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- Spring Used Book Sale May 3, 2019 at 12:00 am – 7:00 am Ridgefield Community Centern210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, United States Attention ALL book lovers! Mark your calendars. We will have tons of used books in every genre you can imagine for prices you won't believe. This is a public sale, so everyone is welcome.
- Spring Used Book Member's Preview Sale May 3, 2019 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Ridgefield Community Centern210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, United States Attention Friends of Ridgefield Community Library! You can enter TWO hours early to scoop up the best books just because you are our Friend. Anyone who wants to become a Friend and get in on the fun can come, too. We'll have membership forms! We could also use your HELP. Contact Jeanne at email@example.com if…
- Spring Used Book Sale May 4, 2019 at 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ridgefield Community Centern210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, United States Attention ALL book lovers! Mark your calendars. We will have tons of used books in every genre you can imagine for prices you won't believe. This is a public sale, so everyone is welcome.
- FOL Monthly Meeting May 9, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am Ridgefield Administration & Civic Center, 510 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA. Come join the Friends and be a part of what makes this library such a fun and productive part of the community. Our meetings are held in the community center adjacent to the library and we welcome new voices, hands, and hearts.
- FOL Monthly Meeting May 9, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am Ridgefield Community Centern210 N Main AvenRidgefield WA 98642 Come join the Friends and be a part of what makes this library such a fun and productive part of the community. Our meetings are held in the community center adjacent to the library and we welcome new voices, hands, and hearts.
- Bunco Blast May 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm Ridgefield Community Library Buildingn210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, United States A Friends’ major “fun”draiser for 2019. An evening of fun and friendship including BUNCO, a silent auction, a live auction, and other fun cash games. Tickets are $25 per person (advance payment and reservation required), or $20 per person for FOL members. Hearty appetizers and desserts are included in the ticket price. Contact Susan at…
- 3Peaks Cash-Back NIght & Britnee Kellogg Benefit Concert June 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 3peaks Public House and Taproomn24415 NE 10th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, United States 3Peaks will hold its fourth annual Cash-Back Night to benefit the Ridgefield Community Library Building Fund. A percentage of all food and beverage sales between 5 pm and 10 pm will be donated. This year, in addition to the Cash-Back event, the popular and talented country-western star, Britnee Kellogg, will perform a benefit concert for…
Drop by Ridgefield Community Library sometime!We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Community Center adjacent to the library at 10.00 am.
Category Archives: Fundraising
If you’re into sewing, quilting, or making:
costumes, set designs, small home décor projects, totes, handbags, or crafty projects, don’t miss this fundraiser!
Community members have donated piles of all kinds of fabric. Some with multiple yardages. Lots are one yard or less. VERY reasonable prices!
When? Saturday, March 23, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Members of the Friends of Ridgefield Library are invited to the special Preview Sale from 9:00 to 10:00 am prior to the public event that Saturday.)
Where? The Ridgefield Community Center (small room)
Questions? Email or call Donna (360-887-2700).
We’ve tried to make shopping as easy as possible for you.
Now, all that’s left is for you quilters, sewers (um, er, people who sew), crafters, and costume or set designers to come down to the Ridgefield Community Center on Saturday, March 23 between 10 am and 2 pm. You can enter for free, but please don’t leave empty-handed!
This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library. All proceeds go to support current and future programs and to help build our new library.
As always, thank you for supporting YOUR public library!
On the off, off, off chance that you forgot, SATURDAY, February 9 from 10 to 2 in the small room of the Ridgefield Community Center, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library are holding a SUPER DUPER fabric fundraiser.
If you’re into making:
# set designs
# small home décor projects
# crafty projects
Don’t miss this fundraiser!
Want some ideas for what you could do with this fabric besides make clothing?
Community members have been donating all manner of home décor, quilting and other fabric (notions, too!). Some with multiple yardages. Most one yard or less. VERY reasonable prices!
When? Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Members of the Ridgefield Friends can see the fabric and buy what they want EARLY—Friday, Feb. 8, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm! (Small room of the Community Center)
Where? The Ridgefield Community Center (small room)
All proceeds go toward supporting the Ridgefield Public Library.
Questions? Contact Lorna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thank you for supporting YOUR public library!
You’ve probably heard the unofficial word that the Ridgefield Community Center is going to be converted into our new, bigger, modern Ridgefield Community Library.
Well, it’s not a rumor anymore! It’s official.
The Memorandum of Understanding among the Ridgefield Community Center, the FVRL Foundation and the Trustees of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District is signed, which allows the planning for the new Ridgefield Library to proceed.
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen.
The thermometer on the sign outside the library has changed to reflect that the generous donation of the building qualifies for the matching grant through the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. The building’s appraised value will be matched!
We gratefully thank the Ridgefield Community Center Association. And a big thanks to each and every one of you who have supported us and will continue to help us as we raise the much-needed funds to complete this valuable project for YOUR community!
