Friends Make Things HappeN.


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Who We Are

Volunteers supporting the mission and funding of the Lakes Regional Library.

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What we do

The Friends have several on-going projects that enhance the Lakes Regional Library Experience.

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How to Help

Volunteer, donate, or join the Friends to support your library!

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What’s Happening

Upcoming events!

Mission Statement

The Friends of Lakes Regional Library is a non-profit corporation established in 1990. Our mission is to support and raise funds for the benefit of Lakes Regional Library and/or Lee County Library System.

We support a wide variety of requests, which supplement the Lakes budget such as:
1. Sponsoring and supporting the many adult, teen and youth programs
2. Subscribing to the Book Page, a monthly periodical with book reviews and author interviews that is distributed for free at the Information Desk
3. Purchasing needed equipment and furnishings to enhance the services provided by the Library
4. Maintaining the plants in the children’s story garden
Supplementing the periodical budget
5. We also support the Southwest Florida Reading Festival,an annual event, free and open to the public