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Creative Bug is Here!

Creative Bug is Here!

Spend some time exploring our newest database, Creative Bug, an online resource full of instructional videos, downloadable patterns, templates and recipes. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, bake, refinish furniture, make jewelry, bind books, screen print and...

Reopening Survey

Reopening Survey

As we plan our next Safe Steps Forward, we want to hear from YOU. Please take a moment to complete this short survey before July 10th. This will assist us to plan for the needs of the community, organize, prepare, and provide the services and programs that will help...

Library Director Participates in COVID-19 Archival Project

Library Director Participates in COVID-19 Archival Project

Library Director Brenda McKinley recently participated in the Ridgefield Historical Society's ongoing project documenting the town's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Local business owners, students, health care workers, teachers, parents and kids are invited to...

Lobby Pickup Service

Lobby Pickup Service

We are now offering Lobby pickup service for materials placed on hold for Ridgefield Library cardholders. This initiative is part of a phased reopening plan developed in accordance with guidelines issued by national, state and local authorities. Currently you can...

Understanding Race

Understanding Race

Racism & Anti-Racism Resources for Adults, Teens, Children, Families. We have curated a selection of resources for all ages about racism, anti-racism, and building empathy. You will find titles that directly address the topics, and also picturebooks and fiction...

Statement From the Ridgefield Library

Statement From the Ridgefield Library

The Ridgefield Library stands with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across our country in condemning violence and racism and supporting the statement of the Black Caucus of the ALA. Please read these statements here. The Ridgefield Library will...

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020

June 22-August 17: Registration for the 2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story is now open! Visit the Summer Reading website to find out more information and to register. Logging minutes and books begins on June 22nd and runs for eight weeks ending on August...

Library Announces Plans to Begin Curbside Service

Library Announces Plans to Begin Curbside Service

The Ridgefield Library joins four other Fairfield County libraries to announce plans to begin curbside pick-up of books and other materials as soon as June 15th.  The Darien, New Canaan, Weston and Westport libraries collaborated on this decision. The first phase of...

May 20th Message from Library Director Brenda McKinley

May 20th Message from Library Director Brenda McKinley

With the work being done locally and at the state level on easing stay-at-home orders, we want to assure you that the Ridgefield Library is working on a detailed, phased, reopening plan. Library-specific recommendations are continuing to be developed. We have been in...

Hope is the thing with feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers

On April 22nd, members of the staff of the Ridgefield Library celebrated National Poetry Month with a unique and very special video reading of Emily Dickinson’s poem Hope is the thing with feathers.  Perhaps Dickinson’s most famous and popular work, the first line of...