Welcome to the Johann Fust Library Foundation. Our mission is to maintain and preserve the buildings and gardens of the library while providing a literary and cultural center for the residents and visitors of Boca Grande.
We are excited that in 2022 will be offering live events again. Many of these will be live-streamed as well. For details on our literary events, visit our 2022 Events Page HERE. For events held in the library loggia and/or courtyard, please note the Foundation’s Health and Safety Policy. To view videos of the season’s programs Click Here.
Visit Our Beautiful Facility
If you have not visited our beautiful facility, you must definitely find the time to do so. This historic architectural masterpiece was built in 1950 and renovated in 2013. Seibert Architects received an award from the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects. The architectural features of the building are many, but perhaps most exciting is the original Bermuda roof. The design of the roof feeds rainwater to the cistern which waters the gardens.
Massive cypress doors and original exposed cypress beams are awe-inspiring reminders of the passion and attention to detail that the founders brought to their project seventy years ago. Visitors wander through the garden and courtyard as they explore the excellent library services offered by Lee County. The loggia offers a shady outdoor respite from the midday sun.