RIPLEY - Ripley Free Library has received a grant from The Libri Foundation.
This "Books for Children" grant was established as a donation of quality children's books to rural public libraries. Sponsors for this grant included the Friends of the Ripley Free Library, the Libri Foundation and a generous donation from Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen. The collection includes 66 books that will appeal to a wide range of children from toddlers to early teens.
The Ripley Free Library will hold an open house on Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. to present these wonderful books to the public. It will also launch its Summer Reading Program that evening. Children may pick up their information packets at that time.
This year's Summer Reading Program promises to hold lots of fun and excitement for children entering pre-school through eighth grade in the fall. High school students are encouraged to volunteer in this energetic program. Children will have the chance to work on their activity sheets while earning coins to purchase items at the end of the program.