Friends Annual Meetings
The Friends Board of Directors hold monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 5pm. The meetings are open to the public. The Friends also hold an annual meeting in January. For more information visit the Friends Connection Calendar.
Get a Friends Save Mart Supermarkets S.H.A.R.E.S card and "Shop for Literacy". Everytime you shop at Save Mart and use your Friends S.H.A.R.E.S card, the Friends will earn 3% of your purchases. No registration, or up front monies are required, it's that simple! Visit the library to get your free S.H.A.R.E.S. card. To learn more about the S.H.A.R.E.S program click here.
Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library operates an on-going Book Sale which is open to the public during library hours.
Have A Suggestion?
Do you have an idea or a suggestion? The Friends want to know!
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!
During the months of July, you can be a part of the Summer Reading Program at the library. Summer Reading is for everyone! Children, teens and adults are all invited to read, earn prizes and attend programs. Come in as soon as you can to get started. We'll make the first day of sign-ups special, so don't miss out.
On Your Mark, Get Set: Sign Up!
Teen: Viewer's Choice Movie
Thursday, July 7 at 2:00pm
We will be watching the winner of our Viewer's Choice Movie contest. Come down to the library and cast a vote for your favorite movie.
Science Wizard Jordan Reading
Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m.
The Science Wizard, Jordan Reading, is ready to entertain and teach Summer Readers about science with exciting experiments guaranteed to get your attention! Seating is limited. Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time.
Teen: Video Games
Thursday, July 14
Our summer program for teens this week will be video games.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, July 14, August 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies. If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "next" book and questions. Be prepared for a lively exchange of ideas and insightful ruminations that will make reading a book a "shared and enriching" experience!
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (July 14th)
Orphan Train by Christina Kline (August 11th)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (September 8th)
The Book Of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez (October 13th)
Sterling Johnson the "Bubblesmith"
Wednesday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Sterling Johnson is a genius at bubble making: small bubbles, large bubbles, bubbles within bubbles and much more! You will be mezmerized by his performance and skill. Seating is limited. Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time.
Wild Things Inc. Animal Rescuers
Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Our final program for the summer will feature two shows (2 p.m. and 3 p.m.) with
Wild Things Animal Rescuers. What happens to animals that really are not suited to being
domestic pets, once they are discovered and rescued? Well, they get extra-good care from experts
who know what wild animals need to be healthy and happy. Wild Things always brings a variety of animals to share so that we can be better educated partners who care for all living things! Tickets are distributed a half an hour before show-time. Seating is limited.
Events & Programs
Help the Friends!
If you enjoy coming to the library and participating in the programs and events, help support these programs by making a donation to the Ripon Friends!
- No need to create an account
- you can remain anonymous
- no donation is too small!
- and it's REAL EASY!
We appreciate your giving!
All About Baby
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Ripon Library, special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Certified instructor guides students through easy yoga and pilates movements in a one hour session.
It's Great to Have Friends
Everywhere you turn, there is news about the budget challenges facing the Stockton San Joaquin Library system which includes the Ripon Memorial Library. Articles have been written that include the possibility of a reduction in service hours, privatizing and layoffs.
While there is much uncertainty, the Friends continue to support, raise funds and advocate for the Ripon Memorial Library. Since the 1970's, the Friends have carried out our mission statement which includes year round support for the Ripon Memorial Library. While the economy has dealt community libraries a tough hand, Friends groups have continued to step up and provide help when it is needed the most. As an advisory group, the Ripon Friends continues to ensure that our work does not stop and are continuing to provide funding for programs, materials and educational resources that are requested from the Ripon community. Our commitment to our mission and to the Ripon community is the driving force behind our keep moving forward efforts. Changes are sure to come but the Friends are committed to providing all that the community has come to expect as our members have empowered us to do.
Join us by continuing to support the Friends through your generous donations, Friends Book Sale purchases, Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. card use and ongoing used book donations.
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Follow us on Twitter @riponfriends and discover why over 200 fellow tweeters have added the Friends to their list of followers. Check out who we follow, our daily tweets and recommended links!
Due to limited seating in our Library Community Room, free tickets for our Special Events & Performances will be required. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning ½ hour before each show.
Friends Connection Calendar
Get connected with the Friends. Visit the new Friends Connection Calendar! Stay informed and up to date with all our upcoming events!
Friends Membership Rewards
Become a Friend and your annual membership will entitle you to receive the Friends Newsletter and special Email notices of upcoming events at the Ripon Memorial Library. Your donation will support all of the wonderful programs and new collection materials that continue to keep the Ripon library a state-of-the art educational hub for the entire community. Memberships begin at $5.
Ripon Memorial Library Information
Library Location & Hours:
Ripon Memorial Library
333 W. Main Street
Ripon, CA 95366
(866) 805-7323, (209) 937-8221