The Ridgewood Public Library Foundation is an independent fundraising arm of the Ridgewood Public Library responsible for the growth and care of the Foundation Endowment.


With the generous support of our donors, the Foundation ensures the future stability of the Library while providing financial support to adapt to the changing needs of our engaged community.

Funding exciting innovations and improvements, complementing our library's resources, programs and services.



Upgraded state-of-the-art technology resources:

  • iPad Pros, Virutal Reality (VR) goggles, drones, and MakerSpace tools to support STEM programs

  • Gaming consoles, DJ equipment, smart boards, and whiteboard & Lego tables for youth participation

  • iPads, laptops and tablets

  • Additional charging stations and mobile hot spots

  • 3D drawing tablets, bambu sketch stylus, intuos art tablets

  • New microfilm scanner

  • Wireless microphones and assistive listening devices for hearing impaired






Optimized functional and comfortable spaces to provide best access to library resources:

  • Upgraded Young Adult Center with new computers, iPads and growing collection of books, magazines, and more

  • Reconfigured additional small group study and meeting spaces

  • Improved communal areas with new chairs for adult readers and other furniture upgrades

  • Painting and improvements in the Art Studio

  • Partnership with RPL Board on the ReImagine Campaign

Continued support to purchase additional titles in these focused areas.

  • Digital content - Libby/Overdrive

  • Large-print books

  • Text and resources to support Ridgewood High School curricula

  • World Language and ESL materials

  • 300 bookbags to visiting 3rd graders each year


Foundation Gifts in Action

125 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone:  201-670-5609

The Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 corporation.