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Ridgway Memorial Library

About Ridgway Memorial Library

Ridgway Memorial Library serves as the main library and administrative offices for the Bullitt County Public Library system. Originally the site of a family residence, the home was donated to the Library by Dr. and Mrs. Sam Ridgway in 1963. In 1971, the Ridgway home was replaced with a 8,000 square-foot facility, and the new Ridgway Memorial Library was dedicated on January 21, 1973. Major renovation projects were carried out in 1989 and 2006, when the building was roughly doubled in size.

Due to concerns including space, parking, and structural issues, the Bullitt County Public Library has purchased new land on Conestoga Parkway to build a replacement for this location. A construction timeline has not yet been established.

Features & Services:

  • Art wall
  • Copy, fax, printing, scanning & laminating services
  • Kids’ iPad Krayon Kiosk and activity boards to encourage and facilitate educational play for children
  • Meeting room View Calendar
  • Public computers & free Wi-Fi
  • Reference services & research help
  • Susan S. Craik Genealogy Room
  • Study room

Regular Programs:

  • Anime Gaming Night
  • Family Movie Night
  • KentuckianaWorks @BCPL
  • KIPDA Healthcare Assistance
  • Makerspace Café
  • Minecraft Meetup
  • Storyhour
  • Teen Planning Committee
  • Toddler Storytime
  • Toddlers on the Move

 

Monday 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00–5:00 PM

Phone: 502-543-7675
Fax:
502-543-5487
E-mail: rml@bcplib.org
Circulation/Branch Manager: Cindy (Ext. 9)


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127 N. Walnut Street
Shepherdsville, KY 40165 United States

Upcoming Events at Ridgway Memorial Library

Tuesday December 18th

A fun, casual hangout for homeschooling parents and their kids! Connect with other members of the homeschool community at your favorite BCPL branch location! We’ll have an optional activity at each session, but the main purpose of this program is to give you a fun and casual hangout to share experiences and get to know... Find out more »
On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, come explore your artistic limits! In December, we challenge you to make an awesome LEGO construction. Build something on your own, or join our group effort to construct a GIANT LEGO project Find out more »
Due to the holiday closing on December 25th, this month’s meeting of the Library Board of Trustees has been moved to the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »

Wednesday December 19th

Boxes and bows and tags... Oh my! Stop in at the library to wrap up a few last-minute presents with supplies we'll provide. Plus, enjoy classic holiday films, light refreshments, and conversation to liven up the occasion. Bring the kids to enjoy the festivities, or leave them at home to enjoy some adult time with the... Find out more »

Thursday December 20th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Your toddler will learn simple dance moves and build social skills in this 45-minute session with Dance Unlimited. For ages 2–5. Just drop in! Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Call Jillian at 543-7675 ext. 2555 or e-mail jillian@bcplib.org. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Come explore cool tech tools and techniques you can use to pursue your digital passions. A new topic—and sometimes an awesome guest speaker!—will be featured each month. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Find out more »

Thursday December 27th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
This month, join us for THE POLAR EXPRESS. On Christmas Eve, a young boy takes the Polar Express on a magical journey to the North Pole. During his adventure, the boy learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. Find out more »

Thursday January 3rd

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Skip over to the library and go WILD in our UNO Tournament! Players will compete in small groups for a chance to win a selection of prizes. Find out more »

Saturday January 5th

Join BCPL and author Stephanie Feger to try a new way to face the new year with consideration, imagination, and inspiration. Elaborating on the life lessons she writes about in her book, COLOR TODAY PRETTY, Feger will offer guidance and practical steps on how to change yourself and your life in 2019. Part one of... Find out more »

