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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 August 20th

Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds using BCPL's own multiplayer Minecraft server. Plus, we'll have free snacks and Roblox access! A limited number of laptops and BCPL Minecraft accounts will be provided. Ages 8–18. Find out more »

Wednesday August 21st

Sensational sensory fun awaits! Bring your little ones to the library to explore sensory learning designed to create an early, natural introduction to the scientific processes as children play and investigate. Plus, grab a new takeaway project each month to help you and your child to continue sensory learning at home. Ages 0–4. Find out more »
Drop in any time between 5:00 and 7:00 to decorate your very own shark piggy bank! PLUS... While you're at the library anytime this week, be sure to visit our Shark Selfie Station and take part in the How Many Sharks? game for your chance to win the 3D-printed shark item! Find out more »
Clear your mind, reduce stress, and gain flexibility in a fun and friendly yoga session! Join certified yoga instructor Christy High for a timeout from your busy schedule as you learn breath work, light stretching techniques, beginner poses, and more. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Thursday August 22nd

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
This month, join us for WONDER PARK. A 12-year-old girl named June stumbles upon the fantastical amusement park filled with talking animals that she and her mother envisioned in their shared stories. Now with the help of her newfound animal friends, she must stop the Darkness and Chimpanzombies from destroying it. Snacks and drinks... Find out more »

Friday August 23rd

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Monday August 26th

Join us to celebrate all of the milestones you have reached in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Whether you have finished 1 book or 1,000, you are invited to party with us and celebrate all the books you have read. If you haven't signed up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten yet, no worries!... Find out more »

Wednesday August 28th

Full STEAM ahead to the Homeschool Libratory! Join us at the station (er... Libratory) to explore hands-on STEAM activities and enjoy a fun, themed book club with your fellow homeschoolers. For children of all ages. Find out more »
Drop in any time between 5:00 and 7:00 to join our Shark Tooth Dig. You can even choose one tooth to keep! PLUS... While you're at the library anytime this week, be sure to visit our Shark Selfie Station and take part in the Shark Facts game for your chance to win the 3D-printed... Find out more »

Thursday August 29th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »

Friday August 30th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Tuesday September 3rd

If you think regular yoga is intimidating, try choga! Now you can enjoy a gentler workout without becoming an arm-and-leg pretzel. This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Some individuals in wheelchairs may also be able to participate; please consult your... Find out more »

Wednesday September 4th

Grab your good luck charm and join us for a fun night of bingo! Bring a group of friends for a super-casual night out, or come alone to get your serious bingo on. (And remember... Mike is hosting, so you can expect a few jokes and silly antics to keep things interesting!) Ages 18... Find out more »

Thursday September 5th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. This week, we are celebrating grandparents! Be sure to bring the grands and even great-grands to join your child's early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. This week, we are celebrating grandparents! Be sure to bring the grands and even great-grands for a family adventure in early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Avenger fans assemble! Suit up and join us to celebrate all of your favorite heroes—or villains. Plus, see who will emerge as the ultimate Marvel know-it-all in our trivia challenge. Find out more »
We're celebrating National Grandparents' Day early! Grandparents and kids can stop by the library for some special one-on-one time, or parents can bring the kiddos in to make a top-secret surprise for the grands. Enjoy crafts, explore your family tree, capture special memories at our photo booth, and make an "adopt a grandparent" greeting... Find out more »

Friday September 6th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Saturday September 7th

Enjoy hands-on instruction with local crafter Shelley Davis as you discover your new favorite hobby! Ages 12 and up. Find out more »

Monday September 9th

Make Halloween boo-tiful this year as you create a delightful holiday wreath! Using strips of muslin, googly eyes, and other decorations, you'll create a custom wreath that will be all set to hang in as soon as you're ready to bust out your seasonal décor. Ages 12 and up. Find out more »

Tuesday September 10th

If you think regular yoga is intimidating, try choga! Now you can enjoy a gentler workout without becoming an arm-and-leg pretzel. This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Some individuals in wheelchairs may also be able to participate; please consult your... Find out more »
Come explore your artistic limits at Makerspace, now on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3 locations! In September, dive in and take a swirl as we explore Suminagashi, an ancient Japanese art using special ink and water to create a unique marbling effect. Ages 12–18. 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 »

Thursday September 12th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Play on our gaming laptops, explore the world of virtual reality, create your own art projects, tinker with a variety of technology and engineering tools, get your game on with an assortment of board and card games, and share the experience with your friends. Ages 12–18. Find out more »

Friday September 13th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Saturday September 14th

Get the tips and tools you need to help your child prepare for school! In this workshop, we'll explore the alphabet with stations designed to help young children understand. Plus, we'll send you home with a some special resources to keep your child practicing and learning until our next workshop. Ages 3–5. Find out more »

Tuesday September 17th

If you think regular yoga is intimidating, try choga! Now you can enjoy a gentler workout without becoming an arm-and-leg pretzel. This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Some individuals in wheelchairs may also be able to participate; please consult your... Find out more »
Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds using BCPL's own multiplayer Minecraft server. Plus, we'll have free snacks and Roblox access! A limited number of laptops and BCPL Minecraft accounts will be provided. Ages 8–18. Find out more »

