Monday, December 6, 2010

Merry Christmas!

The Ripley Free Library wishes to invite everyone to an Open House beginning on Saturday, December 18th. Please stop by for some cookies and refreshments. We gladly welcome all our regulars who have patronized the library throughout the year and we extend that welcome to those who have never had the chance to stop by.
It's a great time to sit a spell and check out our Christmas tree while catching up on all the activities the library has to offer. We are also raffling off a Lottery Christmas Wreath so be sure and get your tickets. Happy Holidays Everyone!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Silent Auction

Shhhhhhh! The Ripley Free Library is gearing up for our Annual Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 13th. We have to tone it down just a bit while we're in the library but after that, TELL EVERYONE!!!! There are tons of items. We have toys, a Car Jack, Seat Covers for Cars, Salsa Mix, , Homes for our Fine Feathered Friends, Gift Certificates of all kinds including fine dining, massage, bowling, Curves membership for one month and jewelry. Plus hand made items, a sleeping bag, stuffed bear, home medic massager, growing scarecrow, baskets galore and so much more. This year we will include a few antiques such as an antique clock with wine rack, three circular colored glass windows, china cabinet and dinnerware. Doors open at 9 a.m. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Murder Mystery!

Back by popular demand, the Ripley Free Library will present another murder mystery dinner. For two 6 p.m. performances, Oct. 22nd or 23rd, The Santa Clause will be presented at Ripley First Baptist Church, 9869 East Side Hill Rd.. The intrigue never stops as the law firm of Lie, Cheat & Steal hosts its annual Christmas party.
Santa's elves will serve a delicious Christmas dinner and tickets are $15 per person, available at Ripley Free Library, or by calling 716-736-3913. All proceeds will benefit the Ripley Free Library. Join us for a night of lies, deceit, passion and voodoo. You want to miss it!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Night at the Winery

Ripley Free Library proudly presents A Night at the Noble Winery with Skip Roberts on Sept. 25th at 7 pm Enjoy his tribute to George Strait while sampling delicious wines from the Noble Winery. Tickets are $12.50 per person and are being sold at the Ripley Free Library. Get yours now!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Ripley Free Library presents its Annual Book Sale! There are so many books to choose from with Adult Fiction and Nonfiction, Paperbacks and Children's Books for both Juniors and Easy Readers. There's sure to be something for everyone! Stop in now for the best selections.
For those who would rather wait, the Bag Sale begins on
August 23rd and will run through August 28th. Fill one of our bags with as many books as you can get to fit for only $2.00/per bag.
Our Annual Chicken Barbeque will be on Sunday, August 29th at the firemen's field, marking an end to our book sale. Tickets are only $8.00 and on sale now at the library. Tickets will also be on sale at the barbeque. The event runs from noon until the chicken is gone. Get your tickets now before they're gone!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pizza Party!

The Summer Reading Program will be drawing to a close on Tuesday, Aug. 3rd. In celebration of all the hard work that the children performed, we will end with a pizza party. Seventy-four young people signed up this year, Depending on the age group, children were required to play educational computer games, write stories, give book reviews, make crafts, create sea serpents, find word definitions, color pictures, put puzzles together, work in the almanac, write a paragraph describing a magazine article, a newspaper article and above all else...READ, no matter how old they were. My thanks for your participation and congratulations to those who participated. Great Job Everyone!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Community Salad Night

Join us on Thursday, July 15th at 6 p.m. for the Ripley Free Library's annual Community Salad Night. Bring a large salad of any kind and share a dinner with your neighbors and friends. The children enrolled in the Summer Reading Program help to make the salads they prepare. The library provides the hot dogs. This is a great way to beat the heat and enjoy great food. See you there!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Book Drive!

Ripley Free Library begins its annual book drive on Monday,
July 12th. We are looking for slightly used books in good condition. The library will gladly accept any adult or children's fiction or non- fiction books. We cannot accept text books, Reader's Digest condensed books or encyclopedia sets. Please drop off your donations during our open hours of operation.
The book sale will begin on August 7th. For you historical buffs, we have many books that have been weeded from our collection. Let's make this the biggest sale event ever. You won't want to miss it!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Reading Program

The school year is almost over and Ripley Free Library will begin the Summer Reading Program on June 29th
at 6:30. This year's program "Make a Splash" at your library, promises to be lots of fun with books to read, computer games to play, prizes to win and so much more. Sign up sheets are now available at the circulation desk. Come join in the fun!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Time to Thank a Vet

The Ripley Free Library is proud to present Troy Smith of the VA on Monday, May 24th at 1 p.m. Troy will be here to discuss benefits and medical care that may be available to Veterans and their spouses. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call
736-3913 to reserve a seat.
Also please take the time to remember our veterans over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. We have them to thank for our freedom.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Busy As Can Be

The Ripley Library has been buzzing for the past few weeks. Not only have we staged our annual Murdery Mystery and completed our huge Yard Sale, but we have also started our second beginner Computer Classes and are in the middle of our One Stroke Art Classes. Demand is great for our beginner computer classes so we will "bee" starting another set in June. Plus Troy Smith from the VA will be here to speak to veterans about programs and benefits that they may be eligible for. All this and more as we plan for the Summer Reading Program coming the end of June. Stay tuned for more detailed updates on these events. As always, let us know if there's something that you'd like to see happening at your library.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yard Sale!!!