Tuesday January 8th

Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds, including River Cloud, BCPL's own Minecraft realm. Plus, we'll have more Minecraft-themed games, crafts, free refreshments, and Roblox access! A limited number of laptops and BCPL Minecraft accounts will be provided. Find out more »
Show off your LEGO-building skills at the library! We'll provide the LEGO bricks—you provide the imagination! Ages 5–11. Find out more »
Stop by on Tuesday evenings in January to enjoy chair yoga with certified instructor Stephanie Jackson. Regular yoga is so intimidating! But have you tried chair yoga? This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Enjoy a gentler workout without becoming... Find out more »

Thursday January 10th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Join forces with other cool teens and our awesome Teen Services team to help plan big events, suggest new teen programs, and recommend books and movies for our collection. Find out more »

Saturday January 12th

Bring the kiddos for weekend adventures in early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Additional seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child... Find out more »
Bring the kiddos for weekend adventures in early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Additional seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child... Find out more »

Tuesday January 15th

A fun, casual hangout for homeschooling parents and their kids! Connect with other members of the homeschool community at your favorite BCPL branch location! We’ll have an optional activity at each session, but the main purpose of this program is to give you a fun and casual hangout to share experiences and get to know... Find out more »
On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, come explore your artistic limits! In January, we will show you how to bring your invention ideas into reality with our 3D printers. Find out more »
Stop by on Tuesday evenings in January to enjoy chair yoga with certified instructor Stephanie Jackson. Regular yoga is so intimidating! But have you tried chair yoga? This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Enjoy a gentler workout without becoming... Find out more »

Thursday January 17th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Your toddler will learn simple dance moves and build social skills in this 45-minute session with Dance Unlimited. For ages 2–5. Just drop in! Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Call Jillian at 543-7675 ext. 2555 or e-mail jillian@bcplib.org. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Come explore cool tech tools and techniques you can use to pursue your digital passions. A new topic—and sometimes an awesome guest speaker!—will be featured each month. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Find out more »

Tuesday January 22nd

The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »
Stop by on Tuesday evenings in January to enjoy chair yoga with certified instructor Stephanie Jackson. Regular yoga is so intimidating! But have you tried chair yoga? This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Enjoy a gentler workout without becoming... Find out more »

Thursday January 24th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
This month, join us for TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES. The Teen Titans decide it is their turn to be in the Hollywood spotlight, but their plans for stardom are put on pause when a supervillain tries to take over the planet. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Find out more »

Saturday January 26th

The animals are taking a break from the arctic cold to come to BCPL! Join us for an amazing blend of fact and fun as Silly Safaris brings in a few arctic animal friends for a meet and greet! The funologists of Silly Safaris will introduce you to a variety of animals that can... Find out more »

Monday January 28th

Join local textile artist Kim Upton as she starts us on the path to a new hobby—or two! Participants will create a handmade loom then start a simple project to learn the beginning skills of weaving. Plus, enjoy a demonstration on how to spin your own yarn. For ages 13 & up. Find out more »

Tuesday January 29th

Stop by on Tuesday evenings in January to enjoy chair yoga with certified instructor Stephanie Jackson. Regular yoga is so intimidating! But have you tried chair yoga? This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Enjoy a gentler workout without becoming... Find out more »

Thursday January 31st

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »

Tuesday February 5th

Come explore cool tech tools and techniques you can use to pursue your digital passions. A new topic—and sometimes an awesome guest speaker!—will be featured each month. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Find out more »

Thursday February 7th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Calling all fandoms! Join us to hang out, relax, and meet new friends who obsess over the same game, TV show, YouTube creator, singer, or book series you do. A wide variety of video games, tabletop games, and card games will be available—plus karaoke, BCPL laptop access, and more! We’ll also have drinks and... Find out more »

Saturday February 9th

Explore the beauty of language and writing in a no-pressure poetry workshop with local author Lana Deam Helm. No experience required! Simply settle in with a hot beverage and let your creativity loose under the direction of our in-house poetry advisor. Each session will include instruction, brainstorming, and guided writing exercises. Plus, there will... Find out more »

