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More faces supporting a must-have library!

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The library is FUN!

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Our used book sales benefit the library and put books in readers’ hands

Book Sales!
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Computers and internet access for students and job-seekers!

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Parents teach the love of reading by example

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The Library: A World of Information

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Stand up for your library: become a member!

Join Today!

    Welcome to Friends of the Knox County Public Library!


    Prayers the Devil AnswersPlease join the East Tennessee Historical Society and Friends of the Knox County Public Library for an evening with award-winning Southern author Sharyn McCrumb on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. The event is free and open to the public.

    McCrumb will discuss her new Ballad novelPrayers the Devil Answers. 

    A light reception will precede the event at 6:30 p.m., and books will be available for purchase and signing.


    UBS slide 2016Mark your calendars!

    The 2016 Annual Used Book Sale will be held June 25–28 at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. Thousands of beautiful used books will be on sale to benefit the Knox County Public Library.

    From Members Only Day on June 25 through Bag Sale Day on June 28, this year’s sale promises to be the best ever!

    Want to be a part of the 2016 team? Sign up to be a Used Book Sale volunteer!  Help spread the word by sharing this flyer with your friends and neighbors!


    Mini-grants collageBe a Friend! 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 be eligible to shop on Members Only Day at the 2016 Annual Used Book Sale. 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!


    Register your Kroger Plus Card!

    Support Friends in 2016 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!

    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 Friends! 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.