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Book Sales!

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    Welcome to Friends of the Knox County Public Library!

    UBS Logo horizontal with booksMark your calendar now! The 2015 Annual Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 29–June 1. We’ll be at a great new location: Bearden High School on Kingston Pike.

    Thousands of beautiful used books will be for sale, and all proceeds will benefit the Knox County Public Library.

    Want to help with this year’s sale? Sign up to volunteer! You can also help spread the word by downloading this flyer to share with your friends by email or in person.

    Our 2015 sponsors:

    All Occasions Party Rentals logo  WBIR-TV10_Knoxville  imgres ModernSupply TRM Logo - web  KNS  WUOTvrt541

    inskeep-postcard-frontJoin the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Knox County Public Library, and media sponsor WUOT for a free author event with Steve Inskeep on Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre.

    Inskeep, one of the anchors of NPR’s Morning Edition, will discuss his new book, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and A Great American Land Grab, a narrative history of two men who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history.

    The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requiredInvite your friends by sharing this flyer by email or in person.


    KrogerCommRewardsFriends is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

    By linking your Kroger Plus card to Friends, you’ll earn points for us with every purchase you make. Don’t worry—this won’t affect how your Kroger Plus card gives you discounts. And library lovers in Knox County will thank you for your support!

    Follow these easy steps to link your card to Friends:

    • Register your card online—create an account, then enter your email, favorite store, and Kroger Plus card number.
    • At the bottom of your Account Summary, click Enroll under Community Rewards, and either enter our Kroger Non Profit number (65466) or just search for Friends of the Knox County Public Library.

    Stay up to date on what’s going on with FriendsSign up to receive our e-newsletter Friends ♥ KCPL.

    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