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    The Governor has issued a proclamation. The County Mayor has issued a proclamation. Why?

    Knox County Mayor's Proclamation 2014

    Because they recognize the importance of supporting libraries in communities all over Tennessee. To quote the Governor, “Friends groups promote the joys and benefits of literacy, learning, and economic well-being for Tennesseans of all ages.”

    Here in Knox County the celebration includes the 7th Annual Library Staff Appreciation Day on Tuesday, October 21, when Friends deliver lunch to every employee of the 19 library locations.

    Want to advocate for Libraries? Your support for our work on FacebookTwitter​LinkedIn ​and Instagram is priceless. Please follow, comment, like and share Friends’ efforts to keep libraries, books and reading high on the priority list. Your voice, as an advocate speaking up for our libraries, is the strength of our organization.


    To keep in touch with your Friends (and be notified of dates and locations of Friends book sales!) 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.


    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