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

Book Sales!

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Parents teach the love of reading by example


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    Book sorters, Rothrockers, committee chairs, directors, officers, committee members, Annual Sale staffers… Our organization is completely operated by working committees of volunteers. This National Volunteer Week, we  salute the important work being done by these library advocates, who are serving their community as Friends of the Library! 

    Recognizing their hard work, Friends is throwing a party to thank all our volunteers on Friday, May 2, at the East Tennessee History Center. Click here to RSVP!

    THANKS & PRAISE goes to the Used Book Committee leaders, for making this year’s Used Book Sale the smoothest-sailing ever. And to everyone who volunteered: KUDOS for your outstanding team spirit and tireless laboring.UBS2014 CAKE

    IMPORTANT ADVOCACY UPDATE: Friends urges all library advocates to contact your district’s candidates and tell them about your support—and your expectation of theirs—for the Knox County Public Library. The County Commission is the funding body for the library system, and it is important that candidates understand the importance of the library to you.

    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.

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    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