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.

Upcoming Events:
Dine to Donate: Make dinner easy and give to the library! TBD.
For kids:This summer's Battle of the Books!
For everyone: Annual Book Sale: October 12-14, 2017. Book donations accepted Oct. 7-11.

Recent Events
On April 29, the Friends invited children's author, Lauren Tarshis, to speak at the library. Ms. Tarshis is the author of the popular
"I Survived..." series. She read the first two chapters of her new book about the Battle of Brooklyn during the American Revolution due out in August and spoke about how she became a writer. She encouraged all the children to practice what they want to do to become successful.

On April 20, Richard Stillman entertained both the young and the young-at-heart with music, rope tricks, and tap-dancing!

On March 31, the Friends hosted Dinner at Berta's Chateau in Wanaque. This delicious fundraiser earned over $1000 for the library!!

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:

July 27 (7:00 p.m.), Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov 9, 2017.

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