Mural celebrates the 112-year history of a library in Punta Gorda.

Mural celebrates the 112-year history of a library in Punta Gorda.

The “Pages from Our Library’s Past” mural on the side of the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library on Shreve Street is The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society’s 30th mural. The 15 foot by 15 foot mural was painted by artist Skip Dyrda. The two-page scrapbook in the center...

Bookmark, Volume 16, Issue 3, February 2020

Dear Friends, My name is Minerva King and I am the new President of the Friends of the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library. I am excited as I begin working with the new Board, the library staff and our Friends members. Former president Katie Mazzi has left some big shoes to...

Bookmark, Volume 16 Issue1 October 2019

Dear Friends, The most famous line from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams was “If you build it, he will come.” But since the movie became a box office hit, this classic line has been rewritten hundreds of times as: “If you build it, they will come.” And that is exactly...

The New Library is Open!

The new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library opened to the public on August 26, 2019This new library is the result of years of work by the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library, now calling themselves the Friends of the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library.The new library is:Located...

Bookmark, February 2019

A publication of Friends of the Punta Gorda Library Punta Gorda, Florida Volume 15, Issue 3 February 2019 Dear Friends, A current New York Times bestseller is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. This book is initially described as the mystery of the 1986 fire at the Los...

Renditions of the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library

Enjoy these renditions of the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library. The 20,100 square foot library will include meeting rooms, Friends of the Library area, youth and program space, computer area with instructional classes, and space for archive...
Successful groundbreaking for the new library!

Successful groundbreaking for the new library!

Thank you to everyone who came to the ground breaking ceremony for the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library on May 15th. We had a very successful groundbreaking for the new library! Pictures courtesy of Stephen Lineberry Click the image to enlarge it. Nancy Lewis, Teresa...