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Ridgway Memorial Library

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All BCPL locations are open to the public for limited hours and services.

MAIN LIBRARY VISITOR HOURS ARE:

  • Monday–Thursday  10:00 AM–1:00 PM & 2:00–7:00 PM (following an afternoon cleaning break)
  • Friday & Saturday  10:00 AM–1:00 PM & 2:00–4:00 PM (following an afternoon cleaning break)
  • Sunday  2:00–4:00 PM

For the latest information on our response to COVID-19 and efforts to maintain public service while following the recommendations of health and emergency management authorities, please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) and BCPL page.


About This Location

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 an 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 is now underway, and we have our fingers crossed for a Spring 2022 completion!

Features & Services:

  • 24-Hour Library kiosk
  • Activity boards to encourage and facilitate educational play for children
  • Art wall
  • Copy, fax, printing, scanning & laminating services
  • Curbside Pickup service
  • Meeting room  View Calendar  (Public bookings are not currently available)
  • Public computers & free Wi-Fi
  • Reference services & research help  E-mail Marianne
  • Selection of Take & Make Activity Kits for all ages
  • Susan S. Craik Genealogy Room
  • Study room
  • Test proctoring

 

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 September 7th

Enjoy hands-on instruction with local crafter Shelley Davis as you discover your new favorite hobby! Ages 12 and up. Find out more »

Monday September 9th

Make Halloween boo-tiful this year as you create a delightful holiday wreath! Using strips of muslin, googly eyes, and other decorations, you'll create a custom wreath that will be all set to hang in your home or on your door as soon as you're ready to bust out your seasonal décor. Ages 12 and... Find out more »

Tuesday September 10th

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 September 11th

Prepare fer a rukus good time as we follow treasure maps through the library in search of bounty and create our own pirate hats and ships. Plus, get captured in our photo booth! Be prepared to walk (or crawl) the plank, but take care—there be sharks in the water below! Ages 0–5. Find out more »

Saturday September 14th

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

Thursday September 19th

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

Wednesday October 2nd

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

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Thursday October 17th

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 »

Tuesday October 22nd

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

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 »

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

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 »

Tuesday November 5th

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 »

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 »

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 21st

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 »

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 »

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 »

Wednesday December 4th

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 »

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

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 »

Saturday December 14th

Come in your favorite holiday PJs to enjoy a SANTAstic good time. Get a little one-on-one time with Santa while you have your photo taken and printed for a treasured keepsake of the experience. Plus, enjoy festive activity stations, stories, and delicious pastries and beverages! For all ages. Find out more »

Tuesday December 24th

Due to the holiday closing, December's monthly meeting has been moved to Tuesday, December 10th. Find out more »

Thursday December 26th

This month, join us for POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU, in which the adorable Detective Pikachu teams up with the son of his missing former partner to solve the mystery. Snacks and drinks will be provided. All ages. Find out more »

Saturday January 4th

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 »

Saturday January 11th

Get the tips and tools you need to help your child prepare for school! In this workshop, we'll explore color recognition and vocabulary 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 until our next workshop. Ages 3–5. Find out more »

Monday January 13th

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 »

Thursday January 23rd

This month, join us for Disney's live-action ALADDIN! Snacks and drinks will be provided. All ages. 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 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 »

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 »

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 20th

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 »

Thursday February 27th

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

All remaining course meetings have been canceled, but we will reschedule the complete course after programming resumes. All BCPL locations will be closed until at least Sunday, March 29th. 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 »

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

All BCPL locations will be closed through March 29th on the advice of various health and government agencies. Find out more »

Tuesday March 17th

All BCPL locations will be closed through March 29th on the advice of various health and government agencies. Find out more »

Wednesday March 18th

All Bullitt County Public Library locations will be CLOSED to the public through Sunday, March 29th, and in-person programming and meeting room use have been suspended. Find out more »
All Bullitt County Public Library locations will be CLOSED to the public through Sunday, March 29th, and in-person programming and meeting room use have been suspended. Find out more »

Thursday March 19th

All Bullitt County Public Library locations will be CLOSED to the public through Sunday, March 29th, and in-person programming and meeting room use have been suspended. 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 »
All Bullitt County Public Library locations will be CLOSED to the public through Sunday, March 29th, and in-person programming and meeting room use have been suspended. 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 »
All Bullitt County Public Library locations will be CLOSED to the public through Sunday, March 29th, and in-person programming and meeting room use have been suspended. Please note, this event will be rescheduled after we resume in-person programming. Find out more »

Tuesday March 24th

All Bullitt County Public Library locations will be CLOSED to the public through Sunday, March 29th, and in-person programming and meeting room use have been suspended. Find out more »

Wednesday March 25th

All Bullitt County Public Library locations will be CLOSED to the public through Sunday, March 29th, and in-person programming and meeting room use have been suspended. Find out more »
All Bullitt County Public Library locations will be CLOSED to the public through Sunday, March 29th, and in-person programming and meeting room use have been suspended. Please note, this program will be rescheduled when programming resumes. Find out more »

Thursday March 26th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »
All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »
All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »
All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Monday March 30th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Wednesday April 1st

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Thursday April 2nd

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »
All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »
All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Monday April 6th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »
All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Tuesday April 7th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! In the meantime, you can still enjoy Yao Cheng's instructional videos with Creativebug! Find out more »

Thursday April 9th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »
All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »
All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Tuesday April 14th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Thursday April 16th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Sunday April 19th

This event has been canceled in response to the COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and other government and public health agencies. Find out more »

Monday April 20th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Wednesday April 22nd

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Thursday April 23rd

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Saturday April 25th

The debut of our new Matinee Book Club has been postponed, but Raychel is busy investigating virtual book club options. In the meantime, Please stay tuned to our website and social media for news about other virtual events! Find out more »

Monday April 27th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Wednesday April 29th

All in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming virtual events! Find out more »

Monday May 4th

All in-person programming has been canceled until further notice. But please stay tuned to our website and social media pages for an exciting lineup of virtual events! Find out more »

Tuesday May 5th

All in-person programming has been canceled until further notice. A July encore for The Mastersons: 21st Century Magic is still scheduled for now, PLUS you can enjoy Teach a Trick Tuesday with Aaron Harp Magic every week on our Facebook page! Find out more »

Wednesday May 6th

All in-person programming has been canceled until further notice. But please stay tuned to our website and social media pages for an exciting lineup of virtual events! Find out more »

Wednesday October 21st

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 »

Monday November 2nd

Help provide a life-saving resource for your community! Schedule your appointment to give blood in a safe environment at the Red Cross blood donation bus. Ages 16 and up. Find out more »

Tuesday November 24th

The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held virtually via Zoom. Members of the public may join and view the meeting online using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84831345974. Find out more »

Tuesday December 15th

The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held virtually via Zoom. Members of the public may join and view the meeting online using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86368596739. Find out more »

Wednesday December 16th

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 »

Tuesday December 22nd

Due to the holidays, the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees was moved forward a week to December 15th. Find out more »

Wednesday January 20th

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 »

Monday April 5th

Help provide a life-saving resource for your community! Schedule your appointment to give blood in a safe environment at the Red Cross blood donation bus. Ages 16 and up; signed parental permission form required for donors under the age of 17. Find out more »
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