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 purpose of this organization is to:
Tom Madden, President; Betty Ito, Secretary; Ken Ehrlickman, Treasurer.
Ginny Canfield, Carole Clark, Ellen Darvick, Rhonda Hill, Barb Jennes, 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.
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.
The Friends of the Ridgefield Library sponsor many popular Library programs for all ages:
Ridgefield Folk Concert Series
and, of course, Summer Reading!
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’ 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.
For the latest news, read the Friends of the Ridgefield Library newsletter, Friends’ Trends.
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.