More faces supporting a must-have library!


The library is FUN!


Our used book sales benefit the library and put books in readers’ hands

Book Sales!

Computers and internet access for students and job-seekers!


Parents teach the love of reading by example


The Library: A World of Information


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    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (from Sept. 15th — Oct. 15th) Centro Hispano—a grassroots organization that helps promote Spanish culture and literacy—is creating their own resource library. Help Friends support Centro in building their new library by donating new and gently used books at our bookstore in the central library downtown. Partnerships>>

    Centro Hispano book drive Partners

    Centro Hispano book drive Partners

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    Our Mission: Friends of the Knox County Public Library is dedicated to fostering a love of libraries, books, and reading in the Knox County area by community outreach, advocacy, and support of the Knox County Public Library System and staff.


    The foundation of democracy is an educated electorate. When the economy is down, it is all the more vital that we the people have access to information, education, news…and now in modern times the internet…Libraries do that. For everyone.
    ~ Emilly Bristol