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Ringwood Public Library

Welcome Elise Bedder
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Serving our community with pride since 1960

Conveniently located just off Skyline Drive, the “new” Ringwood Public Library has served as the Community Center of Ringwood since opening our new building in 2000.

Often called the “Jewel of Ringwood”, the Library is a full service facility offering educational, recreational and cultural events and services to all.

As a member of PALS Plus, the computer consortium of Passaic County and beyond, the Library shares collections and services with 17 other libraries, to greatly enhance the offerings our patrons enjoy.

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Library Board

Arlene Hess Thorn - President
Heather Nemeth - VP
John Sumislaski - Treasurer
Karen Marcus - Recording Sec.
Amy Boyle Geisel - Corres. Sec.
Heather Manley Caldwell - Trustee
Edward Thomas - Trustee
Anne Siebecker - Trustee
Rita L. Hilbert - Interim Library Dir.

Library Policies
2016 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are on Mondays at 7:30 in the Community Room
and are open to the public.

  • January 25: Board reorganization meeting
  • February 22
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • Aug 22
  • Sept 26
  • Oct 24
  • Nov 21
  • Dec 12 (Annual membership meeting/elections)
  • Past Minutes

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Friends of the Library

We are a group of library patrons whose mission is to support and initiate programs and services offered by the Ringwood Public Library through community advocacy and fundraising.

Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Library run our annual book sale in the Fall and sponsor other fund raising events to support the Library.

The book sale is held every year in September or October. Check our Events Calendar for exact dates. Help is needed organizing and setting up all week and throughout the sale days. Sign up sheets are in the Library a few weeks before the book sale.

Engraved Bricks

Order your personalized engraved brick for the front walkway. Each 4" x 8" brick holds up to three lines of 13 characters including spaces and punctuation. Pick up an order form at the Library or download here. The cost is $75.

Shop to Support the Library

Go to the RPL link at Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to the Ringwood Library. There is no extra charge to you and you get the same selection of Amazon merchandise.

Join the Friends

Download membership form here..

Friends meetings will be held at 7:30pm in the Community Room on March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov 10, 2016.

Friends Meetings Minutes

Friends Newsletter

Library Association

The Ringwood Public Library is operated by the Library Association of Ringwood, Inc., a private, nonprofit corporation.

Most of our budget comes from the Borough of Ringwood, supplemented by state aid, grants and donations.

Any Ringwood resident can join the Library Association; pick up a membership form at the library or download here.

The annual membership meeting is held in December.

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