Summer Events 2018

Click the Libraries Rock image for a full listing of the library's FREE Summer Events happening June - August at Ripon Public Library!

Become a summer reading participant to gain entry into prize drawings and voting rights in the READ FOR A CAUSE initiative! In 2018, READ FOR A CAUSE will sponsor 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Ripon Santa Club and the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter. Click here for more info on READING & PRIZES. 

Job Opening: Library Page

Library Page to work approximately 8 hours per week, evenings and weekends, at the Ripon Public Library.  Candidates must be courteous, dependable, detail-oriented, and energetic.  Duties include shelving library materials, checking items in and out on a computerized system and helping people use the library.  Lifting and carrying objects up to 40 pounds may be required.  Must be 16 years old as of September 4, 2018.  This is a permanent position.  $7.40 per hour.  Apply by August 13, 2018 at the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971.

Read for a Cause - Summer 2018

Read For A Cause 2018

As part of the Ripon Public Library’s summer 2018 reading program for all ages, $500 will be divided among these 3 area charitable causes, courtesy of the Friends of the Ripon Public Library: Green Lake Area Animal Shelter, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Ripon Santa Club.

Registered participants in the summer reading program earn a vote, which they may cast for the cause of their choice, each time they check out library materials June through August. Voting results will be announced at the end of August with first place receiving $250, second $150, and third $100. The $250 recipient will present a library program highlighting their cause within 6 months of the award.

Previous recipients include Ripon Noon Kiwanis’ Splash Pad, Ripon Community Food Pantry, K-9 Cop Rony, Little White Schoolhouse, Ripon Public Library’s Makerspace, RAFD’s Emergency Service Drone, Little Free Library, and Ripon Public Library’s Kiwanis-sponsored Toy Library. 

Organizations that would like to be considered in the future may print and fill out an application and return it to the library to the attention of Linda DeCramer.PDF icon Read For A Cause application.pdfPDF icon


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.

Who Is Eligible?
Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Ripon.