Job Opening: Library Page

Library Page to work approximately 8 hours per week, evenings and weekends, at the Ripon Public Library.  Candidates must be courteous, dependable, detail-oriented, and energetic.  Duties include shelving library materials, checking items in and out on a computerized system and helping people use the library.  Lifting and carrying objects up to 40 pounds may be required.  Must be 16 years old as of June 1, 2015.  This is a permanent position.  $7.25 per hour.  Apply by May 6, 2015 at the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971.

Carpeting Project

The Ripon Public Library, located at 120 Jefferson Street, is scheduled to replace the carpeting in the fiction and children’s areas during the week of Monday, May 11.  The library will remain open during the project and the collections in those areas will be temporarily relocated to the nonfiction side of the building and the Silver Creek and Nash Rooms.  Most items will still be available for browsing and checkout.  Work on the carpeting will begin each day at approximately 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and will continue into the early morning hours after the library closes at 8:00 p.m.  This project is being paid for with funds from the library’s endowment, the Ripon Public Library Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, which exists to expand and enhance library services above and beyond local funding.  For more information about the endowment and how to contribute to it, please contact Library Director Desiree Bongers at 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.

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)