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Ridgefield Library Counts Down To Grand Reopening

The new sign is up at the Ridgefield Library.
The new sign is up at the Ridgefield Library. Photo Credit: Joe Lombardi

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The new signs are up and the landscape is getting spruced up as the Ridgefield LIbrary prepares for its grand reopening.

The library is counting down to the reopening with a series of fun facts on its blogspot here .

The opening weekend for the new Ridgefield Library is set for May 9-11, said Peter Coffin, chairman of the Ridgefield Library board of directors.

The weekend will feature a ribbon cutting, dedications and festivities and events at the 472 Main St. location, which underwent a long renovation.

"It has been more than 10 years in the works, and has taken the generosity and hard work of nearly 1,300 people to bring to fruition, but the time is finally here," said Coffin.

"We invite the entire community to join us on Friday, May 9, for ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies, to be followed throughout the weekend by performances, demonstrations, games, guided tours and more to help visitors discover the many delights of the New Ridgefield Library."

Festivities will kick off with a Book Brigade, led by Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," with a chain of people from the community "passing the last few books from the shelves of the temporary facility down the street and putting them in place on the shelves of the new building," according to a press release.

Highlights will include the presentation of the Paccadolmi Awards for leadership and volunteer service and unveiling of the Wall of Donors and the Community Mural, each commemorating the generosity of many of the donors who have made this day possible.

Individuals, families and groups who wish to participate in the Book Brigade are asked to contact Assistant Director Mary Rindfleisch at 203-438-2282, ext. 1009 or

Look for updates on the Ridgefield Library website as the reopening nears.

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