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Mary Rindfleisch

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Friends in Need
As the old saying goes, a friend in need is a friend
indeed.  Multiply that by dozens of
dedicated volunteers, and you get our wonderful Friends of the Ridgefield
Library.  With a mission of “serving and
supporting” the Library, the Friends are truly a good...
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Learning at the Library
School has started, and our young people are embarked on an
exciting journey of exploration and discovery. Don’t let them have all the fun
of gaining new knowledge and mastering new skills.  The Ridgefield Library is your center for
lifelong learning.  Here...
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Get Caught Reading a Banned Book
This year’s Banned Books
Week celebration of the freedom to read, organized since 1982 by a coalition
including the American Library Association (ALA), the American Booksellers
Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, is September
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Game On!
Our annual RidgeCon pop culture celebration has become so
popular that we have decided to continue the fun throughout the year. The first
RidgeCon “spin-off” will be the launch in September of two recurring gaming
programs.  We Got Games is a tabletop gamin...
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Transforming the Lodewick Children's Library
The Library staff is always seeking better ways to help our patrons
find what they need, whether it is a satisfying leisure read or information to
fulfill a homework assignment. In the Children’s Library, for example,
collections are divided into separate s...
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See You in September
Congratulations to all who participated in the 2017 Build a
Better World Summer Reading Program. 
Teen and adult programs have wrapped up, but children through grade 6
can continue to log their reading and collect prizes until August 31 st (the day before s...
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Learnign a Language Just Got Easier
Pronunciator, an online language learning product that provides
instruction for all ages in over 80 languages, is now available to Library
cardholders.  With its wide range of
features, Pronunciator replaces Mango, our previous online offering, and is
made ...
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Why One at a Time?
Your family has taken out lots of books for Summer Reading, and now it
is time to return them to the Library. You station yourself at the return slot,
and the sign instructs you to drop in one item at a time and wait for the green
light before proceeding.  ...
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It's Definitely Not your Grandfather's Library
Sure, we have 100,000 books and other traditional library
materials available for check-out.  We do
scores of storytimes and other programs each year designed to aid in early
childhood literacy skills development, and dozens of old-fashioned book discussion...
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Congratulations Are in Order
We are pleased to extend warm wishes and heartfelt thanks to
the following members of the Ridgefield Library family: To Ginny Canfield and Kirby Klump, winners of the Friends of
Connecticut Libraries Individual Achievement Award for their tireless work
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