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Ripon Branch Library

 

Branch Librarian

Melinda Kopp

333 W Main Street
Ripon, CA 95366-2423 Map

 

Library Hours

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

10-8

10-6

1-6

10-6

10-5

10-5

Closed

 

Closed Days

 

About the Library

Ripon Reading Room In the early 1900s, the first public library consisted of a 50-volume shelf of books at the McKee & Reynolds Mercantile. For the next four decades, “Reading Rooms” in various private homes provided the public with additional access to books.

In December of 1948 the first full-fledged library opened on Main Street. This important civic institution was dedicated to the memory of servicemen from Ripon who died in WW II. 

 

The new Ripon Memorial Library opened on November 18, 2006 with great fanfare. Ripon is now and has been, for over 100 years, a community that champions and embraces the importance and need for a public library to serve the citizen’s educational and informational needs.

 

Materials available to
borrow for all ages in
English and Spanish:
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks
  • Music
  • Movies
Newspapers available
for in-house browsing:
  • Ripon Bulletin
  • Modesto Bee
  • Stockton Record
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Wall Street Journal

Services

  • Free WiFi
  • Wifi printing
  • 17 computers with access to internet and Microsoft Office (Unavailable)
  • Scan / Copy / Fax Station (Faxing is unavailable)
  • Study Rooms (Unavailable)
  • Community Room (Unavailable)
  • 3D Printing

 

Regular Programs*

 

Chess Club

Every Monday

 

4:00 pm
Preschool Storytime

Every Tuesday

 

10:30 am
Lego Club

Every Other Wednesday

 

3:30 pm
Yoga & Pilates

Every Wednesday

 

6:00 pm
All About Baby

Every Thursday

 

10:30 am
Tea & Coloring

First Thursday of each month

Except December

3:30 pm

 

*Regular Programs are suspended for now.


For more info about Virtual Programs, visit the Events Calendar in the Programs Tab at the top of the web page.

 

Returning Materials

Return all materials to outdoor book drops, except Link Plus

Return Link Plus materials to staff while the library is open.

 

Check out our Digital Collections

Overdrive and Libby for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Flipster for magazines

Hoopla for instant access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, music and movies

Kanopy for documentaries and more!

 

Volunteer!*

  • Check with Staff for availability.
  • Must be 14 or older.
  • We do not accept court-ordered community service.
  • All applicants need to be fingerprinted.

 

*Volunteering is suspended at this time.

 

The Friends of the Library maintain a book sale which is in the library. Browse and purchase books whenever the library is open.

Donations of gently used, clean, resalable books are appreciated. Due to space constraints donations are limited to 2 bags or boxes per donor, per week.

Learn more about the group by visiting their website riponfriends.org.

 

About Ripon

City Web Site:  www.cityofripon.org
Newspaper:

The Ripon Record was in publication from 1912 to 2015.
A digital archive can be accessed with assistance from library staff.

Schools:

Ripon Unified School District: RUSD.org

Ripon Christian: www.rcschools.com