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Friends of the Clearwater Public Library

Friends of the Clearwater Library is a non-profit 501 c 3 organization whose purpose is to promote, preserve, enhance and support the Clearwater Public Library System for the benefit of the Clearwater Community.

Call for volunteers!


Volunteers Needed at Friends Book & Gift Store as well as Paperback Books

Volunteers are needed to work certain days and hours at the Friends Book & Gift Store at the Clearwater Main Library.  (Monday – Wednesday, 10:00 – 5:00, Thursday, 10:00 – 4:00, Friday & Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00.)  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 Nancy McCue, 727-536-3141.

The Friends of the Library Book & Gift Store (in the Main Library) desperately needs donations of books, especially paper backs and fiction in good condition, for resale in the store. Bring your donations to the Main Library or call Bill Murray, 531-0667, for pick-up.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Clearwater Library bookstores are used to enhance the Clearwater Public Library system.  The Friends are proud of their commitment to our public library system.  Join the Friends and be part of the commitment.

Friends Book & Gift Store

Friends of the Clearwater Library

Clearwater Main Library
100 N. Osceola Ave
(727) 562-4970 x 5234

Book Store Hours

Monday-Wednesday, 10 am-6 pm
Thursday, 10 am-4 pm
Friday & Saturday, 12-4 pm

We invite you to come and see the Books & Gifts Store at Main if you haven't been there yet. Besides the many fiction and non-fiction books there are health, sports, cookbooks, childrens and more. Come also to see the interesting gifts that we have for sale.

We always need more books to add to our collection so think about giving to the Library when you have finished your latest book, fiction or non-fiction. The Books & Gifts 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 if it's on the shelves. And if you would like to volunteer to help in the store call Nancy McCue, 536-3141, the volunteer Store Manager, or Rita Garvey, 446-3845, Store Coordinator.

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

Next Book Sale


April 2016 Book Sale

Special Pre-Sale for $10 Donation
Wednesday, April 20, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Book Sale
Thursday, April 21, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday, April 22, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Special Collectibles Sale

There will be a separate section of individually priced rare and collectible books.

Books, magazines, and other media are available for purchase year round at several of our CPLS branches.

Join the Friends

Friends Bookstore Staff

Click here for the membership application.

  • ★ 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 Library System.
  • ★ Friends fund noted speakers and events of adult and community interest at all the Clearwater branches.
  • ★ Friends fund books and materials to enhance library services for all.