That's right, the Ripley Free Library is having its Annual Yard Sale, Friday and Saturday, May 14-15. We are asking for donated items of all sorts in GOOD condition. Yes, we will take clothes, toys, furniture, knick knacks, bikes in good working condition, etc. Check your closets, attics, garages...who knows what treasures you may find! Please drop off your items only during our open hours of business. Proceeds from the yard sale will go towards the Summer Reading Program.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Murder Mystery!

Ripley Free Library is getting ready for it's annual Murder Mystery. This
year's production, "Honkey Tonk Homicide" takes place on April 24th at
6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Social Hall on Sidehill Rd in Ripley, NY. Tickets are now on sale at $15 per person. This includes a meal and a night of entertainment. You won't want to miss it!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Authors of the Month

April Authors of the Month...

Adult Author is Beverly Lewis. This author writes stories that are Amish-related. Why not try one today.

Junior Author of the Month is Shel Silverstein. For something silly read one of his books. Guaranteed to give you a smile.

Easy Reader Author of the Month is a little different. The Library Clerk picked out 3 of her favorite stories. Daddy is a Doodlebug, Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep, and Casey at the Bat. Pick one of these stories and see if you enjoy them as much as she does.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Carol Camp is now the proud owner of an 8 day mantle chime clock! Her name was drawn as the winning raffle ticket held Saturday morning, April 3rd. Many thanks to everyone who bought a raffle ticket and special thanks to Bill Batts for donating the clock!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Beginner Computer Classes

Beginner Computer Classes will start on April 13th at 10 a.m. You will be taught to use the mouse, write letters, surf the internet, make posters and set up your own email address. Seating is limited so register now!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Music Appreciation

Join the Ripley Free Library as we celebrate Music Appreciation Day on
Tuesday, March 30th. Throughout the day we will listen to a wide variety of music from jazz to classical to country as the library will be transformed into an open cafe with refreshments for everyone! The Art Exhibit will continue through Tuesday and tours will be given on request.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Art Museum

Join us on Tuesday, March 23rd as the Ripley Free Library is transformed into a wonderful Art Museum. Find out what information artists are trying to tell us through their pictures. There will be guided tours every 90 minutes beginning at 10 a.m. The last tour will be given at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

You Missed It!

If you didn't make it to Poetry Night last Tuesday night, you really missed a great event. People of all ages recited their original works. It was amazing to see how much talent there is in the area. Many thanks to everyone who shared a glimpse of their inner selves!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Poetry Night

Don't forget...Tuesday Night at 7 p.m. is Poetry Night at the Library!
If you are a poet at heart, bring in your original works and share it with everyone. If you're not a poet, come and listen to the talent in the area.
See You There!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Material for March

Adult Fiction
Catalyst by Anne McCaffrey
Fantasy in Death by J.D.Robb
Death by the Book by Lenny Bartulin
Ticket to Ride by Ed Gorman
Blacklist by Sara Paretsky
Past Malice by Dana Cameron
Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell
Till Morning is Nigh by Leisha Kelly
Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood
Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner
Murder at Fords Theatre by Margaret Truman
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out by Harry Kemelman
Lying Three by Ralph McInerny
The Grey Beginning by Barbara Michaels
The Lost Gardens by Anthony Eglin
The Hard Way by Lee Child
Aunt Dimity Down Under by Nancy Atherton
Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader

Adult Nonfiction
Miss Manners Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding
Country suppers by Ruth Cousineau
The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge
Handmade Gifts from a Country Garden by Laura C. Martin
Super Sandwiches by Rose Dunnington
10-fold Origami by Peter Engel
Golf The Greatest Game

Junior Fiction
In Too Deep by Jude Watson
The Bad Beginning by Lemony snicket
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
The Wide Window by Lemony snicket
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
The Erstaz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
The Hostile hospital by Lemony Snicket
The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
The End by Lemony Snicket
A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Junior Nonfiction
How to Draw Dogs, Cats and Horses by Arthur Zaidenberg
Horse and Pony Fact File by Sandy Ransford
1001 Facts about Space by Carole Stott
1001 Facts about Dinosaurs by Neil Clark

