The printed book remains a favorite with Ridgefield readers, accounting for over 60% of our circulation. Please ask us to help you find your next perfect read.

Contact: Adult Services Desk 203-438-2282 x113, or email Ridgefield Library
Children’s Services Desk x136, or Teen Services Librarian x118


Selected New Titles

New Fiction

New Nonfiction

New Mystery

Adult Fiction

Novels and short story collections are filed alphabetically by author’s last name. Mysteries and Science Fiction/Fantasy are shelved separately in their own dedicated areas. Ask at theAdult Service Desk for reader’s advisory reference materials. New releases are on display near the Adult Service Desk on the upper level for your browsing convenience.

Adult Nonfiction

Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification. Biographies are shelved in a separate section arranged by the last name of the subject. Literature and Fine Arts are housed in separate reading rooms on the Upper Level. Most reference works are shelved along with circulating items. New releases are on display near the Adult Service Desk on the upper level for your browsing convenience.

Large Print

Collection includes new titles from bestselling authors, as well as classics, nonfiction, and biography. Large print titles are housed in the Bossidy Commons on the main level for your convenience.

Book Club Corner

Sets of 10 copies of titles, mostly fiction, selected for their suitability for book discussions, located near the Adult Services Desk. Contact Head of Adult Services Dorothy Pawlowski at [email protected] for more information. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for their support of the Book Club Corner.


Teen Fiction

Teen Nonfiction

Teen Fiction

Shelved alphabetically by author in the Ellis Family Teen Center, these books sport a “Teen” label and are suitable for grades 6 and up. Complexity of style and maturity level of content can vary widely in teen literature, so do not hesitate to consult with a librarian if you have any concerns about finding material appropriate for your child.

Teen Nonfiction

The Ellis Family Teen Center also holds a small but growing collection of nonfiction purchased specifically for teens. For additional resources for school assignments and individual learning, teens are encouraged to check both the Adult and Children’s Nonfiction holdings.

Children and Parents

Selected Children’s Titles

New Juvenile Fiction

New Picturebooks

New Nonfiction

Early Readers

For the newly independent reader, these are identified by green dots numbered 1, 2, and 3 to assist the beginning reader in developing targeted literacy skills. Fiction titles are shelved alphabetically by author within each level, and nonfiction Early Readers are organized by Dewey Decimal Classification after Level 3 books.


The picturebook collection is split into three sections: Board books, which are perfect for babies; toddler books, which are identified with a yellow dot; and general picturebooks. Common topics such as dinosaurs, princesses, seasons, and birthdays are designated with a colorful sticker. Caldecott Award winners are at the beginning of the general picturebook collection.

Graphic Novels

Graphic novels for the beginning reader to the burgeoning middle schooler is a collection that is continually growing due to its popularity.

Chapter Books

This collection is mostly series books that are geared toward children in grades 1 through 3. This section includes titles such as Captain Underpants, Magic Treehouse, and Dog Diaries.

Juvenile Fiction

The J Fiction section encompasses children’s fiction that is geared toward readers in grades 3 through 5. Popular books in this collection include the Harry Potter series, the Percy Jackson series, and Ranger’s Apprentice. The following collections are separated from the main J Fiction shelves: Current Nutmeg Nominees, Book Group selections, and Newbery Awards.

Children's Nonfiction

Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification. Biographies and memoirs are alphabetized by the last name of the subject and are found at the end of the nonfiction shelves.

Children's Holiday Books

Housed separately and grouped by holiday for your convenience.

Parents Collection

A specialized collection of books and other materials devoted to childhood development and parenting issues, from toilet training to the loss of a loved one. Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification.

Suggest a Purchase

We will do our best to fulfill requests, but please allow at least two weeks for your item to come in. The Library will either purchase the item or try to borrow it from another library.