Our New Punta Gorda Library

Plans for the new South County Library and Historical Archives are moving forward!

The City of Punta Gorda has given Charlotte County 6.2 acres of land for the new South County Community Library and Archive.
The new site is located at 401 Shreve Street. This is adjacent to the History Park. This new library will replace the existing 9,145 square foot Punta Gorda Library. This current library is the smallest in the county while being the second busiest library in the county.

The estimated $6.9 million project cost is being paid for from the Charlotte County Sales Tax Extension 2015 Fund. The Charlotte County Commission approved Harvard Jolly, Inc. of Sarasota to design and build the new library. They have built 55 other Florida libraries. Harvard Jolly specializes in old Florida Design. They are members of the American Library Association and the Florida Library Association.

Press Releases

Renditions of the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library

Enjoy these renditions of the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library. The 20,100 square foot library will include meeting rooms, Friends of the Library area, youth and program space, computer area with instructional classes, and space for archive...

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Successful groundbreaking for the new library!

Thank you to everyone who came to the ground breaking ceremony for the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library on May 15th. We had a very successful groundbreaking for the new library! Pictures courtesy of Stephen Lineberry Click the image to enlarge...

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New Library Groundbreaking Ceremony, May 15th

Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners cordially invites you to the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library Groundbreaking Ceremony 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda Download the invitation...

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Punta Gorda Charlotte Library Fact Sheet

Design Consultant: Harvard Jolly Architecture Design cost: $700,000 Started: Oct. 22, 2015 Completion: Feb. 20, 2018 Construction Construction Manager: Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Construction Budget: $3,833,582 Started: April 9, 2018 Estimated completion:...

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Sept 2017 – Update on the New Library

Last spring, many of us were concerned that funding issues were driving the design process so that the new library would look like a box store. Punta Gorda is known for its historic areas so we wanted a design that was not only functional but attractive....

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2017-July: New Library Update

New Library News The Charlotte County Board of Commissioners, the Punta Gorda City Council and the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library have come together to provide the additional funding for the new library to have a functional exterior that compliments...

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New Punta Gorda Library: Public Meetings Held

Early 2016: Public Meetings were held in January and March, 2016. The first meeting was to ask for public input and the second meeting was to share the concept drawings of the interior and exterior of the building. More citizen input was given. The...

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