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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  E-mail Marianne
  • Susan S. Craik Genealogy Room
  • Study room

Regular Programs:

  • Bingo!
  • Family Movie Night
  • Fortnite
  • Homeschool Libratory
  • KentuckianaWorks @BCPL
  • Makerspace
  • Minecraft Meetup
  • LEGO Club
  • Sensory Stations
  • Storytime
  • Teen Lounge
  • Toddler Time
  • Toddler Move & Groove
  • Yoga

 

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

Saturday January 25th

Join Shelley Davis for a crash course in knitting basics as we complete a project from start to finish! This 4-week series is designed with first-time knitters in mind. You'll learn to cast-on, knit, purl, and more—everything you need to continue learning and experimenting on your own after the series. Ages 12 and up. Find out more »

Monday January 27th

Join us for a playful, fun night all about Pigeon. Enjoy stories and crafts, then get really wacky as you play Pigeon games like Duck Duck Pigeon or Pigeon Says. Just remember to keep Pigeon from driving the bus no matter how much he begs, bargains, or tries to trick you! Children of all... Find out more »

Tuesday January 28th

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

Thursday January 30th

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 »

Tuesday February 4th

Explore your creativity with our new teens-only painting series featuring expert video instruction with Creativebug. During this 3-part, progressive paint-along series, artist-instructor Yao Cheng will take aspiring artists from the beginning fundamentals to intermediate skills as you get hands-on experience with a little in-person assistance as needed. Ages 12–18. Find out more »

Wednesday February 5th

Make it a family outing, 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!) All ages. Find out more »

Thursday February 6th

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 »

Saturday February 8th

Be amazed and enlightened by a fun magic show and new perspectives! Join Cody Clark as he uses his love of magic, comedy, and storytelling to create a magic-filled experience interlaced with an inspirational first-person account sharing what's it's like living with autism. All ages. Find out more »

Tuesday February 11th

Build, design, craft, or invent with our surprise project of the month, or raid our maker cart to follow your own muse. From 3D printers to oil pastels, choose from a variety of art supplies and tech tools to make your creative visions a reality! 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 »

Wednesday February 12th

Join us to share an evening of stories about love, friendship, and kindness in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Plus, enjoy some sweet treats and create a love-inspired craft to treasure always. For children of all ages and their families. Find out more »

Thursday February 13th

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 »

Tuesday February 18th

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 and up. Find out more »

Wednesday February 19th

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 February 20th

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 »
Robots are invading the library! Come tinker with robots controlled by remote, meet some cool little guys who respond to voice commands, and experiment with looping and programming sequences to make our visitors do some fun tricks. You can even design a simple robot of your own with Cubelets! Ages 12–18. Find out more »

Monday February 24th

All aboard! Join us for a special evening storytime celebrating African American heritage. We'll enjoy stories about some significant African American figures and read some fantastic picture books written by African American authors. Plus, create your very own Freedom Quilt squares! Children of all ages and their families. Find out more »

Tuesday February 25th

Fortnite fanatics, join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a fun night of Fortnite and other gaming favorites. Try your luck at elimination Battle Royale to tier up your Battle Pass, or delve into the creative atmosphere of other online games like Minecraft and Roblox. All ages. Find out more »
The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »

Wednesday February 26th

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 your items to share during Bookbag Buzz! For children of all ages. Find out more »

Thursday February 27th

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 Disney's MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL! Free pizza and drinks will be provided. All ages. Find out more »

Monday March 2nd

Explore the linguistic art of American Sign Language (ASL) in an interactive course for beginners. During this 5-week progressive series, enjoy practicing basic skills and learning new vocabulary with an experienced teacher. Classes and topics will evolve with the participants’ rate of learning. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Tuesday March 3rd

Explore your creativity with our new teens-only painting series featuring expert video instruction with Creativebug. During this 3-part, progressive paint-along series, artist-instructor Yao Cheng will take aspiring artists from the beginning fundamentals to intermediate skills as you get hands-on experience with a little in-person assistance as needed. Ages 12–18. Find out more »

