Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Highlights of 2009

What did you do at the Ridgefield Library this year? Here are a few of our favorite moments of 2009 – we hope you enjoyed them, too.

• A veritable tent city rising in the parking lot for the Friends of the Library’s spring and fall used book sales

• Heidi Hammel, Dava Sobel and others leading us on a virtual voyage to the stars for the International Year of Astronomy

• The installation of a self-service check-out station in Children’s Services

• The annual Camp Snooze 4th grade sleepover – so popular we had to do it twice this fall!

• Our first ever Murder Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser, featuring a musical production, great food and wine, and fun with friends

• Expansion of the popular Mother Goose program for infants and caregivers to year-round, offering social interaction and pre-literacy skills development every week

• The debut of the new Murder by the Book mystery discussion group

• Over 13,000 people – nearly twice our normal daily headcount of 1170 – rushing to the Library for the first week of Summer Reading in June

• The chance to meet talented and engaging Nutmeg Book Award-nominated authors throughout the year, thanks to HSBC Bank

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