The Friends of the Ringwood Public Library

Beyond Books

Logo of a tree growing from a open book
The Ringwood Public Library is the Place for Your Educational, Recreational and Cultural Connection!

The Friends of the Library work to provide our library with additional resources for programs, services and equipment to best serve our community.

Everyone is welcome to join The Friends. Annual dues are just $5. You must also be a member of the Library Association to join The Friends. The dues for the Association are also $5.
Find a Membership Form here.

L to R: Amy Boyle Geisel, Board President, Elise Bedder, Director, Eileen Manley, Brick Chairperson.

News from the Friends:

The Friends of the Library, the Board of Trustees, Director, Elise Bedder and Borough Manager, Scott Heck, successfully completed the process of replacing the pathway with one that is safe and visually appealing.  Our thanks to the Department of Public Works for their efficient and excellent work.     


The memorial bricks have been returned to their owners thanks to members led by long time Friend, Eileen Manley and her team: Lisa Petri, Gail Lubot, Claire Axelrod, Carole Baleigh, Fiona Rose, Janine Graham and Trustees Amy Boyle Geisel, Heather Nemeth, Anne Siebecker and Karen Marcus.


If you have not picked up your brick yet, they will be made  available until the end of September.  Please contact the administration for further information. 


Upcoming Events:


The Friends’ Fall Book Sale schedule announced.  Help is needed to set up and work the sale.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.

October 8-11 Donations accepted (gently used books, DVDs, CDs (no videotapes, no Reader’s Digests, no text books).

October 12    5PM-9PM  Preview for Friends, Seniors, Association members, Volunteers

October 13    9PM-5PM Sale Open to Public  

October 14    9AM-4PM  Sale Open to Public

3PM-4PM      $1/ Bag      

The Overnight Girl Scout Program begins on Friday, October 20 when 50 girls in first and second grade and chaperones spend the night in the library.  A library tour, craft, star gazing, scavenger hunt and story time will be some of the featured activities. 


Robotics Program:  The Friends and the Recreation Department have teamed up to bring Bill Helphingstine and the Arduino program for grades 4,5, & 6.  The 8 week,12 hour program will be held in November/December.  Online registration will be available.

Film Fridays continue with crowd pleasing movies on the fourth Friday of the month.  Bring a bag lunch and join us at 12:30.  Light refreshments provided by the Friends.



Mission Statement
To propose and support programs and services offered by the Ringwood Public Library through community advocacy and fundraising.
Here are examples of what The Friends do…
  • Fundraisers: Annual Book Sale, Dinner at Berta's, Stuffed Animal Sleep-overs
  • Community Events: St Patrick’s Day Pre-Parade Family Fun Event, Author Visits
  • Free Programs: Baby Disco, Book Bingo, Battle of the Books
  • Community Advocacy: maintenance of the Book Swap Shelf at the Center for Family Resources


Friends' meetings are held once per month. Please join us to discuss and plan our events, as well as brainstorm new ideas. We are currently discussing how to bring more technology in to the library for all ages to explore.

Meetings will be held at 7:30pm in the Community Room on:

January 11, 2018.

Friends Meeting Minutes
August 2016
September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
June 2017
July 2017
​September 2017
​October 2017
​November 2017