular bookstore The BookMark at the corner of 1st and Orange Streets in Neptune Beach. The Bookmark is known for its carefully chosen selections, diverse offerings, and as a host to best-selling authors on a regular basis. The BookMark will celebrate 32 years in operation at the beaches in August.

“We have a large selection of books in all categories, as well as a large selection of CDs and DVDs. EVERYTHING IS $1! Sale starts on Fri, June 3.
Hope to see you there! Come and support our library! “

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

Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 7:30

All concerts are free and open to the public, doors open at 6:00 No reservations required

April 12, 2022 Flagler College Choir

Makeup Concert Thursday April 21 6:30

UNF Treble Choir

Doors open at 6:00 please use back door near FOL Room

May 3, 2022 Lucy Chen, piano, Simon Shiao, violin UNF Violin Students

ART WALL

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

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