To enhance the collection, preservation, and access to Transylvania County’s Local History Collection. The Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room is a growing repository of family histories and genealogy; photographs, postcards and other images; newspapers, maps and manuscript materials. Your gift helps us to preserve and collect our heritage.
To provide for Children’s Special Events on a regular basis. This fund exists to bring high-quality literary and artistic experiences, such as renowned children’s authors, storytellers and other artists to the children of Transylvania County each year.
To fund Adult Speakers / Public Forums. The J.R. McDowell Speaker Series is designed to present a wide array of viewpoints on challenging and thought-provoking topics. The series is named for Trustee Emeritus the Rev. J.R. McDowell and has brought speakers such as Calvin Trillin, Ann Patchett and Doris Kearns Goodwin to Transylvania County.
To provide an Opportunity Fund. This fund allows our Library to explore new technologies in library services “off budget”. Gifts to this fund established our collection of Playaways and have funded web development for our library.
The Elizabeth R. Kapp Tyson Professional Development Fund. Established from a gift of the estate of our long-time Library Director Elizabeth Kapp Tyson, its purpose is to enhance the continuing education and career development opportunities for the Library Staff.