Friends of the Southwest Branch Library Boutique is located inside the lobby of the library and offers gift quality hard back books, DVDs, for $2, tote bags, scented candles, note cards with an artist sketch of the library, t-shirts with the commissioned poster of an egret reading a book which also appears on the West Florida Public Library card. Current magazines are available for a 50 cent donation each. Friends volunteers will greet you and gladly help you find the perfect book and share information about our local area. The Friends is an all volunteer 501 (c)3 organization that supports the Southwest Branch of the West Florida Public Library through fundraising and volunteerism. All proceeds support the library's childrens programs. Friends meet at 7PM the second Monday of January, April, July and October and welcome interesting guest speakers from all aspects of life. Everyone is welcome, and social refreshments served at 6:30PM.