Grants and Mini-grants

Friends of the Knox County Public Library supports the library system by awarding mini-grants each year for library programs and equipment.

In addition to contributing directly to the library to help support programs not covered by the budget, Friends enables KCPL to win much-needed funds from grants for programs such as the Children’s Festival of Reading through our partnership as a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

In FY 2022, Friends provided support for:

  • Knox County Public Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading.
  • Summer Library Club incentives and family-friendly activities at branches such as visits by Dr. Al Hazari, magician Michael Messing, and Zoo Knoxville.
  • Author events presented in partnership with KCPL and others.
  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County.
  • Staff Appreciation Day for all library staff.