Friends Advocacy/Annual Meetings
The Friends Board of Directors hold monthly advocacy meetings on the first Monday of each month. 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!
Updates From Our Feb. 11 Meeting:
After the the approval of our minutes, Treasurer Marcia Dotterer presented her the Treasurer's report. Even though we have funded many programs and projects, our bank accout has remained stable.
After President Margaret Sivley gave a summary of the Friends activities for 2013, librarian Linda Kopp presented her report. She gave a heart felt thanks to the Friends for their support. Finally, the following officers have been elected to the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library board:
The day and time of our Board of Directors Meetings have been changed from the first Monday of the month at 7:00pm to the first Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Friends have are moving forward with the purchase of a new whiteboard for the library. Tara is planning to use it for "The Word of the Day." Watch for it and perhaps we can all improve our vocabularies a bit.
Book Sale News
Thanks to everyone who has brought in books and those who have purchased books this past month. Last year we made over $3,000 for the Friends of the Library. Next month will be our March Madness Sale. Hardback books will be on sale 3 for $1.00. Watch for our sale signs.
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!
We appreciate your giving!
Children's Easy Reader and Step Up Book Clubs
Thursday, Mar. 6, 3:30 and 4:00 (every Thursday afternoon), children are invited to join a book club at either the easy reader level (K-2) or step up level (2-4). Please sign up in advance and you will get the book for each session. Come prepared to discuss the book, enjoy a snack and have fun making a craft. Library staff facilitate both book clubs. Easy readers meet 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Step up readers meet 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Advanced Book Club for Children
On the first Tuesday, of each month from Feb to May (3/4, 4/1, 5/6), at 4 p.m., the Ripon Library presents the Advanced Book Club for Kids. Each month, the Advanced Book Club for kids will share and talk about a popular, award-winning book. To partipate, children (grades 4-7) should sign up in advance and pick up the monthly title at the Ripon Branch Library. Come to the next meeting having read the book and be ready to talk! Fun and pizza are provided, free! Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet – all for free at your local public library!
Teen Book Club and Pizza
Second Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m., come and enjoy free pizza while you talk about books with friends! Read the selected book ahead of time, then bring your friends to meet with other teens, eat yummy pizza, and talk about thought-provoking and entertaining teen books. Fun, friends, and food—it doesn’t get any better!
On Wednesdays (Mar. 5-26), join fellow Lego enthusiasts to create and share original Lego creations. Members will design a new Lego creation based on the "surprise" theme. The club is open to all young members from toddlers to teen. The more advanced Lego club members will meet in the community room, the beginners (toddlers) will meet for free play with bigger blocks in the children's area. Legos will be provided. You do not need to bring your own. Lego creations will stay in the library and will NOT go home with the participant.
SPACE IN THIS CLUB IS LIMITED. OUR MEETING ROOM HAS A 78 PERSON CAPACITY.
All About Baby
Thursdays 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
Wednesday, Mar. 5 ,6:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, on going at 6:00 p.m.) Certified instructor guides students through easy yoga and pilates movements in a one hour session.
Family Film Matinee
On the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m., come to the library for the Family Film Matinee! The film will be shown on the big screen in the library's community room. Popcorn is provided, free of charge!
For specific titles to be shown, please contact the Ripon Library staff.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
What could be better than reading and enjoying a book? Sharing ideas, perceptions and thoughts about the book with others who have read it!
Come on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.!
Our book discussion group is a thoughtful and lively exchange based on what we have read that month. The discussion is lead by the librarian and lasts about one hour.
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.
FEATURED EVENTS AT THE RIPON LIBRARY
Visit the Stockton San Joaquin Public Library website for the entire Calendar of Ripon Library events
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!
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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.
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