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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.

Download a copy of our July 2018 Annual Report here.


Have a Blast With the Past at the East Tennessee History Fair

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society on Saturday, August 18, forthe East Tennessee History Fair— a one-of-a-kind celebration of our region’s history. Participants representing the people, places, and events that shaped our past will spill out of the East Tennessee History Center and fill downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive.

Check out the schedule of events here. And be sure to stop and shop at the special history-themed Friends Used Book Sale.


What You’re Getting Wrong About Appalachia

Join Elizabeth Catte for a discussion of her book What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia in a special Books Sandwiched In evening program on Thursday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Knox County Public Library, Friends, and Union Ave Books. Copies of Catte’s book will be available for purchase.

Catte describes her book  as “a critical look at Hillbilly Elegy-fication of politics….” The 2016 book by J.D. Vance that she references depicted Appalachia as ground zero for America’s “forgotten tribe” of white working-class voters. Catte responds by unpacking common myths about Appalachia and providing an insider’s progressive view of the region.


Book Sales at Branch Libraries

We’re bringing books to the community at book sales at branch libraries. These sales feature a wide selection of books at the same great prices as our Annual Used Book Sale.

Upcoming sales:

  • Cedar Bluff Branch: Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Farragut Branch: Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Powell Branch: Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m–5 p.m.

Step Up for Your Library!

Step up for your library in 2018! Join an energetic family that supports outstanding programs and advocates on behalf of the Knox County Public Library year-round.

As a member of Friends, you’ll be a stakeholder in one of Knox County’s longest-standing nonprofit organizations. You’ll also receive two special discounts: 10% off at the East Tennessee History Center’s museum shop, and 20% off one entire purchase at Union Ave Books.

Whether you’re a new Friend or an old one, please join or renew your membership today! Library lovers all over Knox County will thank you!

View the photo album from our 2018 membership campaign kickoff at Open Streets Knoxville here, and watch the short video below to find out why some of our Friends stepped up for the Knox County Public Library.


Register your Kroger Plus Card

Support Friends of the Knox County Public Library by registering your Kroger Plus Card and choosing Friends as your recipient! You’ll earn points for us with every purchase you make — points that will be converted into dollars of support for Friends. Don’t worry — you’ll still receive your usual Kroger Plus Card discounts. And library lovers in Knox County will thank you for your support!

KrogerCommRewardsFollow 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.

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