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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

Thursday September 19th

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 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 »

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 »

Monday September 30th

Looking for awesome family activities to experience over Fall Break? Join us for an amazing blend of fact and fun as Silly Safaris brings in a few not-so-scary SCARY animal friends for a meet and greet! All ages. Find out more »

Tuesday October 1st

Join Marianne to enjoy a warm cup a coffee as we explore a variety of technology topics through casual, guided instruction in a small group! Potential topics include apps, cloud basics, e-books, music and video streaming, security updates, video calling, and much more! Ages 55 and up. 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 »
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 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 »

Monday October 7th

Let us whisk you away into the magical world of ballet in a special storytime with a real-life ballerina from the Louisville Ballet. Plus, we'll be learning a few steps and creating a ballet-inspired craft to help bring out your own inner ballet dancer! Ages 0–5. 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 »
Join us four Tuesdays in October for guided practice and hands-on activities that will teach you the ins-and-outs of Microsoft Word 2016. In our first session, we'll explore the basics including the ribbon and access toolbars; Backstage View; and creating, opening, saving, and sharing documents. Ages 18 and up. 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 »

Monday October 14th

Bring the whole family for a special evening storytime in the dark. We'll be celebrating Halloween with spooky stories and awesome creepy-creature crafts. And of course, we'll have some Halloween treats! Find out more »

Tuesday October 15th

Join Marianne to enjoy a warm cup a coffee as we explore a variety of technology topics through casual, guided instruction in a small group! Potential topics include apps, cloud basics, e-books, music and video streaming, security updates, video calling, and much more! Ages 55 and up. 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 and up. Find out more »
Join us four Tuesdays in October for guided practice and hands-on activities that will teach you the ins-and-outs of Microsoft Word 2016. In this session, we'll focus on working with text, from using copy and paste functions to font properties, alignment, line and paragraph spacing, and tabs and indents. Ages 18 and up. 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 »
Join us four Tuesdays in October for guided practice and hands-on activities that will teach you the ins-and-outs of Microsoft Word 2016. In this session, we'll focus on layout and print features like columns, breaks, headers and footers, and page numbers. Ages 18 and up. 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 »
This month, join us for HOCUS POCUS. Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are accidentally resurrected on Halloween by an unsuspecting boy who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 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 »

Monday October 28th

We're celebrating Day of the Dead with a special evening storytime! Listen to a vibrant story about holiday traditions—read in both English and Spanish—and enjoy a selection of colorful, animated stories with Hoopla. Plus, decorate your own altar candle and sugar skull while you enjoy some tasty refreshments. For children of all ages. Find out more »

Tuesday October 29th

Join us four Tuesdays in October for guided practice and hands-on activities that will teach you the ins-and-outs of Microsoft Word 2016. In this session, we'll focus on working with objects, including inserting, text-wrapping, and styling images; ordering and grouping objects; and creating and editing text boxes, shapes, charts, and tables. Ages 18 and... 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 »
Calling all ghosties, goblins, fairies, and superheroes. Come dressed to celebrate Halloween at our trick-or-treat party! 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. 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 »

Tuesday November 5th

Join Marianne to enjoy a warm cup a coffee as we explore a variety of technology topics through casual, guided instruction in a small group! Potential topics include apps, cloud basics, e-books, music and video streaming, security updates, video calling, and much more! Ages 55 and up. Find out more »
Fortnite fanatics, join us on the first 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 »

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 »
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 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 »

Saturday November 9th

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

Tuesday November 12th

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 November 13th

Bring the whole family—plus a favorite picture book or two!—for a very special evening storytime. We'll read an eclectic mix of YOUR favorite picture books together, plus Ms. Jillian will share several tips and tricks on how to read with your child and make literacy a fun family priority. Ages 0–5 & their families. 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 »
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 November 19th

Join Marianne to enjoy a warm cup a coffee as we explore a variety of technology topics through casual, guided instruction in a small group! Potential topics include apps, cloud basics, e-books, music and video streaming, security updates, video calling, and much more! Ages 55 and up. 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 and up. 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 »
Are you ready to SMASH the competition? Prove your skills and compete in our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate showdown! Winners will receive CASH prizes! Ages 12–18. 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 »

Monday November 25th

Bring the whole family for a special evening storytime celebrating Thanksgiving and the harvest. Enjoy thoughtful holiday stories and create fun cornucopia crafts to take home. Plus, fill your own edible cornucopia to overflowing with your favorite treats! Find out more »

Tuesday November 26th

Due to holiday travels, November's monthly meeting has been moved to Tuesday, November 12th. Find out more »

Wednesday November 27th

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 »

Friday November 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 »

Saturday November 30th

Give your holiday greetings a personal touch this year! Explore the useful design software Microsoft Publisher as you create your own custom holiday cards. Plus, print 10 pages of your card on cardstock then feel free to add a little extra pizzazz with our assortment of glitter, ribbon, and other craft supplies. Ages 16... Find out more »

Monday December 2nd

Join us for a special evening storytime featuring a winter wonderland of stories and crafts! Stay warm and cozy and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while you listen to two to three lovable stories and make a winter-themed craft to treasure. Ages 0–5. Find out more »

Tuesday December 3rd

Join Marianne to enjoy a warm cup a coffee as we explore a variety of technology topics through casual, guided instruction in a small group! Potential topics include apps, cloud basics, e-books, music and video streaming, security updates, video calling, and much more! Ages 55 and up. Find out more »
Fortnite fanatics, join us on the first 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 »

Wednesday December 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 »
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 December 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 »

Friday December 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 »

Monday December 9th

Schedule an appointment or walk in to donate blood and save a life—or three! Ages 16 & up. PLEASE NOTE: Donors must bring an accepted form of identification, and donors under the age of 17 must also bring a signed parental consent form. Find out more »

Tuesday December 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 »
The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees has been moved forward two weeks due to the scheduled library closing on Christmas Eve. Meetings are typically hosted on the fourth Tuesday of the month; meetings are open to the public. 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 »
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