Welcome Back!

Welcome back!  The Ripon Public Library will open by appointment only beginning June 1.

Click for additional details regarding your library visit: PDF icon Additional reopening details.pdf

To make an appointment to browse and select materials, sign up at https://calendly.com/rplbrowsing/ or call the library, 920-748-6160.

  • Appointments are limited to 30 minutes.

  • The library is divided into three areas and you must select one: adult popular materials, nonfiction, or children's.

  • Everyone must have an appointment - limit of 5 people per area.

  • Children ages 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Children under 8 are not allowed at this time.  Babies confined to a car seat are welcome.

To make an appointment to use a computer, call the library, 920-748-6160.

  • Appointments are limited to 60 minutes.
  • Limit one person per computer.
  • Printing is available at $0.15 cents per page.  Exact change is recommended - payment will be deposited in a coin box and no change will be given.
  • Staff will maintain a six foot distance when providing assistance.

Photocopiers and faxing will be available. If this is your only reason for visiting please make a browsing appointment for the nonfiction area.

Staff will be wearing masks to protect you and we ask that you wear a mask to protect staff.

Patrons must maintain social distancing (six feet) between staff and other patrons at all times.

Patrons exhibiting signs of illness or who do not feel well are not allowed in the library.

Please be considerate of others when visiting the library.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup Simplified

Beginning June 1 there is a new Curbside Holds Pickup procedure:

  1. Place holds using the online catalog. You may also call the library at 920-748-6160, or email the library (reference@riponlibrary.org) to request materials. General materials requests (i.e. 3 picture books on X topic) may still be placed by filling out this form online.
  2. Wait for an email or phone call notification that the hold is available.
  3. Call the library when you’re ready to pick up your books – no appointment necessary. Call before you leave or when you get to the parking lot.
  4. Staff will check out your items and place them outside on the table for pickup. Proceed to the designated spot in front of the library to pick up your material, which will be on a table for contactless pickup.  Your material will be labeled with the last three digits of your library card number and the first three letters of both your last and first name.  Take your items and enjoy!

Place Your Holds!

Holds may once again be placed on almost any item from any library within Winnefox and the item will be sent to Ripon. The delivery schedule has been temporarily reduced and materials need to be quarantined once they arrive, so please be patient.  Visit the catalog to begin placing holds. 

IMAGINE YOUR STORY - SUMMER 2020

Ripon Public Library is pleased to announce its 2020 summer library program, "IMAGINE YOUR STORY!" In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, a combination of online and in-person options for registration, prizes, and programming are available. Simply download Beanstack to your device, set up a profile for yourself or your whole family, and start tracking reading activity to automatically become eligible for prizes! The Beanstack app is available for your smartphone on Google Play and the iTunes App Store. You can also use any web browser to participate - just visit our Beanstack website. If you prefer the old-fashioned way, a paper reading log is available at the library.

In recognition and support of local businesses, premium prizes include Chamber Dollars and gift cards. A store of additional prizes includes something for every age and interest with toys, games, books, coupons to Cousins Subs, and more.  Continually updated prizes can be viewed via the Beanstack app.

A host of online programming options for all ages will be posted periodically throughout the summer. Look for options such as crafting videos, virtual scavenger hunts, cooking videos, book talks, reviews and readings, virtual board gaming, and storytimes on Facebook and the library's YouTube channel. A limited number of offline options including storytime outdoors, with social distancing practices in place, and walking tours of Ripon will be scheduled as well.

What’s the best way to know what’s happening when? By chekcing right here on our website (www.riponlibrary.org) and following us on Facebook.

SYNC - free audiobooks all summer long

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 30, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks  a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Register for SYNC at www.audiobooksync.com and then download the free app, Sora (by Overdrive) to access the free audiobooks each week.

Preview the audiobooks by listening to audioclips provided by SoundCloud: