Kid's Program

Read On WI - Pizza & Prizes!

Ripon Public Library proudly supports Read On Wisconsin! ROW is a literacy program which promotes high-quality books for children, from babies to teens, throughout the state. Following the school calendar, each month, September through May, features a book for five different age-levels.  The 2012-13 ROW choices have been on display at the Ripon Public Library and readers have been reading them!  

Now it’s time for those readers to reap extra reading rewards in the form of a pizza & prizes party, to be held on Thursday, May 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Ripon Public Library. This special event is reserved for those who have read a substantial number of books on their age group’s reading list. Please call the library, 748-6160 or email decramer@riponlibrary.org, to preregister so enough pizza can be ordered for all.

Read more to find out how many books you have read on the list!

 

Star Wars Reads Day

On Saturday, November 5th at noon, Ripon Public Library will celebrate its fifth annual Star Wars Reads Day.  Join in on the intergalactic fun for all ages! 

Star Wars Haiku Contest:

Haiku: An unrhymed poem in three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables respectively.

Example:

Celebrate with us!

Write a haiku now, you will

for Star Wars Reads Day.

Show off your creative talents and love of Star Wars! Write a Star Wars themed haiku in the classic 5-7-5 style in one of the following categories:

    Adults          Middle/High School Student       Elementary School Student

The library will accept haiku entries Saturday, October 22nd—Friday, November 4th. All entries must include the participant’s first and last name, phone number, and the age group/category of the participant.

The contest is free to enter and each person may submit up to 2 haiku entries. Winning haikus will be announced before the Book Panel at Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, November 5th. A first place winner in each category and one grand prize winner will earn a Star Wars Funko Pop character!

Star Wars Coloring Challenge:

Help us celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with some flair! Starting on Monday, October 17th, stop by the library to choose your favorite Star Wars coloring page. Create a beautiful design! When your masterpiece is finished, drop it off at the library for an entry into a door prize drawing for an amazing  Star Wars coloring book.

The library will accept coloring challenge entries through Friday, November 4th. All entries must    include the participant’s first and last name and phone number. Personal information will not be publicly displayed.

This coloring challenge is free, fun, and open to all ages!

Event Day Highlights:

  • Trivia Sessions: 12:30 P.M.
  • Star Wars Book Panel in the Jedi Reading Room: 1:00 P.M.
    • Winners of the Haiku Contest will be announced at the start of the panel
  • Green Screen Photo Booth: 1:30 P.M.
  • Star Wars Role Playing Game Demo: 1:30 P.M.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens film showing: 2:00 P.M.

There is so much to explore at Star Wars Reads Day! Become part of the Star Wars universe while you try a demo of a role playing game. Test out your building skills by creating your own race track at the pod-racing session. You can even design your own light saber. And don't forget to check out a stack of books from the Jedi Reading Room! There’s something for everyone at this unique celebration, and, as always, costumes & wookiee calls are welcome! See you soon in a galaxy not so far away.
 
This program is free and open to the public. Please contact the library with any questions at 748-6160.

Get FANCY WITH NANCY!

Saturday, October 8 @ 10 a.m.

Enjoy an abundance of fun based on the precocious book character known as “Fancy Nancy!”

  • Fancy Fashion Booth
  • Fancy Tea
  • Ballet with Sage Julian
  • Get styled @ “Hair Dos & Don’ts Boutique”
  • Crafts & MORE!

FREE FUN FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

(Content best suited for ages 3-10 years, but Nancy fans of all ages are welcome.)

 

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