Friends of the Southwest Branch Library

Friends of the Southwest Branch Library (FSWBL) is a non-profit 501(c)(3). The organization supports the mission of West Florida Public Libraries’ Southwest Branch through fundraising and volunteerism. FSWBL is a member of the Florida Library Association and the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce.
It’s easy to get involved!
  • Become a member of the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library!
  • Volunteer at your Southwest Branch Library!
  • Donate a brick!
  • Donate a leaf on our Tree of Life!
  • Shop at our Friends Bookstore!
  • Attend FSWBL meetings!
  • Help with fundraisers!

To contact The Friends of the Southwest Branch Library:

12248 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507

FSWBL holds regularly scheduled Board Meetings and Membership Meetings. These meetings are scheduled for Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. (except holidays), according to the schedule below.
FSWBL Member Meetings are held quarterly.
Join us on the second Monday of January, April, July, and October for The Friends of the Southwest Branch Library quarterly meeting at 6 p.m., with guest speakers from the community. 
2017 Quarterly Member Meeting schedule: Jan. 9, April 10, July 10, and Oct. 9
Meetings are open to the public, everyone is welcome to bring a friend.
FSWBL Board Meetings occur on the second Monday of each month, except in months with Quarterly Member Meetings.
Friend members are welcome to attend Board Meetings. Agenda items must be submitted to Cathy Ingram prior to the meeting.
2017 Board Meeting schedule: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 2, Feb. 13, March 13, April 3, May 8, June 12, July 5*, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, and Oct. 2
* Meeting rescheduled due to holiday/schedule conflict.


FSWBL Board Members and Directors

Board Members
Cathy Ingram
Vice President
Beverly Johnson
Gene Ingram
Sue Thomas
Jeannette Phillips
Books Sales:
Special Projects:
Bill Stromquist

Events sponsored by Friends of the Southwest Branch Library
  • American Girl Book Club
  • Author Book Signing
  • Ladies Book Club
  • Preschool Story Time
  • Read to the Dogs
  • Snapshot Day
  • Summer Reading Club
  • Make ‘N Take Craft
  • Classic Movie Series
Supporting your West Florida Public Libraries Southwest Branch is easy and fun when you shop at our bookstore.
We’ve got new and gently used items on sale at rock bottom prices. You never know what treasures you will find. We sell books of all types:
  • Biographies
  • Books-on-tapeFSWBL Tote2016
  • Books-on-CD
  • Children’s books
  • Fiction (hardcover and paperback)
  • Foreign language
  • Music
  • Movies
  • FSWBL NEW tote bag in assorted colors
  • and More
Our bookstore is run by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, and there are new items daily. All proceeds benefit our children’s program at the Southwest Branch Library.
Be sure to check out our ‘bargain cart’… where everything is $0.25.
12248 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507