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 for the benefit of our community.  Our dedicated Board of Directors, Friends of the Ridgefield Library, and many generous community donors help to make what we do possible.  Thank you!

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 this plan turning into action as we develop programs, services, collections and more to better meet the needs of our community.  Please click here to see the Plan!

Ridgefield Library Values

At the Ridgefield Library, our stated Values guide our service, our operations and our stewardship of this treasured community resource.

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Long Term Care Support for Elders

Tuesday, September 26th @ 1:00pm:  Representatives from the CT Department of Social Services will explain what programs are available to help support caregivers and help their loved ones age in place and receive needed care. Presented in partnership with the Town of Ridgefield’s Social Services Department. Learn more & register.

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Should You Accept a Chatbot as Your Doctor?

Thursday, September 28th @ 6:30pm: Eminent bioethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan explores the implications of artificial intelligence in the health care field. Dr. Caplan is currently the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor, and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City. Learn more […]

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Welcoming Community Since 1903

The E. W. Morris Memorial Library Building that forms the historic front wing of the Ridgefield Library opened its doors for the first time on June 22, 1903. After 120 years, the Morris Building continues to welcome Ridgefield residents to the Library.  Members of the community are invited to share their memories of the Library […]

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Special Services at the Library

Did you know?  The Ridgefield Library offers these special services for our patrons: Book-A-Librarian The Adult Services Department now offers one-on-one appointments where staff can offer specialized assistance on a variety of topics. Some of these topics include, but are not limited to: technology assistance on cellphones, laptops and tablets; tutorials on how to use […]

Digital Services

Find Your Next Great Read

Fill in our Personal Book Bundles form with the types of materials you are looking for and we can curate a selection just for you. If you are looking for a title that we don’t have, you can request an item.