Renovated Ridgedale Library to reopen in September

The yearlong renovation of Ridgedale Library is nearly complete.

When the library reopens on the evening of Monday, September 24, patrons will find an updated space that includes:

  • A reconfigured floor plan that makes the library more open and easier to navigate
  • Large windows that flood the space with natural light
  • New carpeting and paint
  • A public art piece overlooking the pond

Reconfigured for patrons

New seating options offer additional flexibility for patrons' needs, including quiet study, family reading and collaborative work spaces. New reading spaces include colorful, comfortable reading nooks near the windows and among the shelves. Added meeting room space has been fitted with audio-visual connectivity for video chatting and online collaboration.

Areas for children, from preschool to teens, will include interactive learning elements and spaces to work and play together.

Patrons also will find updated restrooms, a more accessible parking lot and a single service desk that will improve service.

Grand opening events

After remarks from Commissioner Jan Callison and Library Director Lois Thompson at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 24, the library will open with a ribbon cutting and remain open until 9 p.m. that evening.

Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 25:

  • Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Monday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

More information about this building project