What are the Friends?

The Friends of the East Lake Community Library (FOELCL) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that raises money through book sales and other fundraising events.  Monies raised help to support materials and services not covered by library tax funds.

Who are the Friends?

East Lake Community Library is more than a library but is a resource center for the East Lake corridor.  Library Friends are residents who love the library and enjoy the many services and events that the library provides.

What have the Friends provided?

Recently, the Friends have funded the digital road sign, the Read Box collections (books and DVDs), Sunshine State readers, Online Reading Club, Lego Robotics Club, Sunday concerts, children's programs, and special projects and outreach such as the Little Free Libraries located throughout the East Lake area.

What does Friends membership provide to Adults, Seniors, and Families?

For a $15 (Adult), $12 (Senior), or $30 (Family) membership, benefits that will enrich your life throughout the year, include:

  • A personalized membership card

  • One-year subscription to THE GOOD NEWS, the Friends newsletter

  • A coupon for use at the Book Nook

  • Knowledge that you are a valued and vital partner of the library

What does Friends membership provide to Friends Patrons?

For a Friends Patron membership commitment of $100, benefits will include the following additional benefits:

  • A personalized membership card

  • One-year subscription to THE GOOD NEWS, the Friends newsletter

  • Monthly coupons covering savings on various Friends-sponsored activities or Book Nook instead of one coupon

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the library at special after-hours events

  • Acknowledgement of your support on the Friends webpage

  • Knowledge that you are a valued and vital partner of the library

Beyond joining or renewing, how can I help?

  • Volunteer to represent the Friends at community events and library functions

  • Plan for future Friends events and fundraisers

  • Bring your new ideas to a task force

  • Volunteer in the Friends Book Nook

  • Bring your talents and life experiences to the Friends to support us in our mission to serve our community

East Lake Community Library  ·  4125 East Lake Road  ·  Palm Harbor, Florida  ·  34685  ·  727-773-2665 (BOOK)