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The mission of Friends of the Ridgewood Library is to raise funds outside the library’s operating budget in order to provide cultural and educational programming and enhance its comprehensive collections.

FOL What We Do

Since its inception in 1980, Friends has provided the Ridgewood Public Library with vital funds that supplement the operating budget. These funds provide so much more than books and media!

Here are just a few of the programs supported by your donation:

FOL How We Do It
Child Reading in the Grass

Reading Marathon

The annual school-based Reading Marathon is held throughout the month of February for all Ridgewood students in preschool through grade 8 to raise funds for children and teen programming & books.

Author Luncheon

Held annually since 1990, the Author Luncheon has become a beloved community gathering and is a keystone fundraising event featuring a bestselling author, seated lunch, and silent auction.  Previous guest authors have included Madeline Miller, Min Jin Lee, Jamie Ford, Lisa See, Harlan Coben, Mary Higgins Clark, Yaa Gyasi and many more.

Wedding Table Set


There are many ways to become involved with Friends and we are always looking for new volunteers with fresh ideas. Join our team and bring your expertise or simply your love of libraries. Attend one of our monthly meetings or email for more info on available opportunities.

Latest News
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Ticket for this year’s Author Luncheon with Geraldine Brooks have SOLD OUT. Click below to be added to our waitlist and we will be in touch if tickets become available.

Monthly Meetings

March 8, April 19, May 10

Special Events

February 2023 - Reading Marathon
April 12, 2023- Author Luncheon - SOLD OUT

New friends and new ideas are always welcome at our monthly meetings - generally the second Wednesday of the month. Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:00 AM and meetings

begin around 9:15 AM.

Become a Friend

Your loyal support of the Friends of the Ridgewood Library ensures the continuation and expansion of the many cultural and educational programs that help make this community so special. Select a level below to donate using a credit card or PayPal. You may also donate by check by downloading a donation form here.


Remember or celebrate a family member, friend, neighbor or colleague with a tribute donation to mark a holiday, birthday, retirement or other special occasion.  Please include in the Note section of checkout the name and address of the honoree, and if you'd like us to send a letter to recipient acknowledging your generosity. Please email if you'd like to provide any further information.  

125 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450    (201) 670-5600 x180


The Friends of the Ridgewood Public Library, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation,
provides an opportunity for donors to make tax-deductible gifts.

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