Upcoming Events

Contact: Laureen Bubniak, Director of Development, 203-438-2282 x11029.

The Ridgefield Library has some very exciting Special Events planned for the future to help us reach our fundraising goals. Click below to see our upcoming events.


Postponed to November 7
Great Expectations is the Ridgefield Library’s annual signature benefit. On this occasion, the Library honors an individual, couple or family whose work reflects the vision and mission of the Library. We are delighted to have Eileen and Jay Walker as the honorees for 2020.


March 24 Update:

The Ridgefield Library, working in conjunction with 2020 Gala honorees, Eileen and Jay Walker, has decided to postpone its 1920’s themed Great Expectations Gala scheduled for May 30th.  The Library, which has already shuttered its physical doors for the indefinite future after earlier suspending programming in an effort to help suppress the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, believes this decision is in the best interests of our community.

We do this even as we hope a resolution of the Coronavirus crisis will come soon enough to have allowed the Gala to proceed. That is not, however, an outcome we can anticipate long enough in advance and still be able to suspend the Gala if circumstances demand such at the end of May.

The Gala will be held at the Library on Saturday, November 7th from 6:00 – 11:00 PM with the full support of the Walkers. The Library Board appreciates the cost this decision might have on the plans of Gala sponsors and Library supporters who had planned on attending the Gala in May and will work to ensure that the new date will not compromise their ability to honor the Walkers with a unique and worthy celebration.

If you have any questions, please contact Laureen Bubniak, Director of Development, at [email protected]


Great Expectations:  An evening affair to benefit the Ridgefield Library

This year’s gala will have a Roaring Twenties theme.

Honoring Eileen & Jay Walker with the
2020 Hope H. Swenson Visionary Award

NEW DATE: Saturday, November 7, 2020
6:00 to 11:00 PM
The Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street

Ridgefield is fortunate to be home to countless leaders and visionaries who give tirelessly to make our community a better place to live.  Each year, the Ridgefield Library honors such individuals with The Hope H. Swenson Visionary Award.

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 recipients of the 7th Annual Swenson Visionary Award are Eileen and Jay Walker for their embodiment of the Library’s vision and mission in their lives as well as their work and philanthropy benefiting Ridgefield and the larger national and global communities.

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or contact Laureen Bubniak, Director of Development, at [email protected] or  203.438.2282 ext. 11029