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. 

Free, fun events all summer long!!  Registration is not necessary. Many events are designed for intergenerational participation. Some events have an age restriction and will be indicated within the ( ). A primary target audience - ADULT; YOUNG ADULT; CHILD; ALL AGES - has been included for each listing. Join in on the fun this summer at Ripon Public Library!

All events are FREE thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Ripon Public Library!


Thursday, August 30 | 6:30 P.M. | Rhythm of Life – Circle of Drums Summer Finale Event [ALL AGES]
Everyone is invited to an end of the summer Rhythms of Life: A Circle of Drums event to celebrate reading and giving! Through a globally diverse ensemble of drums and percussion instruments, Bill Kehl’s high-energy, hands-on presentation explores musical expression. Bill facilitates a collaborative music making adventure that celebrates the rhythm-making of music! Read for a Cause winners will be announced and funds awarded. Come celebrate with us!


Saturday, October 13 | 5:30 P.M. | Campfire S'mores and Stargazing [ALL AGES]
Enjoy tasty s’mores and outdoor games as the sun sets, followed by Informed Stargazing with Paul Kinzer, Star Lab Director. Join us at a new location for an improved viewing experience. Meet at the library with your vehicle at either 5:30 OR 5:45 P.M. to follow a lead car 20 minutes to a rural residence. High powered stargazing equipment, snacks, fire and games provided. Chair or blanket recommended.