Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

The spring book sale will be held April 19-21, 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!

APRIL 4-25 Storytime for Bouncing Babies and Peppy Preschoolers

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, February 14 – March 7

Wednesdays, April 4 - 25

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)

 Questions? Contact Linda DeCramer | 920.748.6160 or decramer@riponlibrary.org

Registration is NOT required.

Book Bingo Challenge - Adults (ages 16+)

We're trying a fun new reading challenge for adults (ages 16+): Book Bingo! You have from now until July 31 to complete as many Bingo Book spaces as you can. Write the book titles in the spaces you've completed and have library staff initial your bingos. 5 completed bingos earns you a free book of your choice from the book sale shelf. 6+ completed bingos earns you an entry into our gift bag drawings (chocolate, tea/coffee, book sale gift certificates, bookmarks & more!). Stop by the library to pick up your Book Bingo sheet today!

Drop-in to R.E.A.D. with Shalee WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:30-7:00 P.M.

Reading with Shalee resumes Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Happy New Year!

Paws to R.E.A.D. with Shalee! Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 P.M.

Animals are ideal reading companions! They foster relaxation and listen attentively. When a dog is "listening" fear of failure is removed, allowing a reader  to progress at their own pace.

FREE,  DROP IN EVENT with READING REWARDS

The dog’s handler is a trained facilitator. Please call ahead to confirm scheduling. 920.748.6160

 

SYNC returns April 26 for another summer of free audiobook downloads

SYNC returns April 26 for another summer of free audiobook downloads:

New audiobooks post each Thursday, from April 26 through July 25, 2018. Click here for the SYNC Audiobook Schedule for 2018 and to listen to sample audioclips for each week's book giveaways.

AudioFile Magazine is gearing up to give readers free audiobook downloads ALL summer long! SYNC has been offered since Summer 2010 and returns on April 26, 2018 as AudioFile Magazine’s commitment to introducing the listening experience to teens.

SYNC audiobook titles are given away in themed pairs. Each week, two different books (one modern Young Adult book and one classic book) will be available to download for FREE. You have just those 7 days to download the audiobooks before the next two books are available, but then they are yours to keep FOREVER. All you need to participate is an email address and OverDrive for your phone or computer.

Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

MARCH 14 & MAY 2 Family FUN Nights!

Family FUN! for families with preschool and school age children

@ 5:30 P.M.  Wednesday, March 14 and May 2

Storytime Builds Literacy Skills

Enjoy an evening of pure family time with this exciting mash-up of the very best books for kids, music, movement, and play with a focus on STEAM and early literacy learning activities!

Registration is NOT required.

Questions? Contact Linda DeCramer 920.748.6160 | decramer@riponlibrary.org

MAY 10 Blue Zone Healthy Lifestyle Series - Ikaria, Greece

Thursday, May 10 @ 6:30 P.M.

Stay tuned for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Brenda Block’s upcoming Blue Zone Diets series. This series will explore the diets and lifestyles of the “Blue Zones", areas of the world where people are the healthiest and live the longest. People in these cultures often live to be 100 years and they remain healthy! Join us as we cover a different regional diet each month, Thursdays at 6:30 P.M. this winter and spring:


May 10 – Ikaria, Greece

Read for a Cause - Summer 2018

Read For A Cause application - 2018

As part of the Ripon Public Library’s summer 2018 reading program for all ages, $500 will be divided among 3 area charitable causes, courtesy of the Friends of the Ripon Public Library. 

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.

Print and fill out an application, and return to the library by March 15. PDF icon Read For A Cause application 2018.pdf

Previous recipients include Ripon Noon Kiwanis’ Splash Pad, Ripon Community Food Pantry, Green Lake Area Animal Shelter, 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. 

Mobile HotSpot - Take the Internet Home with You!

R850 HotSpotAre you among the roughly 25% of American households without home Internet service? Do you live in a rural area that local Internet service providers don't cover? Or are you traveling and would appreciate free Internet wherever you roam? *

Then try out our mobile hotspot!  The device checks out for 2 weeks and lets you connect up to 10 of your wireless devices. Enjoy free Internet, access courtesy of your library.

Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (link below) for availability.

Ripon Mobile HotSpots

* Service provided by and dependant on the Sprint network. Coverage not guaranteed and may not be available in all areas.

One Roku, Hundreds of Movies

Hundreds of movies available!

JUST ADDED:

  • All the Money in the World
  • Coco
  • Greatest Showman
  • Phantom Thread
  • Post
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

Using your existing high-speed home Internet service (or a HotSpot borrowed for free from the library), you can take home thousands of movies and TV shows with one Roku - all you need is your library card and a photo ID.  Connect one of the library's Roku devices to your TV and Internet connection and then enjoy more than 400 recent feature films through Vudu and thousands of movies & TV shows with our Amazon Prime Video content. Rokus check out for two weeks and, as long as you bring it back on time, the service is absolutely free!  Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (links below) for a partial list of movie titles.

Ripon Roku 2

Ripon Roku 3

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

Ripon Reads Logo

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.