Introducing Our Digital Piano

Known for "More Than Books", the library expands its resources and repertoire with the joy of music! The library is pleased to announce the addition of a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-675 to its selection of unique resources for library patrons. The piano is available, by reservation, for library sponsored events and for free public use, including practice, programs and recitals offered at no cost.

Funding from the fall 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign, plus individual donors Elizabeth Olson and Mandy and John Hughes, made the purchase possible.

Planning for a holiday concert and sing-along featuring area musicians of all ages is currently underway. For more information, or to participate in the concert, please contact Linda DeCramer, decramer@riponlibrary.org, or call 920-748-6160.

OCTOBER 26 Zombie Dice Tournament

Head over to the library after hours on Friday, October 26 at 6 P.M. for a Zombie Dice Tournament for adults and teens (12+)! Zombie Dice is a quick-to-learn game that offers an unique twist to the zombie genre. Players act as zombies who want brains! Compete to be the first to collect 13 brains while avoiding getting blasted away by the local human population. Don't miss out on free fun, food, and a chance to win a copy of the game! Doors lock at 6:00 P.M. Please arrive a few minutes before the program starts to ensure you don't miss out!

Gaming instructions: PDF icon ZDRules_English(1).pdf

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

The fall book sale will be held November 8-10, 2018.

A selection of used books is always available for browsing in the lobby. Stop by the Friends' Year-Round Book Sale Display today!  (See below for details.)

General prices will be: $2.00 for hardcovers / $1.50 for trade paperbacks / $.50 for small paperbacks (specials priced as marked)

A majority of funds raised by the Friends of the Library comes from their used book sales.  Donations of used books pour in throughout the year, and twice yearly the Friends hold a used book sale in the library's lower level. 

The Friends can accept cash, checks or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) for purchases.

Thursday: Early Bird Sale from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get a leg up on the competition by attending the Friends of the Library used book Early Bird Sale!  Free for Friends members to attend ($3 entrance fee for all others), the Early Bird Sale will let you browse and purchase any of the books available.  The sale will then be open free of charge on Friday and Saturday.

Friday: Book Sale area open from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday: BAG SALE!  Book Sale area open from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Friends of the Library semi-annual used book sale concludes with a $3 bag sale (standard paper grocery bag size). **Bag sale only applies to Last Chance Room items**  This is your last chance to stock up until the next sale!

11/10/18 WONDER | 113 MIN | PG

Choose kindness!
WONDER | 113 MINUTES | PG

SATURDAY, NOVBEMBER 10 at 10 A.M.
Based on the bestselling book by R.J. Palacio | Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay

WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

SEP 12-OCT 10 STORYTIMES

LITERACY (AND FUN) BASED SOTRYTIMES!

Adult & child participants enjoy an exciting mash-up of language, music, movement, and play with a focus on STEAM and early literacy learning activities!

Wednesdays, SEPT 12 through OCT 10

AND NOV 7 through DEC 5

Bouncing Babies @ 9:15 a.m. (FOR 6 MONTHS TO 2 1/2 YRS)

Peppy Preschoolers @ 10:15 a.m. (FOR 2 1/2 YRS & up)

Pajama Time for Families @ 6:30 P.M. Wednesdays OCT 17 and DEC 12. Enjoy an evening of stories, music and creative activities. Pajamas welcome, for an easy bedtime transition.

 Questions? Contact Children's Librarian Linda DeCramer | 920.748.6160 or decramer@riponlibrary.org

FREE Books for your child with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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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.