Storytime 2016

Storytime 2016

Storytime follows Ripon Area School District’s lead regarding cancellation. If RASD has school, Storytime will be in session! If RASD is cancelled or delayed, there will be no Storytime.

All storytimes are FREE & comprised of age appropriate books, music, movement,poetry, nursery rhymes, sign language, plus STEM and early literacy learning activities! REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

BOOKWORMS with Marge Hauch on Tuesdays @ 9:30-11:00 a.m.Drop in at your leisure to hang out & read, on the red couch in the children’s area, with Marge. Bring your own book to share, or enjoy library selections.

Bouncing Babies FOR 6 MONTHS TO 2 1/2 YRS Tuesdays @ 9:15 A.M. February through April, except March 29

Peppy Preschoolers AGES 2 1/2 YEARS & UP  Wednesdays @ 10:15 A.M. February through April, except March 30

Family Fun! Wednesdays @ 6:30 P.M ALL AGES-INCLUDING SCHOOL AGE! February through April, except March 30

Adult Coloring Program

Adult Coloring Program - Color. Relax. Repeat.

Thurs., Feb. 11th & Thurs., Feb. 25th from 2:30-4:30 P.M.

Coloring books are not just for kids! Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring at the library on Thursday, February 11th and Thursday, February 25th from 2:30-4:30 P.M. during these drop-in adult coloring programs. Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. Look forward to additional events on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

Adult Game Night - Featuring "Elder Sign"

About Elder Sign, a dice game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft:

It is 1926, and the museum’s exotic curios and occult artifacts open barriers between our world and the elder evils lurking between dimensions. Other Worlds begin to leak through and terrifying creatures of increasing strength steal through them. Animals, the mad, and those of susceptible minds are driven to desperation by the supernatural forces that the portals unleash. In the midst of this chaos, a handful of investigators race against time to locate the eldritch symbols necessary to seal the portals forever and stop evil Ancient Ones from reducing humanity to cinders.

Elder Sign is a fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue for one to eight players by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, the designers of Arkham Horror. Players take the roles of investigators racing against time to stave off the imminent return of the Ancient Ones. Armed with cards for tools, allies, and occult knowledge, investigators must put their sanity and stamina to the test as they adventure to locate Elder Signs, the eldritch symbols used to seal away the Ancient Ones and win the game.

PDF icon Eldersign-rules-of-play.pdf

See Wil Wheaton and friends play "Elder Sign" on "Tabletop." (Video content may not be suitable for children.)

Game description from www.fantasyflightgames.com

Reading Education Assistance Dogs

PAWS to read with a Reading Education Assistance Dog! Most Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not  judge, laugh or criticize, and allow children to proceed at their own pace. When a dog is "listening" fear of failure is removed allowing a child to learn more effectively.

The dog's handler is a skilled facilitator who provides subtle support without creating performance pressure in the child.

Our R.E.A.D. teams are volunteers and do not get paid. Rarely, emergencies and scheduling conflicts do happen, so please call ahead to confirm scheduling. 920.748.6160

FREE Books for your child with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The Ripon Area United Way is pleased to present the

Imagination Library to Ripon children under the age of 5.

What Is It?
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine that Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Who Is Eligible?
Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Ripon.

One Roku, Thousands of Movies

If you already have high-speed Internet service at home, you can take home thousands of movies and TV shows with one Roku - all you need is your library card and a photo ID.  Connect one of the library's Roku devices to your TV and Internet connection and then enjoy Amazon Prime Video content (including