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Ringwood Public Library

Welcome Elise Bedder
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Serving our community with pride since 1960

Conveniently located just off Skyline Drive, the “new” Ringwood Public Library has served as the Community Center of Ringwood since opening our new building in 2000.

Often called the “Jewel of Ringwood”, the Library is a full service facility offering educational, recreational and cultural events and services to all.

As a member of PALS Plus, the computer consortium of Passaic County and beyond, the Library shares collections and services with 17 other libraries, to greatly enhance the offerings our patrons enjoy.

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Library Board

Amy Boyle Geisel - President
Heather Nemeth - Vice President
Anne Siebecker - Secretary
Edward Thomas - Corresponding Secretary
Heather Manley Caldwell - Treasurer
Karen Marcus - Trustee
John Sumislaski - Trustee
Susan Rakosi Rosenbloom - Trustee
Lisa Straubinger - Trustee
Elise Bedder - Library Director

Library Policies
2017 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are on Mondays at 7:30 in the Community Room
and are open to the public.

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 27
  • December 11-Annual Membership Meeting
  • Past Minutes

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Friends of the Library

We are a group of library patrons whose mission is to support and initiate programs and services offered by the Ringwood Public Library through community advocacy and fundraising.

Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Library run our annual book sale in the Fall and sponsor other fund raising events to support the Library.

The book sale is held every year in September or October. Check our Events Calendar for exact dates. Help is needed organizing and setting up all week and throughout the sale days. Sign up sheets are in the Library a few weeks before the book sale.

Engraved Bricks

The Bricks program has been suspended.

Shop to Support the Library

Go to the RPL link at Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to the Ringwood Library. There is no extra charge to you and you get the same selection of Amazon merchandise.

Join the Friends

Download membership form here..

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

March 9 (7pm), April 13, May 11, June 8, Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov 9, 2017.

Friends Meetings Minutes

Friends Newsletter

Library Association

The Ringwood Public Library is operated by the Library Association of Ringwood, Inc., a private, nonprofit corporation.

Most of our budget comes from the Borough of Ringwood, supplemented by state aid, grants and donations.

Any Ringwood resident can join the Library Association; pick up a membership form at the library or download here.

The annual membership meeting is held in December.

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