Tax Form information for 2018

TAX FORM AVAILABILITY

*** Please call the library for current availability of tax forms and instruction booklets.

*** All expected federal and state tax forms have arrived at the library as of 1/18 and will be available while supplies last.

General information:

State tax forms and instruction booklets usually arrive at the library around the end of January. Please note that the library will be receiving fewer supplies than last year.

Giving Campaign - Support the Ripon Public Library

November 2018

Dear Library Friend,

The Ripon Public Library is thankful to have supporters like you.  Your contributions, whether volunteering, financial, or simply using the Library, have enabled it to make a significant difference in the community.  Because I know you value the Library and the services it provides to our community, please consider a year-end gift to the Library. Special thanks to those who supported the library with a donation last year!

While the Library’s operating budget continues to be well supported by the City of Ripon, there is always more that can be done.  The Library conducted its first year-end campaign last year and raised over $33,000, including a $20,000 designated donation to begin digitizing the microfilm newspaper collection.  The Library Board used a portion of the undesignated donations to purchase a laptop for staff use and to send six staff members to the annual Wisconsin Library Association Conference for a day.

Funding for new initiatives, existing program support, and building maintenance are among the future needs envisioned by the Library Board.  As such, the Library’s goal is to again raise $25,000 during this campaign.

Please give generously.  All donations are tax-deductible, and you may use this donation form  or you may donate directly to the Ripon Public Library Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation..  Any contribution, no matter how small, is appreciated and will help us maintain an excellent library and ensure a place that serves everyone.

Thank you for your generosity and your support.

Best regards,

Sandra Scamehorn, Library Board President

Library Board of Trustees:

Martin Farrell | Ted Grant | Douglas Iverson | Pamela Mumm | Amy Rachuba | Irma Ramel | Renee Reszel

P.S.  When making a gift to the Library in your will or trust, please use the following language:  I give to the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson Street, Ripon, WI 54971, ___ percent of my residuary estate (or, the sum of $___, or a description of the property, securities, etc.) for its endowment funds.

JANUARY 21 Halloween - 2018 (R)

Halloween - 2018 (R) | 109 minutes

Monday, January 21 at 2:00 P.M.

 

 

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Description from Rotten Tomatoes. 79% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

JANUARY 22 Books N' Brew Reading Club for Adults

Catch up with what other readers are enjoying over a cup of coffee on Tuesday, January 22 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! Books N' Brew meets the fourth Tuesday of every month unless it lands on a holiday.

JAN 16 - FEB 20 STORYTIMES

LITERACY (AND FUN) BASED STORYTIMES!

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, JAN 16 through FEB 20

AND MARCH 20 through MAY 1

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 FEB 27 and 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 decramer@riponlibrary.org

FEB 5 - FEB 6 Paper Making Workshop - Adults & Teens 12+

Create handcrafted paper at these drop-in sessions offered on Tuesday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 6 at 3-5 PM and 6-8 PM.

Local paper enthusiast Tanya Schwartz will share the latest techniques in handmade paper production and crafting of cards. Participants need not stay for an entire two hour session, as a selection of paper items can be produced in under an hour. For adults and teens 12+. No registration. First come-first serve.

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

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

WHY READ TO A DOG?

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.

FREE,  DROP IN EVENT with READING REWARDS

Please call ahead to confirm scheduling. 920.748.6160

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - NO R.E.A.D. ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: NOV 21; DEC 26; JAN 2; JAN 9

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

 

ONGOING THURSDAY EVES - KIDS KNIT

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

THURSDAYS @ 3:45 P.M.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: MEETS DEC 20, FOLLOWED BY A HOLIDAY HIATUS. KIDS KNIT RESUMES JANUARY 17.

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 - decramer@riponlibrary.org.

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.

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 a FREE GIFT! 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, 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.