Teen Program

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.**

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.

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