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Library Access and Use during COVID-19

Please note the following temporary changes to our usual library policies and procedures.

Visiting the library:

  • Face coverings (nose and mouth) are required for ages 5 and up.
  • The library's main level is limited to a total of 25 patrons at a time. Patrons must check in at the front desk.
  • Distanced seating is available and face coverings are required if you are seated – no exceptions.
  • Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.
  • All patrons need to check in at the front desk.

Meeting / Study Room Use:

  • The Silver Creek and Nash Rooms will be available weekdays until 4 p.m. for socially distanced quiet study for students (middle school and older) and adults.  The Silver Creek Room has tables and chairs in rows and the Nash Room has comfortable chairs around the perimeter of the room.
    • Face coverings are required
    • One person per table/chair
    • Furniture may not be moved
    • Rooms will be monitored
  • The Silver Creek and Nash Rooms will be available for group meetings beginning at 4 p.m. on weekdays and during open hours on weekends, and the Jorgenson Room will be available for meetings during regular library hours. 
    • Maximum capacity is 16 for the Silver Creek Room, 9 for the Nash Room, and 2 for the Jorgenson Room.
    • Groups must maintain social distancing
    • Face coverings are required
    • No food allowed
    • Furniture may not be moved
    • Rooms will be monitored
    • All meeting room reservations must be booked in advance with the library director.
  • The digital piano will be available, limit one person in the room at a time or multiple people from the same household, and may be booked with any staff member.
  • The free book area located in the lower level lobby is also open.  Patrons interested in browsing these shelves should check in at the front desk.

Computer use:

  • Face coverings are required to use a computer — no exceptions
  • Daily time limit is 2 hours
  • Limit one person per computer
  • Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis

General conduct:

  • Patrons must maintain social distancing (six feet) between staff and other patrons (non-family) 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.
  • Photocopiers and faxing are available.

Curbside pickup:

  • Call-ahead curbside pickup is available for your convenience.
  • Call 920-748-6160 and staff will set your items outside.

Job Opening - Page

JOB OPENING:  Library Page to work approximately 8 hours per week, evenings and weekends, at the Ripon Public Library.  Candidates must be courteous, dependable, and energetic.  Duties include shelving library materials, checking items in and out on a computerized system and helping people use the library.  Lifting and carrying objects up to 40 pounds may be required.  Must be 16 years old as of August 31, 2011.  This is a permanent position.  $7.25 per hour.  Apply by August 4, 2012 at the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971.

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Recently Added Titles for June, 2012:

Fiction:

    Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    Home by Toni Morrison
    Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
    Snatched by Karin Slaughter
    The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
    The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
    Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Nonfiction:

Job Opening Announcement

Help Wanted: Library Page to work approximately 8 hours per week, evenings and weekends, at the Ripon Public Library.  Candidates must be courteous, dependable, and energetic.  Duties include shelving library materials, checking items in and out on a computerized system and helping people use the library.  Lifting and carrying objects up to 40 pounds may be required.  Must be 16 years old as of May 15, 2012.  This is a permanent position.  $7.25 per hour.  Apply by April 15, 2012 at the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, April 12-14

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.

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