Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Can you imagine a high school curriculum or a public library that does not include classics like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and "To Kill a Mockingbird?” Since 1990, the American Library Association (ALA) has recorded more than 10,000 challenges to these and other books, including 513 in 2008. Challenges are not simply an expression of a point of view; on the contrary, they are an attempt to remove materials from public use, thereby restricting the access of others. Even if the motivation to ban or challenge a book is well intentioned, the outcome is detrimental. Censorship denies our freedom as individuals to choose and think for ourselves.
In support of the right to choose books freely for ourselves, the Ridgefield Library is joining the
Friday, September 18, 2009
Hear about a program that interests you? Check the event calendar on our website for details (www.ridgefieldlibrary.org, then click on Events). If it is listed as “No registration” then all you have to do is show up (although some popular programs like Ridgefield Folk do fill up, so early arrival is recommended).
If registration is required, you will see a button labeled “Register.” Click on this and follow the simple instructions. Click “Send” and your registration is automatically recorded and a confirmation e-mail is sent to you.
Occasional programs with complex registration requirements may still be handled by staff and will be listed as such in the event calendar.
Want to sign up for something while you are at the Library? Look for the Program Registration button on all our catalog computers, which will take you directly into the event calendar (no need to log in).
Don’t have access to a computer? Call or come in to the Library and a staff member will be happy to enter your registration for you.
Ask at any public service desk for a demonstration of online registration and other helpful features of our event calendar.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We are continuing this month with our profiles of new members of the Ridgefield Library Board of Directors. This week we get to know William Wyman, who has a long and rich history of involvement with
Bill’s professional career has spanned several areas that will be useful to the Library in its marketing and communications efforts:
- First, focusing on getting consumer products to market (sales and sales management) with companies like Procter & Gamble and Clorox;
- Later, understanding what drives consumers to make decisions (marketing research) with MAJERS and Nielsen;
- Currently, helping organizations as a consultant to market their products more effectively and efficiently.
Of his role on the Library Board, Bill says, “There are a limited number of organizations that truly make a difference in a community-- a good library is one of the most important.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Starting on September 13th, the Ridgefield Library once again will be open Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, for the convenience of students, commuters and anyone else who just can’t get enough of the Library during the rest of the week.
You will be pleased to hear that the myriad valuable library resources provided by the state of
Support for local library services also comes from special events, and two great opportunities are coming up to have fun while raising funds. “Murder @ the Library” is a musical murder mystery dinner theater evening scheduled for Friday, October 2nd.