Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

The Library Staff wishes everyone a safe and Happy New Year! Here at the library we hope to make 2012 a wonderful year filled with some of our favorite programs along with some new, creative ones.

In reflection, the past year had quite a few memorable moments. The Art Show, introducing local talent for the first time, was wonderful! (We will be repeating that this coming March, along with Poetry Night). Our Murder Mystery Dinner proved to be highly entertaining as was the Night at the Noble Winery. Over 60 children participated in our Summer Reading Program earning prizes as they completed selected tasks. For the younger group, Story Time was available filled with tales retold, puzzles and coloring. Our annual Yard Sale, Book Sale, Chicken Barbeque and Silent Auction were well attended. We even held an after school program four days a week during the first half of the year. The Friends of the Library, through fundraisers completely renovated our back room turning it into a room for meetings, get togethers and just a cozy place to come for coffee. The library was painted inside and out plus fresh landscaping gave us a new look. Our newest addition, the History of Ripley has become a monthly program taking everyone for a trip down memory lane. Lastly, let's not forget our computer and painting classes plus our knitting club, book club and card club.

All of this could not have been accomplished without your help. Many thanks to the Library Board, Friends of the Library, Volunteers, Instructors, faithful patrons, donators including local businesses and anyone who gave their time and effort to keep this library a focal point of the community.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Time

The drawing for the Holiday Lottery Wreath will be Thursday night, Dec 22nd at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold until the time of the drawing. They are selling at $2.00 per ticket or 3/$5.00.

The Ripley Free Library will be closed Sat - Mon, Dec. 24-26 for our Christmas break. We wish you all a joyous holiday. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Open House!

The Ripley Free Library will hold its annual Christmas Open House on
December 16th and 17th. Everyone is welcome to join us for cookies and hot chocolate, coffee, tea or punch during our open hours of operation. Find out what's been going on at the library, while enjoying our newly renovated Community Room. Take a chance on our Lottery Wreath while your here. We look forward to seeing you. Come in and set a spell!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Book Review - The Name of the Wind

For all of my fantasy readers out there, have I got a book for you! It is called The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Now I just have to tell you, this is one of my all time ablsolutely, positively favorite fantasy books that I have every read! It is the first in a trilogy with the last book not completed yet. We have both the first and second books here at the library. It had me from the first couple of pages and I never turned back. You will find it in the adult section.