21 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT (203) 438-2282
Mailing Address: 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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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 email@example.com
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.
Selected New Titles
Novels and short story collections, filed alphabetically by author’s last name in the Fiction Room on the 2nd floor. Mysteries and Science Fiction/Fantasy are shelved separately in their own dedicated areas. Ask at the Fiction Desk for reader’s advisory reference materials. New releases are on display near the Circulation Desk for your browsing convenience.
Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification on the main floor. Biographies are shelved by the last name of the subject and are housed in the Reference Room on the main floor. 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 in the Reference Room, and ready reference tools like almanacs and phone books may be found at the Reference Desk. New releases are on display near the Circulation Desk for your browsing convenience.
Collection includes new titles from bestselling authors, as well as classics, non-fiction and biography, all shelved in the Fiction Room on the 2nd floor
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. Shelved in the Fiction Room on the 2nd floor. Contact Adult Services Librarian 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.
Young Adult Fiction
Shelved alphabetically by author in their own section in Children’s Services, these books sport a YA label and are suitable for grade 6 and up. Complexity of style and maturity level of content can vary widely in YA literature, so do not hesitate to consult with a librarian if you have any concerns about finding material appropriate for your child.
Old classics and new favorites, shelved alphabetically in Children’s Services 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.
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, in Children’s Services.
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 title in Children’s Services.
Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification in Children’s Services. 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 Services desk for assistance.
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 in Children’s Services.
Group Read Alouds
Our recommended titles for reading aloud to groups, all collected on one handy cart. Ask at the Children’s Services desk for assistance.
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