New

Adult Writing Contest Now Open
Adults and teens are invited to demonstrate their literary skills with original stories. Submissions will be accepted through September 1st.

* Read more about the contest.
* Download or print contest guidelines and submission form.
* Submit your story via email to storycontest@ridgefieldlibrary.org and pay your $5 submission fee online.

Library Director Search
Click here for the latest information on the process of hiring a replacement for retiring Library Director Chris Nolan.

PS Save the Date of October 5th for a Roast celebrating Chris's 16 years of service to the Library and the community.  Click here to learn how you can contribute to a Tribute Fund in her honor with a donation or a program book ad.

Blood Pressure Screening
Free monthly screenings at the Library, courtesy of the RVNA. Learn more here.


Summer Reading officially winds up on July 31st but youngsters can continue to log their reading and earn rewards until the day before school starts. Get all the details here.

Passport Service Now Available
The Ridgefield Library is now accepting passport applications for processing by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call 203-438-2282 x11022.


Stock up on useful supplies for back-to-school! See our catalog
of library-themed items for readers, writers and computer users, now on sale at the Circulation Desk in the Bossidy Commons. NEW ITEM! Mugs featuring Etch-a-Sketch drawing of the Library by Bryan Madden.



Noteworthy


The Story Pirates Are Coming!

The Ridgefield Library and Story Pirates invite short story submissions from young writers going into Grades K-8.   Submission deadline extended to August 31st; Story Pirates performance at the Ridgefield Playhouse on October 1st. $5 submission fee.
* Print out a submission form with entry details.
* Submit your story via email to storypirates@ridgefieldlibrary.org and charge your submission fee online.
* See the Story Pirates Story Guide for writing tips.
* Learn more about Story Pirates.
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Purchase your tickets here for the October 1st performance at the Playhouse



September 16-18, 2016, Ridgefield, CT

Presented by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and The Ridgefield Library, with special thanks to our program partner International Centre for Creativity and imagination. Generous support for Full STEAM Ahead is provided by The Amadeo Family; Anita and Nick Donofrio; Eric Diefenbach and JK Brown; Ridgefield Education Foundation; TownVibe; the Hospital for Special Surgery, Stamford; Hopkins Vineyard; and Frontier Communications.

PLEASE NOTE as of 8/26/16: The Full Symposium Package and Saturday Symposium Sessions Only Package are SOLD OUT. If you would like to add your name to the waitlist for either of these packages, please e-mail Lori Parisi at lparisi@aldrichart.org. No calls, please. The waitlist will be created in the order in which e-mails are received.

Tickets are still available for Friday afternoon symposium session and Saturday evening wine-tasting. Information and registration.

It's Your "Library on the Go"
One-stop shopping! Click here for all the information and links you need to access our growing collection of downloadable and streaming books, magazines, audiobooks, music and video.




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