UBS slide 2016

Welcome to Friends of the Knox County Public Library!

UBS_poster2016_8.5x11The 2016 Annual Used Book Sale is here!

Join us June 25–28 at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. Thousands of beautiful used books as well as comics, DVDs, CDs, and more will be on sale at amazingly low prices to benefit the Knox County Public Library.

From Members Only Day on June 25 through our famous $5 Bag Sale Day on June 28, this year’s sale promises to be the best ever!

Help us spread the word by sharing this flyer with your friends and neighbors!

http://www.knoxfriends.orgFriends of the Knox County Public Library, a well-established member of the area’s nonprofit community, is seeking applications for a Coordinator. The position is full-time and includes overall responsibility for coordinating the operations of Friends in support of the work of its officers, board of directors and volunteers.
  • Salary: Based on $15–17 per hour, depending on experience.
  • Benefits: Negotiable.
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2016

Further information can be found here.

Chip In for Summer Library Club-2 It’s Summer Library Club time! With great reading incentives and outstanding programs in Knox County’s libraries, Summer Library Club is chock-full of ways to inspire children to keep reading all summer!

Want to help make this year’s club bigger and better than ever? Want to help children of all ages maintain and improve their reading skills this summer? Then join the third annual Friends Chip In campaign and show your support for this awesome program!

Be a part of this year’s campaign to raise $3000 to ensure that Summer Library Club can continue to encourage Knox County’s young readers. Your donation can make a difference in their lives!

Be 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.