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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


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    Merry, Merry @ the Library Holiday Programming!Celebrate the season at the library! This year’s Merry Merry @ the Library story times feature visits from Santa and from storyteller Laurie Fisher, who will share Chanukah stories, music, and crafts.

    Check the schedule to find out when Merry Merry will be at a library branch near you! YOU made “Merry Merry @ the Library” possible with your support for Friends mini-grants.

    Calendars are NOW $10 at Rothrock Book Shop!

    The gorgeous Knoxville Remembered calendars—filled with stunning black & white photos of Knoxville from the Thompson Photograph Collection—are NOW JUST $10 at Rothrock Used Book Shop at Lawson McGhee Library.

    Proceeds benefit the Knox County Public Library Staff Association.


    To keep in touch with your Friends (and be notified of dates and locations of Friends book sales!) sign 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