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One-Time Financial Donations

In addition to the donation of books for resale, the Friends welcome financial donations to help them support the West Florida Library branches’ special programs and purchases not covered by their budget. All financial donations, for example, a one-time gift, a devise (a donation that is included in a will), or a recurring gift, will go into an unrestricted fund managed by the Friends’ board. Donations from the Friends to the Library will be controlled by the library director who will decide how to best utilize those funds. As a recognized 501(c)3 organization, donations, gifts, bequests, devises, and transfers made to the Friends are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and current regulations. Our EIN number is 23-7368565.  We invite you to check our status at

Examples of Special Programs Supported by the Friends’ Donations to Our Library

Funds raised by the Friends, through book sales and the book stores, are donated to the library director to help provide Special Programs at all library branches and provide children with learning opportunities while encouraging them to visit their local library branch. These programs are filled with exciting games, crafts, scavenger hunts, animal visits, reading challenges, and more!  They are a valuable outreach tool to interact with children and their families across Escambia County and spark their interest in learning and reading.

Costs of the program can include fees to providers, entertainers, speakers, performers, etc. as well as any consumable supplies or materials.

Evidence has proven that students who participate in summer and school-break reading programs while school is out over the summer or holiday breaks, maintain or increase reading levels. These programs also help improve reading skills and help children feel more confident about returning to school. Reading Programs have a unique theme and may offer incentives for achieving established goals. Incentive prizes are varied to match program themes and participants’ ages and reading levels.

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The STEAM labs and activities are an extension of a typical science/math/art curricula and include hands-on activities. The labs and activities will include devices such as Robotics Equipment, Quilting Machines, 3D Printers, and other equipment.

Donate by Mail: 

Friends of West Florida Public Library

P.O. Box 13394 | Pensacola, FL 32591-3394