Library Board of Directors
The Ridgefield Library is operated by the Ridgefield Library Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors dedicated to ensuring excellent library service to the community. The Board’s major responsibilities are to set policies and directions for the Library; manage its financial and intellectual health; and provide oversight to the administration of the Library.
The Library Board is seeking new members: More information is available here.
From the Board Chair
Library Director Brenda McKinley and her staff welcome hundreds of patrons every day. Patrons come for the books, the programs and the services; or just a quiet place to work, read or study.
The Ridgefield Library partners with more than 130 other community organizations to expand its programming and outreach. Through these partnerships the Library provides an ARTalk series, Author Talks, STEAM programs, Health & Wellness programs and much more. It also provides services to the disability community, homebound seniors, home schoolers and adults with memory loss.
In addition to continually updating the collection of physical and digital books, and managing over 300,000 annual checkouts, the Library offered 1,500 programs this past year. These programs were designed to enrich the lives of people of all ages across our community.
While the Town of Ridgefield provides significant funding, the Library needs to raise funds to cover approximately 30% of its annual budget. Whether you are new to town or the Library has long been part of your charitable giving, we need your help. Your donation supports the development of impactful programs and ensures the maintenance of our beautiful building and substantial collections. Please consider donating to the Library’s Annual Appeal.
On behalf of the Ridgefield Library Board of Directors, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and thank you for your support. It is with your generosity that the Ridgefield Library continues to be a beloved community destination.
Ridgefield Library Board of Directors
Carrie R. Wells, Chair
David B. Smith, Vice-Chair
Paul S. Mellinger, Treasurer
Marjorie Davidson, Secretary
Jennifer B. Crowl
Brian A. Egge
William H. Magill
Danielle J. McGrogan
Gary R. Rapp
Jeet Sandhu, MD
Anne Marie Squeo
Marc R. Vigliotti
Tom Madden, Friends of the Ridgefield Library representative
Carroll W. Brewster, Emeritus
Peter T. Coffin, Emeritus
Barbara Dobbin, Emerita
The Library Board meets on the 4th Monday of most months at 7:30 p.m. in the Library’s Dayton Program Room. Click here for FY 2023-2024 Meeting Schedule.
Library Board meetings are open to the public. Anyone requiring special accommodation due to disability is asked to contact the Library Director at 203-438-2282.
Board Meeting Minutes
For Library Board minutes from earlier years, please contact Brenda McKinley, Library Director at [email protected] or 203-438-2882 x101