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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

Naples Regional Library
650 Central Avenue
Naples, FL 34102
HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 - 4:30
PHONE: 239 262-8135
EMAIL: Marlene Kern
Friends in the mediaFriends in the Media
Nonfiction lectures - Florida Weekly (Naples), 10-30-14
Beyond Books - a Naples Daily News spotlight (9-16-14)
Carla Grieve, board member: articles for the Naples Daily News

January 2015
October 2014

Fall 2014
                                Spring 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 Series 2015

Greg Iles Joseph Finder Lisa Gardner Sandra Brown
Greg Iles
Joseph Finder
Lisa Gardner
"Fear Nothing"
Sandra Brown
"Mean Streak"

Four dynamic bestselling authors are confirmed!
Individual lecture and non-member ticket sales now available.
Buy your tickets for the 2015 series using our secure online site.

: 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 Series 2015

Flags of Our Fathers Birdmen American Emperor Walter Kirn
Ron Powers

Lawrence Goldstone

David O. Stewart
Walter Kirn

Four Award-Winning non-fiction authors are confirmed!
  click here for reviews of the authors' books (pdf)
Buy your individual tickets using our secure online site.
$35 for members - $45 for non-members

WHEN: Mondays at 8:30 a.m. January 12, February 2, February 16, April 13 - 2015

Continental Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Lecture starts at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Country Club of Naples - 185 Burning Tree Dr Naples, FL 34105  map  

Car Pooling is Encouraged

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

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

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.