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Friends of the Library

Friends of West Florida Public Library

Founded in 1973, Friends of West Florida Public Library is a nonprofit, community membership organization supporting West Florida Public Libraries for more than 40 years.

Friends of West Florida Public Library is an active group of local citizens who strengthen Escambia County’s public library system through library advocacy, creative learning and literacy support.

For more information, or to become a member, visit the Friends website here.


Friends of Southwest Branch Library

Friends of the Southwest Branch Library supports the mission of West Florida Public libraries by donating funds, volunteer hours and materials to Southwest Branch Library. They have supported a variety of programs including:

  • American Girl Book Club
  • Classic Movie Series
  • Make-n-Take crafts
  • Preschool Story Time
  • Summer Reading Club

Executive Board:

  • Bill Stromquist, President
  • Beverly Johnson, Vice President
  • Jane Jacobs, Treasurer
  • Sally Bowen, Secretary
  • Jeannette Phillips, Volunteer
  • Kristine Crane, WFPL Liason

Board of Directors:

  • Jeannette Phillips
  • Bill Stromquist

How to Join

To join the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, download and fill out this form and return it to:

Friends of the Southwest Branch Library
12248 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507

Meetings

Curious to see what the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library are doing? Attend a Member Meeting at Southwest Branch Library.

2019 Member Meetings:

Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.

April 8 at 6 p.m.

July 8 at 6 p.m.

Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

Member meetings are open to the public.

2019 Board Meetings:

Jan. 14 at 5 p.m.

Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.

March 11 at at 5 p.m.

April 8 at 5 p.m.

May 13 at 5 p.m.

June 10 at 5 p.m.

July 8 at 5 p.m.

Aug. 12 at 5 p.m.

Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.

Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.

Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.

Members are welcome to attend board meetings, but must be on the agenda to speak.

Current Fundraisers

Tree of Life

Donate an engraved brass leaf or acorn to honor a loved one or special event.

Bricks

Donate an engraved brick to honor a loved one or special event.