Monday, December 28, 2015

We at Ripley Library wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous New Year. We are looking forward to a year of many new and good changes. We hope all of you are a part of our changes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Narcan Training

Thursday December 17, 2015 is a very important date. The Ripley Library will be holding another Narcan training session. If you missed the one last April, now is your chance to get in on this valuable training. You could quite literally save someone's life. Plan to be here at 6:00pm.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Special Board Meeting

There will be a special Ripley Library Board Meeting on Monday December 14, 2015. This will be held at 6:30 pm. All board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thank You for Your Support

The Ripley Library thanks everyone for such a successful auction this year. This was the countless hours of work done by many many helping hands for our Library. For those of you who went out and pounded the pavement to get items.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! We could not have done this without you. For those of you who worked tirelessly to put baskets together, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! You are amazing. For those of you who helped haul baskets and items to the winery... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! I do not know what I would have done without you. For those who helped get the tables arranged and manned the tables at the auction.... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! For those of you who made separate baskets or baked goods for the auction... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! You made this auction so much better. For those of you who turned out for the auction... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! We would not exist as a library if were not for you. Events like these make me realize how much the library means to the community. It also lets me know that the community realizes how much the library means. What we can do when we work together is amazing. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for being such a great community.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Auction and More

There is a lot of new things here at the library.
First and foremost DON'T FORGET THE AUCTION Saturday November 21, 2015 at Noble Winery from 2:00 to finish. There will be the silent auction, then the live auction. We will be raffling off a beautiful hand made quilt and there will be a bake sale as well. There will be so much fun up there you don't want to miss it. Buy for yourself, buy for Christmas gifts. This is a great way to get quality items at a minimal cost and help out the library. SEE YOU THERE!!!

Secondly, we are collecting jello and pudding for the food bank. They are gearing up for Thanksgiving. If you can help out it would be greatly appreciated. Just drop off any jello or boxes of pudding that you can spare.

There is still room to sign up for Cocktails and Color Painting. This will be held here at the library on November 24th at 4:30-7:00 pm. Please sign up online at

Be sure to check the Bookworm newsletter for all the happening things at the library.

Monday, October 26, 2015


Guess what time it is? Come on guess! Humor an old librarian. Okay fine, if you do not want to I will just tell you... IT IS AUCTION TIME!!!!!!
Our Annual Auction is happening very soon. Here at the library we are getting super excited. This is always a busy time for us. We do need your help though. We need new and hand made items to put into our auction and secondly, we need you to attend our auction.

Be sure to set your calendars to:
Noble Winery
November 21, 2015
Silent Auction at 2pm
Live Auction at 4pm

Come listen to our Golden voiced auctioneers:
Michael Rowe and Earl Freling

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ghost Hunting at the Library

Remember!!!!! We still have two more nights of Ghost Hunting Pleasure at the Ripley Library. October 24th and October 30th. Both nights begin at 8pm and the cost is $15.00 per person. Proceeds are split between the Library and the Wounded Warriors Project. Come support a good cause and join in with real ghost hunters and see how they do the things they do. Perhaps you are a sensitive and will feel the presence too. Come listen for Thackeray, he has been heard by others and has shown up in pictures.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Stitching with Julie

Do you want to learn how to sew beautiful items for your home? Well; Julie is the one you need to learn this precious art form. Come on down to the Ripley Library on Thursday's at 1:00pm and join in with the sewing group. If you already know how, bring your skills and share them with others. Stop in for a supply list. See you on Thursday!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mark your Calendars, set your watches, program your phones...Ripley Library is having its Annual Auction on November 21, 2015 at Noble Winery. This all starts at 2pm and will go until the last item is sold. This is your chance to get quality items for yourself or as Christmas gifts at low prices.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall Festival

Be  sure to go to the Ripley Fire Hall on Saturday September 26, 2015 from 10am-4pm. There will be plenty to do, see, eat and shop. Stop by the Library Table and sign up for a library card if you do not already have one.  See You There!!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

What is New in the Neighborhood

Although the kiddos are back to school and summer days are coming to an end, does not mean we are not still very busy here at the Ripley Library. Watch for new events coming up. There will a class in genecology in October, our Writer's Group is still meeting every Monday at 1pm. There will be Color and Cocktails in November and of course our Annual Auction will be in November. It will be held at Noble Winery again this year. Be sure to stop in and check out the quilt we have for a raffle. Watch how we decorate for the changing seasons. Just stop in and see us. The library really is a happening place to be!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Book Club

A New Book club will be starting up on September 4, 2015. For all of you who have missed Nancy, she will be heading this Book Club. Come join the fun on the First Friday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Last Day of the Book Sale

Saturday August 22, 2015 is the last day of this year's Book Sale!. Be sure to get out and stock up on your books now. Remember, "Winter is Coming" and you will want plenty of reading material when the weather gets cold.
$ 2 PER BAG is all you will pay. Hurry in while the sale is still on.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

!!!BAG SALE!!!

Bag Sale! Bag Sale!
Looking for a great sale? Looking for bargains?
The Ripley Free Library is the place to be. We are having our annual BAG SALE. $2.00 per bag. We supply the bags, you fill them with great books, hand us 2 bucks and you just walked out with a deal of a lifetime.
Hurry, come quickly, the sale ends
August 22, 2015.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Did you hear the news??? Ripley Free library is having a HUGE book sale. It starts Saturday August 1, 2015 at 9:00 am. The Friends of the Library will be there too having a delicious bake sale. You have got to check this out. There are so many good books and something for everyone!
See You Here
Come Early for the Best Selection

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer Reading Finale

Believe it or not, the Summer Reading Program is at an end. We will finish up on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm., with a do-it-yourself pizza party. Come build your own pizza, we will bake it here; then enjoy the friends you have made through the program. Come a little early and help set up tables, and lay out toppings, plates, napkins and utensils. See you Then!!!!!!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Salad Night!

