About Friends of KML
The Friends Group started in April of 2009 in anticipation of the Providence Community Library taking over the nine branch libraries in the city.
The Friends Mission: to care about all things library at Knight; to identify ways to support collections health, programming, community relatedness and building/grounds improvement. Advocacy for the preservation of the building, an architectural and historic gem it is in the Southside, that was named in 2018 as one of the 10 Most Endangered buildings in Providence by the Providence Preservation Society.
Situated in the crowning piece of architecture on Elmwood Avenue, the Friends of Knight Memorial Library has several initiatives:
Used Book Sale
Keeping books in the reader stream. Keeping books out of the landfill. More info
Book Shelf Project
Online Book Store
Our online store is open 24/7. Buy books online now!
Summer It Up!
A program to support student learning. More info
Clean Gardens Initiative
We happily maintain the library gardens.