Kensington Park Chapter

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4201 Knowles Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895
Chapter President: Katie Engen









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:

About: Established in 2012 to support a public library that meets our community’s needs. Member dues and donations provide support and materials for the library. FOL-KP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Join/Renew: Click the FOL-KP Member Application.
Newsletters: Check out our newsletters here!
Literary Garden: The Kensington Park Library was very fortunate to receive a gift of landscape plans for a literary garden from local resident and landscape architect, Karin Johnson. Karin, recently graduated from GW, used the KP Library grounds for her master project to create a literary garden.  Her plan includes seven distinct gardens with sustainable elements and design objectives. Click to see plans, Literary Garden Concept Plan 2015 and Literary Garden Master Plan 2015

  • Entrance Garden: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” – Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, writer and statesman
  • The Enchanted Forest Garden: “The forbidden forest looks as though it had been enchanted, each tree smattered with silver, and Hagrid’s cabin looked like an iced cake.”  – JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • The Wizard of Oz Garden: “Follow the yellow brick road!” – L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
  • The Parking Lot Garden: “So be sure when you step, step with great tact and remember that life’s a great balancing act” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go
  • The Edible Garden: “There Once Was a Very Hungry Caterpillar…” – Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Children’s Garden: “Let the wild rumpus begin!” – Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Dewey Decimal Garden: “The weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”  – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

We need support from the community to make this project a reality. Donations of plants, seeds, funds are most appreciated. Contact us if you can help: See the Get Involved @ KP tab for specific ways to help.

Donations: We welcome financial support from the community. The membership form includes donation directions. The FOL-KP board sends thank you emails to recognize individual donors; this message also serves for tax purposes. Large donations additionally are recognized by FOLMC. The newsletter includes a Thank You, Donors! section where names (not amounts) are listed.

In 2016, we met our goal of $15,000. We also were grateful to our first corporate sponsor!


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