Welcome to the Ridgefield Library!

Welcome 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...

Learn About Our Strategic Plan

The Ridgefield Library recently updated our Strategic Plan. Working with the Library's Board of Directors and the counsel of more than three dozen community leaders from all corners of town, we updated the Library's Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives. You will see...

Noteworthy

May 20th Message from Library Director Brenda McKinley

May 20th Message from Library Director Brenda McKinley

With the work being done locally and at the state level on easing stay-at-home orders, we want to assure you that the Ridgefield Library is working on a detailed, phased, reopening plan. Library-specific recommendations are continuing to be developed. We have been in...

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Hope is the thing with feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers

On April 22nd, members of the staff of the Ridgefield Library celebrated National Poetry Month with a unique and very special video reading of Emily Dickinson’s poem Hope is the thing with feathers.  Perhaps Dickinson’s most famous and popular work, the first line of...

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Postponed to Nov 7th – Great Expectations Gala

Postponed to Nov 7th – Great Expectations Gala

The Ridgefield Library, working in conjunction with 2020 Gala honorees, Eileen and Jay Walker, has decided to postpone its 1920's themed Great Expectations Gala scheduled for May 30th.  The Library, which has already shuttered its physical doors for the indefinite...

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Message from the Friends of the Ridgefield Library

Message from the Friends of the Ridgefield Library

As soon as the library reopens, the Friends would LOVE your donated books! Bring them downstairs in the library and leave them on the blue carts. Feel free to use the carts and the elevator to bring us your donations. We’ve had to cancel our May book sales, but look...

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Quote – Rita Mae Brown

“When I got my library card, that’s when my life began”

Rita Mae Brown

Quote – R. David Lankes

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.”

R. David Lankes

Quote – Maurice Sendak

“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen”

Maurice Sendak