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Ridgefield Community Library
210 N. Main Ave.
Ridgefield, WA 98642
+ Branch features
- Friends of the Library Bookstore: shop for gently used books at bargain prices during regular library open hours. Located just inside the Mill Street entrance.
- Allene Wodaege Community Room for large gatherings. Has after-hours access from Main Ave.
- Small meeting room for up to 10 people
- Study space for up to four people
- Dedicated teen and children's areas
+ Statistics & History
2020 service statistics
Visits to library: 8,812
Programs offered: 80
Program attendance: 810
Reference questions: 819
Ownership: Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
Square Footage: 8000
- 1914: The Priscilla Study Club founded in Ridgefield to offer literature to its readers. Members started collecting books for their club library.
- 1923: Priscilla Club Library opened to the public in City Hall.
- 1934: Library portion of the new Priscilla Building opened.
- 1961: FVRL took over the library under contract with the city.
- 1981: City of Ridgefield annexes the library to FVRL.
- 1982: Library remodeled.
- 1985: Priscilla Club disbanded; Club space becomes meeting room.
- 1985: Ridgefield Community Center Association established.
- 1994: Library opened in Ridgefield Community Center on December 6.
- 2018: Ridgefield Community Center board donates the entire Ridgefield Community Center to Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries.
- 2019: The library plans a complete remodel and expansion.
- 2020: Construction of the expanded library begins in August. The library is moved to a temporary location a few blocks away at 228 Simons St.
- 2021: The bigger, better Ridgefield Community Library opens on July 9.