When was the current library built?
The Henderson County branch library building in Fletcher, NC, began in a temporary structure. It was the first branch library in Henderson County.
The current library building was built in 1989. A group of concerned citizens working with the Community Foundation raised the funds, built the building, and have provided it at no cost to the Henderson County Library.
The Fletcher branch library has by far the highest use and highest circulation of any branch library in Henderson County.
Who uses the library in Fletcher?
About 40% are residents of the town of Fletcher. Analysis of library cards and library patrons shows that 60% of library users are from outside the 28732 zip code. Many are residents of Hendersonville, Mills River, Mountain Home, and other areas in our county. They use the library because it is conveniently located on the US 25 corridor, is well organized, and has a friendly, helpful staff.
Why do Libraries Matter in the 21st Century?
While libraries of the 21st Century still provide books, newspapers and magazines that people of all ages can check out to learn from and enjoy, they have also become a resource for modern learning through the use of digital publications. In fact, the Henderson County library participates in the NC Digital Library program, where folks with library cards can access thousands of books for their Kindle device or reading app. Our libraries have computers with software and internet access, allowing those without personal computers or those needing a quiet space a place to do their homework or online research.
Where will the new Fletcher Library be located?
The Town of Fletcher has offered to donate 5 acres of land for the new library within the new town center. This is a significant boost to the fundraising process as the cost of the land would make up between 20% and 30% of the total cost of a new library.
Who is leading the New Fletcher Library effort?
A nonprofit, nonpartisan group has been organized to help build a new library building for the citizens of Henderson County. We meet monthly in the Fletcher Town Hall. Doug Agor is chair of the group.
How can you help?
Sign our petition.
Contribute funds for the new library.
Speak to or write our elected town, county, and state officials.
Attend our meetings.
Join New Fletcher Library Partners.
Host fundraising events for the new library.
Support our fund-raising events.