Help Wanted: Library Page to work approximately 8 hours per week, evenings and weekends, at the Ripon Public Library. Candidates must be courteous, dependable, 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 May 15, 2012. This is a permanent position. $7.25 per hour. Apply by April 15, 2012 at the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971.
The Friends of the Ripon Public Library will be holding their semi-annual used book sale from April 12-14 in the basement of the library. Donations of used books pour in throughout the year, and thousands have arrived since the last sale. The mission of the Friends is to promote and support public resources and community programs at Ripon Public Library, and proceeds from the sale are used to support this mission. In the past year the Friends have donated funding for the adult, teen and children’s summer reading programs, Couponing 102, Dr. Seuss, books on CD, and more.
2012 Spring Storytimes
Wednedsdays March 28 - May 9
Ages 6 months to 2 yrs
Wednesdays @ 9:15 a.m.
Enjoy 15 to 20 minutes of rhymes, lap bounces, songs, and simple stories to promote language learning in the very earliest stages of life.
Ages 2 & up
Wednesdays @ 10:15 a.m.
Through books, songs and other activities, storytime is designed to develop children's pre-literacy skills, as well as a love of language.
You can now borrow Barnes & Noble Nook eReaders from the Ripon Public Library! To check availability, place a hold on either a Nook Simple Touch or Nook Color eReader, or view the complete list of titles, search your library catalog for "Ripon nook," or use these handy direct links:
There are currently more than 100 titles - from current best-sellers to classics, nonfiction and even children's books - pre-loaded and ready-to-read on each Nook. The same titles are available on each Nook, although the Nook Color also includes fun, interactive children's books with animations and a "read to me" feature where the device will read the story out loud! Most titles can even be turned into large print titles by changing the text size on screen.
Please note: you must be 18 or older to check out a Nook.
Recently Added Titles for August, 2012:
- The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
- The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
- The Next Always by Nora Roberts
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- The Brian's Sage series by Gary Paulsen
- Gathering Blue
- SkippyJon Jones
- Snuggle Puppy
- The Polar Express
- Double Cross
- The Violinist's Thumb
For more information about checking out Nooks, please stop in or contact the library. For details on the Nook eReaders, and how to use them, check out the links below. Please note: the following links will take you to the Barnes & Noble website.
The library will be open regular hours from Monday, December 26 through Saturday, December 31. The library will be closed on Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2. Please note that the library will be open on Friday, December 30 even though other city offices are closed. Please contact the library at 920-748-6160 for a complete listing of hours.
Due to a reduction in state & federal funding, the AskAway email & chat service will end on Friday January 20, 2012. After that date, please contact library staff directly via phone (920) 748-6160, email firstname.lastname@example.org, our contact form http://www.riponlibrary.org/aboutus/contact or stop in to get the answers you seek.