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 Library’s 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!
  • Buy a brick!
  • Purchase 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:

Mail:      12248 Gulf Beach Highway

             Pensacola, FL 32507

Phone:   850.453.7780

Fax:       850.453.7782


WALMART BLUE ANGEL AND WALMART MOBILE HWY awarded grants for 2013!

KIWANIS OF BIG LAGOON awards grant for Reading Is Fun Program 2013!

2nd ANNUAL PERDIDO KEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SNOWBIRD ROOST – February 7, 2013 (View photos!)

TARGET AWARDS GRANT TO FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST BRANCH LIBRARY

 
FSWBL Board Meetings are held monthly on Mondays at 6:00 PM, except holidays. Friend members are welcome to attend. Agenda items must be submitted to Cathy Ingram prior to the meeting.
 
2014 meeting dates:

Jan 6, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 7, May 12, June 9, Jul 7, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 6.

FSWBL Board Members: FSWBL Directors:

President:  Cathy Ingram

Vice President:  Kathy Johnson 

Treasurer:  Gene Ingram

Secretary:  Jeannette Phillips

Directors:

Volunteers:  Mary Jo McLean

Book Sales:  Beverly Johnson

Special Projects:  Vacant

Publicity:  Vacant

 
 

 
FSWBL Member Meetings are held quarterly
 
Join us the second monday of the month for The Friends of the Southwest Branch Library quarterly meeting. We kick things off with refreshments at 6:30pm. Then at 7pm, enjoy special presentations from guest speakers and great folks in our community. It is a fun time for everyone.
 

2014 Quarterly Membership Meetings:

Jan 13th, April 14th, July 14th, Oct 13th*

FSWBL Mtg4-14-14 Flyer

*Election of officers and directors
 
 CLICK HERE to view photos from FSWBL quarterly meetings and other events on our Facebook page!
 

Meetings are open to the public, everyone is welcome to bring a ‘friend’!


 
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
Friends of the Southwest Branch Library Boutique
Supporting your West Florida Public Library 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-tape
  • Children’s books
  • Fiction (hardcover and paperback)
  • Foreign language
  • Music
  • Movies
  • & 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 50 cents.
 
Southwest Branch Library
12248 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507
850.453.7780