Androvich Wins Ridgefield Quilt

Jeanne Androvich won the drawing for the Ridgefield Quilt. The quilt was made by community members as a fund raiser for our new library, and the drive was a great success. Thanks to all who bought a ticket to support the library building fund.

Thank You Rosauers

With no announcement or any fanfare, Rosauers presented a check for $3500 to Councilwoman Sandra Day, made out to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation, to benefit the Ridgefield Library Building Fund. WOW!

This is a surprise to us all, and very welcome. Thank you Rosauers. You are a very welcome addition to Ridgefield.


Giant Book Sale Today

The Giant Book Sale to benefit the library starts today at 3:00 for members of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library, donors, and teachers. Not a member? No problem – buy a membership at the door. No scanners please.

Tomorrow the sale opens to everyone at 9 am. No scanners in the children’s area please.

At 2:00 on Saturday the winner of the Priscilla Guessing Contest will be announced, and the winner of the Ridgefield Quilt will be picked. Chances on the quilt cost $5 and may be purchased right up to the drawing.



Priscilla Contest

Only one more week to enter the Priscilla contest. Guess how much money is in the carboy, write that number on an entry form, attach a $5 bill or check, and put the form in the green box on the librarian’s table,

The contest will close next Saturday, November 30, and the winner will be notified at Hometown on December 7. If you win you’ll get half the money collected for the contest.

Good luck!

Meeting with the Architects

                                    Proposed exterior for the new library

Meet the Architects and see plans for the remodel and expansion of our new library – Tuesday, November 19, 6 t0 8 pm in the Community Room of the library.

They’ll have all the latest updates and you’ll be able to give feedback to them.

This will also be the last public viewing of the Ridgefield quilt, and a chance for you to buy tickets before the drawing for the winner at Hometown. All tickets benefit the library building fund – all materials were donated.

Buy your tickets now!




Priscilla is Done Raising Money for the Library

Priscilla’s long campaign to raise money for the library closes today, so if you still have money to put in the carboy, please bring it to the library before closing time tonight.

Tomorrow the carboy will be sealed and a contest to guess how much money Priscilla raised will begin. The contest will  run through November 30. Pick up an entry form in the library. It costs $5 for each form you fill out and you can enter as many times as you want. The person who guesses closest to the exact amount raised will win half the contest money.

Hint: We know there’s at least one $100 bill in the container, so take that into account when you figure up an amount.\

The winner of the contest will be announced at 2:00 at the library during Hometown.

Cookies Needed

Friends of the Ridgefield Library needs packages of store-bought cookies to handed out at Hometown on December 7 as we can no longer use home-baked goodies.  Please take your donated cookies to the library desk before the end of November.

Priscilla Pig Food Donatons to End November 15

Priscilla’s pig food container will be sealed November 15,  so please bring your collection jars to the library before then.

A contest to guess how much money was raised will run from November 16 through the 30th. It costs $5 to enter the guessing contest, and the person who comes closest to the exact number will win half the contest money. Vote as many times as you want, just attach a $5 bill or check to each entry form and deposit it in the green box at the library. Sorry, you have to be 18 or older to enter the contest.

Just so you know – a $100 bill was donated, so we know there’s more than that in the carboy.

Winner of the contest will be announced at 2:00 at the library booth on December 7 at Hometown. Money will be split in case of a tie.

Vinnies Pizza Gives Cash-Back

For the last four years, Vince and Elena from Vinne’s Pizza have sponsored a cash-back night, where they not only donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening to the Friends of the Library, but match that amount.

Here’s Elena presenting the check to yours truly.

Good news! Elena told me they’d like to do it again in January. Keep posted!

When you order your pizza or other Italian food from Vinnie’s, please tell them ‘thanks’ for supporting our library.

BirdFest Used Book Sale

Today, Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 5 pm in the Birder’s Marketplace (RACC GYM at 510 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA).

Stop by and browse a wide selection of gently used bird themed books, and beautiful gifts and stocking stuffers handcrafted by Lorna Lee Earl. Start your holiday shopping early! Cash and checks only! Proceeds benefit the Ridgefield Community Library Building Project, and library programs and services.

Silent Auction to benefit Friends of the Library

Two Great Blue Heron Prints are offered by silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the Friends of the Library. One print can be viewed at Lava Java Coffee Shop, 2 S 56th Pl Unit 102, Ridgefield and the other can be viewed at Seasons Coffee Shop,115 N Main Ave.

The framed and matted prints measure 31 1/2 X 26 1/2” and would make a good pair since the framing is identical.

The print at Lava Java is by Stoehsler, 1990, and the print at Seasons is by Charles M Frieman, 1995.

On Friday both prints will be available for viewing at Seasons Coffee and will be on display for Birdfest through Monday.

NOTE: The auction closes on Monday, Oct 7 at 3:00 pm so don’t miss this opportunity to buy a beautiful piece of artwork and support your local Library.

Thanks to Lynda Graham for arranging the showing of the prints and the silent auction. She’s a true supporter of our new library.

New Little Library in Town

Photo by Judy Reel

There’s a new little library in town – check it out. It’s across from the Community Garden on 5th and Sargent, and was put up by the family that owns the property. It’s nice to see community members joining in the fun.

Take a book, leave a book.

The more readers we have in town the better!

Play Golf!

It’s not too late to sign up for the Friends of the Ridgefield Library Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 6. Put together a foursome and come out and have fun while raising money for the newly remodeled library.

Call 360-887-2160 or 360-887-3879 to reserve your spot. Cost is $110, and it includes a spaghetti dinner as well as prizes, raffles, a 50/50 putting contest and more.

It’s a noon scramble at Tri Mountain Golf Course. Hope to see you there!

Good News about the Library

Last night at the Friends of the Library meeting we were shown computer-generated views of the proposed interior and exterior layouts of the remodeled library, and I was very impressed. Raising the ceiling on the western side makes the interior look very roomy and inviting. Clerestory windows facing east bring in lots of light, and the entrance is floor to ceiling windows.

Naming opportunities for various parts of the library are now available, ranging from $1,000,000 for naming the library, down to $100 to buy a shelf end panel (30 needed). One item I was very interested in is a ‘hearing loop.’ It’s a copper wire that loops around the rooms to enable hard-of-hearing people (like me) to hear better inside the building. That takes a $5,000 gift.

Please note that the naming rights are for new money only – we still need about a million dollars.


Davidson Insurance Partners with the Friends of the Library

Each month Davidson Insurance chooses a local non-profit to receive a $25 payment for each person who calls to get an insurance quotation and mentions the month’s featured group. Friends of the Ridgefield Library are proud that Davidson Insurance has chosen their group to receive this stipend during September. Davidson has also supported the Ridgefield Friends of the Library Golf Tournament since its inception.

For the past four years, Davidson & Associates Insurance has been awarded the best practices designation from IIABA (Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc.

Davidson Insurance has also been awarded the title Best in Business from the Vancouver Business Journal for the last four years. This publication relies on votes from consumers to create a list of reliable local business providers.

Call Davidson at 360-514-9550 for all your insurance needs. You do not have to purchase their insurance if it doesn’t fit your needs, just mention the library. They support us!