Sponsors and Community Partners

The Ridgefield Library is grateful to the following sponsors and community partners who have helped enrich and expand the many resources and programs the Library is able to offer the community, either through financial assistance or as co-sponsors for programs and services.The Library frequently organizes community-wide educational initiatives that engage numerous organizations in town.

Program Sponsors

  • Couri Family Education Fund – The Couri Family Education Fund provides programming for effective communication and public speaking skills for teens. The Fund also provides Dyslexia awareness programming and resources for families and educators.
  • Donofrio – The Donofrio family provides funding for our Making STEAM initiative, which includes educational programs that aim to encourage young people, especially girls and minorities, to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology.
  • Friends of Ridgefield LibraryThe Friends of the Ridgefield Library is a key partner in nearly every aspect of the Library. Their financial and volunteer support makes possible many of our most popular offerings, such as the annual Summer Reading Program and the Ridgefield Folk concert series.
  • RLAM5K – RLAM5K generously donates its sponsorship money to the Library’s Noreen L. Papa – Mothers: Live Your Life series, which helps provide programming and other Library resources to encourage health and wellness.

Community Partners

Parenting the #Selfie Generation

Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life is a community-wide series of parenting programs and events. The series is presented by Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, the Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common, Project Resilience and Silver Hill Hospital.

Ridgefield Cultural District

Ridgefield is the first town in the State to receive the designation of having a “Cultural District.” The Cultural District has an expansive yet walkable downtown area with many exceptional cultural wonders, both for profit and nonprofit.
The Ridgefield Library is within the designated Cultural District.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists co-sponsors the Library’s ARTalk series, a series of art, architecture, and design lectures, workshops, and art field trips. The Library serves as a host site for exhibiting artists during the annual ART Walk each summer.

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival

The Library is a venue for the annual Ridgefield Independent Film Festival.

Additional Program Partners

2021 – 2022  Program Partners: The Ridgefield Library thanks our program partners and collaborators who help us to present programs that engage, educate and enhance our community!

  • 068 Magazine
  • ACT of CT
  • ACT of CT Youth Choir
  • Addessi Jewelers
  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  • American Library Association
  • Ancona’s Wine & Liquors
  • Audrey Road
  • Bach 2 Rock
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Books on the Common
  • Cake Box
  • Caudatowa Garden Club
  • Clean Water Action
  • Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Compassionate Ridgefield
  • Connecticut Audubon
  • Connecticut Library Association
  • Connecticut Poetry Society
  • CT Fund for the Environment
  • CT Humanities
  • Couri Educational Fund
  • Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
  • Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
  • Daughters of the American Revolution — Cannon Ridge Chapter
  • Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe
  • Discovery Center of Ridgefield
  • Dmitri’s Diner
  • Downtown Ridgefield
  • Fairfield County Bank
  • Fairfield County Writers Group
  • Fairfield County SCORE
  • Founders Hall
  • Friends of the Ridgefield Library
  • Glass House
  • Gofer Ice Cream
  • Goldstone Family Foundation
  • Grace Farms
  • HERS Modern Boutique
  • IBM
  • Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
  • Kunhardt Film Foundation
  • Land Conservancy of Ridgefield
  • League of Women Voters of Ridgefield
  • Leir Foundation
  • Lounsbury House
  • Lyme Connection
  • Make Music Day Ridgefield
  • Meals On Wheels of Ridgefield
  • McKeon Farm
  • Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival
  • Monumental Women
  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
  • Ms. President US
  • National Charity League – Nutmeg Chapter
  • National Charity League – Ridgefield Chapter
  • Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life Fund
  • Norwalk River Valley Trail
  • Norwalk River Watershed Association
  • OrthoConnecticut
  • Pace University
  • Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly
  • Planet Pizza
  • Pollinator Pathway Northeast
  • Project Resilience Ridgefield
  • Prospector Theater
  • RACE
  • RARE
  • Ridgefield Academy
  • Ridgefield Animal Control
  • Ridgefield Arts Council
  • Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club
  • Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
  • Ridgefield Chorale
  • Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse
  • Ridgefield Conservation Commission
  • Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
  • Ridgefield Council of PTAs
  • Ridgefield CT Pride
  • Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission
  • Ridgefield Fire Department
  • Ridgefield Garden Club
  • Ridgefield Graveyard Committee
  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists
  • Ridgefield Health Department
  • Ridgefield Historical Society
  • Ridgefield Independent Film Festival