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 x1009  mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org

Book Brigade

Individuals, families and groups are invited to participate in the ceremonial passing of the last few books from our temporary location to their places on the shelves in the new Library.  The date is Friday, May 9th; assembly time 4:30 PM. The Wild Thing will lead our brigade down the street to 472 Main Street, where Opening Weekend ceremonies will kick off. Advance registration is required.

Contact Mary Rindfleisch at 203-438-2282 x1009 or mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org to learn more or sign up.


Summer Reading Program 2014

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 June 23 and August 9). Applicants must complete this application, sign and return it to Geri Diorio at the Library or at gadiorio@ridgefieldlibrary.org by June 2. 


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