Dust off your cowboy hat, pull on your dancing boots and join us for a fun time for a great cause. 

Boots, Buckles & Books will be held on August 22nd atHunter Valley Stables. Enjoy BBQ, beer and boogieing to the sounds of The Collins Brothers

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Accepting Nominations for the 2014 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

Friends of Literacy (FOL) is currently seeking nominations for induction into the East Tennessee Writer’s Hall of Fame. FOL realizes how important an author’s contributions are to our culture and history and for the 11th year, we wish to honor those who entertain, inspire, and inform us through the written word. 

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You can support Friends of Literacy when you make purchases on AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends Of Literacy whenever you shop. AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon: same products, same prices, same service. It's a great way to support Friends of Literacy and other charitable organizations every time you shop. Just use the link below, and when you shop, Amazon gives!


Please Vote!

The First Tennessee Foundation will give away $5,000 to a different non-profit organization every day for the next 150 days.  You can vote for 10 different charities every day for 150 days. Friends of Literacy asks that you go online and vote for us every day to support our Adult Reading Classes next year.

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How can you help Friends of Literacy?

See the flyer below for details.

Congratulations to Greg Walters, Friends of Literacy Volunteer and Home Federal Bank Hometown Hero!

Bank donates $5,000 to Friends of Literacy in Walters' name Home Federal Bank named Gregory E. Walters a Hometown Hero and also the program's 2013 overall winner and presented a check for $5,000 in his name to Friends of Literacy at a ceremony at Home Federal Bank's Fountain City branch on Thursday, May 2.

Read more about Greg and his commitment to supporting second chances here.


Our Mission

The mission of Friends of Literacy is to support the delivery of free, high-quality literacy and adult education programs for adults in Knox County who are inadequately educated to meet the challenges of daily life. Working in partnership with area adult education providers, our goal is to help provide basic education and life-skill training so that our students become better workers, parents, and citizens.

What Is Literacy?

“Literacy means an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak English, and to compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job in society, to achieve one’s goals and develop one’s knowledge and potential.”

- National Literacy Act (1991)


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