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Information about the Friends of the Ridgefield Library

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.

Monthly Book Sale in the Sorting Room
Saturday, March 11th - 9am-5pm

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library invite you to stop by the Friends Sorting Room on the Lower Level of the Library for their monthly Secret Stacks Book Sale, held on the second Saturday of the month.

  • Sorting Room open from 9am to 5pm
  • Items for all ages and interests – fiction, mysteries, trade paperbacks, children’s books and more
  • Cash or charge accepted (charges over $10)

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library accept book donations! Leave your donated books on the cart(s) outside the Friends Sorting Room on the lower level of the Library during regular open hours. Please do not leave donations in the Library Lobby or anywhere outside the building. 


May 2023 Big Book Sales

Save the dates!  The Friends Big Book Sales are held in the Library's Lower Level.

May 5-7:  Children's Sale
May 12-15:  General Sale


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!


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.

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.

  • Senior Friend – $15
  • Individual Friend – $20
  • Family Friends – $35
  • Good Friend – $50
  • Best Friend – $100

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.


Friends' News

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

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 Ginny Canfield for more information.