Friends of the Clearwater Library

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Friends of the Clearwater Library is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose purpose is to promote, preserve, enhance, and support the Clearwater Public Library System for the benefit of the Clearwater community. One of the important ways the Friends of the Clearwater Library raise money for our library system is through the bookstore in each of the branches.  

The Friends of the Library Bookstores always need donations of books, especially paperbacks and fiction in good condition, for resale in the stores. Bring your donations to the library or call for pick-up.  

Support your library system.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteers Needed at Friends' Main Library Book & Gift Store

Volunteers are needed to work certain days and hours at the Friends' Book & Gift Store at the Clearwater Main Library. (Monday,-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday & Saturday, noon-4 p.m.) If you like to be around people and books, this is a great opportunity. A short training session is required. The work hours are variable, but are generally two to three hours a day, once a week, to fit your schedule. To volunteer, call Butch, 727-518-9824.

Friends Book & Gift Store

Clearwater Main Library

100 N Osceola Ave
(727) 562-4970 x5234

Bookstore Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, noon- 4 p.m.


We always need more books to add to our collection, so think about giving to the Friends when you have finished your latest book, fiction or non-fiction. The Book & Gift Store, run by volunteers, is open most of the hours of the Main Library, which means there are many volunteers who would like to welcome you and help you find what you're looking for. And if you would like to volunteer to help in the store, call 562-4970 x5234, the volunteer Store Manager, or Rita Garvey, 727-446-3845, Store Coordinator.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Clearwater Library bookstores are used to enhance the Clearwater Public Library System.

Join the Friends

  • The Friends of the Clearwater Library sponsor many of the special programs and storytellers offered for children from preschool to teens in their own local branches of the Clearwater Public Library System.
  • The Friends fund noted speakers and events of adult and community interest at all the Clearwater branches.
  • The Friends fund books and materials to enhance library services for all.

Membership Application

Mail the application and your membership dues check to:

Friends of the Clearwater Library
Attn: FOCL
100 N Osceola Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755

Make check payable to Friends of the Clearwater Library in one of the following amounts:

  • Student Friend: $5
  • Life Friend: $150
  • Individual Friend: $15
  • Family Friend: $25
  • Special Friend: $50
  • Best Friend: $75

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