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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

Thursday September 14th

Toddler Storytime is a FREE program for children ages Birth 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 required. Questions? Call Ms. Jillian at 543-7675 ext. 2557 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. Registration required. Questions? Call Ms. Jillian at 543-7675 ext. 2557 or e-mail jillian@bcplib.org. Find out more »

Wednesday 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 »
Choose your favorite book and come prepared to get creative! We’re using a variety of art supplies to design campaign posters for our favorite books. Later, patrons will be able to vote for their favorite poster at each location, and the winning artist will receive a prize! Who: Elementary School Ages* *A parent or... Find out more »

Monday November 13th

Come create your very own adorable pet! We’ll use felt, glitter glue, googly eyes & more to create a cute pinecone friend you can take home. Find out more »

Tuesday November 21st

Calling all tweens and teens who are into sci-fi, fantasy, fandoms, retro gaming, web gaming, and making new friends! Join us for our monthly gaming and film night, held the third Tuesday of each month. May the force be with us! Find out more »

Tuesday November 28th

Take a break from the holiday pressure, and join us for a relaxing afternoon of seasonal crafts and holiday cheer. Free refreshments will be provided. Just drop in; no registration required! Find out more »

Tuesday December 12th

Don’t forget anyone on your Christmas list! Come be creative with watercolors and glitter, and take home a gift they’ll love to get. Find out more »

Wednesday December 20th

Join BCPL in partnership with the Bullitt County History Museum to pay tribute to the worst train disaster in L&N Railroad history. Find out more »

Wednesday January 10th

Winter is the best time for hot cocoa and a good book! Join us to decorate your very own book-themed mug and enjoy FREE hot cocoa from the hot chocolate bar! For ages 5–12. Guaranteed registration for this event is now closed, but additional seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions or... Find out more »

Friday January 12th

Wednesday January 17th

This session was canceled by KentuckianaWorks representative Stephanie Nelson due to potentially hazardous road conditions. Find out more »

Thursday January 18th

This session is closed due to today's closure of Bullitt County Public Schools. Find out more »
This session is closed due to today's closure of Bullitt County Public Schools. Find out more »

Tuesday January 23rd

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

Thursday January 25th

Watch great family movies for free at the library! This month, join us for DESPICABLE ME 3. Plus free snacks! Find out more »

Wednesday January 31st

Today's drop-in hours have been canceled due to a schedule conflict. Find out more »

Monday February 5th

Learn to crochet—including the basic stitches, buying materials, and pattern reading—in this four-part class for beginners. Registration opens January 1st! Find out more »

Tuesday February 6th

Brighten someone’s day with a handmade Valentine’s card! You make the card, and our Outreach team will distribute them throughout the community to those who need a smile. For ages 5–12. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Additional seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions or comments?... Find out more »

Sunday February 18th

Join local artisan Kim Upton to create a homemade loom, then begin a weaving project that you will be able to complete at home. Find out more »

Wednesday February 21st

Join BCPL’s monthly book club for teens and tweens to hang out with friends, discuss popular books, and discover fantastic recent releases! This month, we'll be discussing THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner. Find out more »

Thursday February 22nd

Watch great family movies for free at the library! This month, join us for THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE. Drinks and free snacks provided! Find out more »

Friday February 23rd

This afternoon's KentuckianaWorks @BCPL session at Ridgway Memorial has been canceled. For more information or to schedule an appointment for another time, contact Stephanie Nelson at 502-791-6467. Find out more »

Wednesday February 28th

Can your cool custom magnet attract the votes? Test your inner crafter by battling through Pinterest Wars! In this four-part series, we’ll recreate popular Pinterest crafts with a twist—when we’re done, you’ll keep your craft, and our Facebook fans will vote on who made it best! The winner of each fan vote will receive... Find out more »

