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:

  • Cathy Ingram, President
  • Beverly Johnson, Vice President
  • Gene Ingram, Treasurer
  • Sue Thomas, Secretary

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 meeting. FSWBL meets at Southwest Branch Library on Mondays at 6 p.m.

Member Meetings:

Jan. 9, 2017
April 10, 2017
July 10, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Member meetings are open to the public.

2017 Board Meetings:

Jan. 4, 2017
Feb. 13, 2017
March 13, 2017
May 8, 2017
June 12, 2017
July 5, 2017
August 14, 2017
Sept. 11, 2017
Oct. 2, 2017
Nov. 13 , 2017
Dec. 11 ,2017

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.