RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – As the end of 2012 comes into view, The Ridgefield Daily Voice is taking a look back at some of the year's biggest stories .
The Ridgefield Library began its time at its temporary home on Governor Street over the summer, after a lease was finally signed in August . The move from the library’s historical home on Main Street took more than two weeks, though only half the collection moved to the new location. “It couldn’t be a more convenient spot. I mean, there is nothing more convenient in town. It’s right down Main Street,” said Mary Rindfleisch, the library’s assistant director. “We like being a part of the Main Street downtown community, and people like us being here.”
But the move really began when Planning and Zoning approved plans for both the library and what will become the Prospector Theater, cementing the largest single funding source for the library’s $20 million revamp project. The move also marked the beginning of longer hours at the library, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and, during the school year, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Construction will take between 16 and 18 months to complete and will enhance the Main Street location. Until then, the library will exist at Governor Street with half the space, half the collection and fully ready for its new building to be completed.
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