Easy Reader
Lost and Found Puppy by Jill L. Goldowsky
Beaver Gets Lost by Ariane Chottin
The Curious Little Dolphin by Ariane CHottin
A Home for Little Turtle by Ariane Chottin
Little Donkey Learns to Help by Claude Clement
Brown Paper Teddy Bear by Catherine Allison

Toddler Books
Dirk the Dozer Going to Work by Julie Roseboom
10 Button Book by William Accorsi
Leap Day by Catherine Samuel
Groundhog Day by Catherine Lukas
Sally Cats 123 by Richard Scarry
Roo's Big Adventure
Happy Valentines Day by Sarah Albee

Practical Magic
Lost in Translation
Casper the Friendly Ghost By the Old Mill Scream
French Kiss
The Time Travelers Wife

New Material for February

Adult Fiction
The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman
Dragon by Clive Cussler
The Heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Wizards Daughter by Barbara Michaels
Second Wind by Dick Francis
The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
In the Face of Death by Chelsea Quinn yarbro
Extraordinary Powers by Joseph Finder
The Cat Who tailed A Theif by Lilian Jackson Braun
the 27 Ingredient Chili con Carne Murders by Nancy Pickard
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sea Wolf by Jack London
Twice Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Desperado by Diana Palmer
Wicked Craving by G.A. McKevett
Butter Safe than Sorry by Tamar Myers
A Dark Matter by Peter Straub
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

Adult Nonfiction
Pillsbury Annual Recipes 2010
Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2010

Junior Fiction
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot
Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Haunted by Meg Cabot
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
Water Street by Patricia Reilly Giff
HA! HA! HA! by Lyn Thomas
Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

Junior Nonfiction
The Kids Summer Games Book by Jane Drake
Drawing Dragons by Christopher Hart
the True or False Book of Horses by Patricia Lauber

Books on CD
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich
Monty Pythons Flying Circus
the Red Hat Societys Laugh Lines by Sue Ellen Cooper
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough

New Movies
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Old Yeller
Julie & Julia
Star Trek

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday. Stop in at the Ripley Free Library and join us for a piece of his Birthday Cake! Dr. Seuss is famous for all of his wonderful stories including
Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Green Eggs and Ham just to name a few.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Authors of the Month for March are:

Adult Author Kathy Reichs

She is a mystery author and her books are the basis for the television show Bones. Come on in and check out the bulletin board for some facts on Kathy Reichs and get one of her books.

Junior Author is Lemony Snicket.

He has written A Series of Unfortunate Events. Look at our board to see some quotes from this author.

Easy Read Author is Dr. Seuss.

As you know March 2 is Dr. Seuss's Birthday so it was an obvious choice for this month. He is a very funny, and loved by all. Come and see what Seussisms are on the bulletin board in the childrens section.

Thackeray's Review

February has been a busy month, but I did manage to read Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. I'm glad I found the time to do it. This story is about a boy who moves into a new neighborhood only to discover that he is the focus of the school bully. He befriends a boy who lives in the woods. This story has just about everything in it...alligators, snakes, owls, good guys, bad guys and some funny parts too. It was a very good read and I learned some things too! Check it out.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Growing Older

There's a lot to be said about growing older. We're all doing it. On Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m., Dr. Mary Anne Spanos from the Office of the Aging will give a talk on classes available in the area, insurance coverage and discount dining areas. Information handouts will be available. Everyone is welcome!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Poetry Night

This year the Ripley Free Library is trying something new! We are looking for original poets in our community to recite their own works in front of a captive audience. Everyone is welcome.
You must register at the library ahead of time, as participation is limited. At the time of registration a copy of your poem is requested.
Mark your calendars for March 9th at 7 p.m. Whether you're reciting or being a member of the audience, it's sure to be a fun night!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Big Read

Coming Thursday, February 18th, the Ripley Library will once again be part of The Big Read.
This year we will be reading My Antonia by Willa Cather. The group will meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. There will be assignments handed out each week along with reading lessons that will be discussed at the following meeting. Come and join us for a great time. You might just learn a little something along the way!

Mark your calendars now for every Thursday from Feb. 18th through the end of March!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine's Treats

The Friends of the Library will be holding a bake sale on Saturday,
Feb. 13th at Meeder's Restaurant in Ripley, New York. Stop in and pick up a delicious treat for that special someone in your life. Sale will begin
at 9 a.m.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

February Authors of the Month

Adult Author of the Month is Nicholas Sparks. He is a wonderful storyteller. If you like a little Romance, give one of his books a try.

