Kid's Program

S'mores & Informed Stargazing w/ Paul Kinzer @ Riggs County Park

Campfire and s'mores start at 7:30 P.M. Saturday, August 13, at Riggs County Park's entrance off of Hwy 23. Enjoy tasty s'mores and a story or two as the sun sets, Informed Stargazing to follow.

At 8:00 P.M., Paul Kinzer, Starlab Director, guides stargazers on a tour of the night sky with Mars & Saturn visible and a chance of meteor showers. Telescopes and binoculars provided. Maps available at the circulation desk.

This free library program is open to the public and is part of the Ripon Noon Kiwanis' annual Doug Lyke Run/Walk and Picnic which will take place at the Douglas Street Entrance of Riggs County Park. Don't miss out on this wonderful event! Registration for the run/walk can be completed online at; or by printing and completing the registration form, which can be downloaded from the Ripon Noon Kiwanis website:

Early registration is $20 through August 11th, $25 August 12th through the day of the race; $45 “Family Registration” is available (up to 2 parents and 2 children) by mail entry or the day of the race.

For questions regarding the Run/Walk portion of the event, contact Brandon Mumm at

Friday After School Treat - Goosebumps with Jack Black

Every other Friday, at 3:30 p.m., school aged children are invited to enjoy a special library event. Caregivers do not need to remain in attendance, but must provide an emergency contact number if leaving the building.

February 26 enjoy Goosebumps with Jack Black, as famed writer R.L. Stine, in this feature-film adaptation of the popular book series. Rated PG, 103 minutes.

March 11, features Open Season : Scared Silly! PG, 79 minutes

Seuss Birthday Bash!

It’s a birthday bash! Wednesday, March 2  3:30-5:30 P.M.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss, his famous cat & the many beloved book characters he brought to life!

Twister   LIFE-SIZE GAMES Crafts BIRTHDAY CAKE Cat in the Hat Balancing Act! RING THE GACK The Cat HIMSELF! McElligott's Pool BoOkS, BOoKS, bOoKs!

Good free fun made possible with funding from the Friends of the Ripon Public Library and assistance from volunteer members of the Library Lovers Support Group!


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