Ridgefield Library had a record breaking year. There were 28,000 visits in 2015, that's 9,000 more than the year before. Ridgefield Library officials reported to the Board of Selectmen this month that residents borrowed an average of 13 items a year. Each resident visited about 10 times during the year. The national average is about 4 visits per year.
Ridgefield Library Director Chris Nolan, who has been with the facility for 18 years, will be leaving at the end of 2016.
A search committee has been formed to find a successor. The Committee has already determined that there is no internal candidate for the Director's position. 10 possible applicants have been identified at other libraries , but they could hire a search firm in order to fill the position.