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Your Voice is Needed, Weigh In on the Future of Buncombe County Public Libraries

Would you like to have a voice in the future of Buncombe County Public Library facilities? The Library Advisory Board and Buncombe County Communications & Public Engagement invite the community to take part in an upcoming feedback session.

Last fall, more than 1,500 residents weighed in during the development of the proposed Library Facilities Master Plan, and this series of feedback sessions is designed specifically to gather input on facility structures and locations.

In June, the Board of County Commissioners paused moving forward with the Library Facilities Master Plan to allow for more community input. This is your opportunity to share your vision for the future library facilities model.

During the feedback sessions, community members will be asked to share their opinion on the proposed regional model and share information that will go to the Board of Commissioners about the proposed plan. 

“We know that our libraries are true community hubs and our patrons are passionate about their local branches,” says Library Director Jim Blanton. “Our goal with the feedback sessions is to take the consultant’s recommendations and ideas out to the community to continue our public engagement process.” 

At the end of the series, the Library Board will compile input, and report back to the Board of Commissioners in late October.

There will be at least 20 upcoming sessions, making it easier for people to attend, and interpretation will be available for specific sessions. Attendance does not have to be at your home library region, please join any session. See the calendar below. 

Additional sessions may be announced. 

What to expect

There will be no formal presentation during the feedback sessions. Sessions are scheduled for approximately one hour, start with a  brief introduction, and then facillitators will request feedback and opinions on the proposed Library Facilities Master Plan

View the consultant's presentation to the Board of Commissioners. 

See more information below the calendar.

Upcoming Sessions 


Table: News Item Documents
File NameSizeTypeDate & Time Added
Library Master Plan 6 MB 07/09/2021 2:10 PM
BCPL Community Survey 968 KB 07/09/2021 2:11 PM
BCPL Benchmarking Report 910 KB 07/09/2021 2:11 PM