Silver Spring Chapter

Silver Spring Library Courtesy of Bernard Van Leer

Silver Spring Library Courtesy of Bernard Van Leer


900 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Chapter President: Kathlin Smith

Blue Sky Puppet Theater June 17



Puppet Master Michael Cotter and Blue Sky Puppet Theater present “The Babysitter,” a story introducing the Summer Reading Program’s “Build a Better World” theme. Created for preschool age and older. Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am; third floor meeting room. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Silver Spring.


Harry Potter Day June 24


Attention witches, wizards, and non-magical folk: we’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the Silver Spring Library! There will be drop-in activities and a scavenger hunt. A wand-making craft will be held starting at 11:00 am until supplies run out. Costumes or house colors are encouraged but not required! Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Silver Spring, and MCPL.


Hot Off the Press: June Newsletter!

Read the latest about the successful budget season and summer reading programs, get recaps of our recent author series events, learn about Silver Spring Library’s Studio i, and more! Read the issue.

Members-Only Book Sale July 14!

Stock up on beach or hammock reading at the Members-Only Book Sale Friday, July 14, from 5:00 – 8:30 pm. You’ll get the best selection at our always-great prices! We will continue the sale for the general public on Saturday, July 15, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Silver Spring Library, third floor meeting room.

FOLSS 2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Read our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan!

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.

Please remember that 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 DONATE 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 Kathlin Smith at

june, 2017

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