Monday March 12th

One in seven people with HIV are unaware of their infection. HIV treatment is available and accessible; many people who contract the disease go on to live normal, healthy lives with the proper medication. But you cannot treat an illness if you don’t know you have it. BCPL is partnering with the Volunteers of... Find out more »
Celebrate the world of Dr. Seuss with an afternoon of readings, crafts, and a photo booth featuring beloved characters! For children of all ages. Just drop in! Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Call Jillian at 543-7675 ext. 2557 or e-mail jillian@bcplib.org. Find out more »

Monday March 19th

Join local crafter Shelley Davis to learn the tips and tricks of cross stitching! For ages 12 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? Call Gayle at 543-7675 ext. 2551, or e-mail gayle@bcplib.org. Find out more »

Wednesday March 21st

Today's drop-in hours have been canceled by our KentuckianaWorkds advisor due to weather and road conditions. To schedule an appointment for another day, call Stephanie Nelson at 502-791-6467. Find out more »
Join BCPL’s monthly book club for teens and tweens to hang out with friends, discuss popular books, and discover fantastic recent releases! Page Turners meets at Ridgway Memorial on the third Wednesday of the month from 5:00–6:00 PM and is now open to both middle and high school ages. Find out more »

Thursday March 22nd

Watch great family movies for free at the library! This month, join us for MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE. Find out more »

Wednesday March 28th

The competition is lighting up! Test your inner crafter by battling through Pinterest Wars! In this four-part series, we’ll recreate popular Pinterest crafts with a twist—when we’re done, you’ll keep your craft, and our Facebook fans will vote on who made it best! The winner of each fan vote will receive an awesome prize.... Find out more »

Thursday March 29th

Join Cedar Grove Wellness Center’s certified nutritionist and lifestyle coach for a comprehensive overview of nutrition, exercise, and how they can go hand-in-hand for a healthier you! For ages 18+. Just drop in! Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Call Jillian at 543-7675 ext. 2557 or e-mail jillian@bcplib.org. Please note:... Find out more »

Monday April 9th

Join us for an easy lesson on how to create your own layered oil pastel background that you can use to make beautiful scratch art. Find out more »

Tuesday April 10th

Tuesday Nights, April 2018 @Ridgway Memorial Library Learn what to expect and how to prepare as your child enters their first year of school. Bring the whole family for this 3-week series designed for children ages 3–5 and their families. Enjoy a free meal for the family. Discover simple, everyday activities that can help... Find out more »

Saturday April 14th

Join local artisan Tonya Tate, owner of Nature’s Bath, to learn the deceptively simple art of soapmaking! Ages 12 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 gayle@bcplib.org. Find out more »

Wednesday April 18th

Join BCPL’s monthly book club for teens and tweens to hang out with friends, discuss popular books, and discover fantastic recent releases! Page Turners meets at Ridgway Memorial on the third Wednesday of the month from 5:00–6:00 PM and is now open to both middle and high school ages. Find out more »

Saturday April 21st

Join local artisan Alyson Thiel for a workshop on creating beautiful paper flowers using inexpensive materials. Find out more »

Tuesday April 24th

The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. Find out more »
Tuesday Nights, April 2018 @Ridgway Memorial Library Learn what to expect and how to prepare as your child enters their first year of school. Bring the whole family for this 3-week series designed for children ages 3–5 and their families. Enjoy a free meal for the family. Discover simple, everyday activities that can help... Find out more »

Wednesday April 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 »
Keep from throwing shade at your competitors! Test your inner crafter by battling through Pinterest Wars! In this four-part series, we’ll recreate popular Pinterest crafts with a twist—when we’re done, you’ll keep your craft, and our Facebook fans will vote on who made it best! The winner of each fan vote will receive an... Find out more »

Thursday April 26th

Watch great family movies for free at the library! This month join us for WONDER. Find out more »

Friday April 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 »

Saturday April 28th

Join us for a fun session with Stephanie Jessie of Heart Jaytee Cookies to learn how to decorate sugar cookies like a pro! Find out more »

Tuesday May 1st

Are you looking for a perfect Mother’s Day gift that she will never forget? Join us for a fun afternoon painting your mom a special coffee mug! We’ll also have materials available to make her a card so you can tell her how much you love her! Bring your imagination, and we’ll bring the... Find out more »

