2011 Children's Summer Reading Program

Children's Summer Reading Program 2011



Storytime Around the World!


Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. June 14 - July 19 plus Wednesday July 27 @ 10:00 a.m.

Children's Librarian, Linda DeCramer, invites children and their families to travel the world via the Ripon Public Library! Enjoy approximately 45 minutes of virtual travel through, story, music, dance, craft, food, and art. Designed for ages 4 and up, although younger children are certainly welcome to attend and participate according to their own ability.



Make New Friends!

Ripon Public Library and the Alice Baker Memorial Library in Eagle, Wisconsin have joined together to offer a Pen Pal program for youth ages 12 and under, who have a parent’s permission to participate. Twenty three children in Eagle are eagerly awaiting pen pals.

To register and be matched with a pen pal, fill out and submit an “Application to Participate” form, which is available at the library, or by clicking right here!  Girls will be paired with girls, & boys with boys. To protect children’s identities, letters will be sent via the library, and only first names, plus last initial will be shared. After the summer is over, children who wish to share their home address with their new friend, may do so, BUT ONLY with their parent’s permission. Pen Pal letters count toward summer reading program Literacy Logs!


Special Programs


Love to Read - Indonesia with Sue Vokmann


Tuesday, June 14 @ 2:30 pm 





Sue Volkmann shares stories about her travels in Indonesia where libraries are rare. Through "Cinta Baca" or "Love to Read" efforts are being made to increase citizens' access to books by establishing libraries. Children of Ripon will raise funds for the cause this summer, simply by participating in the Summer Reading Program!

Let's Make-up! with actors from the Missoula Children's Theater

Tuesday, June 21 @ 10:00 a.m.

This particpatroy workshop explores the importance of make-up in the theater. For more info regarding Missoula perfromances of "King Arthur's Quest" at the Thrasher Opera house visit www.thrasheroperahouse.com.


“One World, Many Seas”




Tuesday June 21 @ 2:30 p.m


Maritime music, stories & culture with Tom Kastle - singer, songwriter, tall ship captain, and teller of tales based in the Great Lakes.

Peter & the horn Parade!

Friday June 24 @ 12:45 p.m.
Parade from the library to Ripon College's Rodman Center for the arts - gather at 12:45, parade at 1:00 to arrive for the 1:30 concert - for a performance of "Peter & the Horn." This free, kid friendly concert, by the world renowned Quadre Horn Quartet, is made possible by Thomas E. Casestecker. For more info visit www.greenlakefestival.org

Horns, kazoos and other noise makers provided.








ArtVenture Girl!




Tuesday, June 28 @ 2:30 p.m. 



An artistic travelling adventure with Vanessa Selthofner, a certified art teacher, who is CERTIFIABLY CRAZY about EXTREME, hands-on art projects!



 One world Many Stories - kid on snakeGlobe Trottin'for Belly Laughs!
  Tuesday, July 5 @ 2:30 p.m.


 Library production featuring silly stories, puppet shows and skits from around the world.







  MILLER & MIKE!Miller & Mike Logo


Tuesday, July 12 @ 2:30 pm

 Former Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey clowns in a one-of-a-kind
comedy performance. No scary make-up!


(Cosponsored by the Winnefox Library System)






Circle of Sound



Wednesday, July 13 @ 2:00 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 this annual concert.


 Don't miss these other free musical programs for children brought to you by the Green Lake Festival of Music and Thomas Caestecker.















 Randy Peterson



Tuesday, July 19 @ 2:30 p.m.
“Around the World!” with RANDY PETERSON


Musical fun for EVERYONE!




The Spoon Man! aka Jim Cruise
   Wednesday, July 27 @ 2:30 pm


Get spooned - which is better than getting forked or knifed - while enjoying the antics of a grown man, married with 5 kids, who makes a living by playing the spoons! No kidding!



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