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July 11, 2018

Rippey public library summer reading was a success once again. Thanks to all the donations and volunteers who helped make the events enjoyable and special for the participants.

The Rippey library hosted children’s entertainer Will Stuck on Tuesday, June 12. Everyone enjoyed his show filled with funny stories and songs. We hosted another children’s entertainer on July 9 at 1 pm. The shows are always free. These special events are sponsored by the Greene County supervisors and Greene County Library Association. Everyone is always invited.

The Summer Reading Program theme was “Libraries Rock!” and the Rippey library kickoff was Friday, June 15, with music, snacks and design your own mini guitar. Everyone received their reading packets. On Wednesdays, Janice Johnston brought a variety of Instruments. Wednesdays were our “Music Mayhem” programs. On Friday, June 22, we had a presenter here talking about rocks and showing her collection to the kids and adults. We also painted Mandela stones. The final party was Friday, June 29, with pizza donated by Peoples Bank

Monday, July 9, children’s entertainer Dennis Porter was at the library at 1 pm. Again, this was a free event that is funded by the Greene County supervisors to the Greene County Library Association to provide funds for collaborative programming for the county libraries.

Thank you, Rippey Lions Club – A special thanks to Mark Devilbiss and all the Rippey Lions Club members who hosted the annual community picnic on Saturday, July 7. Also, thanks to the children and adults from the community who shared in the picnic.

Dale and Nancy Hanaman visited with Matthew Hanaman and Heather Lee, Adyaya and Adrianna Hanaman in Eau Claire, WI, and helped with some outdoor projects. They all enjoyed a fireworks display July 3. While traveling they received word that Dale’s cousin, Don Osborn, had died so they traveled on to Janesville, WI, to gather with family and attend the funeral.

A fascinating trip to the Hall of Flame Museum in Phoenix was enjoyed Sunday, July 1, by the Hampton family and their Grandma Jean Borgeson. There were several rooms of fire-fighting equipment showcased from all over the United States in the collection. The children’s area was a big hit, as there were no “Do Not Touch” sign and it was interactive. We found patches from Iowa in the huge display featuring the fire departments from the world who contributed to the exhibit.

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