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.
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. This summer,...read more
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 the historic...read more
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 Charlotte County...read more