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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

Monday February 18th

Learn to crochet—including the basic stitches, buying materials, and pattern reading—in this four-part class for beginners. All materials will be provided. For ages 13 and up. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Additional seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? E-mail mike@bcplib.org. We’re sorry, but guaranteed registration for... 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 »
Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
Have you ever wanted to publish your own magazine? Well, join us as we come together to brainstorm and create the first ever issue of BCPL Teen Magazine! Help us choose topics that interest you, compose articles, lay out photo galleries, and more as we put our publication together. Then, celebrate when we go to press... Find out more »

Wednesday February 20th

Join us to create fun, unique squishy balls that are yours to keep. Use balloons, beads, and a variety of other materials to customize your ball just how you like it. Squishy balls are not only fun to make, but they can relieve stress and provide entertainment for days to come! For ages 5–11. 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 »
Have you ever wanted to create your own website but didn't know how to begin? Join us for part 2 in this 2-part web-design series based on creating your own Tumblr site! In this session, we will explore basic HTML and CSS and some simple optimization. Plus, we'll cover how to create a domain and... Find out more »

Friday February 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 »

Monday February 25th

Learn to crochet—including the basic stitches, buying materials, and pattern reading—in this four-part class for beginners. All materials will be provided. For ages 13 and up. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Additional seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? E-mail mike@bcplib.org. We’re sorry, but guaranteed registration for... Find out more »

Tuesday February 26th

Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
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 »
This month, join us for INCREDIBLES 2! In this highly anticipated sequel, the Parr family must contend with a new foe who is determined to turn the public against superheroes. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Find out more »

Friday March 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 »
Grab your good luck charm and head to the library for a fun night of bingo! Bring a group of friends for a super-casual night out, or come alone and block the world out while you go into competition mode. (And remember... Mike is hosting, so you can expect a few jokes and silly... Find out more »

Monday March 4th

If you enjoy dancing, want to connect with your Irish heritage, or just want to do something fun or out of your comfort zone, join us to learn the art of Irish dance! So get up, get active, and get "jiggy" with it while you learn some awesome new moves. For ages 18 and... Find out more »

Tuesday March 5th

Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
Wanna learn how to program some cool games or animations? Or do you just want to know more about computer coding? Let's get started with Scratch, a free—and very basic—programming language and online community that will enable you to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations! 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 »
Join us to explore other worlds and battle it out in some of the best indie game experiences available on the STEAM gaming platform! Each location will feature different games. Find out more »

Friday March 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 »

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 »

Monday March 11th

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR with lots of interactive activities, including a special LEGO project, make-and-take crafts, and a photo booth loaded with fun props! Special readings will be offered at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Find out more »
Join experienced technician Steven Lumburner as he demonstrates how to keep your car safe and roadworthy with no need to run to the mechanic for preventable repairs or simple but costly maintenance tasks. Get preventative care tips, learn how to check and add fluids, and discover what belt, light, and tire things you should be doing... Find out more »

Tuesday March 12th

Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
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 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 us at 4:00 PM for regular business and preparation, then prepare to enjoy the Talent Show beginning at 5:30 PM! Participants are encouraged to show off their unique talents while the Teen Planning Committee accepts boxed and canned donations for The Shepherds Pantry. Find out more »
Join us for a community-wide talent show that is ALL about our community! Show off your unique talent, enjoy the show, and help feed community members in need! During the show, we will be collecting boxed and canned items to help fill Shepherd's pantries throughout Bullitt County. This event is organized by BCPL's Teen Planning... Find out more »

Friday March 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 »

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 »
Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
Do you love the convenience and helpfulness of the Amazon Echo Dot? Well, join us to get a little crafty and use a bit of simple coding to make a voice-activated speaker of your very own! 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 »
If you've ever wanted to make your own music—or produce your own version of a song—now's your chance! Come learn the basics of creating your own digital music recordings and remixes. Find out more »

Friday March 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 »

Saturday March 23rd

Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »

Monday March 25th

Oh, the fun you'll have when you immerse yourself in the wacky world of Dr. Seuss! Stop by the Oobleck slime station for some hands-on fun, "cook" your own deliciously edible green eggs and ham, and enjoy many more creative activities and crafts. Plus, don't forget to Seuss yourself up and take some silly photos... Find out more »

Tuesday March 26th

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

Wednesday March 27th

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. This is a no-pressure class that is perfect for all levels of ability. Christy will... 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 »
This month, join us for JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM. Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Clarie Dearing return to the island to save the remaining dinosaurs from an imminent volcano eruption. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Find out more »

Friday March 29th

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 April 1st

Award-winning magician Aaron Harp will astound you with mind-bending illusions and keep you laughing at his slapstick comedy and hilarious improv. This fast-paced, high-energy performance will include an escape from a straight jacket and the infamous trick of cutting his assistant in half! Find out more »

Tuesday April 2nd

Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
Who's the funniest of them all? Do you have the wit and technical skills to make people laugh? Let's find out in Screenshot Wars! We'll give you random screenshots from the internet. Your challenge is to caption, edit, and/or manipulate the original image in GIMP to make the funniest image of them all. We'll... 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 »
We're keeping it free and loose for Spring Break! Join us to simply relax, hang out, and enjoy free snacks and drinks with your friends. A variety of games will also be available to choose from. Find out more »

Friday April 5th

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 »
Grab your good luck charm and head to the library for a fun night of bingo! Bring a group of friends for a super-casual night out, or come alone and block the world out while you go into competition mode. (And remember... Mike is hosting, so you can expect a few jokes and silly... Find out more »

Monday April 8th

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 April 9th

Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
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 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 »

Friday April 12th

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 »
Pull on your fancy party clothes, add a little geeky flair, and prepare to let your inner nerd out to play. At Nerd Prom, we're not afraid to bring the romance with a romantic playlist, but there will be nerdy fun had by all. In addition to music and dancing, guests can enjoy indie game stations,... 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 »
Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
Do you never have a flash drive handy when you need one? Make technology your accessory, and join us to make your very own, very convenient flash-drive bracelet. Find out more »

Wednesday April 17th

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. This is a no-pressure class that is perfect for all levels of ability. Christy will... Find out more »

Thursday April 18th

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 »
Step on down to play some wonderful, homemade games built in the Node.js JavaScript environment. We'll play Wheel of Fortune, Trivia, and more! Perhaps you'll even be inspired to design your own browser-based multiplayer game with Node.js! Find out more »

Friday April 19th

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 April 20th

Celebrate the earth and explore environmental issues at BCPL's first annual Earth Day Festival! Visit vendors and exhibits, create upcycled crafts, listen to music, and more. Plus, drop off your old electronics and cell phones for recycling and enjoy free giveaways—including wildflower seeds and tree seedlings!—while supplies last. Find out more »

Tuesday April 23rd

Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »
The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »

Thursday April 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 »
This month, join us for THE HOUSE WITH THE CLOCK IN ITS WALLS. When a ten-year-old orphan named Lewis moves into a creaky old mansion with his uncle, he discovers that magic is real and must race to destroy a magical clock before it can fall into the wrong hands. Drinks and snacks will be... Find out more »

Friday April 26th

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 April 30th

Need help applying for health coverage? BCPL is partnering with the KIPDA Assister Program to bring you the assistance you need! A local representative will be available to help you navigate Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out more »

Thursday May 2nd

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 »

Friday May 3rd

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 May 7th

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 May 9th

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 »
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