Library Board of Directors
The Ridgefield Library is operated by the Ridgefield Library Association, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors dedicated to ensuring excellent library service to the community. The Board’s major responsibilities are to set policies and directions for the Library; manage its financial and intellectual health; and provide oversight to the administration of the Library.
Contact: Dean Miller, Board Chair, 203-947-6820, email@example.com
From the Board Chair
The Ridgefield Library is a cultural and social destination of choice located right in the center of our town. We have a beautiful new building completed in May 2014, a wonderful staff that is always willing to help patrons, and a great collection spanning many genres and formats. In addition, we offer an amazing variety of entertaining and educational programs for all ages, including literature, arts, music, movies, business and technology.
We also have a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 16 community members, with various skillsets and experiences, along with a passion and commitment to maintain and grow our Library. The Board has a number of priorities for this year, but the most important one is to hire a new Library Director to replace Chris Nolan, who is retiring at the end of 2016 after leading the Ridgefield Library for 16 years. See the latest search update by clicking here. The board's other key initiatives include continuing to strengthen our financial base through increasing the percentage of households in town who contribute to the Library, identifying new potential sources of revenue, and revising our website.
Although we receive around 70% of our funding from the Town of Ridgefield, we still need to raise another $550,000 each year through donations and other revenue to continue to be able to offer a wide range of quality programs and services to our patrons. We would not be able to operate without the generosity of our donors, who are our partners in ensuring that the town of Ridgefield has a library of which we can be proud. Thank you again for your support.
Dean Miller, Board Chair
Ridgefield Library Board of Directors
Not pictured: Michele Booth, Magda Fincham & Tom Gerhard
Robert G. Whitton, Vice Chair
Gary Rapp, Treasurer
Amanda Bergen, Secretary
Carroll W. Brewster, Emeritus
The Library Board meets
on the 4th Monday of most months at 7:30 PM in the
Library's Dayton Program Room.
Approved Board Minutes:
Library Board meetings are open to the public; anyone requiring special accommodation due to disability is asked to contact the Library Director at 203-438-2282.
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