Friends of the Library of Collier County

Announcements:

65th Anniversary!

Friends of the Library of Collier County Annual Appeal Celebrating our 65th Anniversary.

West Wing Art Gallery

The West Wing Art Gallery is now open at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, FL 34102.

Office Hours

The office will be closed on Monday, January 23, 2023 for the Nonfiction Author Series.  This event is sold out!

  • 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.

The Greatest Theft: Nazi-Looted Art

Signature Series

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Library eBooks

The Friends of the Library President Ken Assal presenting Catherine Cowser, Assistant Director with a check for $100,000 for the library’s eBooks.

Board Members Howard Becker, Treasurer, Ken Assal, President and Cindy Ruddy present Marlene Haywood with a gift celebrating 10 years with the Friends of the Library.

West Wing Art Gallery

Oswaldo Ventura - Displaying his artwork January and February 2023

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!