Friday, March 15th @ 6:00pm : SOLD OUT DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND. Welcome Babs Costello back to the Ridge on Friday, March 15th, in conversation with best selling New York Times author and women’s empowerment expert, Fran Hauser. The event will be held at the Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Thank you, Babs and Fran for being our featured speakers at the first ever Cocktails & Conversation fundraiser for the Ridgefield Library!

Enjoy sumptuous signature cocktails and delicious light bites by The Benjamin — Each ticket includes a Meet and Greet with Babs and Fran. Fran and Babs’ books will be on sale courtesy of Books on the Common.

Saturday, January 13th from 9:00am to 4:00pm: Recycle your old electronics safely and 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.)

Learn more here.

Here in New England, we anticipate that at some point each winter season we will experience weather so severe that the Library will need to close (sometimes, as in the case of Superstorm Sandy, this situation isn’t even restricted to the winter months). Here is what you need to know about our cancellation and closing procedures:

The Library does not automatically follow the lead of the schools or town offices when deciding when or if to close due to severe weather. Our decisions are made based on our own estimations of the severity of the weather and of local travel conditions and are designed to ensure the safety of staff and patrons coming to or departing our premises during our scheduled open hours.

Programs for Children and Teens:

When the school district cancels classes outright because of weather, all scheduled in-person children’s and teen programs for the day are cancelled automatically, regardless of the overall Library closing status.
If the schools announce an early dismissal, afternoon children’s and teen in-person programs are cancelled automatically, regardless of the overall Library closing status.
If the schools announce a late opening, morning children’s in-person programs are cancelled automatically, regardless of the overall Library closing status.

Programs for Adults:

Adult in-person program cancellations are made at the discretion of Library staff on a case-by-case basis.
All virtual programs will continue as scheduled, be postponed or cancelled on a case- by-case basis at the discretion of Library staff.

More information about cancellations and closings is available here.

December 30th @ 11:45am:  Families with children of all ages are invited to join us at the Ridgefield Library as we count down to 2024 with a balloon drop at the stroke of noon! Children are invited to make a craft beforehand and enjoy refreshments and a kids’ dance party with DJ Miles from Bach 2 Rock following the balloon drop. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is required for refreshments.


Parents must remain in the building for the duration of the program. Children under the age of 12 cannot be dropped off.