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    Welcome to Friends of the Knox County Public Library!

    cfor15-superkidBOOM! POW! KABLAM! Get ready for the 2015 Children’s Festival of Reading! This annual kickoff for Knox County Public Library’s Summer Library Club will be held on Saturday, May 16, at World’s Fair Park from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

    There’s so much to do at the Children’s Festival of Reading! Enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, and games. Chase a working robot or participate in an experiment at the Science Village. Join the Book Parade. Watch performances by world-class children’s book authors and illustrators. And don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Library Club!

    The Friends book sale at this event will focus almost exclusively on children’s books. All volumes will be $1 or less!

    You can contribute to the success of the 2015 Children’s Festival of Reading by signing up to be a book sale volunteer or a festival volunteer!

    UBS Logo horizontal with booksMark your calendar now! The 2015 Annual Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 29–June 1. We’ll be at a great new location: Bearden High School on Kingston Pike.

    Thousands of beautiful used books will be for sale, and all proceeds will benefit the Knox County Public Library.

    Want to help with this year’s sale? Sign up to volunteer! You can also help spread the word by downloading this flyer to share with your friends by email or in person.

    Our 2015 sponsors:

    All Occasions Party Rentals logo   WBIR-TV10_Knoxville   imgres   TRM-ROOSTERHOUSE logo   KNS LOGO   WUOTvrt541

    KrogerCommRewardsFriends is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

    By linking your Kroger Plus card to Friends, 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!

    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.

    All About Your Friends: THE JULY 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

    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