Wednesday March 4th

Make it a family outing, 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!) All ages. Find out more »

Thursday March 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. 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 »

Monday March 9th

Explore the linguistic art of American Sign Language (ASL) in an interactive course for beginners. During this 5-week progressive series, enjoy practicing basic skills and learning new vocabulary with an experienced teacher. Classes and topics will evolve with the participants’ rate of learning. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Tuesday March 10th

Build, design, craft, or invent with our surprise project of the month, or raid our maker cart to follow your own muse. From 3D printers to oil pastels, choose from a variety of art supplies and tech tools to make your creative visions a reality! 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 March 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 »

Saturday March 14th

Get the tips and tools you need to help your child prepare for school! In this workshop, we'll explore shapes and patterns with fun, hands-on stations designed to help young children understand. Plus, we'll send you home with some resources to keep your child practicing and learning at home. Ages 3–5. Find out more »

Monday March 16th

Explore the linguistic art of American Sign Language (ASL) in an interactive course for beginners. During this 5-week progressive series, enjoy practicing basic skills and learning new vocabulary with an experienced teacher. Classes and topics will evolve with the participants’ rate of learning. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Tuesday March 17th

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 and up. Find out more »

Wednesday March 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 March 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 »

Monday March 23rd

Explore the linguistic art of American Sign Language (ASL) in an interactive course for beginners. During this 5-week progressive series, enjoy practicing basic skills and learning new vocabulary with an experienced teacher. Classes and topics will evolve with the participants’ rate of learning. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »

Tuesday March 24th

Fortnite fanatics, join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a fun night of Fortnite and other gaming favorites. Try your luck at elimination Battle Royale to tier up your Battle Pass, or delve into the creative atmosphere of other online games like Minecraft and Roblox. All ages. Find out more »
The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »

Wednesday March 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 your items to share during Bookbag Buzz! For children of all ages. Find out more »

Thursday March 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 Disney's FROZEN II! Free pizza and drinks will be provided. All ages. Find out more »

Monday March 30th

Explore the linguistic art of American Sign Language (ASL) in an interactive course for beginners. During this 5-week progressive series, enjoy practicing basic skills and learning new vocabulary with an experienced teacher. Classes and topics will evolve with the participants’ rate of learning. Ages 18 and up. Find out more »
Join us for an egg-citing evening of Easter stories and a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Plus, create a festive craft and catch a photo-op with the magical bunny himself. Easter goodies will be provided. Children of all ages. Find out more »

Wednesday April 1st

Make it a family outing, 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!) All ages. Find out more »

Thursday April 2nd

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 »

Tuesday April 7th

Explore your creativity with our new teens-only painting series featuring expert video instruction with Creativebug. During this 3-part, progressive paint-along series, artist-instructor Yao Cheng will take aspiring artists from the beginning fundamentals to intermediate skills as you get hands-on experience with a little in-person assistance as needed. Ages 12–18. Find out more »

Thursday April 9th

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 »

Tuesday April 14th

Build, design, craft, or invent with our surprise project of the month, or raid our maker cart to follow your own muse. From 3D printers to oil pastels, choose from a variety of art supplies and tech tools to make your creative visions a reality! 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 »

Wednesday April 15th

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 April 16th

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 »

Sunday April 19th

Celebrate the earth and explore environmental issues at BCPL's first annual Earth Day Festival! Visit vendors and exhibits, create upcycled crafts, meet Smokey the Bear, 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 21st

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 and up. Find out more »

Wednesday April 22nd

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 your items to share during Bookbag Buzz! For children of all ages. Find out more »

Thursday April 23rd

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 »

Tuesday April 28th

Fortnite fanatics, join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a fun night of Fortnite and other gaming favorites. Try your luck at elimination Battle Royale to tier up your Battle Pass, or delve into the creative atmosphere of other online games like Minecraft and Roblox. All ages. Find out more »
The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »

Thursday April 30th

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 »

Wednesday May 6th

Make it a family outing, 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!) All ages. Find out more »

Thursday May 7th

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 »
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