All St. Lucie County beach accesses will be closed July 3-5 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

The Friends of the St. Lucie County Library Association, Inc., is a non-profit organization of volunteers who support the County's Public Library, a group of people who love books, love to read, and want to help others enjoy the pleasure of reading. Everyone is welcome to join.

Members receive an invitation to the annual dinner meeting and special notices about programs sponsored by the Friends. As a Friend you may also be a volunteer. We welcome your assistance in any area in which you may wish to participate.

Membership Levels
Individual   $10
Family       $25
Patron       $100
Sponsor    $250
Benefactor $500

You will receive an invitation to the annual meeting in November which features a Florida author or local speaker. The annual membership renewal date is October 1st.

Please send your name, address and check to:
Friends of the St. Lucie County Library Association, Inc.
101 Melody Lane
Fort Pierce, FL 34950-4402

Your contribution to the Friends of the St. Lucie County Library Association, Inc. is tax-deductible.

Friends of the Library Board of Directors
Carnelle Clifton, President
Paula Lewis, Vice President
Padrick Pinkney, Treasurer
Barnette Miller Moore, Secretary
June Adams, Assistant Secretary
Helen Lightner, Director
Judi Miller, Director
Linda Bartz, Representative of Board of County Commissioners
Rudy Widman, Representative of Library Advisory Board
Jim Wilder, Representative of St. Lucie County Law Library
Susan Jacob, Library Director, Ex-officio Member

 To see the Friends' by-laws, click here.

 picture of Friends of the Library and Staff in Friends sponsored parade float

Howard W. Schneider, Library Benefactor

Howard W. Schneider appeared to be a man of modest means, living at the old Biltmore Hotel, searching through trash cans for treasures and visiting the former Main Library every day. Librarian Pat McManus became his friend through their daily encounters, and when he became ill, even visited him at the hotel shortly before his death in 1978. Upon his death it was discovered that Mr. Schneider was a retired forester with considerable assets. In his will he left instructions for the St. Lucie County Library Association, Inc., to receive $240,000. This fund is entrusted to management by the Friends of the St. Lucie County Library Association, Inc., Board of Directors. The Friends have paid for many wonderful items, including $60,000 for the Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library property, the Florida Collection for the Morningside Branch, luncheons for Library volunteers, and many other necessary projects.