Escape the Ordinary! Summer Reading Program Events & Registration

with Ripon Public Library's Summer Reading Program 2015! Unmask heroic programming and reading opportunities for all, regardless of age, interests or reading preference.

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR A HOST OF FREE SPECIAL EVENTS!  (Click the image to view the schedule.)


Sync - Free Young Adult Lit For Your Earbuds All Summer Long!

It’s that time of year again! Our listening-loving friends over at Audiobook Sync are running their annual summer program that gives away free audiobook downloads ALL summer long! Each week, 2 different books (one current young adult book and one classic literature book) will be available to download for FREE. Starting on May 7th and running through August 13th, new titles will become available each Thursday. You have just those 7 days to download the audiobooks for that week, but once you do, they are YOURS TO KEEP!

Head over to to setup your free account and get listening!

Week 2: May 14--May 21

Preview this week's audiobooks below:

Books N' Brew - 4th Tuesday of Each Month @ 6 P.M.

Books N' Brew - Tuesday, March 24th @ 6 P.M.

Catch up with what other readers are enjoying over a cup of coffee! Unlike traditional book clubs, there are no assigned books. Instead, read what you like and then choose how you share your reading experience. This adults-only reading group meets at Mugs Coffeehouse on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6 P.M.

Check out what we've been reading:






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.

What Are My Responsibilities?

  1. Be a legal resident of Ripon
  2. Submit an official regsitration form, completely filled out by a parent or guardian.
  3. Notify the Ripon area United Way any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child's address changes, you must call 920-748-3136 to make the correction, in order to continue receiving books.
  4. Read with your child!

When Will I Receive Books?
Eight to ten weeks after registration, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Ripon.

How do I sign up?
Register online at (click the "Register my child" link) or contact Jeff Puhlmann-Becker by phone (920-748-4131 or 920-748-3136 x286) or by email:

Follow these links to more detailed information from Ripon Reads/Ripon Area United Way :

Imagination Library - Letter to Parents

Imagination Library - Letter to Parents (Spanish)