Support Your Library

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

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 several special book titles for sale that relate to local history. One of these titles is “Apalachicola Before 1861”, by local historian and researcher Harry Owens. The Apalachicola Margaret Key Library joined the Apalachicola Area Historical Society in publishing this comprehensive history. Proceeds from all purchases of this book support the library.

Donate books – Apalachicola Margaret Key Library recognizes the value of donated books, audios and DVDs – some for the permanent collection, some to defray cost of purchasing popular works, and some for resale to support the library with needed funds. We accept donations of books of all types and book donations are tax deductible.

Remember, books and other materials should be in good shape preferably with relatively recent publication dates. Older materials and rare books will be accepted for resale in our eBay online bookstore.