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Welcome to the Collier-Friends website, home of the Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc., located in Naples, Florida.

The Friends of the Library was formed to establish a free public library system in Collier County. The ongoing mission of the Friends is to support and to enrich the services of the Collier County Public Library System. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Membership dues & donations are tax-deductible. more about the Friends

FRIENDS OFFICE
Naples Regional Library
650 Central Avenue
Naples, FL 34102
HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 - 4:30
PHONE: 239 262-8135
EMAIL: Marlene Kern
www.collier-friends.org
Friends in the mediaFriends in the Media
A collection of articles featuring the FOL events, plus Board member Carla Grieve for the Naples Daily News.
NEWSLETTERS:
March 2015January 2015, October 2014


Library Electronic Assistance Program (LEAP) - Students Helping Patrons

Students are now available to help library patrons one-on-one in the use of electronic equipment (iPad, laptop, Kindle, nook).
Call one of the 7 participating libraries for your appointment! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library contact locations (pdf)

WING ART GALLERY - 2014-2015 monthly schedule of exhibitions
Visit the West Wing Art Gallery page for more information.


Nick Linn Lecture Summer Program 2015

Hank Phillippi Ryan
More about Hank Phillippi Ryan
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Hank Phillippi Ryan

Monday, April 27, 2015

Continental Breakfast 9:30am

at Bentley Village - map

for current members of the Friends of the Library

BREAKFAST $25.00
 

Seating is limited.
  120 attendees for breakfast


First come, first served
For reservations, call the Friends Office at 239-262-8135, or
Buy your tickets using our secure online site.

Bagels & Book Clubs Breakfast

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2900 Gordon Drive - Port Royal, Florida

 
featuring Sue Monk Kidd
author of The Invention of Wings

Admission: $100
includes a copy of the paperback edition

Buy your tickets on our secure online site
for more information, view the pdf

Sue Monk Kidd


MEMBER BENEFITS
As a member of the Friends of the Library, you’ll be paid back in thousands of ways every year – with children’s smiles, the sincere appreciation of the hardworking library staff, and the satisfaction of knowing you make a difference to one of the county’s most important institutions.

Member benefits include:

  • Friends newsletter
  • Friends e-news updates
  • Friends-only Bargain Book Sale preview
  • Discounts to Friends-sponsored events
  • Library program booklets mailed to you
  • Friends early registration for library programs

To become a member of the Friends of the Library, or to renew your existing membership, use our secure online form, or call or visit the Friends office with your check or credit card.