Water you doing on June 7th?

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Um…er…either this fashion senseless guy is fishing for his dinner or he’s fishing for attention. Either way, he’s welcome to come to our fundraiser on Thursday, June 7th as long as he brings a hearty appetite. Some pants would be good, too.

Do you need another reason to love 3PEAKS?

Here you go!

This is the THIRD year that 3PEAKS is hosting a Cash-Back event to benefit the Ridgefield Community Library! This year they are generously hosting the event on Thursday, June 7 from 11 am to 9 pm.

Order food and beverages from inside the bar area ONLY and a percentage of the bill will be donated to the library.

Tell your friends and neighbors! Bring your mighty thirsts and your empty bellies.

Have a marvelous time while supporting the library we all love so much.

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We’ll see you at 3PEAKS! We just have to stop to fill ‘er up. Golly gee! When did gasoline prices get higher than $0.20 a gallon?

For more information, contact Jeanne at 360-887-2579 or jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com.

 

May We Offer You Some Tea?

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Don’t worry. My dollies are used to sharing. My mommy says I’m a super-duper tea server. Wanna see?

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 teapot
1 creamer
1 sugar bowl
4 mugs
1 package of Ridgefield’s very own “Liberty Blend” tea
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This basket has a retail value of $55.00.

So come to the library and start the bidding!

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When these gals switched from coffee to tea, they calmed right down. Their cackles became melodic laughs. Their brooms became household (not transportation) items. And they used their hats to guard against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays (not for really bad traffic cones or for scaring kids or for making them look kinda silly).

Thanks in advance for being part of the solution to a new, bigger, better library for Ridgefield!

What’s so special about May 5th?

The first Saturday of May every year is celebrated around the world as Free Comic Book Day. On this day, participating speciality comic book stores give out free comics to anyone visiting their stores.

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Could this be the inspiration for the National Enquirer? You never know. Well, you can know if you look it up…

But that’s not why May 5th is special in RIDGEFIELD.

Herb Day is an unofficial holiday annually celebrated on the first Saturday of May. 

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Now, wait a doggone minute! Chiapet herb thingies are supposed to grow, not growl!

But that’s not why May 5th is special in RIDGEFIELD.

The reason we’re making a big fuss over May 5th, the first Saturday in May, is that the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library will be among the happy vendors at Overlook Park from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This year, we have two (count ’em, 2) tents under which you’ll find a variety of used books for children, teens and adults in many genres plus audio books and little gifties you or someone you know might enjoy.

All books are $1.00 or less!

Come to browse, learn about what’s happening at the library or what the Friends are up to these days. Rain or shine, there will be plenty of room under our tents to get out from under the weather.

Remember, ALL proceeds go toward supporting current and future needs of YOUR library.

And, if you have even ONE HOUR of SPARE TIME…

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We REALLY need volunteers to help us with this and future events. PLEASE consider volunteering even if it’s just once for an hour on Saturday. Your help makes us and the library more effective at providing you with what you need and want. It’s an all-for-one and one-for-all kind of thing, you know?

 Contact Jeanne at (360) 887-2579 or jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com 

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Look for Us. We’ll be There!

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Rodger that! I’m all geared up and ready for duty, Sir or, um, Ma’am. No way nothin’s gettin’ by my super-duper p-ray vision (the p stand for plastic, silly!) helmet gizmo. If you’re there, I’ll find you alright. But, um, who are you, and where am I supposed to be lookin’?

 

The Friends will be among the many booths at Overlook Park during Ridgefield’s First Saturdays from May through October.

May 5th
June 2nd
July 7th
August 4th
September 1st
October 6th

You won’t be able to miss us. We’ll be the ones selling used books for $1 or less!

Rain or shine or in between. 

Browse, chat, find out about what the Friends are up to and maybe even consider joining our amazing organization that supports YOUR public library.

 

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Hang on! While I’ve got you, let me remind you of some events that are coming up really quickly. I know, I know. Tom, the cat who happens to my hubby, says I’m always putting my paw in where it doesn’t belong, but I know purrfectly well that we call can use a little scratch on the backside to remind us of what’s happening in the sandbox. Am I right?

 

Just a quick reminder:

Friday, April 13th, 4-5 pm at the library: Welcome reception for our new librarian, Jessica, hosted by the Friends. Light refreshments served. Open to the public.

Saturday, April 14th, 11 am-1:30 pm in the large room at the Community Center: Public Forum about the possible location of the new library hosted by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. Information will be given and discussion from the audience is encouraged. Friends will provide light refreshments. Open to the public.

 

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Hope to see you there, folks, and thanks a mighty heap for your support!

Let’s Party…Again!

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It’s about dog-gone time we had another party in the library! I’ve been waiting with baited doggie breath to let Jessica know what a tail-wagging’ friendly place Ridgefield is. Plus, I hear some drool-worthy kibble and bits will be there for everyone to nibble on! And don’t worry, you don’t have to dress as fancy-pants as I do; most of you can’t pull off flashy the way I can.

On Friday, April 13, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library are hosting a Welcome Reception for Jessica, the newest addition to our team of spectacular librarians! The reception will be held from 4 to 5 pm at the library and is open to the public

 

In keeping with tradition, there will be yummy light refreshments, lots of great friends and probably more laughs than you’ll find in your typical library. Let’s give Jessica a good old Ridgefield Welcome by having lots of you come down to meet her and make her feel at home!

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This is Jessica. If you want to learn more about her than her name, you’ll have to come to the library to ask her!

Hope to see you there!

Did you Hear Ye, Hear Ye?

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What is the matter with this megaphone? I have important news to announce! I keep shouting into this thing, and all that comes out are pathetic bleating sounds as if a herd of sheep are complaining about the weather.

Help Provide Input into YOUR New Ridgefield Community Library Location

This is just a reminder that the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) District is hosting a public meeting on Saturday, April 14 at 11 am at the Ridgefield Community Center to share information on the options and opportunities for the new library location.

Come and hear about the options. Ask questions. Share your ideas and thoughts.

Help weigh in on where you think the district should choose to locate YOUR new library.

This is an important meeting! Your input is valuable, so make your voice heard.

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I’ve got plenty of ideas. Some questions, too. So, I’m hoofin’ on over to the Community Center early so I can good a good stall…er, um…seat!

 

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Help Provide Input into YOUR New Ridgefield Community Library Location

Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) District is hosting a public meeting on Saturday, April 14 at 11 am at the Ridgefield Community Center to share information on the options and opportunities for the new library location.

Come out and hear about the options.

Help weigh in on where you think the district should choose to locate YOUR new library.

This is an important meeting! Your input is valuable, so make your voice heard.

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Did you hear that? It sounded like some terribly miserable sheep. Poor creatures! But I also heard something about an important meeting on Saturday, April 14th, at 11 am in the Ridgefield Community Center. What do you say? Let’s hoof on over and check it out!

 

 

Mick Jagger Never Came to Our Library

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There he is wailing about getting no satisfaction. Well, Mickey, Old Boy, try going to the Ridgefield Community Library. The staff there does everything in their power to make sure every customer leaves satisfied. And with a smile! You really should smile more, Mick.

 

The Friends of Ridgefield Community Library are hosting a Staff Appreciation Day and Reception on Tuesday, February 13 that is FREE and OPEN to EVERYONE.

The reception will be held at the library from 4 to 5 pm.

We will provide refreshments.

Whether you visit the library regularly or you haven’t been there yet, please join us in recognizing the hard work that these fine professionals do to bring a world of information to us each and every day.

 

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This is a great opportunity to get to know the amazing staff, the Friends and others who, like you, treasure public libraries.

 

And spread the word! Bring a friend. The more, the merrier!

 

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Did you hear about the free refreshments? Yup. And the chance to mingle? Yup. Wanna go? Heck, yes! Think they’ll notice we don’t have a library card? Heard it’s easy to get one… I’m game if you are. Hey! That’s not funny. Let’s just say it’s a date!

Golfers (not Gophers) Needed for FORE! Fundraiser

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Did someone say they need me? Well, it’s about time! I was born ready, Mister! Whatcha want me to do? I’m great at digging stuff, but I’ve got many other talents. Sign me up! And I’ve got about thirty-seven others just like me raring to go. Uh oh. Really? You want GOLFERS, not gophers? Well, shucks. Nevermind.

Join us at Tri Mountain Golf Course Sunday, October 1 for the third annual FORE! Golf Tournament.
It’s a 1:00 pm scramble, which benefits the building fund for the new Ridgefield Library.
 
The cost is $85 and includes:
  • prizes
  • contests
  • a spaghetti dinner
  • and more

Call 360-887-2160 to register your foursome for this exciting fundraiser.

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Whoa! First, there might be music, but this foursome won’t be providing it. Second, they weren’t known for their putting skills. But, there are four of them, and that’s what we’re aiming for: as many sets of four golfers to take part in our fundraiser. If Paul and Ringo want to bring two of their pals to play (golf, not old hits), we’d be happy to let them, right?

Be part of the solution!

 
We accept credit cards.
Questions? Call Kathy Winters at the above number, or email kathywinters179@gmail.com.
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As always, thanks so much for supporting YOUR public library now and in the future!

Shout out for the August Silent Auction

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Okay. This isn’t the item up for auction. Maybe when we get our NEW LIBRARY built and if we have a little (or a lot) of energy left over for more fundraising, we could afford to buy this sleek little number so that one of our Ridgefield tots can jet around in space-aged style. But, for now, let’s get ourselves back down to good old Mother Earth, shall we, People?

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.

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A brand-new, deluxe Scrabble board game with a Scrabble Dictionary and a beautiful wooden cribbage set will be available throughout the month of August as the Silent Auction item. Bidding starts August 1 (see the item and make your bid at the library). Don’t miss out on these wonderful additions to your game collection and the chance to support a GREAT cause.  At the end of August, the highest bidder will be notified. Questions? Contact Tevis Laspa (360-600-0943) 

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.

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Silent auctions are great! Look what I got by being silent. It’s not just a ball. It’s a just-my-size, perfectly yellow, I’m-not-sharing ball.


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!