Silver Spring Chapter

900 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Chapter President: Joseph House

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It’s Summer Reading Time!

This year’s theme, “A Universe of Stories,” coincides with NASA’s 60 years of achievement and its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Learn more.

Plan your visits to coincide with these special summer programs at Silver Spring Library:


“Let’s Meet a Martian,” with Tom Crowl, Sat., July 6, 11:00-11:45 am


Ventriloquist Tom Crowl presents his new show, “Let’s Meet a Martian,” in which Dangerous Duck and Sin Gin Dragon meet a new friend, Marty, who isn’t from around here.NOTE: Space is limited. Free tickets will be available starting 30 minutes before the program. Elementary school age, preschool, and kindergarten. Sponsored by FOLSS.




Amazing Adaptation Challenge, Sat., July 13, 11:00-11:45 am



The Maryland Zoo brings the Amazing Adaptations Challenge. Learn about how animals adapt to survive, and participate in activities to compare them to human abilities. The show will feature appearances by three or four Animal Ambassadors.NOTE: Space is limited. Free tickets will be available starting 30 minutes before the program.Elementary school age, preschool, and kindergarten. Sponsored by FOLSS.




1, 2, 3 Con Andrés, Thurs., Aug. 15, 10:30 am


Latin Grammy Award winner Andrés Salgado presents an interactive children’s show that teaches Spanish language, songs, regional dances, and Latin American culture. Free tickets will be available starting 30 minutes before the program. All ages. Sponsored FOLMC.





FOLSS 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Read our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan!

FOLSS Board and Key Volunteer Position Descriptions

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We welcome your donations of used books!

We are excited to be able to accept donations of gently used books to stock the book cart. Please drop off your donations in the yellow tub behind the used book cart by the elevators on the 3rd floor.

We are not able to accept magazines or textbooks. Thank you.

 Join us!

We invite you to join Friends of the Library, Silver Spring. Your membership dues and contributions allow us to augment public funding for programs, materials, and equipment at Silver Spring Library.

Becoming a member is easy! Use the orange JOIN button at the top right of this page – please make sure to select Silver Spring Chapter on the drop down menu. Thank you!

 Volunteer with us!

By giving a little of your time, you can make a big difference for our community. We need volunteers to help with

  • sorting donations for book cart sales
  • preparing mailings
  • staffing events
  • publicizing our events through your social media networks, neighborhood listservs, and other outlets
  • writing or photographing for our newsletter
  • translating event information into Spanish, Amharic, and other languages, as needed
  • serving on a committee or as an officer of our chapter

For more information, contact Joseph House at

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