Books

Despite the many alternative and emerging formats, the printed book remains a favorite with Ridgefield readers, accounting for over 60% of our circulation. From board books for toddlers to large print titles for those with failing eyesight, nearly 80% of our collection – more than 105,000 items – consists of good, old-fashioned books. Bookplates inside many volumes acknowledge purchases made possible by the Friends of the Library and by tribute gifts made in honor or memory of a friend or family member.

Contact: Reference Desk 203-438-228 x1003 or x1014 referencedesk@ridgefieldlibrary.org


Adults | Teens | Children

TIP: Always check our catalog or submit your request for an item locally first, as Bibliomation and iCONN catalogs may not reflect real-time holdings, availability or borrowing restrictions.

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For Adults

Adult Fiction
Novels and short story collections are filed alphabetically by author’s last name. Mysteries and Science Fiction/Fantasy are shelved separately in their own dedicated areas. Ask at theAdult Service Desk for reader’s advisory reference materials. New releases are on display near the Adult Service Desk on the upper level for your browsing convenience.

Adult Non-Fiction
Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification PDF.  Biographies are shelved in a separate section arranged by the last name of the subject. Literature and Fine Arts are housed in separate reading rooms on the upper level. Most reference works are shelved along with circulating items, to bring together in one place all our available resources on a topic. Some specialized reference collections are shelved near the Adult Service Desk, and ready reference tools like almanacs and phone books may be found at the desk. New releases are on display near the Adult Service Desk on the upper level for your browsing convenience.

Large Print
Collection includes new titles from bestselling authors, as well as classics, non-fiction and biography. Large print titles are housed in the Bossidy Commons on the main level for your convenience.
New Large Print Titles
Browse or search our large print holdings.

Book Club Corner
Sets of 10 copies of titles, mostly fiction, selected for their suitability for book discussions, located near the Adulot Service Desk. Contact Head of Adult Services Dorothy Pawlowski for more information. Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Westmoreland Book Club for their support of the Book Club Corner.
View a complete list of available titles.

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For Teens

Teen Fiction
Shelved alphabetically by author in the Ellis Family Teen Room, these books sport a "Teen" label and are suitable for grade 6 and up.  Complexity of style and maturity level of content can vary widely in teen literature, so do not hesitate to consult with a librarian if you have any concerns about finding material appropriate for your child.

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For Children and Parents

Children’s Fiction
Old classics and new favorites, shelved alphabetically by the author’s last name.  Special collections for the youngest children include board books, pop-up books and toddler books, which are labeled with a yellow dot and shelved in separate locations.

Easy Readers
For the newly independent reader, these are identified by green dots numbered 1, 2 and 3 to reflect the leveling system employed in the Ridgefield schools. Shelved alphabetically within each level.

Children’s Fiction
There’s a lot here for grade schoolers, from the simplest beginning chapter books to the enormous Harry Potter volumes. Look for red dot labels for books ideal for grades 2 and 3.  Shelved alphabetically by author..

Children’s Non-Fiction
Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification PDF.  Biographies are alphabetized by the last name of the subject and are found at the end of the non-fiction shelves. Most reference works are shelved along with circulating items, to bring together in one place all our available resources on a topic. Look for red dot labels for books ideal for grades 2 and 3 and green dot labels for the beginning reader.

Children’s Holiday Books
Housed separately and grouped by holiday for your convenience.  Ask at the Children's Service Desk for assistance.

Parents Collection
A specialized collection of books and other materials devoted to childhood development and parenting issues, from toilet training to the loss of a loved one. Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification.

Group Read Alouds
Our recommended titles for reading aloud to groups, all collected on one handy cart.  Ask at the Children's Service Desk for assistance.

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