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More faces supporting a must-have library!

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The library is FUN!

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

Book Sales!
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Computers and internet access for students and job-seekers!

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Parents teach the love of reading by example

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The Library: A World of Information

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Stand up for your library: become a member!

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    Welcome to Friends of the Knox County Public Library!


    Flemons sponsor collageYou’re invited to join The Library Society of the University of Tennessee and the Friends of the Knox County Public Library for an evening with Dom Flemons, the American Songster, on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre.

    Flemons, who is widely known for his role in the revival of old-time African-American string band music, will present this year’s Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture.

    This event, which is supported in part by a grant from the Clayton Family Foundation, is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


    CandiceMcQueenEventThe Great Schools Partnership invites you to Taking Tennessee Schools from Good to GREAT, a conversation with Dr. Candice McQueen, the new Tennessee Commissioner of Education, on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Marriott. Admission is free, and free parking will be available.


    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!


    To keep in touch with your Friends of the Library (and be notified of dates and locations of Friends book sales!), sign 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