Join Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit advocacy organization which supports the Library. Our volunteer members advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons, and the community.

The Friends of the Knoxville Public Library promote the library's services and resources, volunteer to assist library staff, and help generate financial support for the library through membership fees and fund raisers, including book sales held in April and August.

With funds from the two book sales held each year, the Friends of the Knoxville Public Library have helped with the following projects:

  • A donation of $200 toward the ELMA book bash.
  • The purchase of a new laminating machine
  • A donation of $500 to support the summer reading program.


Membership Information: These membership options are available to anyone willing to help financially but who may be unable to attend regular meetings or volunteer. Individuals set their own level of participation in library activities.

Active Member:

  • Annual Dues: $5.00
  • Attend meetings and volunteer


Lifetime Member:

  • One-time Contribution: $100.00


*Friends of the Library meetings are held in the M.N. Viner meeting room on the second floor of the Knoxville Public Library every second Tuesday of the month (August-May) at 9 a.m.