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Ridgewood Library | Multicultural

World Language Collection


The Ridgewood Public Library strives to meet the needs of patrons of all ages and cultural backgrounds by providing books, materials, and programs in a wide variety of languages. 

Books, Periodicals & Media

*NEW! E-magazines available in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, and Spanish. Click here for more information.  

* World Language books, music & movies:

Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Daily Newspapers are available in Chinese & Korean.

* The BCCLS Library Catalog may be viewed in Korean, Russian, Spanish, and French. 

Click here for tips on searching World Language Materials in the BCCLS catalog.


The Record and The Ridgewood News 
may be viewed in over 17 languages. 


**Record e-Edition
Read or listen to current or back issues, 1/1/2010 to present, in English and multiple languages.

**Ridgewood News e-Edition
Read or listen to current or back issues, 1/1/2010 to present, in English and multiple languages.

**Available at Ridgewood Public Library ONLY.


English as a Second Language

The Ridgewood Library offers ESL tutoring and conversation classes for adults and teens. For more information, please visit the ESL page or contact the ESL office at:
201-670-5600 x 133 or


ESL Program Coordinator:
Victoria Hilditch
(201) 670-5600, ext. 133

ESL Program Assistant Coordinator: 
Victoria Schnure

(201) 670-5600, ext. 141


World Language Storytime

Immerse your child in the languages, costume & customs of many lands. 


Contact the Children's department for more info: 201-670-5600 x 110

World Language Cafés

Brush up on your foreign language speaking skills. Space is limited, register online or call 201-670-5600 x 130.


 Italian: Every week @ 1 pm
Contact Kerri Wallace x 103

Spanish: Every week @ 4 pm
Contact Elias Rosner x 160

French: Every other @ 2 pm
Contact Kerri Wallace x 103

German: Volunteers wanted!
Kerri Wallace x 103

World Cinema 

Screening of selected award-winning films from the all over the World monthly, follow by Librarian-led discussion. 

Helpful Websites


See the Career Services page for more information.
Bergen One Stop Career Center:
T: 201-329-9600; E: paula.wills@dol.nj.gov
60 State Street, Hackensack, NJ  07601-5427

Passaic County Workforce Development Centers: T: 973-340-3400                 
200 Memorial Drive, Paterson, NJ  07505

U.S. Citizenship: http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship

New Jersey Field Office: http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices/new-jersey-newark-field-office


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/


Health Resources

Office of Minority Health: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/


Language Learning

BCCLS Subject Guides: http://www.bccls.org/digital_collections/web_subject_guides/language.shtml

DuoLingo: https://www.duolingo.com/

Google Translate: https://translate.google.com/ 


Test Taking

HiSet (High School Equivalency): http://hiset.ets.org/

Naturalization Test: http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-test

TOEFL (English Language): http://www.ets.org/toefl


125 North Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Library Hours


Monday - Thursday    9am - 9pm

Friday                           9am - 6pm

Saturday                      9am - 5pm

Sunday                         1pm - 5pm