Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mark Your Calendar

Ripley Free Library will be closed Thurs-Fri next week, August 2 & 3 as we prepare for our annual book sale.   We will still be receiving donations at the side door and we are still looking for volunteers to help sort books if you're interested.

Doors will open on Saturday, August 4th at 9 a.m. for the book sale.  See you there!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


The Ripley Free Library's Annual Book Sale begins on August 4th at 9 a.m.  There will be books in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, children's fiction, children's nonfiction, romance paperbacks, fiction paperbacks, VHS tapes and board books for the little ones plus cook books, craft books and large prints.  If you can't find something you like, you're not looking hard enough!
While you're here, check out the Friends' room where gently used books are on sale year round!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Salad Night is Back!

It's true.  Salad Night will return Thursday, July 19th at 6 p.m.!  Everyone in the community is invited to bring a large salad of any kind (macaroni, potato, tossed, fruit, etc.) to the library and share a dinner with your family, friends and children in the Summer Reading Program.  The library will provide hot dogs and a drink.  It's a lot of fun and the salads are delicious!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Dog Show is Back!

The Summer Reading Program continues with lots of fun things in store.  This Thursday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m., dog instructor Lee Ann Cogdill returns with her Dog Show.  Learn how to train your dog through praise and repetition.


Monday, July 2, 2012

A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

I haven't written a review for awhile because frankly, I like to write about books that really catch my attention.  There have been quite a few that were good, but every once in awhile you come across a certain book that you just can't put down.  A Tale Dark & Grimm is one such book.  This book dwells on the tale of Hansel and Gretel, those poor children who wandered off in the forest only to find the witch's  house made of sweets.  Now you might think to yourself, that was just a silly old fairy tale but you haven't heard the REAL story of their fate until you read this book.  As the tale unwinds, the narrator (who seems a bit odd too), guides you through the perils they face.  Trust me.  This book is a thriller that will keep you turning the pages.  It's rather gruesome at times but just remember that it is only a fairy tale. 

A Tale Dark & Grimm is rated J for a junior book, but personally I strongly suggest that it be read by 12 year olds and up.  I encourage adults to give it a try too.    T