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!

 

NOV 29 HERStory Scavenger Hunt

Ripon area Girl Scouts announce a citywide, contactless, scavenger hunt for everyone! Drop in at the Ripon Public Library to begin an adventure through a series of 25 clues leading to local locations each of which features a famous woman (shero) who changed the world.

The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) unveiled this project in 2020 to commemorate the 100 years since suffragettes earned women the right to vote. Although the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote, many people of color were still barred from voting until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The hunt originated as an exercise for Daisy Scouts working toward their Good Neighbor badge, yet the opportunity to explore one’s community while simultaneously being inspired by sheroes of yesterday and today is available to anyone at no cost. Registration is not required.

Participants begin at the library, 120 Jefferson Street, receiving the first clue and information to support their adventure around Ripon. A car is necessary as featured locations span the city in its entirety; allot at least one hour for completion. Clues are provided in paper format or can be accessed with QR codes on an electronic device. For those who do not complete the hunt on Saturday, the clues and featured sheroes remain viable for independent exploration until November 29.

Assorted prizes and incentives are provided by the GSNWGL, and the Ripon Senior Troop #6217 will be available to offer support and assistance to participants. For more information, contact Linda DeCramer at the Ripon Public Library by calling 920-748-6160, or troop 2119 leader Katie Feldner, by email, gsnwgl2119@gmail.com or phone, 920-229-5970.

NOV 1, 2020 LANTERN WALK

Love & Light Lantern Walk

On Sunday, November 1 from 5-7 p.m. all ages are invited to enjoy a brief lantern-lit walk beginning on the Northwestern Trail, adjacent to the Ripon Public Library parking lot. This Tinkergarten inspired event is cohosted by the library and local Tinkergarten entrepreneur Carissa Sorensen. Social distancing and masks, for ages 5 years and up, are required. Arrive at your convenience; groups will enter the trail at 5-minute intervals and choose a 4 or 8 block loop circling back to the library.

In addition to the walk, participants are invited to spread goodwill by writing a hope or positive intention to be posted on the library entry windows within a painting by Sorensen titled Love and Light. A campfire will add light, warmth, and distanced camaraderie to the event.

For those who prefer a do-it-yourself option, Tinkergarten provides online ideas and instructions, www.tinkergarten.com/lantern-walk.

Registration is not required. For more information, call 920-748-6160, or follow our Facebook page. 

SEPT 17 & 24 BOOK MATES

Youth services librarian, Linda DeCramer, will be on hand Thursdays, September 17 and 24 from 6-7:30 p.m., to offer personalized readers advisory on a first-come-first-served basis. Interviews will focus on finding the right books to engage and excite young prereaders and readers with customized reading lists for every level and interest.

Programs are free and registration is not required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  All events adhere to current requirements for social distancing, building capacity guidelines, and mask requirements. Stay informed regarding updates, including weather cancellations, on the library’s website or Facebook page.

 

SEPT 19 CHALK THE WALK ART & OBSTACLE COURSE

The young at heart are invited to this all-ages, intergenerational, Chalk-the-Walk event on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. An exciting obstacle course will be chalked onto the Jefferson Street sidewalk along the library’s south side. Complete the obstacle course for fitness and fun as many times as you like. (The obstacle course will remain available after this date while weather permits.) Attendees also receive their own packet of chalk and are encouraged to embellish the course and/or create their own sidewalk art for the enjoyment of the community.

Programs are free and registration is not required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  All events adhere to current requirements for social distancing, building capacity guidelines, and mask requirements. Stay informed regarding updates, including weather cancellations, on the library’s website or Facebook page.

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