Friends of the Library, Montgomery County ( offers a variety of opportunities to engage with and support public libraries through programs that benefit all ages and interests, such as author talks, the Mosaic creative writing contest, a spelling bee for older adults, and theLibrary After Dark gala to raise funds for and awareness of libraries.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $25 sponsors one senior in the Seasoned Spellers Bee, promoting social and cognitive well-being.
  • $125 prevents summer slide by funding a STEM demo for 100 children.
  • $250 supports the purchase of a truck to transport bookstore donations throughout the county.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help at an FOLMC program, such as Library Lovers Month Kickoff.
  • Weekly: Process donations for FOLMC Bookstore (locations in Rockville and Silver Spring).