2019 UNIVERSE OF STORIES

  Welcome to our summer 2019 line-up of special events for all ages!

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...And READ!

Beginning June 1st, make a brief stop at the circulation desk to register for the reading + prizes portion of the program—simply provide your name and phone number. Check out reading materials from the library and READ whatever YOU enjoy—books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, etc. Each time you check out you’ll earn entry into fun prize drawings AND earn a vote in our annual READ FOR A CAUSE campaign. This year’s recipients are: Ripon’s First Lego League; the library’s Board Game Collection; the Ripon Senior Center.  Prizes displayed at library.

MAY 21 Adult Game Night - Small World (Area Control Games)

Get your game face on and enjoy modern board games at the library! This month, we are featuring Small World. In shortened variation on the classic game Risk, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all. Five Tribes, Carcassonne, Tiny Epic Galaxies, and Yamatai will also be available to play. For a game description and video tutorials of our feature game, please visit the library’s website at www.riponlibrary.org/SmallWorld. Bring your favorite Area Control games to share. What are Area Control games?  According to BoardGameGeek, these games “typically award control of an area to the player that has the majority of units or influence in that area.”

FINE FORGIVENESS

Love Your Library!

Are overdue fines keeping youth you know away from the Ripon Public Library? They’re welcome back to clear up those fines with a fine forgiveness initiative, beginning Thursday February 14! Library users, 0-16 years old, are invited to read away their fines, with every hour spent reading at the library equal to $5.00 in fine forgiveness. A young child who is not yet reading can participate with an adult reader’s assistance. This initiative is made possible by an anonymous donor. Call 748-6160, or, visit the library for details.

Cyber Safety for kids

A new interactive cyber safety resource is available for parents & guardians! Created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to help keep kids safe online.

Cyber Safety Course

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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.

Call 920-345-READ (7323) or visit www.imaginationlibrary.com to register

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 FREE! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

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 in the library's meeting rooms - 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.