of the Punta Gorda Library

History of the Friends

The Friends of the Punta Gorda Library was incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, chartered under the laws of Florida, and is a legally distinct entity from Charlotte County and it’s library system.

The mission of the Friends is to promote awareness of, appreciation for and the use of the Punta Gorda Library.

To accomplish these goals, the Friends raise money through membership dues, special events and the Friends Bookstore. As a non-profit, the Friends also receives donations and contributions from individuals, businesses, other non-profits and corporations.

The Friends provide the library with much needed funding to increase the media collections, fund children, teen and adult programs , procure furniture and equipment for the library and assist with building maintenance and improvements as needed.

The Friends also provide funding for events and projects that benefit the Charlotte County Library system as a whole.

The Friends also participates in the community and are proud to be a part of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.

We welcome individuals, families and businesses to become members in the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library.