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    Welcome to Friends of the Knox County Public Library!

    SouthernExposureJoin us on Saturday, August 15, as the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) of the Knox County Public Library, the Historic Tennessee Theatre, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and Friends of the Knox County Public Library present Southern Exposure: The Great Smoky Mountain Film Festival.

    Part of the East Tennessee History Fair, the film festival will feature rare home movies and films focusing on the Smoky Mountains. Local musicians will provide live music to accompany the silent films. The festival will culminate in a ticketed screening of the 1927 Paramount feature Stark Love, which was cast almost exclusively with amateur actors and filmed entirely in the Great Smoky Mountains, near Robbinsville, North Carolina.

    And don’t miss the Friends history-themed used book sale in Krutch Park. Proceeds from this sale and others throughout the year provide support for outstanding programs such as The Smoky Mountain Film Festival through our Friends mini-grants.

    BookBaby2015Help us finish strong by making a gift to our 2015 Chip In campaign for the Knox County Public Library Summer Library Club by August 31. Use our easy online Chip In form, or send your contribution by mail to Friends of the Knox County Public Library, 500 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902.

    Children, parents and teachers all over Knox County will thank you!

    Thank You 2Thank you, Friends volunteers! You are so amazing! In FY 2015, you contributed almost 9,800 hours of your time to Friends.

    You’re 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. And thank you for being a Friend!

    Kroger Plus Card Registration, August 2015: By linking your Kroger Plus card to Friends this August, you’ll earn points for us with every purchase you make. Don’t worry—this won’t affect how your Kroger Plus card gives you 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.

    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