The Friends Bookstore is open Monday through Saturday, 10:15 am to 4 pm.

See pictures from all our 2024 Events on the Photos page!!



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

Friends provides 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.

To accomplish these goals, Friends raises money through membership dues, special events and the Friends Bookstore. As a non-profit, the Friends receives donations and contributions from individuals, businesses, other non-profits and corporations. Friends provides funding for events and projects that benefit the Charlotte County Library system as a whole.

A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life…”

– Henry Ward Beecher

Meet the Board
From the left:
Brenda Townsend, Joann Filkins, Shelly Pollack, Hank Bauman, Geri Saunders (in the very back), Katie Mazzi, Susan Graff, Berna Goldberg, Georgia Buda, Ellen Wade, Minerva King, Teresa Coady, Tony Farina, Judi Beaumont .

Jenny Anderson, Jerri Marsee, Ellen Burnett, Jonathan Westbrook

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

Explore more about Memberships here

Incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, chartered under the laws of Florida, the organization is a legally distinct entity from Charlotte County and it’s library system. Friends participates in the community and is proud member of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.