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elcome 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.
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 enhance and expand the educational, recreational and technological needs of the Collier County Public Library. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Membership dues & donations are tax-deductible.

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.

Board of Directors

President
Dan Kozlowski

Vice President
Jon Zoler

Treasurer
Linda Williams

Secretary
Bobbi Skaggs

Board Members

George Barry
Cathy Dion
Joanne Fowler
Dick Jordan
Joseph Karaganis
Matt Koch
Linda Leatherbury
Nita Leftwich
Bob Levine
Nick Linn
Sandra Linneman
Beth O'Brien
Lorna J. Scharlacken
Bobbi Skaggs
Linda Williams

Marco Island Friends Chapter
Dolores Siegel, President


MEETINGS
Meetings of the Friends Board of Directors and Friends Committees are open to the public and include an agenda of Board business and Committee reports, along with discussions of projects and activities.  Monthly meetings are held on the third Friday of each month from 2-4 p.m.  (dates vary in December and May) in the Mackworth G. Rees meeting room at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue, Naples. We invite you to attend.

2014-2015 Meeting Schedule - TBA

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Read all about the benefits of being a member of the Friends of the Library!

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
To become a member of the Friends, call the Friends office or visit us to make membership payments or donations. Or make secure and convenient online payment using your credit card from our membership page.

For more information, please call the Friends office at (239) 262-8135.