Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Friends of Libraries Week October 17-23

The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations is pleased to announce that October 17-23, 2010 is National Friends of Libraries Week. While Friends groups around the country vary widely in their structure and their activities, all are dedicated to one premise: the importance of libraries as the social and intellectual centers of communities.

Here in Ridgefield, we are fortunate to have an extraordinarily hard-working and supportive group of Friends. The Friends of the Ridgefield Library (FORL) has been raising funds and awareness for the Ridgefield Library since 1975, and it is currently the sponsor of some of the Library’s most popular offerings, including Summer Reading, Ridgefield Folk, Fall for the Library and Camp Snooze.

Celebrate National Friends of Libraries week by visiting the FORL giant fall book sale, under the tents in the Library’s lower parking lot, from the 15th through the 18th. Or you can attend one of two Big Read book discussions sponsored by the Friends: on October 20 at 10 AM and the 21st at 7 PM. The Wednesday morning session is reserved exclusively for members of the Friends, but they will be happy to sign you up on the spot!

Find out more about the book sale and the Friends at

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