Adults-Only NERF™ Battle

Friday, June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Outfit yourself with a NERF™ gun and then enjoy a game of zombies vs. humans & more during this adults-only event! Ammo, glow sticks, and snacks provided. Feel free to B.Y.O.B (bring your own unmodified blaster) too! “Elite” dart-style NERF™ guns only, please.

Sync - Free Audiobooks All Summer Long!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th, and running through August 17th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week for FREE - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. New titles will become available for download every Thursday. You have just those 7 days to download the audiobooks for that week, but once you do, they are YOURS TO KEEP! Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at Set up your free account and get listening!

Week 4: May 26 -- June 2

Every Last Word  by Andrew Smith

Egg & Spoon by Tobias Wolff

Preview this week's audiobooks below:

Story Walk

Weekly book installations will be enjoyed on the Northwestern Trail—1/2 mile total walking distance—followed by a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) focused project or activity. (On rainy days, come right inside to the storytime room.)

Travelogue: Africa

Karl Stewart, author of three books, including the award winning The Legend of See Bird: Devil’s Backbone, will be at the Ripon Public Library on Tuesday, June 14, at 6 pm for a photo presentation and talk on his recently completed nature safari to Tanzania, in east Africa. Armed only with a camera, Mr. Stewart spent several weeks touring the area with a small group of sightseers, a tour which included tenting in the spectacular Serengeti for several nights and a visit to Oldupai Gorge. The public is invited, and admission is free. Come, see, and enjoy a visit to an area sometimes referred to as the Garden of Eden.

Put the Function in Fitness

Learn how strength exercises can improve your balance, coordination, power and endurance, enhancing your ability to power through your day! Includes ideas for incorporating exercise into your everyday activities. Wednesday Health Talks in June & July are presented by Brenda Block, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

Teens-Only NERF™ Battle

Outfit yourself with a NERF™ gun and then enjoy a game of zombies vs. humans & more! Ammo, glow sticks, and snacks provided. Feel free to B.Y.O.B (bring your own unmodified blaster) too! “Elite” dart-style NERF™ guns only, please.

**Parent/Guardian will need to sign a waiver for their teen in order for them to participate.**

On your mark, get set, GO... to your next great read!!!!!

Wednesdays, June 15, 22, 29 & July 6, 13, 20, 27

Reading Education Assistance Dogs & Talk To a Teacher

2:00-3:30 p.m. With twice the reward for your time, read to Shalee our reading education assistance dog, and/or chat with a teacher, or librarian to find just the right book for your summer reading!

Click here for more information about the benefits of reading with a R.E.A.D. team!

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 thousands of movies and TV shows) and more than 200 recent feature films through Vudu. Rokus check out for two weeks and, as long as you bring it back on time, it's absolutely free!  Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (links below) for a partial list of movie titles.

Ripon Roku 2

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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.