The Friends have become a valuable and indispensable asset to the North Port Library as their accomplishments have been many throughout the years.

In 1975 the Friends raised the funds to purchase the two bedroom house that originally stood on the site where the present structure stands today. They operated a free library with only the volunteers and the 5,000 donated books.

By 1992, the library had outgrown the enlarged house, so the one cent sales tax for Capital Improvement was used to create the new Library building on the site of the small house. The Friends raised nearly $200.000, to acquire extra equipment and furniture not covered by Sarasota County.

In 2004 the Friends provided the Studio Visual Equipment and many more enhancements in the children’s area.

The outside stone table & bench was purchased by Friends.
Through grants received by Friends we have been able to purchase computers, software and the required yearly licenses.

We sponsor the annual 1800s Christmas program that is held on Sunday and is free to the community. This program features crafts for all ages, seasonal music groups and costumes of the 1800s.

Want to meet people? Do you want to have fun? Then the place for you is in the bookstore where you can do both. You can work as little as one day a month or as much as a shift a week. It’s up to you as to when you would like to work. The job is easy and very rewarding.

The bookstore is run by the Friends of the Library. The proceeds from the bookstore sales go to fund the services, programs and additional equipment the library needs that is not covered by their annual budget.

Stop in, check it out then call Charlotte at 429-2207. Get started today.


Manager: Stacey Bak

Mon.-Thurs.-Fri. & Sat. 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Tues. & Wed. 10:00AM to 8:00PM


Books sell for $.25 to $2.00 or as marked.

Book sales are held three times a year.

Donate your used books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, tapes & puzzles.  Friends can arrange for a courier to pick up your cartons
(large quantities) of books at no charge.
Call Charlotte at 429-2207 to arrange pickup.
Proceeds help fund the programs and services of the North Port Library.


Academy for Early Learning
5500 S. Biscayne Drive
North Port, FL 34287 941.426.4946

Bema J’s Bistro
3515 Bobcat Village Center
North Port, FL 34288

Busey Bank
14803 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

C & R Graphics
2320 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Dr. Pascal Bordy
530 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33953

Doctors Choice Physical Therapy
13823 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

Dr. Hector Hernandez
4235 Kings Hwy. Unit 101
Port Charlotte, FL 33980 941.764.0660

Dr. Janet Lewis
First Physicians Group
2345 Bobcat Village Center Rd. Suite 202
North Port, FL 34288

Farley Funeral Homes
5900 S. Biscayne Dr.
North Port, FL 34287 941.426.2880

Greek Grille & Gallery
14828 Tamiami trail
North Port, FL 34287

Imperial Pizza
13001 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

Kyle Kurtis Salon & Spa
1143 N. Toledo Blade Blvd.
North Port, FL 34288

Marco Pizza
14830 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34288

Mellor and Grissinger
13801 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

Namack Portifolio Investments Professionals, LLC
Wendy Namack
2567 N. Toledo Blade Blvd. Unit 3
North Port, FL 34289 941.429.2911

North Port Family Table
14525 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

North Port Natural Florist
13632 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

North Port Taekwondo
14906 Tamiami Trail, Suite E
North Port, FL 34287

Olde World Restaurant
14415 S. Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

Patriot Storage
6029 Talon Bay Drive
North Port, FL 34287
2245 Bobcat Village Center Rd/
North Port, FL 34288

Presto Air
Bill Ginn

ROI Media
14870 Tamiami Trail Unit A-202
North Port, FL 34287

Rozelle Design
Heather Rozelle, Graphic Designer

Carol Hamilton 941.429.2846

Town Pharmacy
14826 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

Treemendous Tree