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.


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 2017-2018 are: President: Shani Wheatcraft; Vice President: Rebecca Lynch; Treasurer: Joe Ellison; Secretary: Dale Ellison; Directors: Shirley Wilson, Fred Pasteur, Pat Lincoln, Renie Brown, Karen Carrier, Rose Bleich 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.

Greetings and happy New Year to all.  The library friends’ board will meet on January 11th to begin planning for 2019. We welcome all who would like to attend. We will be setting the dates for our spring book sale.  We had a very successful fall book sale, netting close to $4,000. We purchased handsome new book bags, which we sold at the book sale and will continue to sell throughout the year.  I hope you will buy one. We approved the 2019 budget at the November board meeting that included $6075 to the library. This includes $2500 for the summer reading program, as well as programming expenses of $2250 for teen and adult programs, $925 for the movie license and $400 for holiday decorations. That will fund all the programs for the upcoming year.

As always, we welcome your presence and suggestions. Thank you for being a friend of the library.

 2019 DUES: Unless you joined at the recent book sale, your dues are now due. It’s only $5, although you are welcome to include more. Admittedly you don’t get a lot for your money but your money and support help HLF a LOT. We do try to alert our members to any unanticipated library closings or changes in hours. You also get a heads up on what is happening with our two annual book sales and we include a reading suggestion or two in each newsletter.  Please send your check to Hendersonville Library Friends PO Box 906, Hendersonville TN 37077-0906

SPRING/SUMMER 2019 BOOK SALE: We had a great first day of the book sale Saturday.  We sold a lot of books but we still have a LOT of books, so don’t forget to come and pick up some summer reading.  They are now all on the tables so no bendng over or hunting under tables. There are a buge number of beautiful coffee table books on many topics – $2 hardcover and $1 paperback Our Book Sale will run through Saturday July 6th, our largest and best book sale ever!!  There are especially large collections of Civil War and military history, biography and beautiful art books in this year’s selection. These books are in ‘mint condition’. In addition, there are hundreds of hard cover and paperback fiction, religion, children’s and every category of book you can imagine.

Another wonderful book sale!! Thank you in advance for your support of our library!!



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