Everyone knows what it is like to be on a budget. Your public libraries are no different. The public library funding comes from Charlotte County's general revenue funds and from Florida State Aid to Libraries grants. This funding does not quite cover the needs of the library. Every library has a wish-list consisting of books, magazines, computers, and newspapers.
This is where the Friends of the Library steps in and plays a pivotal role in raising funds for the libraries. Each of the four public libraries in Charlotte County has such a group, with slightly different names. Without the Friends of the Library, the libraries would not have the abundance of materials that exist today. Materials like, public use computers, children's programs, new furniture, volunteers, and plenty of new books.
The library needs you! If you would like to be a part of a dynamic library support group become a Friend.
Friends of the Port Charlotte Public Library, Inc.
2280 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
President: Don Leslie
Friends of the Englewood Public Library, Inc.
3450 North Access Road
Englewood, FL 34224
President: Margaret Jonstone - firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Punta Gorda Public Library, Inc.
424 W. Henry Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
President: Kaatie Mazzi - email@example.com