The purpose of the Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Library 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 Board of Directors meets each quarter and an annual membership meeting is held each January. To see the minutes of the last Annual Meeting, click here.

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.

Friends Board of Directors


President, Betty Simpson
Secretary, Betsy Mangan
Treasurer, Pat Smith
Bookstore Manager, Jim Coles
Membership Chair, Warren Richardson
Director, Sandy Schofield
Director, Cherie Smith

Friends-Sponsored Books for Sale

Coconuts & Coquinas: Island life on Fort Myers Beach, 1920-1970, by Dr. Jean S. Gottlieb

Paperback, $12.00
Hardcover, $19.00

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