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 through the Public Library. 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 through the Public Library.

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.