Adult Writing Contest Now Open
Adults and teens are invited to demonstrate their literary skills with original stories across five categories. 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 and pay your $5 submission fee online.

Ladies' Night Out July 26th!
Color on Wheels Paint and Party Night to benefit the Library.
* $50 per person - Purchase your tickets now.
* Download a flyer to print or share.

Save the Date! Coming August 12th and 13th - our 2nd annual celebration of popular culture fandom, from Captain America to Downton Abbey! New this year: Friday evening Dowagers and Mad Hatters British fandom fundraiser for adults. Find out more.

Where's Waldo?
Look for this favorite character at the Library and 24 other locations around town July 1-30 and earn prizes. Get started at Books on the Common.

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 is August 15th; 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 and charge your submission fee online.
* See the Story Pirates Story Guide for writing tips.
* Learn more about Story Pirates.

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


Summer Reading continues through July 31st for children, preschoolers, teens and adults. Get all the details here.

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

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, TownVibe, and the Hospital for Special Surgery, Stamford.
Information and registration

This Month's Featured Resource
Read-alikes and recommendations for readers of all ages and interests. Try it now for summer reading ideas!

Stock up on useful supplies for your vacation travel! 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.

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.

Important Service Notification for Ridgefield Library Borrowers
We are experiencing a significant delay in the delivery system that supports resource-sharing among libraries in the state. This has forced us to stop accepting requests for items we do not own and to alter the procedures for placing a request for our own materials. Please click here to read more about this situation and other alternatives we can offer to assist you.

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.

You can help with our Lyme Disease awareness and education initiative with Lyme Connection and Smart Revenue by taking a brief survey.
Learn more about this project by clicking here.

Featured Events

Click here for a full listing of events and for program registration information.

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