About Us

Welcome to the Friends of the Library website.

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 Collier County Public Library; to obtain greater usefulness or wider use of library; and to support the literary and educational needs of the community. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Membership dues & donations are tax-deductible.

ABOUT THE FRIENDS

PURPOSE

The Friends of the Library was formed to establish a free public library system in Collier County. The mission of the Friends is to support Collier County Public Library; to obtain greater usefulness or wider use of library; and to support the literary and educational needs of the community.

STATUS

The Friends of the Library is incorporated and has been accorded Section 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit corporation by the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, the Friends of the Library is listed with the authoritative GuideStar national directory of non-profit organizations.

GOVERNANCE

The Friends of the Library is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership of the Corporation for terms of three years. The Board oversees the programs, projects, and financial status of the Friends; appoints committees to provide for the efficient management of the affairs of the corporation; and raises funds through contributions, subscriptions, dues, legacies, devises, and other legal means.