Friends of the Library of Collier County

The Friends of the Library Office is now open.

The Friends of the Library staff will be working in the office and at home.  The office can be reached by calling 239-262-8135 and leaving a message or by emailing Marlene Haywood at mhaywood@collier-friends.org or Cynde Decker at cdecker@collier-friends.org.

Office hours:

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

May 1 to September 30:  9:30 am to 1 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  

Events Calendar

Nick Linn Lecture Series - Celebrating 20 years!!!

The Nick Linn Lecture Series is the main fundraiser for Friends of the Library. The 2023 season will be the twentieth 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 Kensington Golf & Country Club 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.

Two New Author Spotlight Events

Two New “Author Spotlight” Events for 2022 – 2023!  The Friends of the Library Author Spotlight Events will be held in downtown Naples at The Naples Players Sugden Community Theatre located at 701 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102.  Come to Fifth Avenue 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 our Library auditoriums 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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$565,000

Raised for Adult & Youth Programs

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$192,000

Raised for Branch Enhancements

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$3,600

Raised for Mail-A-Book (First Year)

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$70,000

Raised for Genealogy Research

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What We Do

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

For more than 60 years, Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc. has funded technology upgrades, educational programs, children and youth programs, genealogy research and much more!