Tuesday February 12th

Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds, including River Cloud, BCPL's own Minecraft realm. Plus, we'll have more Minecraft-themed games, crafts, free refreshments, and Roblox access! A limited number of laptops and BCPL Minecraft accounts will be provided. Find out more »

Thursday February 14th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Join forces with other cool teens and our awesome Teen Services team to help plan big events, suggest new teen programs, and recommend books and movies for our collection. Find out more »

Tuesday February 19th

A fun, casual hangout for homeschooling parents and their kids! Connect with other members of the homeschool community at your favorite BCPL branch location! We’ll have an optional activity at each session, but the main purpose of this program is to give you a fun and casual hangout to share experiences and get to know... Find out more »
On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, come explore your artistic limits! Find out more »

Thursday February 21st

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Come explore cool tech tools and techniques you can use to pursue your digital passions. A new topic—and sometimes an awesome guest speaker!—will be featured each month. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Find out more »

Tuesday February 26th

The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »

Thursday February 28th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »

Tuesday March 5th

Come explore cool tech tools and techniques you can use to pursue your digital passions. A new topic—and sometimes an awesome guest speaker!—will be featured each month. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Find out more »

Thursday March 7th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Calling all fandoms! Join us to hang out, relax, and meet new friends who obsess over the same game, TV show, YouTube creator, singer, or book series you do. A wide variety of video games, tabletop games, and card games will be available—plus karaoke, BCPL laptop access, and more! We’ll also have drinks and... Find out more »

Saturday March 9th

Bring the kiddos for weekend adventures in early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Additional seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child... Find out more »

Tuesday March 12th

Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds, including River Cloud, BCPL's own Minecraft realm. Plus, we'll have more Minecraft-themed games, crafts, free refreshments, and Roblox access! A limited number of laptops and BCPL Minecraft accounts will be provided. Find out more »

Thursday March 14th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Join forces with other cool teens and our awesome Teen Services team to help plan big events, suggest new teen programs, and recommend books and movies for our collection. Find out more »

Tuesday March 19th

A fun, casual hangout for homeschooling parents and their kids! Connect with other members of the homeschool community at your favorite BCPL branch location! We’ll have an optional activity at each session, but the main purpose of this program is to give you a fun and casual hangout to share experiences and get to know... Find out more »
On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, come explore your artistic limits! Find out more »

Thursday March 21st

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Come explore cool tech tools and techniques you can use to pursue your digital passions. A new topic—and sometimes an awesome guest speaker!—will be featured each month. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Find out more »

Tuesday March 26th

The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »

Thursday March 28th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »

Tuesday April 2nd

Come explore cool tech tools and techniques you can use to pursue your digital passions. A new topic—and sometimes an awesome guest speaker!—will be featured each month. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Find out more »

Thursday April 4th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Calling all fandoms! Join us to hang out, relax, and meet new friends who obsess over the same game, TV show, YouTube creator, singer, or book series you do. A wide variety of video games, tabletop games, and card games will be available—plus karaoke, BCPL laptop access, and more! We’ll also have drinks and... Find out more »

Tuesday April 9th

Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds, including River Cloud, BCPL's own Minecraft realm. Plus, we'll have more Minecraft-themed games, crafts, free refreshments, and Roblox access! A limited number of laptops and BCPL Minecraft accounts will be provided. Find out more »

Thursday April 11th

Toddler Time is a FREE program for children ages 0 to 2. We sing, read stories, and play, all while teaching young children early literacy and social skills. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. A FREE program for children ages 3 to 5. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Find out more »
Join forces with other cool teens and our awesome Teen Services team to help plan big events, suggest new teen programs, and recommend books and movies for our collection. Find out more »

Tuesday April 16th

A fun, casual hangout for homeschooling parents and their kids! Connect with other members of the homeschool community at your favorite BCPL branch location! We’ll have an optional activity at each session, but the main purpose of this program is to give you a fun and casual hangout to share experiences and get to know... Find out more »
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