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Free Audiobook Downloads starting Thursday, May 30th!!!

 Audiobook Sync is running a fantastic summer program that involves free audiobook downloads ALL summer! Each week, 2 different books (one newish YA book and one classic literature book) will be available to download for FREE. You have just those 7 days to download the books, but then they are yours to keep FOREVER. All you need to provide is an email address. Then you can download the audiobook to your computer and play it using OverDrive Media Console (a free software download that plays nicely with Macs, PCs, iPhones, and Android devices). You can also transfer the titles to your iPod, iPhone, or other MP3 player directly from OverDrive. 

This program starts on Thursday, May 30th and posts the new titles each Thursday. That means every Thursday after that, all summer long, 2 new books will be available. Interested to hear what titles are coming up? Check out the list of free titles below!

Head over to http://www.audiobooksync.com/ to get started!!

Job Opening - Page

JOB OPENING:  Library Page to work approximately 8 hours per week, evenings and weekends, at the Ripon Public Library.  Candidates must be courteous, dependable, 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 August 31, 2011.  This is a permanent position.  $7.25 per hour.  Apply by August 4, 2012 at the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971.

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Recently Added Titles for June, 2012:

Fiction:

    Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    Home by Toni Morrison
    Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
    Snatched by Karin Slaughter
    The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
    The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
    Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Nonfiction:

Culver’s Restaurants Celebrate Reading During National Library Week “Communities Thrive @ your library”

Culver’s® restaurants and the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation are teaming up once again to kick-off the “COMMUNITIES THRIVE @ your library” drawing campaign. This is the fourteenth straight year local Culver’s restaurants in Wisconsin have sponsored this event, which encourages children to read and celebrate their favorite book characters.


During the month of April, children ages 11 and under can enter by picking up drawing sheets at the library. Children are encouraged to draw a book character that they would like to meet. When children return their coloring sheets to they will receive a “Be Our Guest” certificate for a free single scoop of frozen custard from participating Culver’s. They will also be entered into a random drawing to win an additional prize of a free Team Scoopie Kids Meal certificate. Drawings will be displayed at the library throughout the month of April.

Job Opening Announcement

Help Wanted: Library Page to work approximately 8 hours per week, evenings and weekends, at the Ripon Public Library.  Candidates must be courteous, dependable, 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 May 15, 2012.  This is a permanent position.  $7.25 per hour.  Apply by April 15, 2012 at the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, April 12-14

The Friends of the Ripon Public Library will be holding their semi-annual used book sale from April 12-14 in the basement of the library.  Donations of used books pour in throughout the year, and thousands have arrived since the last sale.  The mission of the Friends is to promote and support public resources and community programs at Ripon Public Library, and proceeds from the sale are used to support this mission.  In the past year the Friends have donated funding for the adult, teen and children’s summer reading programs, Couponing 102, Dr. Seuss, books on CD, and more.

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