Aspen Hill Chapter


4407 Aspen Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20853
Chapter President: Chris Swan


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Donations at all Branches are temporarily suspended. To support Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, donations can be dropped off at Rockville Bookstore (4886 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville). Learn more at:

Your Key to the Aspen Hill Library in the COVID Era — a virtual community forum — will be held on Thursday, March 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The forum is free and is hosted by the Aspen Hill Civic Association and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Aspen Hill Chapter, Aspen Hill Library Advisory Committee, Strathmore-Bel Pre Civic Association, and the Glenmont Exchange.

The forum is part of the Aspen Hill Public Affairs Series, started in 1984.

Find out how to make the most of our Library resources!

Mark Santoro, Aspen Hill Library Adult Services Librarian, will present the ins and outs of several electronic platforms including Hoopla, Overdrive, and more. Hoopla is great to watch free movies, listen to music and read and/or listen from a broad selection of books electronically.

Did you know that you still can borrow books from the Library? Or that you can ask for a Book Bundle of books to be chosen just for you? Christine Freeman, Aspen Hill Library Branch Manager, will discuss the nuts and bolts of the Library: Hours, Holds to Go, Book Bundles, Ask a Librarian and Virtual Programming, and Book Fines.

Time will be available for questions and answers about these Library services.

For more information, go to or contact


Because of the current closures, many of our events have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. The next used book sale is NOT scheduled.   

Candidates Forum A Montgomery County School Board candidates forum will be held on Monday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. All the candidates (At Large and Districts 2 and 4) have been invited. The forum is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Aspen Hill Library, Aspen Hill Civic Association, Aspen Hill Library Advisory Committee, Strathmore-Bel Pre Civic Association, and the Glenmont Exchange. For more information including the link (or to submit a question for the candidates) send an e-mail to



Saturday, August 29, 2020
–via ZOOM or your phone–
Click here to see flyer with agenda and time



Candidates ForumsThe School Board candidates forum that had been rescheduled to April 13 will be rescheduled to the Fall sometime before the November elections. We will invite all of the candidates who are running for either the At Large or District 4 seats on the School Board. The forums were originally scheduled for March 12 (Dist. 4) and March 26 (At Large) and are being sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Aspen Hill Library, Aspen Hill Library Advisory Committee, Aspen Hill Civic Association, and Strathmore-Bel Pre Civic Association.Each of the forums are scheduled to start at 7:30 pm and will be in the Library’s downstairs community room. All of the candidates running for each office have been invited. Most of each forum will be devoted to questions from the audience and (hopefully) answers by the candidates.The forums are part of the Aspen Hill Community Affairs Series (in its 37th year!) and are being sponsored by the Friends of the Aspen Hill Library, Aspen Hill Civic Association, Aspen Hill Library Advisory Committee, and the Strathmore-Bel Pre Civic Association. For more information, call (301) 871-1113 or

Property Tax Workshop    The Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit Workshop (scheduled for Sunday, March 22) has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule it at a later date. For further information about the the property tax credit, please contact KC Chronopoulos at



DID YOU SPEAK UP FOR OUR LIBRARY?There was an important meeting about the Aspen Hill Library on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1 pm . County Council Member Will Jawando was at the Library to get community input on what needs to be fixed or improved at the Library. We hope you came.Council Member Jawando is the County Council’s coordinator for library issues. His visit to the Aspen Hill Library is part of his effort to hold a meeting in each of the County’s public libraries. It is important for him to know how passionate our community feels for our library.To see flyer, click here.

October 26, 2019 10AM TO 4PM
at the Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Aspen Hill, Maryland. Over eight thousand books organized into over 35 subjects, plus tons of kids books. DVDs and music CDs were also available. Most of the stock had been received since our last book sale. Book, CD, and DVD donations were welcome at the sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aspen Hill Library. For more information, call (301) 871-1113 or e-mail
Aspen Hill Library Day.
June 1, 2019
Dan Keating, award winning Washington Post reporter, spoke on what it’s like to be a Post writer, at Friends of the Library Annual Library Meeting Day on Saturday June 1. The public was invited and admission was free!
Aspen Hill’s Library Meeting Day started at 10:00 with a public meeting of the Aspen Hill Library Advisory Committee. At 11:00, the Friends of the Aspen Hill Library held its annual general membership meeting. Lunch was at noon
Aspen Hill Public Affairs Forum — featured Aspen Hill’s newly elected members of the State Legislature (Sen. Ben Kramer and Dels. Charlotte Crutchfield, Bonnie Cullison, and Vaughn Stewart) — washeld on Thursday, January 3, at 7:30 pm, at the Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road. The legislators talked about their vision for the upcoming session of the legislature and then took questions from the audience. The forum was sponsored by the Friends of the Aspen Hill Library, Aspen Hill Civic Association, Aspen Hill Library Advisory Committee, Strathmore Bel Pre Civic Association, Glenmont Exchange, and Poplar Run Homeowners Association.

Creative Play

Saturdays, Sundays, & Tuesdays, 2-4 pm.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Pre-schoolers, Kindergarteners and their adults are welcome to enjoy the Children’s Program Room for hand-on learning.

Knitting and Crocheting Club

1st & 3rd Fri. every month 3:00 pm  to 4:30 pm:
Learn to knit or crochet, bring your projects, share tips, and learn new ones.  Beginners should bring needles/hook and yarn. 





The Aspen Hill Chapter of the Friends of the Library has been able to do many things for our library. Most recently as part of the refresh, we financed a new kitchen for the library staff area. We sponsor the Jazz Festival held at the library. We also assist the award-winning Aspen Hill Garden Club with the cost of the library landscaping. We recently started an author series, and have resumed publication of an interesting and fact-filled newsletter.

We provide funding for the library that supplements the County’s budget. Throughout the years, we have purchased computers, chairs, and bookcases when necessary. We have placed “plates” on various items showing they were bought by the Aspen Hill Chapter of the Friends of the Library. You can see just where your money goes!

Our funds support the children’s Summer Reading Program, “Born to Read” and Homework Helps, Aspen Hill’s after-school program. We also help with the special summer programs for children. All these important programs are well-attended, and all this is possible because of member support. Using membership dues and donations, plus the semi-annual Book Sales, we make an investment in the future of our community and our readers of all ages.

We welcome new members. Please contact us at


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