!!!!!Salad Night!!!!
Come to Salad Night at the Ripley Free Library.
As part of the Summer Reading Program, participants take part in many events. This is one of the favorite ones as we have lots of food. Come join in. Bring a salad of your choice and the library will have hot dogs. Come have supper and a great time.

Monday, July 6, 2015


The Ripley Free Library wants YOU
to join the Summer Reading Program!!!
This is open to all children from pre-school to 6th grade. We have prizes, fun, games, events and more. Come see what your Library has to offer.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Reading Kickoff Event

Summer Reading Program Begins on July 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Come get registered and get ready for a lot of activities, reading and just plain fun!!
See you here.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Public Notice

The Ripley Free Library will be holding a special meeting on June 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Mark your Calendars!!!
June 11, 2015 at 6 pm-7pm
The Ripley Free Library is hosting a
Movie Open House
The wonderful group known as the Friends of the Library joined forces with the Library and gave a generous donation to help the library purchase over 100 dvds for you viewing pleasure. Our collection of videos has increased considerably and has something for everyone. Come check out what we have to offer!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2015


At the Library
Friday and Saturday May 22nd and 23rd
This year the Ripley Free Library will be holding its yard sale as usual. The proceeds will continue to fund our Summer Reading Program.
An added twist this year will be our Chicken Barbecue. We are aligning with the Bicentennial Committee and joining in on the festivities for Memorial Day Weekend. Come to the Fireman's field on May 23rd from noon to ? for some of the best chicken you can imagine. This will be the "Famous Bob Chicken" recipe and it is sure to please your taste buds.
Tickets are available at the Ripley Library and at table set up at the barbecue pits. Adult and children dinners are available.
Allow me to cook for you!
A meal fit for a king or a queen or
your little prince or princess
oh what the heck...and your little dog too!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Special Board Meeting

The Ripley Free Library board of directors will be holding a special meeting May 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Friday, April 17, 2015

Our Library is Great!!!

This is the Greatest Town Ever!
So many great things come from our people here. There was NARCAN training here and 17 people became Certified Overdose Responders. This was such a wonderful training and these people are now prepared to help those in need. Thank you so much for giving your time and selves to our community!!!
Secondly, Since the Library has been running the World Community Grid and helping with the research for cancer and ebola, we have done a great deal. We reached a diamond status for cancer research. This means since "Puter Dave" set this up in December of 2014, our little library has completed 5 years worth of research for cancer. We also received a bronze rating for the ebola research. My mother always said "dynamite comes in small packages" and that is the case with Ripley. We may be small, but we can do so much!!! Be Proud Ripleyites!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Unfortunate News!!!!
First of all, I want all of our supporters to know that they are appreciated much more than they would ever imagine. Unfortunately there are those who do not respect our community, our library, the good deeds we perform or the services we provide. Some person or persons broke into our library the night of March 20th and stole the money that is used to keep this library up and running. As upsetting as this is, there is nothing else to do but recoup our losses through additional fundraising. In the mean time I am asking that everyone please keep their ears tuned to anything they may hear and maybe together we can bring this person or persons to justice.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Soup and Sandwich

Make sure you come and support the Ripley Free Library on March 17, 2015. We will be having homemade soup and sandwich for $7.00. Wear your green, bring your appetite and meet us right here for a Grand Time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Ripley Free Library
Here at the library, we do not just talk the talk on spreading education, we also walk the walk. Several of our computers are set up with the World Community Grid. This reduces the amount of time needed to research critical humanitarian causes. Right now our computers work in the background helping researchers find answers to cancer and ebola. Because we have several computers working at the same time, our little library has provided over three years worth of research in just a couple of months. It is so nice to know we can do so much for so many with minimal effort.
I Really Love This Library!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Come to the Ripley Free Library and enjoy some of the best tasting chili you ever had. The Library is teaming up with the Bicentennial to bring to you The Chili Cook-Off of the year! Come taste all the chili you want for $3.00 per person. Vote for your favorite chili and enjoy yourself with friends.
This is a good way to warm up, enjoy yourself, make it a family day and support a worthy cause in your community. There will be chili for all tastes; from mild to atomic hot. See you here from 11am to 2pm.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Visit the Robot

There will be a real replica R2D2 robot in our library on January 31st! From 9am - 2pm. This is going to be so cool. Bring your children and yourselves to meet this little guy. He actually moves and makes noises. Get your picture taken with the famous robot for only $3.00. Proceeds to benefit the Ripley Free Library.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!!!
Hard to believe, but the New Year is here!!
There are some new things going on at the Library too. Stop in and see the changes. We also have some things in store for you. Watch facebook and stop in to find out what's happening.
1. Ada is offering her famous "one-stroke" painting class again. Sign up quick as space is limited. Classes begin Jan. 10 and run each Saturday from 9:30-11:30 am. This is a four week session and it is so much fun.
2. Book club is starting up again Jan. 13 and will be held every two weeks on Tuesdays from 11:00-noon. We will be thoroughly learning books and have heady discussions on them. This book will be The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne. This is going to be good. Be sure to join in.
3. Drum Beat Erie will HOPEFULLY be here on Jan. 17 at 1:00pm. This will be weather dependent.
Stay tuned for more "happening" things. Watch facebook, but mostly stop in and see what is going on. This is a fun place to be and a great place to get in out of the cold.