Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a separate non-profit organization comprised of dues-paying members who work to enhance library services through volunteerism, fundraising and political advocacy. Through financial support from the Friends, the library is able to invest in special equipment and to bring in special guest speakers and programs that would otherwise fall outside of the library's budget.  If you are interested in learning more about this organization, and all of the wonderful things it does for the library, membership brochures are available at the library. New members are always welcome!  Check out the Friends on Facebook. 

Books Beyond the Library

The Library provides small collections of books for our youth to enjoy at the City's Broderick, Forbes, and Youth Park Recreation Centers. Four "Little Free Libraries" are also installed in the City, supported by the Friends of the Library as well as by community members who are welcome to pass on favorite titles to others in these small, honor-system.

Little Free Library Locations Supported by the Friends of the Library

Freedom Lake Park Playground 

9990 46th Street, Pinellas Park

Funded, constructed and donated by the Suncoast Woodcarvers. 

Kids’ titles and family-friendly materials are always welcome.

Little Free Library box at Freedom Lake Park - a blue wooden box on a post with books

Helen Howarth Park

6301 94th Ave

Funded, constructed and donated by the Friends of the Library. 

Previously Located neat the Skyview Pool, this library was relocated in November 2020.

Howarth LFL 2

Lurie Park -Wounded Warriors Ranch

 5500 62nd Ave N. 

Funded, constructed and donated by the Friends of the Library.

house shaped box containing books