Bunco Blast

Are you new to Ridgefield? Want to meet some friendly, energetic, happy people? Come to the Ridgefield Library’s Bunco Blast on Saturday, May 18 at the Community Room of the Library. It’s a fund raiser for the new library and starts at 5:30. There will be beer, wine, light refreshments as well as silent and oral auctions. Don’t worry if you’ve never played bunco –  you’ll be in good company. It’s easy to learn and you change seats frequently so it’s a good chance to meet people.

I’ll be there – will you?

Cost is $25, or $20 if you’re a Friend of the Library member. It would help us plan food amounts if you could call and let us know you’re coming – 360-910-3727 or 360-261-2643.

Give Architects Your Ideas for Libray

Tonight, Tuesday May 7, architects for the new library will hold an open house for citizens to present their ideas for the new Ridgefield Library. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Community Room of the library.

Come and let them know your needs, wants, and ideas for what should be in the new library.


Here it is, Friday again, and time for  my weekly update on news from the library. Today is the first day of our Giant Used Book Sale. Members of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library can do early-bird shopping from 10 to noon – another benefit of being a Friend. All books are a dollar – what a bargain! Come and stock up

Sales to the general public start at noon.

The sale continues tomorrow.

The quilted Ridgefield wall hanging will be on view, and we hope you’ll buy a bunch of tickets for the raffle. They’re $5 each, and if you buy five tickets you get a beautiful hand painted book mark signed by the artist. Even if you can’t picture the wall hanging in your home it would make a nice donation to the new library.

People are Feeding Priscilla

Several children have brought in their jars containing pig food (money) to feed Priscilla the Pig, who is collecting donations to help fund our new library.

If you haven’t picked up a jar yet, there are some in the library, or just make your own and put in your spare change. On November 15 we’ll close the donations for this year and people can buy a chance to guess how much money was collected. The person who comes closest will win half the guessing chances when we announce the amount at Hometown.

Vote early and vote often!.

Bunco Blast – May 18

This is a major fund raiser for our new library. Please sign up for a table.



Lots of good things going on at the library in the next few weeks..

First of all is our Giant Used Book Sale May 3 and 4. All books are $1, and you’re sure to find something you like. We’ll also be selling tickets for the Ridgefield Quilt. They’re $5 each, and if you buy 5 you’ll get a hand painted watercolor book mark signed by the artist (me). A treasure for sure!

Then the next Tuesday, May 7, starting at 6:30, the architects for the library will be in the Community Room of our library to hear from all of you about what you’d like to see in the library. Bring your ideas, no matter how far out. Here’s an idea: how about putting solar panels on the roof to bring in natural light during the day?

And on May 18 it’s Bunco Night for the Library. Host a table for four and come join in the fun.

Book Sale May 3 & 4

This gives some idea of the amount of used books we’ll have for sale at the Library’s Used Book Sale on May 3 and 4.

All books are $1.00 – come and stock up your book shelves and support the library at the same time.

Staff Appreciation Day

National Library Week (April 7 – 13) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support.

Tuesday, April 9th is National Library Workers Day, and the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library are hosting an informal reception in the library from 4 pm to 5:30 pm to thank and celebrate our amazing and dedicated library staff.

Come in, enjoy some light refreshments, and express your appreciation to Sean, Lois and Anne-Laure, and welcome Kathleen, the newest member of the library team!

Mystery at the Library

This crocheted egg turned up on the tree outside the library; Anyone know anything about it?

Was the Easter Bunny early?



The Priscilla campaign is so popular that we are running out of jars for her pig food. If you have small plastic jars, please bring them to the library. The sizes shown in the picture are great – I think bigger jars are too intimidating.

We’ll label the jars so people can fill them with their spare change. When the jar is full, or before November 15, bring your jar to the library and we’ll put the money in a large carboy.

On November 15 the collection will stop for this year and the carboy will be capped. After that, you’ll have a chance to guess how much money is in the jar. Chances cost $5, and you can buy as many as you want until December 5, when the contest closes. Winner will be announced on December 7, and that person will take home half the money raised through the guessing contest. Vote early and vote often.

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.

Fine & Dandy Fabric Sale

I helped set up at the fabric sale yesterday, and was amazed at the variety of wonderful material that was for sale. If you’re in the market for flannel, there are several choices – mostly for younger children, but at least one bolt. Lots of colorful fabrics, and all priced to sell. There are even some small finished quilts as well as picture fabrics ready to quilt.

Come early to get the best choice – doors open at 10am.

The Ridgefield Quilt will be on display – a $5 ticket gives you a chance to win it.


The Ridgefield Quilt is done! It’s a wall hanging depicting scenes around Ridgefield, including the plankhouse, the bear at Overlook Park, a little library and others. See it tomorrow at the Fine and Dandy Fabric Sale, and take a chance on winning this beautiful hand-made wall hanging.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $25. If you buy five tickets you also get a hand painted book mark made by yours truly. Such a deal!

The winner of the quilt will be picked at Hometown on December 7 and you do not need to be present to win.

We’ll also have a stock of jars for our ‘Feed Priscilla the Pig’ campaign. Priscilla will be either in the library or the Community Room of the library. Stop by and pick up your jar and fill it with spare change. We’re trying to fill up the carboy that you’ll find in the library.



Hi! I’m Priscilla Pig! I’m named in honor of the Priscilla Club because their members donated books to start the original collection of books for the Ridgefield Library.

Now I’m helping raise money to build a new and bigger library in Ridgefield, and you can help. You’re going to see me around town, especially on First Saturdays and other special events such as the Fine and Dandy Fabric Sale on March 23. 

When you see me, I hope you’ll pick up one of the food jars I’ll have with me, and fill it with your spare change. When the jar is full, bring it back to the library on any First Saturday and you’ll receive a special little item to show you’re part of my Priscilla Fan Club. Let’s get this library built!


Lunch benefits FVRL

I’m organizing a carpool from Ridgefield, so if you’d like a ride, give me a call: 360-887-2160 or kathywinters179@gmail.com

Fabric Sale to Benefit Library

If you’re into sewing, quilting, or making: costumes, set designs, small home décor projects, totes, handbags, or crafty projects, don’t miss this fundraiser! Community members have donated piles of all kinds of fabric, some with multiple yardages. Lots are one yard or less. VERY reasonable prices!

When? Saturday, March 23, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Members of the Friends of Ridgefield Library are invited to the special Preview Sale from 9:00 to 10:00 am prior to the public event that Saturday.) 

Questions? Email or call Donna (360-887-2700).

 This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library. All proceeds go to support current and future programs and to help build our new library.