Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System

Our Purpose

2022 Friends of the Library Board

The Friends of the Palm Beach County Library serves to create an association of people interested in books and libraries.  We focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs. We raise for scholarships and special projects and to stimulate gifts to the collection, endowments and bequests.

We endeavor to assist in the development of programs for the extension and improvement of library services and resources to adequately serve the needs of the population of Palm Beach County.

Finally, we seek to advocate on the library's behalf in order to inform elected officials, as well as the public, about the services that the library provides to our community and their continued need for funding.

Thank you for your support!

Have you ever learned a new skill from a library event or workshop? Did a performance bring you joy or move you to tears? Have you walked in to a library full of children engaged in a story or science experiment? Chances are, Friends of the Library made it happen!

As you consider donations to your favorite charities, we hope that you will consider a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Library.  Your generous donation goes directly towards funding the high quality, entertaining, and educational events you come to expect from the Palm Beach County Library System.  Count yourself among the thousands of individuals that have donated to the Palm Beach County Library by clicking the "Donate" button below!

Are you a member of the Friends? You can join for as low as $25.00 for an annual membership.

Back Row (L to R): Douglas Crane (Library Director), Marc Bressman (President), Danese Sloan-Kendall, Connie Kist, Joyce Smith, Michael Smith

Front Row (L to R):  Anne Bressman, Mary Ellen Beck (Vice President), Sue Sim (Secretary), Carol Renner, Jane Blevins. Not pictured: Damon Webb

We are always looking for new Board Members. Let us know if you're interested!

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