Juniors Author of the Month is Laura Ingalls Wilder. She has written classic tales about her and her family growing up in the big woods. The stories start when she is a little girl all the way up to her adulthood. Sure you have heard of her, along with the television series, but have you read the books for yourself? Give them a try, you won't be sorry.

Easy Author of the Month is Stan and Jan Berenstain. Check out all the fun the Berenstain Bears have, go to the dentist with Brother Bear, or see who is in the In Crowd with Sister Bear, or just stay at the Tree House with Mama Bear. Any story you pick will be a great one.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Books for December 2009

Adult Fiction

Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman
Tragic Magic by Laura Childs
The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cormwell
Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
The Christmas List by Richard paul Evans
There Goes the Bride by M.C.Beaton
Between the Lines by Jayne Ann Krentz
Under the Dome by Stephen King
The Zero Hour by Joseph Finder
Final Theory by Mark Albert
Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
The Hornets Nest by Jimmy Carter
Jester by James Patterson
Blackwork by Monica Gerris
Stained Glass by Ralph McInerny
And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer
The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey
A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

Large Print

You've Been Warned by James Patterson
Strangers in Death by J.D.Robb

Junior Fiction

Allie Finkles Rules for Girls Stage Fright
The Shadowmask by R.A.Salvatore
Junie B First Grader (at last) by Barbara Park
Junie B First Grader Cheater Pants by Barbara Park
What Happened to Cass Mcbride by Gail Giles
Midnight Magic by Avi
Life and Death of Harriett Frean by May Sinclair
If I Forget, You Remember by Carol Lynch Williams
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
Junie B Jones is a Graduation Girl by Barbara Park
Junie B Jones Loves Handsome Warren by Barbara Park
Junie B Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket by Barbara Park
Sort of Forever by Sally Warner
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett

Easy Reader

Don't Look Now by Ed Briant
Baby Penguin Slips and Slides by Michael Teitelbaum
Woof A Love Story by Saran Weeks
Just a Gum Wrapper by Mercer Mayer
Just Camping Out by Mercer Mayer
The New Baby by Mercer Mayer
Just Me and My Little Brother by Mercer Mayer
Just My Friend and Me by Mercer Mayer
The School Play by Mercer Mayer
This is My Body by Mercer Mayer
When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer
Happy Easter Little Critter by Mercer Mayer
All By Myself by Mercer Mayer
Good for Me and You by Mercer Mayer
Just say Please by Mercer Mayer
Crow Call by Lois Lowry
Achoo by Mij Kelly

Books on CD

All that Remains and Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
The Little Book by Selden Edwards
Coming Out by Danielle Steel
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Big Russ & Me by Tim Russert
Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith
Death of a Bore by M.C.Beaton
Kitchen Privileges by Mary Higgins Clark
Polar shift by Clive Cussler


the Incredible Mr. Limpet
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian
Monkey Mischief
Veggietales Saint Nicholas
Santa Buddies
Seven Pounds

Monday, January 18, 2010

Bell Ringers

Ripley Free Library proudly presents the Bell Ringers on Monday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at the
First Presbyterian Church in Ripley. Refreshments will be served after the performance.
There is no cost for admission. Everyone welcome.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thackeray's Review

The book I am going to review this month is Twilight. I have been hearing all the hype about this book, the movies etc., I decided that I just had to read it for myself. Boy am I glad I did. It pulled me in on the first few pages and kept its grip through the whole book, I couldn't put it down. Its a love story. Yes I know not another love story, but this is different. Its a love story involving Edward, a vampire and Bella, a human. Bella starts a new school in the middle of the year. Edward is a loner, not one to make friends. He is drawn to her, can't stay away from her... why you ask? Well for the answer you will just have to read it yourself. We have a copy here in the library, in the junior section, but adults would like it too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Authors of the Month

Adult Author of the Month is James Patterson. If you like suspense novels, why not give this author a try. There are many different titles to choose from. Read about his character Alex Cross, or maybe The Womens Murder Club Series.

Junior Author is Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. With over 135 titles to choose from, there shouldn't be a problem finding one that interests you. How about reading about the Boy-Girl Battle Books, or maybe a Ghost Story.

Easy Author is A.A. Milne. He wrote the Winnie the Pooh books that everyone loves. But did you know he also wrote other stories? Come in and check out the few we have that aren't about a bear thats filled with fluff and stuff. Also check out the bulletin board for some good Pooh quotes.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Grab your coat and hat and head over to the library. A large assortment of games are available for people of all ages. Come alone, bring a friend or invite the whole family. We will provide players if you come in alone. This is a great chance to meet with old friends or make some new ones. This is not just for children. We ask that children be at least 8 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult.
If enough interest is shown, tournament playoffs will be scheduled.