MISSION STATEMENT

The Hendersonville Library Friends is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Hendersonville Public Library. The mission of the Hendersonville Library Friends is to support the library through awareness, advocacy and enrichment with events, programs and projects.

MEETINGS:

BOARD MEETINGS are normally held on the second Thursday, every other month at 1:00pm in the Board Room of the Hendersonville Public Library. New & existing members and new ideas are always welcome (meeting dates may be verified in advance by e-mailing: swilsontn@aol.com). This is a great way to learn what the Library Friends are doing and our plans for the upcoming months. If you would like to join the Library Friends, a membership form can be found on the Membership tab. Simply ‘save’ the form to your computer, print and mail the completed form to the address listed on the bottom of the form

The Board members for 2016-2017 are: President: Shani Wheatcraft; Vice President: Shirley Wilson; Treasurer: Joe Ellison; Secretary: Dale Ellison; Directors: Barbara Harover, Pat Lincoln, Renie Brown, Pat Collier, Jeanie Wynne and Jerry Plummer.

CONTACT US: For more information regarding the Hendersonville Library Friends, Please contact President Shani Wheatcraft via e-mail :  janewheatcraft@att.net  Our mail address is: Hendersonville Library Friends, PO Box 906, Hendersonville, TN, 37077-0906.

SPRING BOOK SALE A HUGE SUCCESS (AGAIN!) ….. Thanks to all who donated or bought books at our Spring Book Sale. Due to your support we have raised funds to continue to support various library programs and to fund library needs. Also “Thanks” to the staff and several volunteers who helped with the set up and tear down …. your help is always appreciated!!

FALL BOOK SALE ‘BUCK A FOOT’ SALE STARTS MONDAY, 12/5:

The Hendersonville Library Friends semi-annual book sale is now in progress and  the book sale will go to $1 per foot beginning Monday, December 5.  That’s a LOT of books for a buck.  Whether hard back or paperback, you just pile them up until you get a foot high stack.  Some of the specialty categories are gone but there are still lots of cookbooks, hobbies, history, religion, fiction, travel, and, surprisingly, there are some children’s books left. We hope these books will go fast so come as early in the week as you can for the best buys.  Bring cash or a check.  There will be some boxes available for the big buyers.

SPRING AND FALL BOOK SALE FUNDRAISERS: Each Spring and Fall the Hendersonville Library Friends holds “Book Sales” events, selling donated books and other media. All profits from the book sales benefit the library through the Library Friends. One recent purchase/donation to the library was a new kiosk for the Teen Room. Funds are used in many way to fund many library activities including those listed below. Thanks again to all for your support!!! Donations may be made at the library front desk any time throughout the year. Your donations are tax deductable and greatly appreciated.

Monies raised through the sales allow us to make purchases or fund programs/activities that benefit our Hendersonville Library, such as the following:

-Funded expenses for the Children’s and Youth Summer Reading Programs:

-Funded expenses for the Adult Summer Reading luncheon;

-Funded the start-up cost for the Library Reading Group;

-Purchased games for the Family Game Night program;

-Purchased NYT bestseller and other books of interest for the library;

-Funds for three United States flags for the library per year;

-Purchased USB microphone for the Rosetta Stone Language workstation;

-Funded Holiday decorations for the library interior and exterior;

-Provided lunch for the library staff during Library Week;

-Hosted a retirement reception for Virginia Duffett and an Ice Cream Social to welcome the new Library Manager, Lalani Sabo.

Thank you for your support of HLF which allows us to in turn support our wonderful library!!

HOW TO REQUEST A BOOK PURCHASE BY THE LIBRARY - Like for the library to purchase a book?? A requet may be made by going to the Library Website (http://www2.youseemore.com/hendersonville/Default.asp) look on the right hand side under “Quick Links” and click on the red block, “Suggest an Item”. You do have to identify yourself and enter your library card number.

OLD COLLECTOR BOOKS FOR SALE - HLF has many old collector books for sale … go to the Old Collector Books For Sale page for a listing. All sales benefit the library and are tax deductable!!

HAVE A BOOK CLUB??? Forward your meeting info (when (incl time)/where/contact info) and we will list it here!!!

Barnes & Noble Book Club: Meets at noon 3rd Monday of each month at Barnes & Noble, Indian Lake, contact jeanie-johnston@comcast.net