Wednesday May 2nd

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 »

Friday May 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 »

Sunday May 6th

Make “time” to read! Learn how to turn your favorite book into a working clock! You can bring your own book to transform (books should be a minimum of 1″ thick), or select from those we provide. For ages 16 and up. Registration is required for a select number of reserved seats. Additional seating may... Find out more »

Wednesday May 9th

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 »

Friday May 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 »

Wednesday May 16th

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 »
BCPL’s monthly book club for teens and tweens to hang out with friends, discuss popular books, and discover fantastic recent releases! Page Turners meets at Ridgway Memorial on the third Wednesday of the month from 5:00–6:00 PM and is open to both middle and high school ages. A limited number of copies will be... Find out more »

Thursday May 17th

We’ll use awesome science to make several varieties of slime, including heat-sensitive, color-changing slime! Ages 5–13. 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 brandy@bcplib.org. We’re sorry but guaranteed registration for this event has ended. Find out more »

Friday May 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 May 22nd

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

Wednesday May 23rd

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »
SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Makerspace Wednesdays, we'll bring out the best we have in artistic, crafty, and engineering tools meant for making and creating. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk to your friends. Find out more »
Can you light up above the rest? Test your inner crafter by battling through Pinterest Wars! In this four-part series, we’ll recreate popular Pinterest crafts with a twist—when we’re done, you’ll keep your craft, and our Facebook fans will vote on who made it best! The winner of each fan vote will receive an... Find out more »

Thursday May 24th

SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Random Fandom Thursdays, celebrate the fandom within you! Between singing competitions, retro gaming, anime nights, and even a LARPing Lock-In, there's fun for everyone. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk... Find out more »
Watch great family movies for free at the library! This month, join us for Disney/Pixar’s Coco. Miguel wishes to be a musician like his great-great-grandfather, but first he must journey to the Land of the Dead and unlock the secrets behind his family’s ban on music Movies begin at 6:00 PM unless otherwise noted.... Find out more »

Friday May 25th

Today's drop-in hours at Ridgway Memorial have been canceled by the KentuckianaWorks representative. To schedule an appointment for another date or location, call Stephanie Nelson at 502-791-6467. Find out more »

Saturday May 26th

Drop in anytime from 12:00 to 3:00 PM to meet the folks from the Bun Bun Brigade, a private rabbit rescue from Elizabethtown dedicated to educating and enlightening people on the benefits of pet bunnies. Come learn from their colony of fluffy, adoptable friends! For all ages. Just drop in! Seating will be available... Find out more »

Wednesday May 30th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »
SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Makerspace Wednesdays, we'll bring out the best we have in artistic, crafty, and engineering tools meant for making and creating. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk to your friends. Find out more »

Thursday May 31st

SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Random Fandom Thursdays, celebrate the fandom within you! Between singing competitions, retro gaming, anime nights, and even a LARPing Lock-In, there's fun for everyone. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk... Find out more »

Friday June 1st

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

Wednesday June 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 »
SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Makerspace Wednesdays, we'll bring out the best we have in artistic, crafty, and engineering tools meant for making and creating. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk to your friends. Find out more »
Did you know that you can wear eight feet of paracord on your wrist? In the event of an outdoors emergency, that cord could be used to save your life! Join us to braid your own paracord bracelet and learn the many benefits of having one in a survivalist situation. For ages 12 and... Find out more »

Thursday June 7th

SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Random Fandom Thursdays, celebrate the fandom within you! Between singing competitions, retro gaming, anime nights, and even a LARPing Lock-In, there's fun for everyone. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk... Find out more »

Friday June 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 »

Monday June 11th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT | Join Freddy Fossil and his cast of life-like puppets to learn all about dinosaurs in this hilarious and interactive performance. Find out more »

