Bring your love of poetry to Ridgefield! Poet and educator Barb Jennes’ three-year tenure as the inaugural Ridgefield Poet Laureate will end in March 2023. Those wishing to learn more or to be considered for this Town-appointed position of Ridgefield Poet Laureate should click here for more information and application details. Do you know someone who would be perfect? Please encourage them to apply!

For further information email [email protected] or call 203-438-2282 ext. 120.

January 14th from 9:00am to 4:00pm:  Recycle Your Old Electronics Safely & Securely! Decluttering after the holidays? Here’s your chance to clean out your home or office, recycle responsibly, protect your private information, and support a great cause, all in one simple act! Bring your old phones, tablets, laptops, hard drives, PCs, Macs, printers, TVs, DVD players and other technology to the Lower Level of the Library. Computer parts will be destroyed and then safely recycled.  Other home electronics and small appliances will also be accepted for recycling, except for large kitchen appliances and any device containing mercury, Freon or hazardous liquids.

Secure e-waste recycling and final disposal will be provided by Take 2 Inc of Waterbury, the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority’s certified electronics recycling provider.

Suggested donation is $20 per item, with proceeds supporting the Library’s technology initiatives, including STEAM programming for all ages.

(E-waste recycling is also available at no charge at the Ridgefield Recycling Center.)

NOW January 7th @ 2:00pm:  The Softer Side of Celtic combines music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep you on the edge of your seat! There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps foot stomping. Jeff Snow’s concerts are interactive,  inviting questions and input from the audience. The typical concert includes music on the guitar, bouzouki and autoharp. Celtic Culture is woven deeply throughout the fabric of America and especially so in the Northeast.  This concert will also feature some holiday music. More information can be found at

The Ridgefield Folk Concert Series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Learn more and register.

December 11th @ 2:00pm:   Join us for a delightful afternoon interlude listening to inimitable voice actor Alan Sklar read two seasonal works. He will treat us to O.Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” and Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Light refreshments of tea and cookies will be served.

Click here for more information and to register.