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Help Make the Ridgefield Community Library the Best that it Can Be!
- First Saturday Used Book and Gift Sale September 7, 2019 at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Farmers Market Ridgefield, Pioneer Street Peruse an assortment of books for readers of all ages and buy them at our famous rock-bottom prices. While you're at it, pick up one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted surprise items the Friends found just for you! Everytime! Don't miss our 2 tents at the Farmers Market at Overlook Park.
- FOL Monthly Meeting September 12, 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.
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.
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Ah, yes. When we (by “we,” I mean the Friends) were so much younger than today, we never (by “never,” I mean a little less than now) needed anybody’s help in any way (by “any way,” I mean in a lot of ways).
But now my (our) life (lives) have changed in oh, so many ways (like pretty much every way)…you get the picture, right?
The Friends could use some help!
What kind of help? Glad you asked!
For now, you could get your volunteering feet wet by helping us with our monthly Pop-Up Used Book Sales we hold in conjunction with each of Ridgefield’s First Saturday extravaganzas from May to October.
The first thing you should know is that you will always be with at least one experienced Friend so that volunteering will be a fun and easy experience.
The Saturdays for which we need YOU are:
(Volunteering for just one or two dates would be great! More would be marvelous!!)
While the sale is open to the public from 9 am to 2:00 pm, we have an early (8 to 11:30 am) and a late (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) shift to break the day up.
If you can’t be there for the whole shift, but can donate an hour here and an hour there, we’d love that. The more the merrier, and the more people on deck, the more we seem to sell!
Remember, everything we do and every penny we make goes towards helping the Ridgefield Community Library become BIGGER and BETTER for all of us for generations to come.
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 and to see if you’ve been outbid. The person with the highest bid at the end of the month wins the item!
For May, we have a wonderful “Tea-Themed” basket that includes:
1 sugar bowl
1 package of Ridgefield’s very own “Liberty Blend” tea
This basket has a retail value of $55.00.
So come to the library and start the bidding!
Thanks in advance for being part of the solution to a new, bigger, better library for Ridgefield!
Every month, the Friends auction off something special and wonderful in our never-ending quest to raise money for the library.
You have to check in regularly at the library to see what’s up on the auction block, what the current bid is, and if you are in the lead.
It’s an easy, fun, and exciting way to support YOUR library AND get wonderful things for you or someone on your gift-giving list.
Remember, proceeds from the Friends fundraisers will be used to support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund, as well as the programs and services provided by the Ridgefield Community Library.
As always, thank you for supporting YOUR public library!
Nothing weighs you down like a pile of books you’ve read.
Anyway, those wonderful books you’ve enjoyed are just sitting there, taking up space, gathering dust, and silently asking to be released into the literary wilderness for someone else to enjoy them.
How about you make them (the books), you, countless other readers, and the Ridgefield Library very happy by donating those books to our Winter Book Sale?
Just pile up your books, load them into your car (or other form of transportation), and drop them off at the library any time before February 1.
If that doesn’t work for you, call Sarah (360-702-8245) and she’ll help make arrangements to lighten your load.
And remember to stop by the Winter Book Sale on Friday (2/3/17) or Saturday (2/4/17) from 10 am to 3 pm at the Ridgefield Community Center to pick up great books you haven’t read yet.
All donations and proceeds of the book sale benefit current library programs and the future new library.
As always, thank you so much for your support of literacy and YOUR public library!
On Saturday, December 3rd, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Friends will be holding a Golden Elephant Sale in the Community Center as part of Ridgefield’s Hometown celebration.
What’s a Golden Elephant Sale? It’s a place for you to buy high-end, gently-used items at ridiculously reasonable prices. These treasures are perfect for your holiday gift-giving lists: high-class goods that are oh-so-kind to your budget. You’ll find the kind of items you would likely see in a nice vintage shop.
So come on by and buy, buy, buy!
Everything you buy will benefit the library!
On Saturday, December 3rd–don’t laugh, it’ll be here before you know it!– the Friends will be holding a Golden Elephant Sale as part of Ridgefield’s Hometown celebration.
What’s a Golden Elephant Sale? It’s a place for you to buy high-end, gently used or brand new items at ridiculously reasonable prices. These items are perfect for your holiday gift-giving lists: high-class goods that are oh-so-kind to your budget. Think of this sale as an up-scale White Elephant sale.
But before we can have a Big Top Ballyhoo of a Golden Elephant Sale, we need you to donate YOUR new or upscale, gently used items. And we need them NOW!
We’re looking for new or like-new gadgets, jewelry, collectibles, fashion accessories, home decor items, glassware, etc. NO clothing, please! Think of the kind of items you would likely see in a nice vintage or recycled items shop. Or items that could be regifted without any hullaballoo.
To donate items call Ilia (360-727-3387) or Vicki (513-335-0955) NOW.
Then, on December 3rd, come to the Ridgefield Community Center with your holiday shopping list in hand and get ready to buy, buy, buy and save, save, save!
Everything you do (donating items and buying gifts at the sale) will benefit the Ridgefield Community Library!
Thank you so much for your support!
If you love coffee,
or the smell of coffee,
or you know someone who does,
then make time THIS SATURDAY (12/12/15) to stop on over to Rain Drop Roasters, an award-winning coffee roaster company in Ridgefield, WA.
They are located at 21511 NW 9th Ave in Ridgefield, WA (360-241-9711).
They will be opening up their roasting room from 11 AM to 3 PM for those interested in seeing how their coffee magic happens.
When you stop in, be prepared not only for the heavenly aroma of freshly roasted coffee, but:
- Local sweets and treats
- A wide array of their award-winning local coffee for all your gift-giving needs
- Stocking stuffer ideas galore
10% of all proceeds of the day will be donated to the Ridgefield Library Building Fund.
So stop in and BUY, BUY, BUY to get great coffee for yourself and others, support a local business AND support your library!
Talk about a WIN-WIN-WIN!