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Hello and welcome to the Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Public Library! The purpose of the Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Library (a 501(c) 3 non profit organization) is to enhance and expand the library's services through volunteerism and financial support.

Members receive the quarterly Friends Newsletter, Among Friends, by mail.

The July 2022 Friends Newsletter can be seen by clicking here.

The Board of Directors meets each quarter and an annual membership meeting is held each January. To see the Annual Meeting Minutes for 2022, click here.

Join the Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Library or renew your membership during the months of January, February or March and your name will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift card to one of the island restaurants. January's gift card will be for any Doc Ford's restaurant. February is for Shuckers Restaurant and March will be for South Beach Grill. Membership is as little as $15.00 a year.

Annual membership dues are:

$15 per person
$25 for a family/dual membership
$40 for a business/organization
$75 for an individual desiring Sponsor status
$125 for an individual desiring Patron status
$250 for an individual Lifetime membership.

Membership makes a great gift. Please ask at the staff workstation for a membership application or get application here.

Friends Board of Directors

  • President, Betty Simpson
  • Vice President, Paula Smith
  • Secretary, Jessica Hernstadt
  • Treasurer, Sandra Walker
  • Director, Marge Bejune
  • Director, Carol Dallas
  • Director, Kim Frease
  • Director, Eric Olson
  • Director, Kelly Smith
  • Director, Lori Wolfe
  • Bookstore Manager, Jan Fleming
  • Membership Chairs, Paula Smith and Kelly Smith

Contact the Friends here.

Friends-Sponsored Books for Sale:

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Coconuts & Coquinas: Island Life on Fort Myers Beach, 1920-1970, by Dr. Jean S. Gottlieb - Hardcover, $14.00 per copy.

Book image of the Friends Cookbook

The Friends Cookbook, a collection of favorites from beach residents and local eateries, $15.00 per copy.

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