City of Fort Walton Beach Library
The Fort Walton Beach Library, now housed in a modern 24,000-square-foot building, was first established under humble circumstances in a waterfront Masonic building by the Fort Walton Beach Women’s Club in 1927. For information regarding activities and special events, click here: City of Fort Walton Beach

 

Address
185 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Map & Directions

 

Contact
Phone: 850.833.9590

E-mail Us

 

Library Director:
Tricia Gould

Youth Services:
Nancy Cardinal

Library Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
10:00am-6:00pm
Friday
10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am-4:00pm
Closed Sundays and some holidays

History of the Fort Walton Beach Library
The Fort Walton Beach Library, now housed in a modern 24,000-square-foot building, was first established under humble circumstances in a waterfront Masonic building by the Fort Walton Beach Women’s Club in 1927. Sadly, in 1936, the library was dismantled when a local high school needed the library’s books for an accreditation review.

In 1954, the library was re-established by the Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Women’s Club in the community center on land donated by Library Board President Liza (L. M.) Jackson. Lucile Woodward, a member of one of the first families of the city, served as volunteer librarian for two and a half years. Stocked largely with donated materials, the library grew substantially under her direction and in1957, a professional librarian, Dorothy Raymond, was hired. The library was open for full-time service.

You can learn more about the History of the Fort Walton Beach Library - City of Fort Walton Beach Library Website.