Have you ever wondered if you could paint something beautiful?
No, not paint a house, fence, or your face, but put paint a picture on paper and have it look like something:
worthy of sharing with family and friends
Well, here is your chance!
On Saturday, November 17, from 9-11 am AND Monday, December 3, from 9-11 am, Ridgefield’s renowned artist, Kathy Winters, will expertly guide you in creating your very own Christmas cards in watercolor, ready for personalizing, signing and sending.
No experience in painting is necessary, and all materials will be provided. She will hold the workshop in her downtown Ridgefield studio.
The size of this workshop is limited, so CALL Kathy NOW to register (360-887-2160). She can answer any questions you may have as well.
The fee for the class is $45 ($40 if you’re a member of the Friends of Ridgefield Library).
You could sign up for both! $80 ($75 for FOL members). All proceeds benefit the Library Building Fund and current library programs.
Give it a try! This may be the beginning of something really wonderful!
As always, thank you to everyone who supports the library by attending these FUNdraising programs!
Is it possible to have too many books? The Friends Fall Used Book Sale is just around the corner, so it’s a timely question. Let’s ask some passersby …
I don’t know about you, but that wasn’t very helpful. Let’s ask one more person. He’s John Q. Benham of Avoca, Indiana. His private collection of books numbers over 1.5 million. As they have filled up his house, most of them must be kept in his six-car garage, a two-story building, and piled under tarpaulin outdoors.
So, People, it looks as if the majority of people we spoke with believe that you can’t have too many books.
It’s a good thing that the Friend’s Fall Used Book Sale is coming up soon! Here are the details:
Thursday (10/18) from 6 to 8 pm: Members-Only Appreciation Reception and Early Access to the sale. If you want to become a new member or are renewing your membership, fill out the membership form in advance or at the door. We’ll have delicious treats for you to savor while you browse the tables and shelves packed with books, two raffles for a free bag of books, and many great door prizes. The Reception is in the small room of the Community Center and the used book sale is in the large room.
Friday (10/19) from 11 am to 7 pm: The sale is open to members and the public. Anyone may still join the Friends! This year, we are having a “Marketplace” in the small room of the Community Center (where you will be paying for your purchases). You will find a variety of A+ gift items for that special “someone” for the holidays (or any day).
Saturday (10/20) from 11 am to 3: pm: Same as Friday, only the hours are shorter. There may be a special sale the last hour. You’ll have to come on down to find out!
As always, we appreciate everyone who comes along and buys “merch” that helps fund our current library and goes towards the building project for our new library.
We also are in need of helping hands to set up before, staff, and clean up after this major event. If you have even an hour or two and feel like making a difference in your community, please contact Jeanne at (360) 887-2579 or email@example.com
And if you walk, skip, march, saunter, jog, or simply go to the Ridgefield Community Library, you will find TWO gift baskets that the Friends of the Library are offering for their October silent auction. Bid on one basket or bid on both!
What’s inside these beautifully-wrapped baskets you should get for yourself or as a gift for someone you REALLY like?
They each have two bottles of wine, chocolate, a wine-related book (stories more than wine info), glasses, and a few additional goodies. One basket features red wine; the other features white wine. Each bottle comes from one of four of Ridgefield’s wineries.
Are you feeling glowy yet?
Remember, ALL proceeds of the auction will be used to support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund and other programs and services provided by the Ridgefield Community Library.
If you need to put a little more zippity in your doodah, we’ve got just the thing for you.
Come on down to the library and bid on August’s Silent Auction item.
It’s an exciting Celebración basket full of fun and delicious items from around the Hispanic World including:
1 Gorgeous multicolored blanket from Mexico
1 Rainstick from Peru
1 “Celebración” cookbook with recipes celebrating Latino family life
1 New World Kitchen book by Norman Van Aken
1 Nuevos Sabores para ensaladas book published by William Sonoma
1 bottle of Organic extra virgin olive oil from Portugal
1 bottle of Tempranillo Reserve red wine from Spain
1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
1 bottle Tia Lupita hot sauce from Mexico
1 jar of Cholula chipotle hot sauce from Mexico
1 jar of Belinda’s Jalapeno sauce from Costa Rica
1 container of Crema Catalana (crème brulee) mix from Spain
1 bottle of Sangria rose from Spain
1 bottle of Sangria rojo from Spain
1 Chipolte chili chocolate bar from World Market
This basket has a retail value of $150.00.
All items were donated by the Friends of Ridgefield Library.
How does it work?
Every month, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library host a Silent Auction to help raise money to support current library programs and the new library building fund.
We rely on the generous donations of our members or the public for the items which are usually valued anywhere from $25 to over $100 dollars. The auction lasts the entire month. You must come into the library to see the item, to place your bid on the bid sheet and to see if you’ve been outbid. The person with the highest bid at the end of the month wins the item and will be contacted at the end of the month.