2010 Children's Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading  2010


You may view our events calendar for at-a-glance programming information.
Unless otherwise indicated, all events are sponsored through the
great generosity of the Friends of the Ripon Public Library!


Splash-o-riffic Storytimes
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
June 15-July 27
30-45 minutes of pure enjoyment designed for the preschool set. These storytime sessions
will feature books, crafts, music, dance, and plenty of opportunities for creativity!
Registration is NOT required. Come one, come all, and join the FUN!
*Tuesday June 22 not just for kids, but for all school ages! See special events below.


Special Programs & Events


Singer & Songwriter, Ken Lonnquist
Tuesday, June 15 @ 2:30 pm 
"Not just good children's songs -- good songs period. Expertly crafted and performed with extraordinary skill.
           -- KIDS Magazine
"... not only that, he is head-over-heels-hilarious! You DON'T want to miss this!"
           -- Children's Librarian, Linda DeCramer
Sponsored by the Winnefox Library System


*Missoula Children's Theater presents "Let's Make-up!"
Designed for 1st through 12 graders
Tuesday June 22 @ 10:00 a.m
Make-up is the foundation and the most basic visual image for all performers. This participatory workshop demonstrates the many functions of make-up - corrective, old-age, fantasy and more. 
Many thanks to the Thrasher Opera House for arranging this event at no cost to the Ripon Public Library!
Don't miss the Missoula Children's Theater production of "Treasure Island" on Saturday June 26 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake.


Tuesday, June 22 @ 2:30 p.m.Surfing Fox

Waves of the World!

An enchanting combination of book-based skits, poetry, puppetry and music designed to explore the many types of “waves” around us.




An Artistic Traveling Adventure with "ArtVenture Girl!" aka Vanessa Selthofner


 Tuesday, June 29 @ 2:30 p.m.
This certified art teacher is is CERTIFIABLY CRAZY about EXTREME hands-on art projects!
 Think art, water, art, beaches, art ...the possibilities are endless, and WET!



 Wayne & Wingnut- here from Boulder, Colorado


Tuesday, July 6 @ 6:30 p.m.


Puppeteer and humorist, Wayne Francis went professional at age 26 after spending several years combining jokes from his crazy friends, music from his mountian background, and life-sized puppets into a whacky romp through the imagination. 
  "You could see them in Colorado. You could travel to Summerfest in Milwaukee, fight the traffic and pay for parking to catch their show. Or, you could just come to the library. Whichever's easier for you... idk...it's your choice. I'm not going to tell you what to do!"

                                                                   -- Children's Librarian, Linda DeCramer


David HB Drake as Graybeard the Pirate
Monday, July 12 @ 2:30 pm


This Wisconsin folksinger and songsmith, presents the life, times, and music of a 19th century pirate in "A Sailor's Songbag." Through song, and tidbits of pirate folklore,myth, and fact, the audiencewill experience the daily reality and hardships of a sailors life.


 Knot-tying and navigation demonstrations too!
Come ye hearties! 


Circle of Sound
Tuesday, July 13 @ 2:30 pm

Under the direction of Jason Duckles and Anthea Kreston, of the Amelia PianoTrio, 
Chamber Workshop students will perform glorious music in the round. Prepare to be wowed!
Many thanks to the Green Lake Festival of Music for providing this concert at no cost
to the Ripon Public Library!
 Don't miss these other free musical programs for children brought to you by the
Green Lake Festival of Music and Thomas Caestecker.www.greenlakefestival.org/freefamilyseries2010.htm





Tuesday, July 20 @ 2:30 p.m.

This visual feast for the eyes is EXTREMELY entertaining, EXTREMELY fascinating and EXTREMELY FREE!



Through visual imagery, music and prose, a variety of water related accomplishments by humans, animals and the natural world will be revealed and celebrated. Dolphin jockeying anyone?


 Singer, songwriter, Tom Pease!
Tuesday, July 27 @ 2:30 pm
What people are saying about Tom:
  "...they didn't want you to leave! When you said you were out of time, my little guy showed you his watch and told you, 'I've got the time!'"
I don't know who said that, but I'm sure you will feel the same way. When one is in the presence of magic, it's hard to say goodbye. You'll be very sad if you miss this.
    -- Children's Librarian, Linda DeCramer

Fishing Skills Rodeo with Jackie Scharfenberg
Tuesday, July 27 @ 6:30 p.m.               
 Jackie will teach casting techniques and discuss fish behavior and habitat. Based on this knowledge, children will then learn how to create a lure designed specifically to catch the fish of their dreams.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin DNR & Friends of the Ripon Public Library 







Beach Party Palooza!

Tuesday, August 3 @ 5:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Room

The  "Make a Splash, Read!" summer reading season continues with a beach party hosted by Kiani!