Children enjoy the exhibit “Reading Appalachia: Voices of Children’s Literature” currently running at the East Tennessee History Center.  

July 21
Annual Friends Membership Meeting
East TN History Center
6:30 p.m RSVP
Summer Library Club
July Shows & Events
Full Schedule & Details

Used Book Sales
Cedar Bluff Branch
Friday, August 1 &
Saturday, August 2
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Burlington Branch
1st Saturday of each month, 1-5 p.m.
Month of July
Friends @ Rothrock
Used Book Shop
On Special: Old and Odd Books More>>

Monday, July 14
All Over the Page
Book Club

Lawson McGhee Library
6:30 p.m.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion More>>
Wednesday, July 16
Books Sandwiched In
East TN History Center
Dr. Edward Caudill discusses The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone More>>

NOW- August 22
150 Days of Giving
First Tennessee awarding $5,000/ day for 150 days, by popular vote. VOTE FOR FRIENDS!>>

Our Roots Are Showing!

Friends has always been–and continues to be–a grassroots organization. That fact was made clearer than ever in the organization’s July 2013-June 2014 Annual Report. More than 9,282 hours of time (and sweat!) were contributed by our teams of used book sorters and sales organizers, by our board and committee members, and by our Shoebox Library and preschool literacy volunteers.
As the annual report notes, a “grassroots” organization such as Friends can only be successful through the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people. Fortunately for the citizens of Knox County, a great many (extra)ordinary people are committed to supporting the significant role that our library system plays in the health and prosperity of our community.
For a look at the complete Friends annual report, click here.

2 Clicks + $5 = "Chip In" Success

Have you heard? KCPL's Summer Library Club is bigger and better than ever this year, with more participants, more fun activities and events, and great rewards for readers.
Supported by a grant from Friends and caring community businesses which have donated prize coupons for the rewards packages, the Summer Library Club focuses on making summer reading both fun and effective.

If you've already contributed to the success of the Summer Library Club by chipping in a donation, thank you! If not, please consider chipping in by August 31 to show your support for this awesome program!

New, Friend-ly

Friends is now using social media to expand our reach and advocacy efforts on behalf of the library. As this year’s annual report shows, we’ve made 729 new connections through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linked In.
KNOXFRIENDS.ORG saw 16,890 visits over the last 12 months, and our email lists were built up to 2,028!
In time, the increase in Friends visibility through major social media sites will lead to the organization's gaining new members–and that’s no small thing. After all, member dues provided 35% of our annual operating budget for fiscal year 2013-2014.

Summer Reading Both Fun and Easy

The Summer Library Club is a fun way for children to maintain and improve their reading skills through the summer break. This program rewards kids of all ages for reading (or being read to) during the summer.
Children and teen books are always just a few clicks away, whether you’re curled up on the sofa or at the beach. KCPL’s Axis 360 provides 24/7 online access to a collection of downloadable children and teen ebooks. While visiting the library’s web site, teens can also learn about special programs and interest groups at Teen Central. And, don’t forget Zinio for the latest online magazines.

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The Friends of the Library transferred this e-mail address either from our membership roster, or from our old Yahoo Group. If you are receiving this message in error, please accept our apologies and unsubscribe. Be patient with us as we try to forge into 21st century communications!

Our mailing address is:
Friends of the Knox County Public Library
500 W. Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
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