"Libraries offer for free, the wisdom of the ages - and sages - and, simply put, there's something for everyone inside." Laura Bush
If you believe a community library is a vital asset to the community, we urge you to join Friends of the Punta Gorda Library!
The Friends of the Punta Gorda Library is a non-profit organization that supports the library programs and services. Funding for the Punta Gorda Library comes from several sources, primarily Charlotte County.
The Punta Gorda Friends generously contribute much-needed additional funds for library resources that would otherwise not be available. Your membership in Friends furthers the appreciation of books, literacy and education in the community, supports adult and children’s programs, sponsors programs of community interest, publishes the BOOKMARK (a newsletter of library happenings), and operates the Friends bookstore, from which proceeds are funnelled back into the Library. Members of the Friends act as advocates for the Punta Gorda Library.
When you become a Friend, your membership contribution enables the Friends to:
- Promote the use of the library
- Further the appreciation of books, literacy and education in the community
- Support adult, teen, and children’s programs
- Sponsor programs of community interest
- Publish the 'Bookmark', a newsletter of the library happenings
- Operate the Friends bookstore
Friends members receive the newsletter and are entitled to advance purchase of tickets for the literary luncheons.
How to Join
There are different types of memberships. An individual/family memberships for $15 per year. A lifetime membership is $150.
General Membership (family and lifetime)
Open and print the application here for General Membership.
Here is a list of the Friends Lifetime Members.
Thank you for joining the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library.
We welcome businesses to join as Business Patrons - click here