Kensington Park Chapter

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4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD 20895

JOIN/RENEW: Click the FOL KP Member Application.


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.

Click to see plans:  Literary Garden Concept Plan 2015    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” – 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: 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!


october, 2017

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