There will be no Preschool Story Time on October 14 due to school being out.


Don’t forget to check out the link for The Library Book Club on the library’s web site: Click on the Book Club link, the last one on the left. If you would like to participate in the discussion, click on the link for the Book Club Blog and leave your thoughts. A representative from the book club will also be posting the thoughts expressed at the Book Club meeting. Now, you can be a part even if you cannot attend the meetings, but come if you can! The next meeting is October 16 at 1 pm.


The Library will be hosting a Showcase of Local Artists from October 24-November 1. We are looking for Henderson County residents who would like to display their own original framed artwork. This includes painting, drawings, and photography. If you would like to participate, please call the library at 968-3239.


The Library Board met on September 30, 2008. The majority of the meeting was spent trying to figure out how to come up with some money to buy library materials. As you know, Mr. Everett Horn left the library an irrevocable trust fund. The library receives the interest from this trust each year. We recently received word that we would only receive $10,000 in profits this year instead of the usual $23,000. That meant we had to look at our budget and cut $13,000. To make up some of the difference, we will begin charging individuals a $50 deposit to use the library’s community room; Twenty dollars will be refunded when the key is returned. This will go into effect on January 1, 2009. Some discussion followed of whether to raise the charge for copies, but we decided to hold off on that move for the present. We will be implementing measures to eliminate wasted copies; this will involve the staff unlocking your print jobs before you can print them. This will be a small inconvenience on customers and staff, but we must find ways to cut expenses. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


If you would like to assist the library during this tough time, there are several ways you can do that:

q       Make a memorial gift to the library in lieu of flowers when someone passes.

q       Give a gift in honor of someone for Christmas or Birthdays.

q       Donate your new or old books to the library; new ones will go in the collection, and old ones can be sold to raise money.

q       Donate items for the Library Friends’ annual yard sale. We have a shed so we can take them at any time.

q       Join the Library Friends group and help with their fundraisers.

q       Make a tax-deductible gift of money to the library.


Memorials given during August and September are as follows:

In memory of Lonnie Williams

By Paul and Lora Blankenship and Yvette Blankenship

By Lexington Rotary Club

By Peggy & Tommy Gilbert

In memory of Mal Rogers, Jr.

By Tony and Bobbie Adams

In memory of Henry Butters

By Russ & Peggy Tedington

In memory of Leroy Pope

By V.F.W.Auxillary

In memory of Williard Yates

By Lois Yates, Joy Maness, and Janice Patterson & Families