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Library: Honoring Our Volunteers

Phyllis Paccadolmi Award

Phyllis Paccadolmi devoted over 50 years of her life to the Ridgefield Library, she began working at the Library in 1946 and retired in 1999 after having served in every capacity from high school Page to Head Librarian in charge. For generations of Ridgefielders, “Miss P” personified the Ridgefield Library and is remembered fondly for her warmth, helpfulness and encyclopedic knowledge of the town and its people. These awards honor those whose commitment to the Library exemplifies her spirit and dedication.

Past Years' Recipients:

2021

Dean Miller
Peter Loppacher (posthumous)

2020

No award given

2019

Mike Flynn
Victoria Secunda (posthumous)

2018

Mary Mann Smith
Meagan Searfoss

2017

Lisbeth Kelly
The Homebound Delivery Team: Andrea Heap, Julia Bruce, Hannah Barber, Michele Brooks, Melissa Brady, Lynn Dinisi, Valerie Cosgrove & Tori Dinkel

2016

Ellen Burns and Darwin Ellis, Books on the Common
Theresa Miller and Julie Yaun

2015

Carroll W. Brewster
Kimberly Sauter

2014

Philip and Christine Lodewick
The Friends of the Ridgefield Library

2013

Barbara Dobbin and Patricia Tenney
The McGerald Family (Evan, Katherine, Kasey, Ethan & Riley)

2012

Lori Dowling
Marcia Simha

2011

N.M. Donofrio
Liz Montanari

2010

Peter T. Coffin
Dr. Heidi B. Hammel

2009

Hope H. Swenson
Melissa Brady

2008

Dr. Theodore Safford, Jr.
Nicole & Daniel Gutter

2007

Morton S. Bailey, III
Gretchen Bishop