Programs & Events

The Friends of WFPL exists to enhance the library, literacy, and learning in Escambia County. It’s a big task, but we’re up to it… with YOUR help. Each time you make a donation of your money, time, and talents, the Friends are able to fulfill its mission by helping plan and support the needs of the library and our community.

One way we do this is through special programs and events like:

  • Age of Champions Documentary & Discussion
  • Discover Earth Exhibit & Grant
  • Explore Pensacola History Programs & Grant
  • Children’s Summer Reading Club
  • Author Visits & Book Signings
  • Blacks in Literature & Film Round Table Discussion


Your Membership Card

Being a member of the Friends of WFPL has its perks!

Just like your library card gets you FREE access to thousands of books, movies, music CDs, and more… Your Friends of WFPL membership card gets you FREE access to special programs and events. Below is a link to the library’s calendar where you’ll find special programs and events for children, teens, and adults.


Upcoming Events & More


Pensacon and Friends of WFPL join the Great Gulf Coast Read to help students affected by Hurricane Michael

After Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle in October 2018, a team from the University of West Florida and the Santa Rosa County School District wanted to help students affected by the storm. Entire schools were destroyed or closed “until further...

Big Winter Book Sale Jan. 26 & 27

It’s back! The Big Winter Book Sale. This will be a 2-day sale at the downtown library. Doors open Saturday 1/26 at 9 am and close at 5pm. Paperbacks are 2 for $1. Everything else is only $1! The popular $5 Bag Sale starts at 10 am on Sunday 1/27 and ends at 3pm. It’s...

Big Fall Book Sale returns Sept. 28 – 30

The kids are back in school, and the dog days of summer are gone. It’s time to refresh your bookshelves at the Friends of West Florida Public Library’s Big Fall Book Sale, Sept. 28-30. Thousands of hardcover, paperback, and collectible books will be available for purchase, plus a...

Big Summer Book Sale on July 14 and 15

Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring St., Pensacola, FL 32502 It’s back! The Big Summer Book Sale – this time for two days only: Saturday, July 14 – 9 am to 5 pm. Everything is only $1 Sunday, July 15 – 10 am to 3 pm. This is the $5 Bag Sale   The rules for the $5 Bag Sale are...

Big Spring Book Sale April 27 – 29

Spring has sprung! Stock up on new books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Spring Book Sale on April 27-29. Our hard-working volunteers are already dividing the books into different genres to make it easier to find your favorites! Here are the details: Friday, April...

$5 A Bag – Blowout Book Sale on Saturday, January 20

    It’s Back! Don’t miss our famous $5 Bag Sale on Saturday, January 20, from 9 am – 5 pm at the Downtown Branch of West Florida Public Libraries, 239 N. Spring St., Pensacola. We give you the bag, you fill it, and then you pay only $5. There’s no limit on the number...
Altered Book Image

A Call to Artists for Altered Books

Thanks to a grant from the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, the Friends of West Florida Public Library is sponsoring an Altered Books Exhibition. You are invited to get creative and alter or transform a book. An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book...

Big Fall Book Sale Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

Winter is Coming, and not just for Game of Thrones fans. It’s time to stock up on books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Fall Book Sale on September 29 – October 1. Our hard-working volunteers are already dividing the books into different genres to make...

New drop-off location for book donations

We have moved into a new, permanent sort facility for our Book Sale donations! The new drop-off location for donations to The Friends of West Florida Public Library, Inc. is 325 E. Commerce Street, Pensacola, Fl 32507. We are only there every Thursday from 9am to 12noon except on...