Kid's Program

Read On WI - Pizza & Prizes!

Ripon Public Library proudly supports Read On Wisconsin! ROW is a literacy program which promotes high-quality books for children, from babies to teens, throughout the state. Following the school calendar, each month, September through May, features a book for five different age-levels.  The 2012-13 ROW choices have been on display at the Ripon Public Library and readers have been reading them!  

Now it’s time for those readers to reap extra reading rewards in the form of a pizza & prizes party, to be held on Thursday, May 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Ripon Public Library. This special event is reserved for those who have read a substantial number of books on their age group’s reading list. Please call the library, 748-6160 or email decramer@riponlibrary.org, to preregister so enough pizza can be ordered for all.

Read more to find out how many books you have read on the list!

 

MARCH 22 Mary Poppins Returns (PG)

 

Mary Poppins Returns (PG) | 130 minutes

Friday, March 22 at 10 A.M.

Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, "Mary Poppins Returns" also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers' additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep). The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score. Description provided by RottenTomatoes.

MARCH 20 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) | 100 minutes

Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 P.M.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Description provided by RottenTomatoes. 97% Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score.

WEDNESDAYS MARCH 20 - MAY 1 STORYTIMES

LITERACY (AND FUN) BASED STORYTIMES!

Adult & child participants enjoy an exciting mash-up of language, music, movement, and play with a focus on STEAM and early literacy learning activities!

WEDNESDAYS MARCH 20 through MAY 1

Bouncing Babies @ 9:15 a.m. (FOR 6 MONTHS TO 2 1/2 YRS)

Peppy Preschoolers @ 10:15 a.m. (FOR 2 1/2 YRS & up)

(Pajama Time for Families @ 6:30 P.M. Wednesday MAY 8. Enjoy an evening of stories, music and creative activities. Pajamas welcome, for an easy bedtime transition.)

 Questions? Contact Children's Librarian Linda DeCramer | 920.748.6160 or decramer@riponlibrary.org

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