Rippey Library News

Summer Reading is over for this year and the program was a great success.Total attendance was 105 kids who checked out a total of 175 books during
the eight sessions in June.  Brenda Roberts was the director for this summer's program. The group performed several scientific experiments concerning the properties of water plus made crafts and played games centered on the theme of the summer--Make a Splash at YourLibrary-Read.  The next segment of this year's program, entitled Water Your Mind-Read, will be held once a week on Wednesday afternoons for four weeks beginning July 21 and ending August 11.  This program is geared for the older youth and adults but everyone is invited to attend.  The first session will involve answering  a survey about each participants favorite interest and how they would like to "water their mind" about their favorite subject.  The following sessions will center on the group's interest with guest speakers and group discussion .

New LP books at the Rippey Library include Mary Higgins Clark's newest novel The Shadow of Your Smile,a memorial book for Eloise Overman, Hero at Large by Janet Evanovich, a memoir by Amy Dickinson entitled The Mighty Queens of Freeville, and book 2 and 3 of Nora Roberts The Bride Quartet series, Bed of Roses and Savor the Moment. Also a memorial book for Cleo Kennedy titled National Geographic's Complete National Parks of the United States. 
Children's books include The Pickle Patch Bathtub by Frances Kennedy, a 3 in 1 book of The Adventures of Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, I'm Going To Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, President's Day by Anne Rockwell, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick by Lucille Colandro, and several craft books for the youngsters--Midwestern State Crafts by June Ponte, Rockin' Crafts by Diana Fisher, Green Crafts by Megan Friday and a set of How To Books for the junior construction enthusiasts entitled Screwdrivers, Saws, Pliers, Drills, Wrenches, and Hammers by Anders Hanson.  Several patrons have donated the following new books and DVDS--Julotta a story of faith and love by Tracie Peterson, Jacob's Ladder, a civil war novel by Donald McCraig, Snickers from the Front Pew,confessions from two preacher's kids by Todd and Jedd Hafer, and an American Girl mystery, Shadows on Society Hill.  The new and donated DVDs include Three Men and a Baby, Three Men and a Little Lady, Keeping the Faith, The Preacher's Wife, Shakespeare In Love, Emma, and Alice In Wonderland (in blue ray and regular DVD).  New book and DVD donations really help the library continue to expand their collection.