Teen-Only NERF Battle @ Your Library


Teens-only (12+) Nerf Battle @ Your Library!
Gear up for some after-hours fun on Friday, December 9th 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 brought back by popular demand. 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. Parents will need to stop by the library before the event to sign a waiver form in order for their teen to participate. Waivers will be available at the circulation desk the week of the event, or at drop off the evening of the event.


An Adults-only version of this much-loved program will be offered on Friday, January 6th at 6 P.M.

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

Mobile HotSpot - Take the Internet Home with You!

Additional hotspots are coming soon!

Are you among the roughly 25% of American households without home Internet service? Do you live in a rural area that local Internet service providers don't cover? Or are you traveling and would appreciate free Internet wherever you roam? *

Then try out our mobile hotspot!  The device checks out for 2 weeks and lets you connect up to 10 of your wireless devices. Enjoy free Internet, access courtesy of your library.

Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (link below) for availability.

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* Service provided by and dependant on the Sprint network. Coverage not guaranteed and may not be available in all areas.

Storytime! Wednesdays @ 9:15 & 10:15 a.m.

Wednesdays September 14—October 19 AND November 9 –December 14

Bouncing Babies @ 9:15 a.m. (FOR 6 MONTHS TO 2 1/2 YRS)

Peppy Preschoolers @ 10:15 a.m. (FOR 2 1/2 YRS & up)

Adult & child participants enjoy an exhilarating mash-up of books, music, movement, nursery rhymes, sign language and more!

 All this, plus a focus on STEAM and early literacy learning activities! Registration NOT required

R.E.A.D. with Shalee or Grover WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:30-7:00 P.M.

NO R.E.A.D. teams on Wednesday, November 23 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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

Wednesdays from 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they foster relaxation, lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not  judge, 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.

Our R.E.A.D. teams are volunteers and do not get paid. 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 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.

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Giving Tuesday - Support the Ripon Public Library

Dear Library Friend,

The Ripon Public Library is fortunate to have supporters like you.  Your contributions, whether volunteering, financial, or simply using the Library, have enabled it to make a significant difference in the community.  Because I know you value the Library and the services it provides to our community, please consider a year-end gift to the Library.

While the Library’s operating budget has been well-supported by the City of Ripon, there is always more that can be done.  Over the past three years, the Library Board has authorized the purchase of a microfilm reader, first floor carpeting, signage and seating using endowment funds. Funding for new initiatives, existing program support, and building maintenance are among the future needs envisioned by the Library Board.  As such, the Library’s goal is to raise $25,000 during this year-end campaign.

Please give generously.  All donations are tax-deductible and a donation form [PDF] is available or you may donate directly to the Ripon Public Library Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.  Any contribution, no matter how small, is appreciated and will help us maintain an excellent library and ensure a place that serves everyone.

Thank you for your generosity and your support.

Best regards,

Theodore Q. Grant, Library Board President

Library Board of Trustees:

Diane Christenson | Douglas Iverson | Andrew Prellwitz | Irma Ramel | Renee Reszel | Sandra Scamehorn

P.S.  When making a gift to the Library in your will or trust, please use the following language:  I give to the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson Street, Ripon, WI 54971, ___ percent of my residuary estate (or, the sum of $___, or a description of the property, securities, etc.) for its endowment funds.