4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD 20895
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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.
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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 using 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.
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” – Oh, the Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss
The Edible Garden: “There Once Was a Very Hungry Caterpillar…” – The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
The Children’s Garden: “Let the wild rumpus begin!” – Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
The Dewey Decimal Garden: “The weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” – Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
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: email@example.com. See the Get Involved @ KP tab for specific ways to help.
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 FOL Central Office. 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!