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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Independent Film Festival

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

Additional Program Partners

2020 – 2021  Program PartnersThe Ridgefield Library thanks our program partners and collaborators who help us to present programs that engage, educate and enhance our community!

  • 98Q
  • Fairfield County Writers Group
  • Ridgefield Academy
  • Ridgefield Running Company
  • AARP
  • Fairfield County SCORE
  • Ridgefield Animal Control
  • Ridgefield Social Services
  • ACT of CT
  • Founders Hall
  • Ridgefield Arts Council
  • Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  • Gamer’s Gambit
  • Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club
  • Ridgefield Theater Barn
  • American Creed
  • IBM
  • Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
  • Ridgefield Thrift Shop
  • American Library Association
  • Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
  • Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse
  • Ridgefield Youth Commission
  • Bach 2 Rock
  • Land Conservancy of Ridgefield
  • Ridgefield Conservation Commission
  • ROAR
  • Books on the Common
  • Lounsbury House
  • Ridgefield Council of PTAs
  • Rotary Club of Ridgefield
  • Candlewood Fencing
  • Lyme Connection
  • Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission
  • Run Like a Mother 5k Race
  • Caudatowa Garden Club
  • Make Music Day
  • Ridgefield Fire Department
  • RVNAhealth
  • Census Bureau
  • Maurice Sendak Foundation
  • Ridgefield Garden Club
  • SCORE of Western CT
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Ridgefield Graveyard Committee
  • Sharps and Flats Music Conservatory
  • Citizen Film
  • National Charity League – Nutmeg Chapter
  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists
  • Silver Hill Hospital
  • Clean Water Action
  • National Charity League – Ridgefield Chapter
  • Ridgefield Health Department
  • Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
  • Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Ridgefield High School – We the People
  • Space On Ryder Farm
  • Connecticut Audubon
  • National Writing Project
  • Ridgefield Historical Society
  • Connecticut Poetry Society
  • Norwalk River Valley Trail
  • Ridgefield Independent Film Festival
  • Thrown Stone Theater Company
  • Connecticut Project for the Constitution
  • Norwalk River Watershed Association
  • Ridgefield Kempo
  • Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund
  • Connecticut Storytelling Center
  • OrthoConnecticut
  • Ridgefield League of Women Voters
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • CT Fund for the Environment
  • Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly
  • Ridgefield Magazine/TownVibe
  • Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
  • Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
  • Pollinator Pathway
  • Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Department
  • Western Connecticut Health Network
  • Discovery Center of Ridgefield
  • Pride in the Park
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Downtown Ridgefield
  • Project Resilience
  • Ridgefield Police Department
  • WHIP Salon
  • Drum Hill Chapter – DAR
  • Prospector Theater
  • Ridgefield Prevention Council
  • Woodcock Nature Center
  • Fairfield County Bank
  • RACE
  • Ridgefield Public Schools
  • Wooster School