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Information about the Friends of the Ridgefield Library



The Friends of the Ridgefield Library (FORL) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the activities and mission of the Ridgefield Library.  For more information, email Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Benefits of Friends Membership

• Friends’ newsletter, Friends’ Trends

• Free early admission on the first day of our General Book Sale

• Invitation to Friends Holiday Party in December and Annual Dinner/Meeting in June

• Pride in knowing you are preserving and improving library service in our community

Membership Dues

Memberships last one year from the date of payment. We will remind you when it’s time to renew your membership.

Membership dues are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law and are eligible for many corporate matching fund programs.

  • Senior Friend – $20
  • Individual Friend – $25
  • Family Friends – $35
  • Good Friend – $50
  • Best Friend – $100
  • Patron -- $250
  • Benefactor -- $500



Membership dues paid to the Friends are distinct from contributions to the Library’s Annual Appeal. Friends’ dues provide the seed money for book sales and other Friends’ activities, the proceeds of which are used to support specific Library services and programs. Appeal donations made directly to the Library support the Library’s annual operating budget.


Paying by Check?
Please make checks payable to Friends of the Ridgefield Library and drop off at the Library's Circulation Desk with this form or mail to:  Friends of the Ridgefield Library, Attn: FORL Membership, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Matching gift?
Please email for more information if your gift will be matched by your employer.

Interested in Volunteering?
There are many different ways to help the Friends!  Please contact us at for more information.

Upcoming Friends-Sponsored Events

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library sponsor many popular Library programs for all ages:

Ridgefield Folk Concert Series

and, of course, Summer Reading!


Monthly Book Sales

Stop by the Friends Sorting Room on the Library's Lower Level for our monthly Secret Stacks Book Sale!
Second Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Pay with cash, check or charge (charge minimum of $10).
Great selections for readers of all ages and interests!

Be a Friends Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed to process book donations as they come in; research and list books online; serve on various committees; and work at semi-annual book sales. Volunteering opportunities range from a couple of hours once a year to an ongoing weekly or monthly commitment.

Contact Cris Nichols, Book Sale Chair for more information.

Internet Book Sales Volunteers Needed:
Have an hour or so free every week? Spend a lot of time online? Become an Internet Lister! We will train you to evaluate books and list them on Amazon. We also need help processing and shipping completed sales. Contact Felicia Soltys for more information.

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library have provided so many things that help to make the Library a better place for all.  Scroll through to see some recent items made possible by donations from the Friends.  Thank you!

Friends' News

For the latest news, read the Friends of the Ridgefield Library newsletter, Friends’ Trends.

Friends of the Ridgefield Library Board 2022-2023

Front row (L to R): Ken Ehrlickman, Sandy Koppen, Ellen Darvick, Betty Ito, Marie Pinchbeck.
Center row (L to R): Rhonda Hill, Cam Percival, Tom Madden, Julie Yaun.
Back row (L to R): Cris Nichols, Leslie Vuillemier, Carole Clark.

Friends of the Ridgefield Library Board

Tom Madden, President; Carole Clark, Secretary; Ken Ehrlickman, Treasurer.

Ellen Darvick, Rhonda Hill, Betty Ito, Sandy Koppen, Cris Nichols, Cam Percival, Marie Pinchbeck, John Somma, Leslie Vuillemier, Julie Yaun.

The Friends Board meets on the first Monday of most months at 1:30 p.m. at the Library. Board meetings are open to all members of the Friends.

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