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 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. To see the latest financial statement, 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 or get application here.

Friends Board of Directors

President, Betty Simpson
Vice President, Paula Smith
Secretary, Jessica Hernstadt
Treasurer, Sandra Walker
Director, Judy FitzSimons
Director, Marge Bejune
Director, Johanna Campbell
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

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

Hardcover, $14.00

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