Ridgefield Library

Ridgefield Library


The Ridgefield Library… the centerpiece of Ridgefield, an essential partner and destination of choice for our community: the place where people go to read, discover, question, connect and thrive.

With a beautiful new facility opened in May 2014, the Ridgefield Library is an intellectual and cultural gathering place, adapting to the changing needs of our community in an evolving world. Nearly 1000 people visit the Library every day (we are open 7 days a week except during the summer), enjoying such amenities as the Donofrio Family Technology Center, the Ellis Family Teen Center, numerous small study and meeting rooms, and the busy Lodewick Children’s Library. The Ridgefield Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by a partnership of the town of Ridgefield and private donations.

We are committed to encouraging creativity, enrichment and lifelong learning, through:

Expert and supportive staff
Whether you need help with research or homework, a recommendation for a good book to read or answers to technology questions, we are here to help! Stop by one of our public service desks in person, give us a call at 203-438-2282 or contact us at referencedesk@ridgefieldlibrary.org or children@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

Emerging and tested technologies
Public access computers, wireless connection & printing, color scanner/fax machine, Microsoft Office productivity applications, Lynda.com online training courses, dozens of research databases and even 3D printing! Frequent technology training sessions and one-on-one assistance with tech questions to keep you up-to-date in an ever-changing world.

Collections available in myriad formats
Over 100,000 items, including books, large print materials, magazines and newspapers, audiobooks on CD and Playaway, videogames, and music on CD, plus free access for Ridgefield Library cardholders to thousands more selections in eBook, downloadable audiobook and streaming music and video formats.

Diverse and relevant programming
Last year, over 28,800 people were entertained, informed and inspired by 404 programs for adults and 742 for children and teens. We work with many partner organizations in the community to offer something for almost any age and interest:

  • Storytimes, parenting workshops, after school activities in numerous disciplines
  • Book discussions for all ages, author talks, art exhibits, craft workshops
  • Concerts, poetry readings, writing, photography and art workshops and seminars
  • Summer Reading Programs for all ages
  • Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series
  • The Big Read and other community-wide reading series
  • Noreen L. Papa Mothers: Live your Life health and wellness programs
  • Donofrio Inspiring Girls (and Others) in Science lecture and program series
  • Tech Topics technology instruction and Making STEAM @ Ridgefield Library, our latest initiative to offer activities and programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to the community

Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT  06877

Phone: (203) 438-2282

Website: www.ridgefieldlibrary.org

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