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.
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 email@example.com, our contact form http://www.riponlibrary.org/aboutus/contact or stop in to get the answers you seek.
The library's display cabinet has hosted a wonderful array of collections in 2011!
From baseballs to cameras, from preschool artwork to honoring our veterans, the case has served as a physical place to see and learn about the diverse interests of our local population.
Join this illustrious bunch!
Many thanks to our 2011 displayers who included: Grace Preschool, Myron Tews, Rich Hopfensperger, Sheryl Block-Krause, Mariel Brown, the VFW, and Dennis Selchow.
The 2012 calendar is open for reservations.
At its November meeting, the Ripon Public Library Board of Trustees voted to increase fines from five cents per day to ten cents per day on non-video adult materials, effective on materials checked out after January 1, 2012. The fine increase will affect books, magazines, audio books and compact discs in the adult collections. The maximum fine limit on audio/visual items has also increased to $5 per item. Fines on children’s materials and on all videos remain the same. Please contact the library with any questions.