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3rd Annual Guilt-Free Pizza Night! It’s True!


There’s no room for guilt when eating is this much of an adventure!

Go ahead.

Have seconds…or thirds.

Just make sure to save your splurge for
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, from 4-9, at
Vinnie’s Pizza, Pasta and More in downtown Ridgefield 

That’s when your (and our) favorite downtown Ridgefield Italian restaurant is hosting a fundraiser to help raise money for the Ridgefield Community Library.

Vinnie’s Pizza, Pasta and More will be donating 10% of the proceeds all food and drink sales (eat-in or take-out) to the library building fund! As a bonus, the generous owners of Vinnie’s will donate another 10% to equal 20% cash-back to YOUR wonderful library!

So bring your appetites!

And know that by having a delicious meal, you will be supporting your community in two ways:

  1. by helping to make our dream library a reality!
  2. by patronizing a local business that believes in libraries as much as you do!

If that doesn’t want to make you grab another slice of pizza and raise it in a toast for our awesome community, I don’t know what will!

Ridgefield is full of pizza party animals!

This should be a great time for everyone. Ridgefield is full of pizza party animals!


Mick Jagger Never Came to Our Library

Mick Jagger (1976)

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.



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!



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!

Little Free Library Unveiled!


It’s little. It’s a library. You’re free to take a book and donate a book. What a concept!

In this fast-paced, gadget-driven world, it’s easy to forget that we live in communities designed to support each other in big and small ways.


Don’t laugh. A writer needs to focus. Plus, This new sound system is awesome. It’s like I’m at a Bing Crosby concert…LIVE! The mask? Oh. That’s for my office’s 100-Day No-Munching-While-Key Punching Challenge.

On June 17th, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library affirmed its commitment to nurturing the famous Ridgefield community spirit by unveiling an official Little Free Library (LFL) near the stately oak tree adjacent to Taverner Ridge on S. Hillhurst. It’s the third LFL in the 98642 zip code and joins approximately 30 LFLs in Clark County.

The concept is simple: it’s a neighborhood-based “take a book, return a book” free book exchange (although returning a book is not mandatory). The Friend’s LFL has a volunteer Steward, Judith Reel, who will make sure the LFL is stocked. Anyone may contribute and take books, and you don’t have to return the books you took. Little Library book exchanges function on the honor system. If everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside, we all win!


It takes a village to raise a Little Free Library and here are some of the villagers. Lucky for us, these people are all Friends of the Ridgefield Community Library. They tend to travel in groups and with delectable treats!

Ridgefield’s LFL has already demonstrated the power of this program to spark creativity and encourage community collaboration. Sarah Trenn, then President of the Friends, introduced the idea in October 2016. Lyndon Divine, teen library volunteer, built the structure. High School art teacher, Tamara Hoodenpyle, and her students designed and painted the LFL. The City worked with Tevis Laspa (who installed the LFL) to plan and approve the site.


And this is what it’s all about, People!

The LFL had its first “customers,” Maddox and Paxson Stewart, during the unveiling. They came with a book to donate and were quite excited to find a wide array of captivating children’s books to take home. There were also some interesting titles for Mommy!

Don’t let this little library’s size fool you. Remember the old American proverb, “From small beginnings come great things.”


Well, perhaps not all small things turn out so great…but, you get the idea, right?