of the Punta Gorda Library


A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life..."
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Past President and current Friends of the Punta Gorda Library Board Member, Mary C. Knowlton.  She has worked tirelessly on behalf of the Friends and community to build a new library in Punta Gorda.  All memorial donations received in memory of Mary will be designated for the new library and dedicated to her memory. The Knowlton Family will be notified of all gifts in memory of Mary.  Donations may be made to Friends of the Punta Gorda Libary and mailed to 424 West Henry Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. 

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce presented the 2016 President's Choice Award in honor of Mary Knowlton. 




FLA Website Award

The Friends of the Punta Gorda Library Website has won the Florida Library Association 2015 Website of the Year Award.  

Katie Mazzi is shown with the FLA Award.




Friends of the Punta Gorda Library welcomes you to our library, our community and our Friend’s group.

The Friends of the Punta Gorda Library won the chamber award for Non-Profit. Accepting the award from President John Wright and outgoing chairman Ron Monck are Katie Mazzi and Mary Knowlton.

The Friends of the Punta Gorda Library won the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce 2014  "Business Award for Not For Profit." Left to right, Chamber President John Wright, Friends President Katie Mazzi, outgoing Chamber chairman Ron Monck and Friends Board member Mary Knowlton.

We are very proud of our library and all that it offers to residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

Mark Twain wrote, “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

At the library you will find books, e-books, music, movies, magazines, puzzles and newspapers. There are computers and copy machines. You can use the free wi-fi. There are chairs and tables for you to sit and relax and work! There are children, teen and adult programs. There are reading groups and book discussions. Most of these programs are funded by the Friends and are free to participants.

We extend an invitation to you to join the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library. Your membership helps us provide funding for the library and therefore the community at large.

Our hope is that, after your first visit, you will return often!

Katie Mazzi,
President, Friends of the Punta Gorda Library


An easy way for you to support the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library is through AmazonSmile.  Each time you make want to make a purchase thru Amazon, first go to the AmazonSmile page by clicking the image on the bottom of this page.   Then you sign into your account or create an Amazon account.  The Friendsof the Punta Gorda Library will receive a donation of 0.5% of your purchase.  We thank you for doing this!