Now that we are settled into our improved physical facility, it is time to turn our attention to our virtual branch — the library’s website. A lot has changed since this site was created back in 2010.

To start, library offerings have expanded significantly, including the explosion of digital and downloadable content, new programming streams and many other new services. Equally impactful is the transformation of technology over the past seven years. When our website debuted, almost no one had a smartphone or other personal device. Online research and communication happened solely on desktop or full-size laptop computers, often with dial-up Internet access. In 2018, we need a site that accommodates mobile devices, faster loading of files that are many times larger, and an unprecedented level of interactivity and customization.

With the financial support of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library, we are embarking on a complete re-design, and one of our first steps is to get input from users of the current site. Tell us what you do on the site, what you like and what you don’t, what new content or functionality you would like to see. Just go to ridgefieldlibrary.org and follow the link to take a very short survey.  Thanks for your input.

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