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Little+Free+Library=Wonderful!

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Okay, it may not look like much now. But just wait until the actual super-sweet structure that high school students built and decorated is affixed to this pole. Then you’ll understand why we’re so excited!

Question: Is it possible to have too much access to too many free books?

Answer: Is that a trick question?

If you’re like us (and if you’re reading this, you probably are), there’s no such thing as too many books or too many places to find them.

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Word Words, Unite! I’ll admit it. When I sink my teeth into a good book, not even a squirrel distracts me. I found these books at a Little Free Library, and I’ll take them back so that some other critter can enjoy them just as soon as I’m finished devouring them. 

Here’s some great news for all you book-lovers out there!

The Friends of Ridgefield Community Library has arranged for a Little Free Library to be installed near the old oak tree on S. Hillhurst Road. The nearest cross street is South Nighthawk Road.

Question: What is a Little Free Library?

Answer: Good question! It’s two things.

  1. It refers to a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Click here to learn all about the organization, to see where in the world little free libraries are located, and to find out how YOU could build and sponsor one.
  2. It also refers to the structure itself. Little Free Libraries come in many shapes and sizes, but they share one thing in common: anyone may contribute or take books (but you don’t have to contribute books—we have a “Steward” who will make sure there are always plenty of books in our Little Free Library!). The free and open exchange of books is designed to build trusting, supportive community of life-long learners.

There are roughly 30 of these unique Little Free Libraries around Clark County. Ours was built and decorated by students from the high school!

The Ridgefield Friends of the Library invite you to the grand opening ceremony on
Saturday, June 17th at 10 am.

A short dedication will be followed by light refreshments. Please come and join our celebration!

Bring a book… take a book… or come and have a cookie! Just be a part of this wonderful community.

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Um…I don’t think it’s going to be that high off the ground, People. Anyway, hope to see you there!

As always, thank you for your support of YOUR public library!

 

 

All that glitters…and more! We need your treasures for our Golden Elephant Sale.

If you find this little pachyderm irresistible, then we've got something to talk about!

If you find this little pachyderm irresistible, then we’ve got something to talk about!

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.  

What? That catnip mouse you gave me was formerly Mr. Whisters' discarded toy? The never of some humans...

What? That catnip mouse you gave me was formerly Mr. Whisters’ discarded
toy? The nerve of some humans…

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!

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library are SO excited about how supportive everyone in the community is when it comes to helping to build a new, bigger, better library!

The Friends of Ridgefield Library applaud this community. You are so supportive of YOUR public library!

 

Oktoberfest FUNdraiser

Nothing draws people in like food, music and lots of laughter!

That’s what we were counting on when we sold ears of corn at Ridgefield’s first annual Oktoberfest celebration in September.

We raised about $965.00 for the new library building fund and had (you guessed it) FUN doing it!

Take a look…

We hope you were there to enjoy the festivities.

If so, tell us what you thought in the comments below.

If not, September 2016 is not that far away…

FOL Float During Ridgefield’s 4th of July Celebration

Ridgefield celebrated Independence Day in style.

Your library had a spectacular float in the parade. You don’t have to take our word for it. Have a look:

We know how to fancy up a truck, don't we?

We know how to fancy up a truck, don’t we?

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We’re pretty serious about our FUNdraising around here!