Support Your Library

Give – Monetary Donations fuel our mission to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our community. Your gifts are tax deductible.

Patrons of Apalachicola Library Society Inc. (PALS)

PALS is the Friends of the Library organization that works with the Library staff to build collections and stimulate community interest in the Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts. Join with us- as a member, volunteer, or bookstore patron- to help support and expand the public programming at Apalachicola Margaret Key Library.


Please make your check out to PALS and mail it to: Lowell Thomas, PALS Treasurer, P.O. Box 293, Apalachicola, FL 32329, or drop it off at the Library – 74 6th Street.

  • Family $40.00
  • Individual $25.00
  • Seniors (+60) $15.00
  • Student $10.00

PALS Board members are:

  • Bonnie Fulmer, President
  • Linda Thompson, Vice President
  • Lowell Thomas, Treasurer
  • Celia Winterringer, Secretary
  • Jan Thomas, Corresponding Secretary
  • Tina Robertson, Director
  • Tom Daly, Director
  • Shirley Ammons, Director
  • Shirley Taylor, Director

Purchase – The Library has coffee mugs, ornate bookmarks, and other merchandise for sale. We also have several special book titles for sale that relate to local history. One of these titles is “Apalachicola Before 1861”, by Harry Owens. Owens’ research was the best on this town, and needed to be more available to the average reader. Because of this, the Apalachicola library and the Apalachicola Area Historical Society joined together to offer “Apalachicola Before 1861” in print and available for purchase at the library. Proceeds from all purchases support the library.

Volunteer – Volunteers are an important part of our operations. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us.

Donate books – We accept donations of books of all types. Book donations are tax deductible. Donated Books are one way we are expanding our collection every day.

The Apalachicola Municipal Library recognizes the value of donated books – for the collection, to defray cost of purchase, or to sell to support the library with needed funds.

We maintain a book cart in the library of BOOKS FOR SALE as well as selectively placing books and magazines on our front bench which are FREE to whoever wants them.

If you are thinking about spring cleaning in this lovely fall weather, contact the library about donating. Books or audio books should be in good shape preferably with relatively recent publication dates. Anything over a box or two should be discussed before bringing them in – so we can plan our processing.