Friends of the Library of Collier County

Announcements:

2024 Author Spotlight Event

The Friends of the Library Author Spotlight Events will be held in downtown Naples at The Norris Center located at 755 8th Avenue S., Naples, FL 34102. Come to The Norris Center for popular authors who will stimulate and delight you with their stories and ideas….make it a day and have lunch first at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Naples.
$48 for members
$58 for nonmembers

In Memory of
Patricia Benisch

Trish served as a board member of the Friends of the Library of Collier County in Naples, where she was instrumental in raising money for the ten libraries in Collier County as the Chairperson of the Nick Linn Lecture Series.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Friends of the Library.

2024 Nonfiction Author Series

AMANDA FAIRBANKS LECTURE IS SOLD OUT!

Featuring four authors with hot breakfast
Breakfast at 8:30 am
Lecture to begin shortly after 9:15 am
Book Signing to follow.
Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, Florida 34103
$350 - Members
$395 - Not a Friends Member

West Wing Art Gallery

The West Wing Art Gallery features local artists at the Naples Regional Library for one month exhibits.

Artists interested in exhibiting should contact Cynde Decker at cdecker@collier-friends.org

Artwork by Marcia Kozlowski

 

Library eBooks

The Friends of the Library President Cindy Ruddy presenting Catherine Cowser, Director with a check for $75,000 for the library’s eBooks.

Office Hours

October 1 to April 30:
9:30 am to 1 pm,
Monday – Friday

 

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF LIBRARY MAILING LIST:

  • You will receive emails about upcoming events!
  • The Nick Linn Lecture Series and the Signature Series require a current Friends membership
  • The Nonfiction Author Series and the Author Spotlight Events offer members discounted prices.
  • For more information email Marlene Haywood at mhaywood@collier-friends.org

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Events Calendar

Nick Linn Lecture Series

The Nick Linn Lecture Series is the main fundraiser for Friends of the Library. The 2024 season will be the twenty-first season that guests will be able to see and hear the authors who know how to entertain our minds and spirits with words, characters and stories virtually and in-person.

Nonfiction Author Series

Fascinating topics and authors come together at the Hilton Naples in-season with an interested audience to discuss history, geography, sports and many other subjects with well-read authors. These events begin with a breakfast buffet and the author’s lecture follows.

Author Spotlight Events

The Friends of the Library Author Spotlight Events will be held in downtown Naples at The Norris Center located at 755 8th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102.  Come to The Norris Center for popular authors who will stimulate and delight you with their stories and ideas….make it a day and have lunch first at the many wonderful restaurants in Naples.

Signature Series

Our Signature Series is an exclusive, member-only event featuring performances and lectures. The annual Series is held at one of our three regional library locations with wonderful performers and lecturers engaged to stimulate our minds and entertain us.

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Be a Friend!

Becoming a Friend of the Libraries of Collier County gives you access to our members-only Signature Series programs as well as our Friends Member Appreciation Event, discounts to the Nick Linn and Non-Fiction Lecture Series and more.

The Impact of Your Friendship on Our Libraries

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$200,000

Raised for E-Books

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$657,000

Raised for Adult & Youth Programs

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$192,000

Raised for Branch Enhancements

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$3,800

Raised for Mail-A-Book (First Year)

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$85,650

Raised for Genealogy Research

What We Do

Books are only the beginning of what makes Collier County Libraries great!

For more than 65 years, Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc. has funded technology upgrades, educational programs, children and youth programs, genealogy research and much more!