Adult Coloring Program: Thurs. April 14th & Thurs. April 28th

Adult Coloring Program - Color. Relax. Repeat.

Thurs., April 14th & Thurs., April 28th from 2:30- 4:30 P.M.

Coloring books are not just for kids! Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring at the library 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.

Teen Nerf Battle @ Your Library - Zombies vs. Humans & More!

Friday, April 29th @ 6 P.M.

NERF™ Battle @ Your Library

Embrace your inner child during a night of after-hours fun on Friday, April 29th at 6 P.M. at the Ripon Public Library. Outfit yourself with a NERF™ gun and then release your stress with a game of zombies vs. humans & more during this teens-only event. NERF™ guns, “Elite” 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.*

Adult Game Night - Featuring "Betrayal at House on the Hill"

About the Game:

The creak of footsteps on the stairs, the smell of something foul and dead, the feel of something crawling down your back – this and more can be found in the exciting refresh of the Avalon Hill favorite Betrayal at House on the Hill. This fun and suspenseful game is a new experience almost every time you play – you and your friends explore “that creepy old place on the hill” in a cooperative game style until, suddenly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the group, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.

Looking for input - Charitable giving

Summer Reading and Charitable Awards by the Friends of the Ripon Public Library

A tradition, established in 2015, to support area charities rather than buy individual reading  prizes, continues with the 2016 “Exercise your mind, READ!” summer library program! Based on participant votes, the Friends of the Ripon Public Library will  award $500 among 3 area  charities at the conclusion of the 2016 program.

Nominate one of last year’s charities, or another of your choice, for consideration in 2016, and then “vote” for your charity simply by visiting the library to check out books during June, July and August!

2015  recipients :

Green Lake Area Animal Shelter  $250; Ripon Noon Kiwanis Splash Pad $150; Ripon Community Food Pantry $100

To nominate an organization please visit the library, or email decramer@riponlibrary.org, by Monday, May 2.

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

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 thousands of movies and TV sho