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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


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    Welcome to Friends of the Knox County Public Library!

    ESF2015-book-drop-signShare the joy of reading by helping Friends of the Library and Knox County Public Library collect new or like-new children’s books to include in holiday baskets from the Knoxville News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund

    The book drive continues through November 30.

    Learn more about how you can be a part of this year’s campaign to collect enough books to ensure that every child opens a new book this holiday season.

    banks-for-books-logoJoin the Knox County Imagination Library’s Banks for Books campaign!

    Empty your pockets and your piggy banks and collect the loose change on your dresser. Then visit one of these locations all over town and make your deposit.

    Banks for Books continues through November 30. All donations will be used to put books in the hands of Knox County children.

    Thank You 6Everything you do makes a difference!

    Contributing to the success of the Branch Used Book Sales, supporting the ESF Book Drive to put books in the hands of children during the holidays, choosing Friends as the recipient of your Kroger Community Rewards points—it’s all important. 

    Thank you for being a Friend! We couldn’t do what we do without you!

    Register your Kroger Plus Card!

    When you register your Kroger Plus Card and choose 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!

    KrogerCommRewardsIf you haven’t registered your card yet, 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