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 2019-2020 are: President: Shani Wheatcraft; Vice President: Rebecca Lynch; Treasurer: Joe Ellison; Secretary: Dale Ellison; Directors: Shirley Wilson, Fred Pasteur, Pat Lincoln, Renie Brown, 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.

 2020 DUES: At a special board meeting, it was approved to increase dues beginning in 2020 to $10 from the current $5, although you are welcome to include more. 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   


2019 Spring Book Sale: Another wonderful and successful book sale!! Thank you  for your support of our library!! Through your generous donations and purchases, we are able to raise funds to support our wonderful library programs and other needs not funded by city and county contributions. “Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”. And thank you to our Board members and volunteers for countless hours of time spent preparing and organizing the sales … would not be possible without your efforts!

2019 Fall Book Sale: Currently scheduled to run November 2nd through November 23rd. ‘Quality’ donations are now being accepted to make this another successful sale to support 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 deductible 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 annual ‘movie fee’ for movies to be shown in the library;

-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;

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 request 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.

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