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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All Together Now: Summer Reading 2023

June 1 through August 26: Registration for the all-ages Ridgefield Library Summer Reading Program opens on June 1, 2023.  On Saturday, June 17 at 2:00 pm Jester Jim kicks off the launch of Summer Reading, followed immediately by a Registration Dance Party for children of all ages.  The Summer Reading Program runs through August 26 […]

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Ridgefield Folk: Marc Berger

Sunday, June 11th @ 2:00pm:  The Ridgefield Folk Concert Series continues with Marc Berger, whose life has been about pursuing his twin passions: creating, recording and performing his original songs and exploring the American West. He’s performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival and the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened for Bob […]

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AI & ChatGPT with Rick Lawrence

Tuesday, June 13th @ 7:00pm:  ChatGPT debuted in November 2022, and has captured the imagination of the world. It has accelerated a broad discussion of the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all aspects of our daily lives. In this general audience talk, we will begin with an overview of ChatGPT and discuss how it […]

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Author Talk: Lauren Scalzo, American Arcadia

Thursday, June 15th @ 7:00pm:  Set in New York City in 1985, Scalzo’s new novel explores themes of art, immigration, reproductive rights, AIDS, assault, class and betrayal, all simmering beneath a dynamic plot that spans one life-altering year. Books on the Common will have copies for purchase and signing. Learn more and register.

Digital Services

New Titles

LiveChat is Here!

LiveChat for Nonprofits is a new service for our patrons, allowing us to communicate with you quickly and easily through LiveChat on our website.  Chat with a Librarian in real time and get immediate support or information, via a handy pop-up chat window.  Look for it now!

Personal Book Bundles

Help us help you! 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. Provide your Library card number and we will check the materials out for you to pick up in the Main Level Lobby. We will contact you once your order is ready.