Friends of the Library

image of seaplane art by Bonnie Whicher Photography in library expansion seating areaFriends of Tavares Library, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of the Friends of Tavares Library is to encourage public support of the Tavares Public Library and to promote lifelong learning and literacy. The Friends accomplish this mission by raising funds to support the Library's unexpected program needs and expenses. New members and new ideas are always welcome.

In 2023 the Friends of the Tavares Library purchased three original seaplane photographs and one sunset photograph by Bonnie Whicher Photography for the Tavares Public Library expansion.


Membership applications are accepted throughout the year, so hurry and join the Friends of the Library! Drop by the Tavares Public Library for the membership application to join. 


Contributions are payable by chek to: Friends of the Tavares Library


President: Alpa Pandya
Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: Norma Emerson
Treasurer: Mary Ellen Drees

The City of Tavares contact for the Friends of the Tavares Public Library is Rebecca Campbell, Library Director, , 352.742.6090

Special Events

Please join the Friends of the Library in celebration of National Library Week on Thursday, April 27, 2023                                         from  11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the library expansion

2021 was the final year for the Friends of the Tavares Public Library Annual Scarecrow Contest and Fundraiser.

New and upcoming events and fundraisers are being planned and will be announced soon.