Library Lines: Paccadolmi honorees announced

The Ridgefield Library is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Paccadolmi Awards for volunteer service, which were given out at a festive reception on Dec. 3.

Former Library Board member Lisbeth Kelly was honored for her service on the board from 2009 to 2015, as well as her continuing dedication, as she has lent her significant skills to our ongoing work, notably as co-chair of the Search Committee tasked with hiring a new library director. Still willing to contribute, she once again answered our call and has joined our Strategic Planning Committee, which is currently developing long-range goals and priorities for the library.

Also honored were the individuals who collectively have provided the backbone of our Homebound Delivery Service since its inception in 2008: Andrea Heap, Julia Bruce, Hannah Barber, Michele Brooks, Melissa Brady, Lynn Dinisi, Valerie Cosgrove, and Tori Dinkel. These dedicated individuals have delivered thousands of books, DVDs and other library materials to dozens of people who are housebound due to long-term or short-term illness or disability. They truly provide a vital connection to the outside world for those unable to get to the library on their own.

You can learn more about the Paccadolmi Awards and about the Homebound Delivery Service at

Mary Rindfleisch is assistant director of the Ridgefield Library. She can be reached at 203-438-2282, ext. 11009, or