Gulf Beaches Friends of the Library Fundraiser

Football Raffle

Tickets: $2 each or 3 for $5


  • Prize 1 – a football signed by Lovie Smith, the Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, & a $35 gift certificate to Lee Roy Selmon’s sports bar & grill
  • Prize 2 – a handmade quilt featuring all 32 NFL teams & 2 coordinating Tampa Bay Buccaneers pillowcases the dimensions of the quilt are 62” x 50”)

The raffle begins December 26 and the drawing of winners will take place at the annual Friends of the Library Wine & Cheese membership party on January 20. Winners do not need to be present to win. The quilt and pillowcases were made by library patron and Friend, Nancy Schubart. All the money raised benefits the Friends of the Library.



Friends of the Gulf Beaches Library

is a not-for-profit organization with the purpose to promote and support the public library that serves residents and visitors of Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores and Treasure Island. The organization was founded in the 1950’s and continues to provide the library with funds and services for resources which are not necessarily possible through funding by the cities.


Join The Friends

Love and support your local library by joining the FRIENDS.

Become a member of our team!


 Friends' canvas tote bag -- Only $6.00




As a member of the FRIENDS, we support the library by providing the materials that the library needs to improve and enhance services for everyone in our Beach Communities. Donations and gently used books are needed.

Join us the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the library. Everyone is Welcome.The Friends don't meet on June, July, & August.


Visit our Bookstore!  It is open every day the Library is open and offers books, magazines, paperbacks and audiovisual materials at bargain prices.

Friends Membership Application


Applications can be picked up at the Circulation Desk and include the following types:






Friends Annual Book Sale

3 Friends

            From l-r -- Debi Schuttle (President), Jane Wrynn(Treasurer),                     Marilyn Hafling (Vice President)


 Annual Individual     $10.00 
 Annual Family     $20.00
 Lifetime Individual $100.00 
 Lifetime Family $150.00
~~~Lifetime includes name inscription on our book wall~~~


Friends Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to memberships and donations, The Friends of the Gulf Beaches Public Library needs energy and skills from its members to undertake many its activities. If you are interested, please download the form below and check the items which you may be willing to contribute time and efforts. Please contact us at 727-391-2828 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information or to volunteer.

Friends Volunteer Opportunities Form


Officers and Board of Directors    

President Debi Schutte
Vice President Marilyn Hafling
Secretary Donna Arenth
Treasurer Jane Wrynn
Library Director Maggie Cinnella


 Friends of the Library 2013

All FriendsBig

Front Row - (from l - r) - Rosemary Keller, Jane Wrynn (Secretary)
Back Row - (from l - r) - Maggie Cinnella (Library Director), Deby Weinstein, Marilyn Hafling (Vice President), Nancy Gorski, Jane Jordan, Linda McArtor, Debi Schutte (President)


Stan - 20 Years Recognition 


 Stan 20Years Recognition

 From left to right: Jane Wrynn (Secretary), Debi Schutte (President), Stan, Rosemary Keller (Friend)