About the Library

The Ridgefield Library is an intellectual and cultural gathering place, adapting
to the changing needs of our community in an evolving world.

We commit to encouraging creativity, enrichment and lifelong learning, through:

- Expert and supportive staff
- Diverse and relevant programming
- Emerging and tested technologies
- Collections available in myriad formats

Library Mission Statement

2017-2018 Annual Report

Contact: Brenda McKinley, Library Director, 203-438- 6960 bjmckinley@ridgefieldlibrary.org

From the Director

Chris NolanWelcome to the Ridgefield Library! For well over 100 years the Library has served as a community destination and vital resource. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff, strong collections, diverse programming, and welcoming space are the result of commitment to our Vision for the benefit of our community.

Our dedicated Library Board of Directors, Friends of the Library, and many generous community donors help to make what we do possible. Thank you!

I hope to see you the next time you visit the Ridgefield Library. 

Learn more about how you can support the Library.

– Brenda McKinley, Library Director


Announcing our new Assistant Director!

The Ridgefield Library is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrea Forsyth as the Library’s new Assistant Director. Andy is a public library professional with over eighteen years experience in Connecticut. She has most recently served as the Head of Reference at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newtown, including serving as the Interim Assistant Director. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, with an English minor, from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Library Science from Southern CT State University.

Andy has a wealth of experience with all aspects of library operations and management, the creation and implementation of public programming as well as library-community collaborations, especially with community nonprofits and businesses. She also has grant writing and communications expertise.

Andy will be joining the Ridgefield Library team on July 30, 2018. Welcome!


Ridgefield Library Association
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT  06877

203-438-4558 (fax)


Mon - Thurs 10 AM - 8 PM  
Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
Sat 9 AM - 5 PM    
Sun 1-5
(Closed Summer Sundays)


PDF Town-Library operating agreement

Strategic Plan, 2013-2016

Hope H. Swenson Visionary Award

Phyllis Paccadolmi Awards

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