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Spread Holiday Cheer: Join our Letters to New Friends Program

From Buncombe County public libraries:

Holidays will be a little tougher this year, but we have a way to brighten your day and someone else's too! We're upgrading our Letters to New Friends program for the holidays, working along with our community partners, the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels, Mountain Area Residential Facility, the Charles George VA Hospital, and people like you. 

All you have to do is write a letter, make a card, draw a picture, and bring it to any library or drop it in the library book drop. This is a great project for families to work on together, all ages are welcome to participate. We'll collect the cards and disperse them to our partners who will pass them along to folks who might need a little extra cheer.

If you’d like a reply, you can include your address, but a one-time note is fine too. Please share this with others -- the more the merrier. The first big drop will be gathered up and handed out at the end of November.

Spread hope and happiness, and we can all help to make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors. For any questions about the program, please call 250-4700 or email

Brought to you by Buncombe County Public Libraries and the Buncombe County Communications and Public Engagement Team.