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There’s a new auction item at the library – a BASKET OF ITALIAN FOOD. It’s jammed full with the following items:

D’Napoli Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs,

Cora Bella Tortellini Tricolor Four Cheeses,

Demi Tasse – Espresso Cup – Medaglia D’Oro Espresso Instant Coffee,

Da Vinci – Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Palermol – Stuffed Olives – Jalapeno

Galufetti Grated Parmesan Style Cheese,

Da Vinci – Tortellini,

DeLallo Sundried Tomato Basil Cheese Pesto,

Matilde Vicenzi Millefoglie D’Italiano,

Bella Sun Luci Sundried Julienne Cut Loacke Tomatoes with Herbs,

Quadratini Dark Chocolate Wafer Cookies,

Pomi Finely Chopped Tomatoes,

Napa Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil,

Casa Milo Fogille D’Autunno Pasta

Olive Tray

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library group is actively raising money to help fund a new library in Ridgefield by holding a silent auction of useful items.

Every month a new item is listed, and the sale ends on First Saturday of the next month. The winner will be notified by phone and the items can be picked up from the library immediately after the close of the auction.

If you are the highest bidder you can help fund the new library and host a special Italian dinner at the same time.

 

Christmas Card Workshop

Once again I’ll hold a Christmas Card Workshop as a fund raiser for Friends of the Library, where folks can come and create their own watercolor Christmas cards.

This year I’m offering two sessions: Saturday, November 17 and Monday, December 3. Cost is $45 or $40 for Friends members. Come to both classes for $80, or $75 for Friends members.

All materials are supplied, and this year we’ll have glitter available to make the cards even more stunning.

Class size is limited, so call now to reserve your spot. 360-887-2160 or kathywinters179@gmail.com.

Pop-Up Book Sale at Seasons

The Friends of the Library “Mini” Pop-Up Book Sale Coming this Saturday to Seasons Coffee Tea & Remedies!

The Ridgefield Friends of the Library are launching their first “Mini” Pop-Up Book Sale this Saturday, November 3rd,  from 9 am to 1 pm at Seasons located at 115 N Main Avenue in Ridgefield.

Stop by and enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, tea or special treat as you browse a selection of hand-picked gently used books at can’t be beat prices!  Proceeds benefit the Library Building Fund and library programs.

The Friends are looking for additional locations in Ridgefield to hold a Pop-Up Book Sale.  Please contact Friends President Jeanne Androvich (360-887-2579 or jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com) if you would like to host a Pop-Up Book Sale in your business!

Used Book Sale Saturday at Seasons

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library are launching their first “Mini Pop-Up” Used Book Sale inside Season’s Coffee Shop on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 am to 1 pm. Stop in and enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, tea or a special treat as you browse from a small selection of hand-picked gently used books at can’t be beat prices! Proceeds benefit the Library Building Fund and Library Programs.

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Lots of good things were announced this month in our campaign to raise money for the new Ridgefield Library.

The biggest was the pledge from the Firstenburg Foundation to donate $250,000 towards our goal. This money is eligible for the matching grant from the anonymous donor who offered to match any donation of more than $10,000. Thank you to the members of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation who worked tirelessly to bring us this donation. It’s a real boon to our fund-raising efforts.

We also made almost $5,000 on the golf tournament and over $3,000 on the book sale. A group of dedicated volunteers from the Friends of the Library made all this possible.

Have you donated yet?

It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible.

If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. There are other levels of giving also. Each major donor will received recognition on a display at the new library. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library of $10,000 or more, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now.

More than Books!

Yesterday’s kick off of the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale was a big success, with people waiting at the door at 6:00.

When you come to the sale today or tomorrow, you’ll find more than books. There are tables of various items: dishes, plants, glassware, etc., for you to buy. There are raffles throughout the day – so come and stay awhile.

Hours today are 11 to 7 and tomorrow 11 to 3. The last hour on Saturday you can buy a bag of books for $5.

Lots of the books look brand new – what a great way to find presents for your favorite people!

Hope to see you there!

Getting ready for the Book Sale

These people worked hard today moving books and getting ready for the Friends of the Ridgefield Library’s Used Book Sale. This is one of our big fund raisers and we’re hoping everyone in town comes to check out the 1,000’s of books and buy a batch.

Sale to members starts Thursday at 6 pm, with a reception and early bird sale, then continues Friday and Saturday, opening at 11 am and closing Friday at 7 pm and Saturday and 3 pm.

Not a member? Join at the sale – the dues are only $15 and are good thru 2019. Already a member? Re-up your membership and pay the current price – cost goes up in January.

Details on Fall Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library’s Fall Used Book Sale is coming up soon!

Here are the details:

Thursday (10/19) from 6 to 8 pm: Members-Only Appreciation Reception and Early Access to the sale. If you want to become a new member or are renewing your membership, fill out the membership form in advance or at the door. Membership prices are going up next year, but if you join or re-join before the end of the year you’ll pay this year’s lower price.

There will be delicious treats for you to savor while you browse the tables and shelves packed with books, two raffles for a free bag of books, and many great door prizes. The Reception is in the small room of the Community Center and the used book sale is in the large room.

Friday (10/20) from 11 am to 7 pm: The sale is open to members and the public. Anyone may still join the Friends! This year, we are having a “Marketplace” in the small room of the Community Center (where you will be paying for your purchases). You will find a variety of A+ gift items for that special “someone” for the holidays (or any day).

Saturday (10/21) from 11 am to 3: pm: Same as Friday, only the hours are shorter. There may be a special sale the last hour. You’ll have to come on down to find out!

