Challenge: Climbing to a Goal of $10,000

Have you ever been in the library’s meeting room?   Enjoyed movies on the big screen with surround sound?  Connected with a NASA scientist in Texas?  Learned how to use Facetime on your iPad or iPhone?  Watched student presentations of their research on historical and contemporary figures?  Or seen slides from an adventurous hike on the Appalachian Trail?  If you’ve done any of those things, you’ve been using the library’s Audio-Visual (AV) equipment.

But that AV equipment is broken.

People from all over Macon County have been using the AV equipment 7 days week for nearly 10 years.  Organizations and businesses from the Franklin area have used the equipment during the 60 hours a week that the library is open, but also when the library is closed.  Having the equipment available when it fits your schedule is part of what makes it so popular.

The Friends of the Library have mobilized to help!  They’re working to raise the money that the library needs to replace the broken AV equipment.  They started with a special event, Books on Tap, which raised over $3000 for the new equipment.  The Town of Franklin awarded the library nearly $3000 for the equipment through their Non-Profit Funding Pool Grant.

Now the Friends are issuing a fundraising challenge to you.

Here’s how it works:  For every dollar you give, the Friends will match that dollar up to $5000. If you would like to continue to enjoy, connect, and learn at the library AND have your donation doubled, please consider giving your contribution today.  You can drop it off at the Friends of the Library Bookstore or mail it to 115 Highlands Road, Franklin.  Or you can drop it off at the Macon County Library, 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin.

Many of you gave generously 10 years ago to help us reach our goal for furnishing and equipping your new library.  Our hiker climbed the mountain, showing how your donations brought us closer our goal.  It’s time for our hiker to put his boots on and climb to the new goal of $10,000.  You can watch his progress at the Friends Bookstore and the Macon County Library, either in person or check online at