Keeping Our Kids Safe Online & On Their Mobile Devices

Keeping Our Kids Safe Online & On Their Mobile Devices

Wednesday, December 2nd @ 1:00 P.M      AND      Thursday, December 3rd at 6 P.M.

Being online has become a daily part of living, but do you know how to keep yourself and your kids safe online? Meredith Birmingham, the Prevention Educator at ASTOP Sexual Abuse Center, will be on hand at the Ripon Public Library on Wednesday, December 2nd at 1:00 P.M. and Thursday, December 3rd at 6 P.M. to answer questions and inform parents on how to keep kids safe online and on their mobile devices. Learn about the secret dangers of ghost apps – disguised as legitimate programs that allow users to hide inappropriate content on their phones – and other similar programs that are easily accessible online. Know the pitfalls of having the web at your kids’ fingertips and learn how to talk to them about internet safety. This program is free and open to the public.

Service Outage



You will need your physical library card in order to check out material or to use a computer station.

The library catalog will be down.

Staff will be unable to:

  • look up your account information
  • place holds
  • pay fines
  • renew items
  • issue new library cards
  • search the catalog

Internet access and Wi-Fi will work as usual.

There is a small chance that the system will also be down on Thursday, with occasional service interruptions expected Thursday & Friday.

Nerf Capture the Flag

Embrace your inner child during a night of after-hours fun at the Ripon Public Library. Outfit yourself with a Nerf gun and then take your stress out on a game of capture the flag on Friday, December 11th at 6 P.M. during this adults-only event. Perfect for busy parents who are in need of some adult time or college students who need a study break from finals! Nerf guns, ammo, glow sticks, and snacks provided. Feel free to B.Y.O.B (bring your own blaster) too! Don’t fret - teens will have their own afterhours Nerf battle on Friday, January 8th at 6 P.M.!

These programs are free and open to the public. Please contact the library with any questions at 748-6160.

Storytime Nov-Dec 2015


BOOKWORMS with Marge Hauch - Wednesdays, Oct 28, Nov 4 & Nov 25 from 9 to 11 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 @ 9:15 A.M. (AGES 6 MONTHS TO 2 1/2 YEARS) - Tuesdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15 (except Nov 24 – Happy Thanksgiving!)

Family Fun Storytime @ 6:30 P.M (ALL YOUNG CHILDREN, EVEN SCHOOL AGE!)  Wednesdays, Nov 11 – Dec 16 (except Nov 25  – Happy Thanksgiving!)

Peppy Preschoolers @ 9:15 & 10:15 A.M. (AGES 2 1/2 YEARS & UP)  Thursdays, Nov 12 – Dec 17 (except Nov 26  – Happy Thanksgiving!)

All storytimes are comprised of age appropriate books, songs, poetry, nursery rhymes, sign language, plus STEM and early literacy learning activities!

Ripon Cinema - Shaun the Sheep

Ripon Cinema presents Shaun the Sheep Movie

Friday Dec. 4 @ 4:00 P.M.


In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock's responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home.


Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.)

"PAWS" to R.E.A.D. with a Reading Eucation Assistance Dog

Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 P.M. (Beginning September 16)

Why read to a dog?
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 supportwithout 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

Ripon Cinema - MINIONS Dec 18 @ 4 P.M.

Ripon Cinema Presents MINIONS

Friday December 18 @ 4 P.M. PG 91 MINUTES

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlett Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm.