Friends of the Library

The mission of the Friends of the Kingsport Public Library is to support, promote and enrich the Kingsport Public Library in providing services and opportunities to the community.

Visit the Friends of the Library website.

Programs Include:

  • Annual gift to the Library: funds are raised by the Friends through membership fees and book sales. A large portion of these funds is given to the Library to purchase materials and equipment beyond what is provided for in its budget from the City of Kingsport.
  • Books To Your Door: Friends are encouraged to volunteer to deliver and pick up books to those in the community who are homebound.
  • Great Decisions Program (co-sponsored with Kingsport Adult Continued Learning): a program of the Foreign Policy Association to promote discussion of American foreign policy.
  • Author/guest speaker at the Friends annual meeting.

Friends of the Kingsport Public Library – Membership Application (PDF)

Friends of the Kingsport Public Library Endowment Fund:

Started in 1997, this fund is “to provide a growing source of income to supplement the Friends’ support of the Library, provide services to those less fortunate, and make our excellent Library even better.” You may make a donation in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone who enjoys the Library.

Donations may be immediate, pledged over time or bequeathed in a will by means of cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds or trusts.

Other Donations to the Library:

The library itself can receive cash donations to purchase materials in memory of or in honor of someone, or to commemorate a special occasion: e.g. birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The gift will be used to purchase books. A card of notification will be sent. For a gift of $15 or more, a book will be purchased and a book plate added acknowledging the gift and naming the person for whom the book is a memorial. For more information, call (423) 229-9388


 Friends of the Kingsport Library Bylaws