Don’t know about you, but it’s been a LONG time since I’ve been this flexible. But … we’ve been waiting a LONG time to get the official word about our new library’s home, too. So, let’s shimmy, shake, and swing in celebration! And turn up your heating pad to the “Yup, I acted like a young-un’ again” setting.
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.
Yup! Even I’ve heard that rumor.
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.
This means we can get serious about building the library because we have a site.
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!
Woohoo! Yippee! Hurrah! Whoop whoop! Huzza! Yahoo! [Insert your preferred exclamation of joyful excitement.]
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!
Posted in Building a New Library, Community Action, Friends of the Library, Fundraising, Libraries are a Treasure, News You Can Use, Ridgefield WA, Supporting libraries
Tagged New Library Site, Ridgefield Community Center, Thank You, We appreciate you, Your community
Is it Christmas already? I told you not to pull these sweatband down too low. We took our nap after that nice Thanksgiving meal, and now look what time it is!
This is just a simple and heartfelt thank you to all the good people supporting the Ridgefield Community Library.
Whether you are a member of the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library or an occasional volunteer,
someone who attends our events or donates money to fund our projects,
a public servant working behind the scenes to make sure the library has a central place in the life of the city or a private citizen who uses the library as a resource,
You make a difference! Thank you!
We thank you because you show us through your words and deeds that this library is important, important enough to invest your time and resources in.
The Friends of Ridgefield Community Library wish all of you a safe, fulfilling, enjoyable holiday season.
See you 2017!
Are you having trouble completing your holiday gift-giving list? Fret no more. We have the purr-fect solution for you.
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.
If you find this little pachyderm irresistible, then you’ll love the generous and high-end donations that the Friends have been collecting over the past several months just for this annual event!
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!
As always, our gratitude goes out to everyone who donated items for the sale, helped to organize the event, and supports the library!
Posted in Building a New Library, Charitable cause, Community Action, Friends of the Library, Fundraising, Libraries are a Treasure, Non-Profit, Ridgefield WA, Supporting libraries, Volunteerism
Tagged golden elephant sale, great prices, high end gently used items for sale, holiday shopping made easy, Ridgefield Community Center, Thank You
Yeah. The pancakes were that fluffy!
The Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Ridgefield Lion’s Club was a swimming-in-syrup success! The Lions, the Friends, and several of Ridgefield’s Youth Groups served over 200 people. We raised over $1,100 ($270 in tips alone!).
Thank you to everyone who participated as workers and/or patrons. We appreciate your generosity more than you know. The new, bigger, better Ridgefield Library will become a reality because of the efforts and support of this fabulous community!
Aw, shucks! I was really looking forward to getting together with my Library Peeps and seeing what surprises they had in store for me.
Also, the Friends of the Library usually hold our monthly meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. This month we are NOT having a meeting, so please mark your calendars to come join us on April 13 at 6:30 in the library.
Hope to see you then!
Posted in Fundraising, Libraries are a Treasure, News You Can Use, Ridgefield WA, Supporting libraries
Tagged Extraordinary Generosity, Listen up, Monthly meeting is cancelled, Pancake Breakfast, Ridgefield is great, Successful Fundraiser, Thank You, Wonderful Community