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Help Make the Ridgefield Community Library the Best that it Can Be!
- First Saturday Used Book and Gift Sale August 3, 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 August 8, 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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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!
Next time you are walking or driving by the Ridgefield Community Center, you’ll notice some new signs indicating that construction will begin soon on YOUR new, bigger, better library!
Our dream of a new library became a vision that we, as a community, supported (and continue to support!) in every way. Now, four years later, our new library is becoming very real.
As the current library relocates and construction begins, keep your eyes peeled here for news about library programs, fundraising events (yes, we still need money to make the dream a reality), and updates on the construction. You can also visit the Friends of the Library website: folridgefieldwa.com for current information. You can also join the Friends!
Thank you, Ridgefield and everyone who invested in this treasure of a community resource! And a HUGE thanks to the Ridgefield Community Center for providing us with the perfect site for the 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!
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.
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!
What happens to paint when it gets mixed with water on a paper?
If you guessed any of the following, then you have the potential to be talented a watercolor artist:
- The paint gets drippy…or watery.
- The color of the paint lightens up.
- If any other colors are nearby, they glush* together to form new colors.
- Magical things like landscapes and other stuff can happen.
*Technically, not a word, but it really should be!
If you’re interested in painting, magic, and artistic expression, then have we got some opportunities for you!
Kathy Winters, Ridgefield’s own distinguished resident artist, is offering TWO (2) watercolor classes.
If you missed her first class in June, she is doing an encore of that class (and landscape, Misty Morning).
The event is called Sip’n Paint, held at Woodland’s Fat Moose restaurant (1382 Lewis River Road), Thursday, September 29 from 7 to 9 pm. Cost is $45 per person and half the money collected will go to the Ridgefield Library building fund.
Call Shirley, 619-368-2715, to register. Call Kathy (360-887-2160) with questions.