elcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools 
District Libraries Website

“Across the United States, research has shown that students in schools with good school libraries learn more, get better grades, and score higher on standardized test scores than their peers in schools without libraries. From Alaska to North Carolina, more than 60 studies have shown clear evidence of this connection between student achievement and the presence of school libraries with qualified school library media specialists.” – from School Libraries Work by Scholastic Research.  Read more...

E-BOOKS for K-5

A selection of digital ebooks are available for all K-5 students on our new Follett Shelf.  

See your librarian for details.


The middle schools and high school have a digital library site offering downloadable eBooks for free!  You can browse our growing collection of fiction and other popular nonfiction titles and download them to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphone, even your computer and Chromebook. You can borrow an ebook from the library just like a print book for 2 -3 weeks, then it automatically gets returned so someone else can download it.   Our digital library can be accessed 24/7 by visiting http://ridgewood.lib.overdrive.com.

You’ll need your 6 digit student ID number to sign on to the website. See your librarian for your ID or log onto Skyward to find it. 

For instructions, click here.  Also find video tutorials and directions on the download site by clicking on "help."

Downloadable audio books are also available at the High School .

R e s o u r c e s

To search for books,
click below and 
select your school

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Click below to connect to 
Encyclopedia Britannica 
(all levels)
contact your librarian 
for the password!

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Click here to connect 
to more resources
Standards for the 
21st Century Learner
(American Assn of School Librarians)

School libraries are essential to the development 

of learning skills.  

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School librarians collaborate with 

teachers to provide instruction, learning strategies, 

and practice in using the 

essential learning skills needed 

in the 21st century.

Read the 21st Century Standards 

by clicking on the image above.

Rutgers University recently completed an extensive 2-year study of New Jersey School Libraries.  The study was conducted by The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries at Rutgers.  

"The findings showed that New Jersey school libraries and the work of school librarians contribute in rich and diverse ways to the intellectual life of a school, and to the development of students who can learn and function in a rich, complex and increasingly digital information environments. It concluded that school libraries in New Jersey that are staffed by certified school librarians provide common information grounds for supporting learning across the school through engagement with information, with particular emphasis on developing students' abilities to interact with information and to use it to learn well, and in addition, is a critical dimension in supporting reading and literacy development in the schools."

To read the complete study, go to http://cissl.rutgers.edu/