Wednesday June 13th

A KentuckianaWorks advisor will be on-site offering free career services. Get assistance with resumés, job interview skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, and more! Walk-ins are welcome. Find out more »
SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Makerspace Wednesdays, we'll bring out the best we have in artistic, crafty, and engineering tools meant for making and creating. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk to your friends. Find out more »

Thursday June 14th

In this Weekly Wonders session for kids ages 0–4, we’ll focus on early literacy as we use sidewalk chalk to decorate the front walk of the library! Find out more »
We will promote STEM/STEAM by providing all the materials for your child to build and decorate a kite they can take home. This session is geared toward elementary school ages (grades K–5). Find out more »
SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Random Fandom Thursdays, celebrate the fandom within you! Between singing competitions, retro gaming, anime nights, and even a LARPing Lock-In, there's fun for everyone. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk... Find out more »

Friday June 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 »

Saturday June 16th

Discover the history of this pen-and-ink artform with Kentucky artisan and author Thomas Freese. You’ll learn the basics of calligraphy, then you will be provided with supplies to create your own quill pen from a wild turkey feather! Wear old clothes—we’ll be using ink that could stain! Also, note we will be using an... Find out more »

Wednesday June 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 »
SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Makerspace Wednesdays, we'll bring out the best we have in artistic, crafty, and engineering tools meant for making and creating. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk to your friends. Find out more »

Thursday June 21st

During this hands-on, interactive experience, kids will learn how to create their own leaf and animal track rubbings. The morning session is designed for kids ages 0–4; the afternoon session is geared towards elementary school ages (grades K–5). Find out more »
During this hands-on, interactive experience, kids will learn how to create their own leaf and animal track rubbings. The morning session is designed for kids ages 0–4; the afternoon session is geared towards elementary school ages (grades K–5). Find out more »

Friday June 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 »

Sunday June 24th

The best place to tell tall tales is around a campfire! We won’t actually set a fire in the library, but local storyteller Kim Upton will delight us with a performance, then she’ll help you write and perform your own campfire tale! For ages 6 and up. Registration is required for a select number... Find out more »

Tuesday June 26th

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

Wednesday June 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 »
SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Makerspace Wednesdays, we'll bring out the best we have in artistic, crafty, and engineering tools meant for making and creating. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk to your friends. Find out more »

Thursday June 28th

Join us for a special storytelling session with local author Thomas Freese in our homemade tent! The morning session is designed for kids ages 0–4; the afternoon session is geared towards elementary school ages (grades K–5). Find out more »
Join us for a special storytelling session with local author Thomas Freese in our homemade tent! The morning session is designed for kids ages 0–4; the afternoon session is geared towards elementary school ages (grades K–5). Find out more »
SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Random Fandom Thursdays, celebrate the fandom within you! Between singing competitions, retro gaming, anime nights, and even a LARPing Lock-In, there's fun for everyone. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk... Find out more »
Watch great family movies for free at the library! This month, join us for Black Panther. When T’Challa returns to the African kingdom of Wakanda to claim his rightful throne, he finds himself up against a powerful enemy who will test his skill not only as king, but also as the superhero Black Panther.... Find out more »

Friday June 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 »

Thursday July 5th

SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Random Fandom Thursdays, celebrate the fandom within you! Between singing competitions, retro gaming, anime nights, and even a LARPing Lock-In, there's fun for everyone. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk... Find out more »

Friday July 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 »

Sunday July 8th

SUNDAY FUNDAY | Join Cambo the Clown for an epic afternoon of magic tricks, balloon animals, and belly laughs as he sings, dances, and plays with the kiddos. Find out more »

Wednesday July 11th

SummerQuest Teen Lounge is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during our annual SummerQuest celebration! On Makerspace Wednesdays, we'll bring out the best we have in artistic, crafty, and engineering tools meant for making and creating. We'll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and talk to your friends. Find out more »

Friday July 13th

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

Thursday July 19th

Join us for a music- and action-packed class for toddlers focusing on motor skills, coordination, and endurance! Plus, we’ll have lots of fun as we get moving with hula hoops, ribbon dancers, and more. Find out more »

Friday July 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 »
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