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The Library: A World of Information


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    Welcome to Friends of the Knox County Public Library!

    PEANUTS_WEB_PSA_336x280September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

    Snoopy—author, actor and rooftop philosopher—knows how important it is to have a library card. He knows that children who are read to at home and make regular library visits perform better in school.

    Spread the word, and encourage your friends, neighbors and family to sign up for a library card if they don’t already have one! Show them how to apply for a card and where to find an application. And make sure they know the location of the closest branch library.

    Thank You 2Thank you, Friends! You are so amazing!

    In FY 2015, you contributed almost 9,800 hours of your time to Friends. You’re such an important part of our organization, and we want everyone to know that. If your name isn’t on this list, please let us know so we can add it.

    You also helped our 2015 Chip In campaign for the Knoxville Public Library Summer Library Club exceed its goal! Thanks to you, the Summer Library Club will continue to make reading more fun every summer for children all over Knox County.

    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