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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

Sunday October 21st

Join us to learn the art of hand sewing your own gorgeous paper-pieced quilt blocks! In our first session, we will learn tips, tricks, and methods for stitching paper-pieced blocks. After the introductory session, participants are encouraged to continue the process at home. Then, in our second session, we will explore a variety of completion techniques. For experienced sewers ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Monday October 22nd

This event has been canceled by the presenter due to a scheduling conflict. A make-up date has been set for November 26th. Find out more »

Tuesday October 23rd

The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »
Question everything! Soar into a cave of wonders as we explore the things we don’t understand. If you have the curiosity of an explorer, join us for fun experiments and activities that will help you find the answers you seek! For ages 5–11. Find out more »

Thursday October 25th

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 »
Watch great family movies for free at the library! This month, join us for HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3. Drinks and free snacks provided! Find out more »

Sunday October 28th

Join us to learn the art of hand sewing your own gorgeous paper-pieced quilt blocks! In our first session, we will learn tips, tricks, and methods for stitching paper-pieced blocks. After the introductory session, participants are encouraged to continue the process at home. Then, in our second session, we will explore a variety of completion techniques. For experienced sewers ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Monday October 29th

Join us for a special evening story time perfect for the whole family! We'll be celebrating Halloween with fun songs, spooky stories, and some cool crafts. And of course, we'll have some Halloween treats! Find out more »

Tuesday October 30th

Get ready to laugh at a scary movie! Come watch Killer Klowns from Outer Space (rated PG-13). Candy and snacks will be provided. Ages 13 and up. Find out more »

Thursday November 1st

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 »

Thursday November 8th

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 November 10th

Take a free, timed ACT practice test administered by Sylvan Learning. Participants MUST bring two sharpened pencils on the day of the test. You may also bring a scientific calculator and a small snack. Don’t be late! Please note: This is not the official ACT test; it is a practice test. For ages 13–19.... 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 »
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 »

Monday November 12th

Go beyond traditional chess with the Bullitt County Chess League, featuring coaches Brandon Edmonson and Dennis Minnis. We'll have a variety of activities available, including personalized chess instruction, bughouse chess, speed chess, and open chess. PLUS... One lucky participant will win a door prize! For players of all ages and skill levels. Find out more »

Tuesday November 13th

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 »

Wednesday November 14th

Join us to weave your own holiday placemats! We'll provide a weaving mat kit to get you started, and children and their families can hand weave their own Thanksgiving or fall placemats for the dinner table. Participants will go home with a fun conversation piece for the family gathering that might just become a... Find out more »

Thursday November 15th

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 »

Friday November 16th

Get the help you need applying for health insurance—plus gather more valuable health information from other community agencies and businesses! To make sure you don't miss your chance to get 2019 insurance from the Health Insurance Marketplace, Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) will be onsite at Ridgway Memorial for a special community... Find out more »

Monday November 19th

Concerned about the opioid epidemic? Want to know how you can help? Join Peer Support Specialist Stan Milburn in a safe environment free of judgment to learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. Participants will receive certification training to administer Naloxone, an overdose antidote medication that can block the effects of opioids on... Find out more »

Tuesday November 20th

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 »

Monday November 26th

What is something all of us wear but usually never say a word about? Underwear! Today, we’re changing that with a celebration of all things underpants. Join us for this special storytime as we read books, enjoy undie-themed crafts, and erupt into giggles! For ages 3–6. Registration is required for a select number of... Find out more »
You have been brewing coffee wrong your whole life.  Yes, you read that right. Join Danny Marin from Cedar Grove Coffee House and learn to brew a cup of coffee that will blow your mind! Plus, we’ll discuss specialty coffees, the history of coffee, and lots of fun facts—like what really makes gas station... Find out more »

Tuesday November 27th

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

Thursday November 29th

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 »

Thursday December 6th

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 December 11th

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 »

Thursday December 13th

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 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 »

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 »

Tuesday December 25th

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

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 »
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 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 »
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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tuesday February 26th

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