Thursday, November 29, 2018

Introducing Our New Teen Librarian

I am so pleased to be welcomed back to the Ridgefield Library. I have been working at the Ridgefield library on and off for the past four years, mostly in the Circulation Department. I have spent time at all the service desks and was most recently serving as the substitute Teen Librarian this summer.

I received a BA in Information and Library Science from Southern CT State University and earned my Master’s in Library and Information Science with a focus on School Media Library from Long Island University. I have always wanted to work with teens and look forward to getting to know more of the teens in this community.

As Teen Librarian I am excited to be able to work with teens and parents on programs and finding the right book. I love to read teen books and am always ready to talk about favorites. Stop in to the Ellis Family Teen Center the next time you come to the library to say hello. See some of the changes we are making and let me know what you would like to see in Teen Services.

Megan Klein is the Teen Librarian at the Ridgefield Library. She may be reached at 203-438-2282 x11004 or

Friday, November 16, 2018

Library Days Return to Books on the Common

If you are one of the almost 200 people who enjoyed Diana Nyad’s presentation last week, you understand the importance of the close partnership between Books on the Common and the Ridgefield Library. Together we bring Ridgefielders and other readers dozens of author and book events each year, an extraordinary treat for a town our size.  Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time for you to support both the bookstore and the Library to ensure that these wonderful opportunities continue.

The annual Library Days at Books on the Common will take place November 23rd, 24th and 25th.   Just show your Ridgefield Library card at the cash register, and 15% of the proceeds of your purchase will be donated by the bookstore to the Library. 

Please call 203-438-9100 for more information about the store, including hours and location.  For information about obtaining a library card, please call 203-438-2282. 

Your support of local businesses like Books on the Common, and the bookstore’s support of the Library,   help keep Ridgefield an exceptional place to live, at the holidays and year-round.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Celebrate Children’s Books in November

The Children’s Services Department at the Ridgefield Library offers a full schedule of programs and special events every month of the year.  Kids of all ages are welcome to learn, create, relax, and explore in the Library’s dedicated children’s area.  We are especially excited to share the love of books and reading with Ridgefield’s youngest residents.  On Saturday, November 10th, Gail Carson Levine, author of the beloved Newbery Honor Award-Winning Ella Enchanted, will be at the Library to discuss her new book, Ogre Enchanted.  Purchase books on-site by Books on the Common and stay for a book signing at the end of the event.

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.  Join us for “Children’s Books Merit Grown-Up Conversation,” a two-part discussion series for adults which will examine the picture book as visual literacy, art, and cultural fare.  The first session will be held November 27th.

For more information and to register for programs, go to the events page of the Library’s website