"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
PUTTING YOUR GIFTS TO WORK FOR OUR COMMUNITY
The Ridgewood Public Library Foundation has committed over $750,000 to the Ridgewood Public Library in its tenure.
Our commitment to providing for today's needs while preparing for tomorrow's drives every decision.
2020 RPLF GIFT
The Ridgewood Public Library Foundation made an additional donation of $10,000 (on top of $15,000 made at the end of 2019) enabling the library to grow its e-book collection to nearly 1,000 titles.
As the COVID-19 health crisis forced libraries around the world to close, demand for our already popular e-books skyrocketed nearly 200%.
Requests poured in for both adult and children e-books resulting in extended wait times for most titles.
Circulation is up 52% and wait times across all areas are down by over 30%.
Despite the curveball thrown at us in 2020, RPLF held true to its mission to ensure the future stability of the library and keep our services in line with the changing needs of our Village.