Monday, December 23, 2013

Library Closings

Ripley Library will be closed December 24 - 26 .  We will reopen on Dec. 27th.  We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 2, 2013

That Time of Year

December has arrived and what better way to start this month than a trip to Ripley Library. We will be putting up the Christmas tree later this week so be sure to stop in and take a look.  There are tons of Christmas stories to choose from plus cook books to find that perfect treat for the holidays and craft books if you want to make that special gift!

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Time of Thanks

Ripley Free Library will be closed Thursday - Saturday in celebration of Thanksgiving, November 28-30.
From all of us here at the library we wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope your day is filled with friends, family and peace.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thank You!

Whew! The Silent Auction is over and once again, we are amazed at the generosity of everyone who donated items for this event. (That includes businesses as well as individuals). And let us not forget all the wonderful volunteers (15 of you!) who worked the tables, helped set-up, tear down and make phone calls. The Auction was a great success. Many thanks to everyone involved!! (Now Thackeray and I are going to take a long nap!)

**The library is accepting canned peas for our local food pantry.  Please drop off your donation by Nov 19th and as always, Thank You!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


The Annual Silent Auction is at the Ripley Free Library on Saturday, Nov. 2nd.  The Bidding will begin at Noon.  The final tables will close at 6 p.m.  There will be toys, games, a painter’s basket, a lamp, pictures, baskets galore, items for the men in your lives, items  to please any woman, gifts certificates,  a Portable DVD player and so much more.  Plus a Chinese auction and bake sale.  Something for Everyone!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Board Meeting Changed

The monthly library board meeting has been changed from tonight to  next Tuesday night, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. due to unforeseen circumstances.  They will return to their normal time ( the fourth Tuesday of every month) beginning next month.  Board Meetings are open to the public

Monday, October 21, 2013

Aging Successfully!

Cheryl Wahlstrom will host an informative program on Aging Successfully through proper nutrition on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd at 1 p.m.  You won't want to miss out on ways to become a healthier you!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Murder Mystery Dinner Coming Soon!

Ripley Free Library is proud to sponsor our next Murder Mystery Dinner, "Happy Deathday to You" at the Noble Winery on Saturday,
October 12th at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale at $18.50 per person or $35.00 for two.  The price includes a delicious meal along with a night of mystery and intrigue as you try to solve the crime.  Tickets can be purchased at the Ripley Library or Noble Winery.  Call to reserve your seats now at 736-3913.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Ripley Free Library will celebrate an evening of recognition for all of our wonderful volunteers coming this Friday, Sept. 27th at 6:30 p.m..  We are so grateful to everyone who gives of their time in one form or another, whether it be for help at the circulation desk, re-shelving books, dusting, vacuuming, building maintenance, acting in our Murder Mysteries, baking, setting up tables and so much more.  If you have volunteered at the library in the past year and have not received an invitation, please contact the library at 736-3913.

Monday, September 16, 2013

September Serendipi-TEA!

Join us this Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 for a night of "September Serendipi-TEA" with author Elizabeth Way. This is an "interactive program designed to stretch your vocabulary, TEAse your brain, and tickle your funny bone." Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Preserving the Harvest

Join Cheryl Wahlstrom of Cornell Co-Op for an informative night of tips and new methods on freezing and canning safely.  The program is scheduled for Aug. 29th at 6:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Ripley Free Library BAG SALE begins Saturday, August 10th.    Stuff a bag full of books for only $2.00.  The library will supply the bags.  Sale runs Aug. 10-17.

And don't forget your tickets for the Chicken BBQ at $8.50 per person.  PreSale Tickets Only!  Tickets on sale now at the Ripley Free Library.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Chicken BBQ

The library's Annual Chicken BBQ is coming August 18th.  This is a PRESALE TICKET EVENT!  Tickets on sale now at the library for $8.50 per person.  Don't miss out!  Dinner includes chicken, macaroni salad, beans, dessert and a drink.  Tickets must be purchased by Sunday, August 11th.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Get Your Books Now!

Stop in and check out our book sale!  Get your reading materials before the snow flies.  So much to choose from!

Chicken BBQ presale tickets are on sale now.  BBQ will be held on August 18th so don't delay - they must be purchased by Sunday, August 11th!  Tickets are only $8.50 per person.  Meal includes chicken, macaroni salad, beans and a dessert.

Monday, July 29, 2013


Ripley Free Library will hold its Annual Book Sale beginning August 3 - 17!  We have adult fiction, nonfiction, childrens' books, cook books, diet books, westerns, fantasy, name it, we probably have it.  The doors will open at 9 a.m. Saturday. You won't want to miss it!

