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


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. Wednesday MAY 8. 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

MARCH 25 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) | 134 minutes

Monday, March 25 at 2:00 P.M.


At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Description provided by RottenTomatoes.

MARCH 26 Books N' Brew Reading Club for Adults







Catch up with what other readers are enjoying over a cup of coffee on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 P.M. at Mugs Coffeehouse at this adults-only event! Unlike traditional book clubs, there are no assigned books. Instead, read what you like and then choose how you share your reading experience. Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Mandy Sprague will be on hand to offer reader’s advisory to get you hooked on your next favorite read! We are excited to announce two book giveaways at our March meeting: "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" by J.D. Vance and 'The Death and Life of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan. Books available to participants while supplies last. Books N' Brew meets the fourth Tuesday of every month unless it lands on a holiday.

MARCH 27 Feng Shui 2, a Hong Kong Kung Fu adventure

Can't get enough RPG gaming? Want to try something less intensive than Dungeons and Dragons? Join us for Casual Role Playing Gaming at the library on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:30 P.M. to explore a new one-shot RPG adventure with pre-made characters. This month's featured RPG is Feng Shui 2, a Hong Kong Kung Fu adventure. A second RPG one-shot will be available to accommodate a larger group. Newcomers and experienced gamers are both encouraged to join in on the role playing fun! Drop-ins are welcome!

Ages 13-adult or younger if accompanied by a parent.

Our Dungeons and Dragons RPG Gaming Group meets on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 P.M.

Role Playing games (RPGs) encourage storytelling and creativity as players assume character roles in a fictional setting. Most RPGs allow players to personalize their character by selecting their race, class, physical attributes, skills and abilities from descriptions in the gaming manuals for that particular gaming system.

R.E.A.D. March 6 & 27

Paws to R.E.A.D. with a READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOG Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 P.M.

(NO R.E.A.D. ON MARCH 13 AND 20, 2019)

Lisa and Grover will be here on March 6 and 27!


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. The dog's handler is a skilled facilitator who provides subtle support without creating performance pressure in the child.


For all dates, please call ahead to confirm scheduling. 920.748.6160

Click here for more info on the benefits of READING WITH AN ANIMAL.


APRIL 12 Adult NERF Battle @ the Library

Gear up and have a blast at the Adult NERF Battle on Friday, April 12 at 6:00 P.M. at Ripon Public Library. This popular after-hours event is team-oriented and a great way to meet new people while being active! NERF dart-style ammo, flashing glow necklaces, and snacks provided. B.Y.O.B. (bring your own unmodified blaster) if you have one! "Elite" dart-style NERF guns only please. A small number of NERF blasters will be available to borrow during the event. The doors will be locked at 6:00 P.M. when the program starts. Please arrive beforehand to sign waivers. 

APRIL 13 Debra Morningstar - Oneida Storyteller

Welcome, Debra Morningstar!

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1:00 p.m.— Debra shares Tales From The Lodge

1:45 p.m. - Discovery and exploration through Debra's cultural exhibit

Debra Morningstar is an enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of WI–Turtle Clan. As a professional storyteller and cultural presenter for the past 26 years, she has performed in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences across the US and Canada!

Her collection of Native American stories called Tales From the Lodge was nominated for a prestigious Native American Music Award!

Debra artfully weaves Native flute, drum, and song into her entertaining and thought-provoking performances!

FREE for all ages!

Event Sponsors : Friends of the  Library and Ripon Area Homeschool Cooperative


KIDS LEARN TO KNIT, a beginner’s journey into knitting...

1st TUESDAY EACH MONTH - 2:30 - 5: 30 p.m.

Basic supplies – needles + yarn – and instruction for a simple project will be provided. As skill levels progress, participants will choose their own projects.

For ages 5 to 12 years. Kids under 8 need an adult in the building. For more information contact Linda DeCramer -

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 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 Silver Creek Room, 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,, or call 920-748-6160.