Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer Reading Program Has Begun!


Ripley Free Library's Summer Reading Program is in full swing!  Students entering grades Preschool - 8 are welcome to join.  Participants are encouraged to Read, play computer games, Read, work on puzzles, Read, make a craft, try your luck at our scaveger hunt, do a book report ...and did I mention you might have to read? 

Prizes will be given out every Monday for those who have completed squares on their bingo sheets.  There will be a program every week on Thursday nights plus a pizza party for the grand finale.  Jan Hoffman will be here on Thursday, July 5th at 6:30 for a night of story telling.  July is overflowing with fun things to do for kids!  Sign up now!  Bingo sheets can be picked up at the circulation desk.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Birthday!


Thackeray
the Library Cat
Thackeray will be celebrating his birthday next week on Friday, June 22nd. He will be 11 years old! Please stop by the library for some cake and wish him a happy birthday. (He loves to receive cards in the mail if you'd like to send one!)

In case you didn't know, Thackeray has lived at the library since he was just a kitten.  He loves to greet people, sit in the sun, stand in front of the computer monitors, ask questions, find interesting quotes and just chat on Facebook, plus he writes an occassional book review on our library blog.  He loves to read, entertain the knitters group and just be lazy.

Thackeray doesn't like to be picked up or chased, but he really loves it when children check out books.  We love having him here at the library!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Many Thanks!

     Many thanks to everyone who helped out with our recent Annual Yard Sale! The donations were wonderful, the "crew" was fantastic and the people who stopped to shop were just super. We may have been rained out the first weekend but we made up for it this past weekend, surpassing all previous totals.
We couldn't have done it without you!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Return of the Yard Sale!

Sounds like a horror movie but it's true.  After being rained out this past weekend, the library has rescheduled the Annual Yard Sale for this coming Friday and Saturday - June 8 & 9.  There are so many items that the back room is bursting at the seams!  Sale starts at 9 both days.  If it rains again, the sale will be held inside the library.

As an added bonus, the Friends of the Library will be holding their own yard sale on East Main St.  Be sure to check out both places for some great bargains!