As always, we appreciate everyone who comes along and buys “merch” that helps fund our current library and goes towards the building project for our new library.

We also are in need of helping hands to set up before, staff, and clean up after this major event. If you have even an hour or two and feel like making a difference in your community, please contact Jeanne at (360) 887-2579 or jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com

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A good time was had by all at last Sunday’s golf tournament benefiting the Ridgefield Friends of the Library in their efforts to raise enough money to build our new library. Not all the bills are in yet, but it looks like we made about $4000. Thanks go to our sponsors: Davidson Insurance, Riverview Bank, Jeff Stay at American Insurance and Jim Vincent of VCMG LLC.

The weather was threatening, but no rain fell.

The next big event for the Friends is the Fall Book Sale at the Community Center on October 18-20. Thursday night is a Members Appreciation Reception and Members Only Used Book Sale from 6 to 8pm. Members of the Friends get first crack at the books. You can join that night if you want to shop with less competition. Doors open to the general public on Friday and Saturday at 11 am. The good news is that books are only $1.

There will also be a pop-up book sale on First Saturday at Overlook Park.

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A few weeks ago I announced I was looking for nine other people to donate $1000 to the library building fund so we would be eligible for matching funds from the anonymous donor who pledged to match all donations of $10,000 or more. I thought it would be fairly easy, but so far only three people have said they would participate. I will run the offer for another two weeks, and if no one else steps up, I’m afraid my idea is not going to work.

If you’ve been thinking of donating $1000 and becoming a Cornerstone member of the Friends of the Library, please let me know as this is such a great way to make your money go farther. Even better, a $2500 donation brings a Stepping Stone designation, and then we’d only need a 2-4 more people.

My offer still stands – if we can raise $10,000 I’ll cook dinner for everyone. My number is 360-887-2160. As they say in all the high pressure advertisements, CALL TODAY!

Give more 24!

Today is a big day in Clark County. Give more 24 asks us all to open our purse strings and donate to a non-profit organization of our choice. Here in Ridgefield we have the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and indirectly the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation, which supports all the libraries in the area.

We have already benefited from the Foundation because they have committed to allocating $1,100,000 to our Ridgefield library building fund.

If you want to give directly to the Ridgefield Friends of the Library, here’s how.

 It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible.

If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. There are other levels of giving also. Each major donor will received recognition on a display at the new library. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library of $10,000 or more, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now.

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The monthly auction sponsored by the Friends of the Library ends tomorrow. This colorful basket of items was chosen to honor the Multicultural Festival during First Saturday. There is a bid sheet in the library – stop by and enter a bid if you’re interested.

The Friends have decided to start bidding on the Tuesday after First Saturday, and close the bidding on the First Saturday of the next month. With that in mind, September’s auction items will have a bird theme in honor of Bird Fest.

The first contains a bird seed feeder, a bevy of song birds, a bird-themed wind chime, embroidered fabric bird cards by Lorna Earl, bird-themed note cards by science illustrator Barbara AW Wright, HumZinger humming bird feeder, ‘Birds’ book, and bird themed cards from the Audubon Society.

This basket contains a squirrel-proof seed feeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds, a metal suet feeder and block of suet, the National Audubon Field Guide to birds, two embroidered fabric note cards by Lorna Earl, framed eagle watercolor print by science illustrator Barbara AW Wright, a stylized wood painted duck, eight bird-themed note cards by Barbara AW Wright, and three small packets of wildflower seeds.

The baskets and bid sheets will be in the library on Tuesday.

It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible.

If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. There are other levels of giving also. Each major donor will received recognition on a display at the new library. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library of $10,000 or more, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now.

 

 

 

 

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This is the last week  you can sign up for the Friends of the Library Golf Tournament and pay the early bird amount of $85. After September 1 the fee goes up to $100, so find a foursome and prepare to have a lot of fun.

The tournament is Sunday, September 30. a 1:00 scramble at the beautiful and green Tri-Mountain Golf Course, 1701 NW 299 in Ridgefield. There will be lots of prizes, raffle items, a delicious spaghetti dinner, and fun for all. Beginning golfers are welcome. To reserve your spot, call Kathy at 360-887-2160 or Tevis at 370-887-3879. We can take credit card numbers over the phone.

Come and have fun and support your library building fund! Call today.

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Thanks to all those who have donated $75 (or more) to our library building fund. A few weeks ago I noted that if everyone in the 98642 area code gave $75 we would have met our goal of raising $1.2 million dollars more for the library, and several people have brought in donations in that amount. We appreciate it.

Reminder – only a couple of week left to get in the golf tournament at the early bird pricing. Cost is $85 until September 1, then it goes up to $100. The tournament, at Tri Mountain Golf Course right here in Ridgefield, is Sunday, September 30, a 1:00 scramble. Call 360-887-2160 or 360-887-3879 to book your foursome.

FORE! The Library Golf Tournament

Have fun golfing while raising money for the Ridgefield Library building fund!

This year’s tournament is Sunday, September 30 at Tri-Mountain Golf Course. It’s a 1:00 scramble, and as usual we’ll have lots of prizes, raffle items, a putting contest, a great dinner and just a whole lot of fun.

We’re taking reservations now. Cost is $85 if you pay before September 1, and $100 after that, so it behooves you to call in your reservation now. Tevis at 360-887-3879 and Kathy at 3600-887-2160 will be happy to take your information.

Don’t miss out on this fun day. You don’t have to be a good golfer – we even have prizes for the BA last team.