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Rippey Iowa Community Notes!!

Announcements of interest in and around the Rippey Community.

 The meeting minutes, policies and city ordinance concerning the Rippey Public Library are located under the About Our Library  tab.  The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees governs under the guidelines in the Iowa Trustee's Handbook located at   Mandy Easter is the Law Librarian, Iowa Library Services Law Library.  The Rippey Public Library is in the Central Iowa District.  Maryann Mori is the District Consultant and Doreen Buls is the Library Resource Technician  These resources are available to help libraries with any questions that may need to be explained. Training for librarians and trustees are held for the libraries in their district.  In Greene County, all six libraries are well represented when the training sessions are scheduled.  The libraries take turns hosting these events.

At the April 3, 2017 Rippey City Council meeting, they approved the appointment of Brenda Roberts to finish the term of Jo Bardole, who resigned in March.  Brenda has been a great supporter and volunteer over the years and will be a great addition to the roll of trustee


RIPPEY LIBRARY HOURS:   Monday - Friday 1:00 - 5:00

Rippey Library Board Meeting Monday, August 28 at 6:00 in the library.

Shawneene’s Corner

Rippey Library Summer Reading 2017

The Summer Reading Program went great! We had approximately ten kids including one Teen. We kicked it off on July 14th by building a Rube Goldberg Machine. The kids enjoyed using their building and thinking skills with this project, it taught them leadership and team building skills, along with problem solving skills. Other projects that they enjoyed were, building and naming their own community, listening to our presenter Dan Towers as he taught them how they can Build A Better World through Conservation of their Natural resources. The birds in the community now have a few new houses to move into, using the birdhouses the kids built from Popsicle sticks. We had a hilarious time with Children's entertainer, Richard Renner, who taught the importance of using your Library. 

The kids used their Green Thumb as they planted a " Succulent Planter" from old books that were given to us from a donation. It is hard to imagine the world without our friends the "Bees" we had a quick lesson of the importance of the bees in our world.

Our Final day came with a Pizza Party and games. The pizza and two five dollar gift cards, were personally donated by the staff of "Sparkys" One Stop!

Friends of Rippey, Thank you for your generous cash donation that got us up and
running!  We were able to give some great prizes this year, thanks to the "Friends of Rippey!"  It was their donation that truly made the program a success!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who gave their time and donated to the Summer Reading events: 

Janice Johnston, for the cookies and bars, they were delicious!
Sarah Kilgore, for the books for the planters and the Birdhouse idea!
Brenda Roberts, you are an awesome volunteer!
Chelsi Lawrence, for your support and help!
The Staff of Sparky's One Stop: Thank you for the Pizza and Gift Cards your generosity
went above and beyond!!
Dustin, from the Sierra Movie theater in Jefferson for the free Movie passes!
Shopko management, for a 50.00 donation for prizes
The Grand Prize children's winner was Taylor Lawrence, winning a 10.00 Sparky's gift card and a free movie pass along with other prizes. One grand prize  teen winner who won a 20.00 Visa gift card, along with other prizes. Prizes included Barbies, Nerf products, Footballs, Soccer ball, Frisbee's, and various other fun prizes.

I cannot begin to express the gratitude and the appreciation that I have for the donations and the passion from the Community, for our Library and the kids, to make this summers reading program themed "Build A Better World" a tremendous SUCCESS!!  Shawneene Kenan, Director of Rippey Library.

Check out our Summer reading pictures on the Rippey Library's Facebook Page.


Rippey United Methodist Church

Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235

Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731

Adult and Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
THUG (True Heroes Under God) Youth Group 6 p. m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00

Choir practice will resume next fall





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