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This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

I Survived Scavenger Hunt

All Day 7/15 - 7/27
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Lodewick Children’s Library
Age Group: All Ages/Families
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:

Visit the Children's Services Desk to pick up a scavenger hunt sheet for this Summer Reading activity.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.

Big Picture

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Ages 3-5, Grades K–2
Program Type: Films
Description:

Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to watch short films based on favorite and classic picturebooks. Books related to the weekly themes will be displayed for check out. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Grades K–2, Grades 3–5
Program Type: Films
Description:

Enjoy an adventure movie each Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the Leir Children’s Program Room. Movies are either rated G or PG and will run between 90 and 120 minutes.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other (off site)
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Storytime, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Perfect for children ages 6 and under.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other (off site)
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Ages 3-5, Grades K–2
Program Type: Special Programs, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:

Families with children of all ages are invited to a storytime and short hike at the Woodcock Nature Center! Join Ms.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Physical Activity

Participation in physical activities involves risk of injury. Participants agree to obey the safety standards of the program and the instructions of Ridgefield Library staff and other authorized program staff, as well as to hold all parties free from liability.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Other
Age Group: Adults, All Ages/Families
Program Type: Notices
Description:

The Library is closed Sundays in the summer starting June 16th through September 1st.

This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Kellen Family Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5
Program Type: Games & Activities, Home Page Feed
Description:

Complete one Take & Make Project this summer to earn a badge! Take & Makes will be available on the Monday of each week from July 1- August 19 and are first come, first served, while supplies last. One per child.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.

All-Age Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Main Program Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:

Families with children of all ages engage in an active storytime that lets us talk, read, play, move, and sing together in the Children's Library! This program engages both the caregiver and the child together, so all at

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Dayton Program Room
Age Group: Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Special Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:

Use antique-style maps and decoupage techniques to create a perfect frame for pictures of your summer adventures.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Music & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:

Students entering Grades 2-6 in Fall 2024 are invited to join educators from ACT of CT on a musical adventure! Registration is required and opens on July 8, 2024.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Main Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:

For families with walkers ages 12-24 months. Join us for fingerplays, movement, music and stories.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:

Camp NaNoWriMo is your next, great writing adventure! Writers in grades 4-6 can set a goal and work towards their project during July. Session 1 will be the start of our new projects, including outlining, character profiles, and more.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:

Join other interested gamers in grades 2-12 to learn the basics of playing the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) from educator Mike Garguilo.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Ages 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:

Children ages 3-5 explore a new book every week through song, dance, and crafts in this active storytime! No registration.

Programs like this are supported by the generous donations of our patrons.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.

Camp NaNoWriMo

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:

Camp NaNoWriMo is your next, great writing adventure! Writers in grades 4-6 can set a goal and work towards their project during July. Session 1 will be the start of our new projects, including outlining, character profiles, and more.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anime Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Ellis Family Teen Center
Age Group: Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Special Programs
Description:

Join us as we watch some anime! We'll watch two episodes from a specific anime, talk about it, and then vote on what anime to watch next time. Open to those going into grades 6-12 in the fall.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.

Family Book Bingo!

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Main Program Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Ages 3-5, Grades K–2, Grades 3–5
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Special Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 89
Description:

Bingo! Families with children entering Grades 1-6 are invited to this bookish twist on the classic bingo game. We'll have snacks, prizes, and lots of fun!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.

Artful Adventures

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Ages 3-5
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:

Children ages 3-5 years with a caregiver are invited to explore process art in this Artful Adventure!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.

Baby & Me Playtime

11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:

Non-walking infants ages birth to 12 months with a caregiver are invited to drop into this informal group to network and enjoy baby time together. There will be a short introduction by a member of the library staff before each session.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.

Camp NaNoWriMo

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:

Camp NaNoWriMo is your next, great writing adventure! Writers in grades 4-6 can set a goal and work towards their project during July. Session 1 will be the start of our new projects, including outlining, character profiles, and more.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Kellen Family Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Special Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:

Play through the classic D&D adventure, The Lost Mines of Phandelver.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.

Story Stones

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:

Students entering Grades 1-6 in Fall 2024 are invited to combine nature exploration and storytelling by making story stones. Registration is required and opens on July 11, 2024.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.

Big Picture

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Ages 3-5, Grades K–2
Program Type: Films
Description:

Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to watch short films based on favorite and classic picturebooks. Books related to the weekly themes will be displayed for check out. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Grades K–2, Grades 3–5
Program Type: Films
Description:

Enjoy an adventure movie each Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the Leir Children’s Program Room. Movies are either rated G or PG and will run between 90 and 120 minutes.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The Library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Library.

Photographs & Video

Photographs and video may be taken by Library staff during this event and used for Library publicity purposes, including in print and on social media.  Please let a staff member know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographing, filming, or recording patrons or staff by anyone other than Library staff is prohibited without the express advance permission of the Library Director.

Thank you.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.