Wednesday September 18th

Sensational sensory fun awaits! Bring your little ones to the library to explore sensory learning designed to create an early, natural introduction to the scientific processes as children play and investigate. Plus, grab a new takeaway project each month to help you and your child to continue sensory learning at home. Ages 0–4. Find out more »
Clear your mind, reduce stress, and gain flexibility in a fun and friendly yoga session! Join certified yoga instructor Christy High for a timeout from your busy schedule as you learn breath work, light stretching techniques, beginner poses, and more. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Thursday September 19th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Join us for a music- and action-packed class focusing on motor skills, coordination, and active play with others. Plus, we’ll have lots of fun as we dance along to awesome music and videos and get moving with hula hoops, ribbon dancers, bean bags, building blocks, and so much more. Ages 0–4. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »

Friday September 20th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Tuesday September 24th

If you think regular yoga is intimidating, try choga! Now you can enjoy a gentler workout without becoming an arm-and-leg pretzel. This low-impact version is performed with a chair for support, making it perfect for a beginner or someone with difficulty balancing. Some individuals in wheelchairs may also be able to participate; please consult your... Find out more »
The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »

Wednesday September 25th

Full STEAM ahead to the Homeschool Libratory! Join us to explore hands-on STEAM activities and enjoy a fun, themed book club with your fellow homeschoolers. Remember to bring 3 items to share with your Fall book selection! For children of all ages. Find out more »

Thursday September 26th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
This month, join us for DUMBO (2019). In this live-action take on the Disney classic, directed by Tim Burton, the flying, floppy-eared elephant becomes a circus superstar but needs the help of his caretaker and others to thwart the ruthless plans of the traveling circus owner. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Find out more »

Friday September 27th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Wednesday October 2nd

Grab your good luck charm and join us for a fun night of bingo! Bring a group of friends for a super-casual night out, or come alone to get your serious bingo on. (And remember... Mike is hosting, so you can expect a few jokes and silly antics to keep things interesting!) Ages 18... Find out more »
Discover your path to achieving overall health! Certified nutrition and lifestyle coach Cindy Brown will lead you on a journey of discovery as she provides insights on a variety of health topics, helps you make important connections, and introduces you to tools for success. Find out more »

Thursday October 3rd

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
This month, who you gonna call? Enjoy a spooky night with Ghostbusters and a little early Halloween fun! Did we mention there will be SLIME?! Find out more »

Friday October 4th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Tuesday October 8th

Come explore your artistic limits at Makerspace, now on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3 locations! In October, we're calling all you guys and ghouls to create some fun cardboard creatures in honor of Halloween. Ages 12–18. 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 »

Thursday October 10th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Play on our gaming laptops, explore the world of virtual reality, create your own art projects, tinker with a variety of technology and engineering tools, get your game on with an assortment of board and card games, and share the experience with your friends. Ages 12–18. Find out more »

Friday October 11th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Tuesday October 15th

Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds using BCPL's own multiplayer Minecraft server. Plus, we'll have free snacks and Roblox access! A limited number of laptops and BCPL Minecraft accounts will be provided. Ages 8–18. Find out more »

Wednesday October 16th

Sensational sensory fun awaits! Bring your little ones to the library to explore sensory learning designed to create an early, natural introduction to the scientific processes as children play and investigate. Plus, grab a new takeaway project each month to help you and your child to continue sensory learning at home. Ages 0–4. Find out more »
Clear your mind, reduce stress, and gain flexibility in a fun and friendly yoga session! Join certified yoga instructor Christy High for a timeout from your busy schedule as you learn breath work, light stretching techniques, beginner poses, and more. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Thursday October 17th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Join us for a music- and action-packed class focusing on motor skills, coordination, and active play with others. Plus, we’ll have lots of fun as we dance along to awesome music and videos and get moving with hula hoops, ribbon dancers, bean bags, building blocks, and so much more. Ages 0–4. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »

Friday October 18th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Tuesday October 22nd

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

Wednesday October 23rd

Full STEAM ahead to the Homeschool Libratory! Join us to explore hands-on STEAM activities and enjoy a fun, themed book club with your fellow homeschoolers. Remember to bring 3 items to share with your Halloween book selection! For children of all ages. Find out more »

Thursday October 24th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »

Friday October 25th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Thursday October 31st

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »

Friday November 1st

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Wednesday November 6th

Grab your good luck charm and join us for a fun night of bingo! Bring a group of friends for a super-casual night out, or come alone to get your serious bingo on. (And remember... Mike is hosting, so you can expect a few jokes and silly antics to keep things interesting!) Ages 18... Find out more »

Thursday November 7th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »

Friday November 8th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Tuesday November 12th

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 »

Thursday November 14th

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »

Friday November 15th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »

Wednesday November 20th

Sensational sensory fun awaits! Bring your little ones to the library to explore sensory learning designed to create an early, natural introduction to the scientific processes as children play and investigate. Plus, grab a new takeaway project each month to help you and your child to continue sensory learning at home. Ages 0–4. Find out more »
Clear your mind, reduce stress, and gain flexibility in a fun and friendly yoga session! Join certified yoga instructor Christy High for a timeout from your busy schedule as you learn breath work, light stretching techniques, beginner poses, and more. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Thursday November 21st

Toddler Time for ages 0 to 2 is designed to help lay the foundation for lifelong learning through a combination of stories, songs, and play. Join us to help your little one start their early-learning adventure! Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »
Join us for a music- and action-packed class focusing on motor skills, coordination, and active play with others. Plus, we’ll have lots of fun as we dance along to awesome music and videos and get moving with hula hoops, ribbon dancers, bean bags, building blocks, and so much more. Ages 0–4. Find out more »
Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. We strive to create fun and rich experiences that will prepare children for school while building a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. For age 3–5. Find out more »

Friday November 22nd

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »
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