Home & Garden

Antiques, automobiles, cookbooks, do-it-yourself, gardening, pets, interior decoration

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Online Resources

Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Items identified by the researchIT CT logo are provided courtesy of the Connecticut State Library and are available to all state residents. Have your library card handy for log-in.

Consumer Reports - Explore the Consumer Reports database. Search for products, find ratings, recommendations, information on reliability, and buying guides. View the current issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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Connecticut Driver's Manual - Visit www.ct.gov/dmv for more information and updates
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- safety ratings for cars
- new and used car prices
Kelley Blue Book
-new and used car prices
NADA Bluebook
- new and used car prices

Cooking & Food

Allrecipes.com - all kinds of recipes rated and reviewed by users, menus, videos and more
Recipe Source
- incudes recipes by region and ethnic group, special diet recipes and more
Skinnytaste - delicious, healthy, low fat, family-friendly recipes
Veggie num num - delicious vegetarian recipes
USDA Cooperative Extension Service
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Gardens & Gardening

Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program - Find dates to tour private gardens
UConn Connecticut Cooperative Extension Center
UConn Home and Garden Education Center
UConn Integrated Pest Management
UConn Plant Database


Any.DO - Make things happen; organizer
- Remember everything; save what's important and find things fast
Toodledo - personal to-do list and organizer


American Kennel Club - Information on breeds, breeders, dog shows and more
Connecticut Dog Federation
- Includes a Breed Information Directory
Horse City
Horse Web
Net Vet

Vegetarian Resources

Guide to Vegetarian Restaurants and Health Food Stores
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut
Vegetarian Resource Group

Library Materials

Circulating books and most reference books are shelved in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers are on display or ask at the Adult Services Desk. Audiobooks and most nonfiction DVDs are shelved separately. Travel and fine arts DVDs are shelved with the books in those subject areas.


Antiques - 745.1
Automobiles - 629.2
Cookbooks - 641.5
Do-It-Yourself - 643, 690  
Gardening - 635.9
Interior Decoration - 747
Pets - 636


Better Homes & Gardens
Bon Appetit
Car & Driver
Cooking Light
Consumer Reports
Country Living
Elle Decor
Family Handyman
Fine Cooking
Fine Gardening
Fine Homebuilding
Fine Woodworking
Good Housekeeping
House Beautiful
Ladies Home Journal
Practical Horseman

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