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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.

FRIENDS OFFICE
Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave.,
Naples, FL 34102
HOURS: Mon. - Fri., 9:30 - 4:30
PHONE: (239)262-8135
EMAIL: Marlene Kern
Friends Retrospective
Carla Grieve, board member, for NDN:
LEAP students help library patrons (07-14)
Friends Board & activities (10-13)
Sept. - Nat'l Library Card Month (08-13)
Library website features (02-13)
Friends 55th birthday (08-12)


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

LEAP is a pilot program sponsored by the Friends of the Library for the Collier County Public Library. Students will receive work experience by helping patrons learn how to use their electronic devices and gain confidence accessing information. Making your appointment helps assure the success of the program - and you learn a lot!




Nick Linn Lecture Series 2015

Greg Iles Joseph Finder Lisa Gardner Sandra Brown
JANUARY 26
Greg Iles
"Natchez Burning"
MARCH 2
Joseph Finder
"Suspicion"
MARCH 9
Lisa Gardner
"Fear Nothing"
MARCH 23
Sandra Brown
"Mean Streak"

Four dynamic bestselling authors are now confirmed!
Buy your tickets for the 2015 series using our secure online site.

WHEN
: Mondays at noon: January 26, March 2, March 9, & March 23 - 2015.
WHERE: Grand Lawn Pavilion, Ritz Carlton Golf Resort,
               2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL 34109

               Luncheon begins at 12 noon, lecture at 1 pm.

For questions and information, please contact Marlene Kern of the Friends Office at (239) 262-8135.
 

Non-Fiction Author Lecture

Monday, April 13, 2015
Country Club of Naples -
185 Burning Tree Dr continental breakfast at 8:30, lecture at 9

featuring Walter Kirn
author of Blood Will Out:
The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
(published March 2014)

Ticket availability to be announced

Walter Kirn Blood Will Out

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.



NEED A SPEAKER?
The Friends welcome the opportunity to introduce your organization to the many outstanding programs and services provided by the Library. Call or email us to schedule a speaker.