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

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Inspiration, Saturday, Oct. 14, 6:30 pm

Join us for a screening of the documentary, Alice’s Ordinary People, and a Q&A with the filmmaker Craig Dudnick. The film focuses on Alice Tregay, an unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement. Alice’s remarkable story as an activist spans 50 years and is about ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. The program is part of Contemporary Conversations @MCPL. Registration is required. Visit to sign-up.

FOLSS Annual Meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 pm

Please join us for this annual review of our work and what’s on the horizon, including an update on plans for opening Phase II of the Early Literacy Center this fall! We’ll also conduct our annual election of officers.

Hot Off the Press: September 2017 Newsletter

Click here to read!

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

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