Volunteering Opportunities

The Ridgefield Library welcomes volunteers of all ages from throughout the community, for projects ranging from one-time help with a mailing to the long-term commitment of serving on an advisory board.

Contact: Mary Rindfleisch, Assistant Director, 203-438-2282 x11009  mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org

Library Seeks Candidates for its Board of Directors

The Ridgefield Library Association is seeking applications from Ridgefielders for membership on its board of directors. Self-nominations are welcome.

The board makes it a priority to have broad balanced representation across ages, skill sets, gender, experience and backgrounds.  The key requirement is a passion for the library and its vision - we welcome all applications.  

This working board is charged with providing the best possible library service to the community.  It is responsible for policy setting, fundraising, investing, oversight of income and expense, personnel policies, and oversight of property maintenance.    Library board members are expected to actively support our fundraising efforts. Three-year terms begin on July 1.

The library director and professional staff manage policy implementation and daily operations of the library.

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of board members, and to apply, contact Library Director Chris Nolan at cbnolan@ridgefieldlibrary.org. The Library is seeking completed applications by Friday, March 27.


Summer Reading Program

The Ridgefield Library now uses an online system for people to log and report their progress during the Summer Reading Program. To help children create accounts and track their books, hand out prizes and encourage more reading, the Library will be looking for approximately 50 middle and high school volunteers, each of whom can make a significant time commitment (16 to 20 hours between late June and mid-August). Stay tuned for details of the application process for 2015.


Community Service Volunteering

Need to log some community service hours for school, church or synagogue, Scouts or another club, or resume for college? Get on the list to help out with shelving, mailings, special events and whatever else comes up. Scheduling varies based on the project. Individual longer-term special projects also may be arranged.


Homebound Delivery Service

The Library’s Homebound Delivery Service supplies library materials directly to those unable to come to the Library on their own due to health or mobility problems. Drivers are needed to make deliveries and pickups on a pre-arranged schedule.

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Community Outreach Committees

Volunteers with an interest in the development, implementation and promotion of Library programs and services for various user groups are invited to get involved with our Community Outreach Committees. Groups are working with staff to improve and expand service to preschoolers and their families, elementary and middle schoolers and older adults. Current and recent outreach committee projects include Books for Babes, Homebound Delivery Service, Fall for the Library card registration event and the Preschool Explorers Day.


Friends of the Library

The Friends is an independent volunteer organization that organizes book sales and other activities to raise funds to support Library programs and services. Volunteers are always needed to help out the weeks of the spring and fall used book sales, to sort incoming donated books on an ongoing basis, and to research and process items for our Internet book sales operation. Contact Volunteer Scheduling Coordinator Ginny Canfield at 203-438-9890 or vcanfield@comcast.net.

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Ridgefield Library Volunteers
Nicole and Daniel Gutter, recipients of the 2008 Paccadolmi Award for volunteerism

Friends of the Library Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Reading

Homebound Delivery Service

Books for Babes

Phyllis Paccadolmi Awards