Imagine Ridgefield Community Library

FVRL is working to build a new home for Ridgefield Community Library that will provide more materials, resources, internet and computer access, and additional space for meetings, study, programs and workshops.

Progress and next steps:

News:

  • We're looking for a site for the new library. We have explored some options, but we are still searching for the location which will serve the community best in the upcoming decades.
  • FVRL Trustees have set aside $1 million for the building project.

Once we have a site, what's next?

  • Working with the public and community partners to map out the community's needs in a new library
  • Developing a full budget for the project
  • Establishing a plan for fundraising with the FVRL Foundation and the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library

How you can help:

  • Attend or participate in community meetings: Get information and share your vision for a new library. Check the events calendar below for opportunities.
  • Attend fundraisers: Check the calendar below for opportunities.
  • Volunteer your time and effort: Join or support the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library and help with fundraisers and library promotion.
  • Donate funds: Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation gratefully accepts gifts of any size towards the building project.

Upcoming Opportunities:

Background:

2015, 2016:

  • FVRL started working with community stakeholders to find suitable property.
  • At the same time, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library began fundraising.

October 2014: A Pre-Design Study by FFA Architects, with input from the communities involved, recommended library square footage and features and included projected possible costs.

December 2013: A facilities study by Berger ABAM identified the need for new library facilities in Woodland, Ridgefield and Washougal.