The library will be closed
Wednesday - Friday, July 31 - August 2 in preparation for the sale.  If you would like to volunteer to sort through books, stop in at the side door anytime after 9 a.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Those Summer Days

The Summer Reading Program is drawing to a close.  Coming this week, Story Teller Nan Hoffman will be here on Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m.   

The program will end on Tuesday, July 30th with a Pizza Party!  Prizes may be purchased with your special points on the last two days of the program, July 29th & 30th.

The library will be closed July 31 - Aug 2, reopening on Aug 3 with our Annual Book Sale.  The book sale will run for two weeks. 

The library will hold their Annual Chicken BBQ on Sunday, August 18th.  Details to follow soon.

**check out Ripley's Bruce Johnstone and Sein Oh at the Patterson Library in Westfield on Tuesday night 6-7 p.m. for a musical treat.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Holiday Time

The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th but we will reopen on Friday and Saturday.  Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Reading Program!

 “Dig Into Reading”at the Ripley Free Library as we learn about Planting, Dinosaurs, the Ancient Egyptians, Trucks and Archaelogy.  We will work on computer games, puzzles, worksheets, a scavenger hunt, lots and lots of reading and so much more!
Program begins Thursday, June 27th at 6 p.m.  There will be an Open House as we celebrate the Libri Foundation's grant for new children's books.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Birthday Bash!

 Thackeray is celebrating his birthday on June 22nd right here at the library!  Mark your calendars to stop in for a piece of cake and check out what's happening at the library.  (He loves to receive cards too!)
***Don't forget Summer Reading begins with an Open House on June 27th at 6 p.m. for students entering Preschool - Grade 8.  Check out all the new books we received from the Libri Foundation Grant at that time!***

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Yard Sale Cometh!

It's that time of year once again.  Time to clean out your closets, tidy up the attic and look to see what you've been storing in your garage for too long.  The Ripley Free Library will hold its annual yard sale on June 7th & 8th.  Proceeds go to the Summer Reading Program.  We will accept just about anything that's in good condition including furniture, toys, clothes, knick knacks, computers, electronic get the idea.  Please drop off your donations during our open hours of operations, and from all of us here, thank you for your generosity.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Learn How to Order Library Materials

The library will now offer classes on the first Monday and first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for anyone who would like to learn how to use our library interloan system.  It's easy, it's fun, and you won't believe what's at your fingertips!  Stop in and we'll show you how it's done!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beginner Gardening

Mark your calendars for Thursday,
April 25th for a new program of
Beginner Gardening - Back to Basics with Master Gardener, Cheryl Wahlstrom.  Cheryl is from the Cornell Co-op Extension.  The class runs from
6 - 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Library is Open!

The Ripley Free Library has been closed due to plumbing problems, but we are now officially open once again!  Many thanks for your patience during this ordeal and many thanks to the volunteers who gave of their time in correcting this problem.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Art Exhibit Is Here!

Ripley Free Library's Annual Art Show has returned. We have paintings, photography and even a handmade guitar, yet we are still looking for more!  If you have any artistic works that you would like to share, drop it off during our open hours of operation or call 736-3913 for more details.  The exhibit runs from March 11 - March 30.  Stop in and check it out!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Poetry Night is Back!

Calling all Poets and readers of Poetry!  The Ripley Free Library will kick off March, the Month of the Arts with Poetry Night on March 5th at 6:30 p.m.  If you would like to recite some of your original works or read some of your favorite poets' material, register now or call us at 736-3913.  Refreshments will be served. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Big Read

The Big Read continues this Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. as we discuss Jack London's Call of the Wild.  Join us as we learn about the days of the Yukon Gold Rush along with the hardships withstood by man and animal alike.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Treat!

Take your sweetheart out for a treat or just treat yourself to a great night at the Noble Winery with singer Pat Cook and her Pasty Cline Performance on Valentine's night, Feb. 14th at 6:30 p.m. Wine tasting and appetizers are included in the price. Tickets are $12.50 per person. Call 736-3913 to make your reservations now!

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Big Read is Back!

This year the Ripley Free Library will present Call of the Wild by Jack London as our Big Read Selection. We will meet every Thursday throughout the month of Febuary to discuss the adventurous tale of Buck, a transplanted dog from San Diego who was kidnapped and sent to the face the hardships of the Klondike. First meeting begins February 7th at 6:30 p.m.  These discussion groups are open to people of all ages.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hungry Anyone?

There's nothing better than a sandwich and a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day!  Add in a piece of pie and a choice of coffee, tea or punch and you've got yourself a great meal at the Ripley Free Library on Thursday, January 24th, 11a.m.-1 p.m. or 4-6 p.m.  The cost is only $7.00.  It's a great way to support the library and get a great meal too!