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.
The Friends sponsor many popular Library programs for all ages, including the Ridgefield Folk concerts, monthly poetry discussions, Reading Is a Family Affair, and, of course, Summer Reading.
Click here for a list of many programs, materials, and special services made possible by Friends’ donations to the Library over the years.
• 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
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.
To join the Friends, complete a membership form and drop it with your check at the Circulation Desk at the Library or mail it to 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877, Attn: Friends Membership.
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.
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 Ginny Canfield for more information.