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About Our Library

Hours, Addresses

 Library Hours:  Monday -Friday  1:00-5:00

Monday

1:00-5:00

Tuesday 1:00-5:00
Wednesday 1:00--5:00
Thursday 3:00-7:00
Friday 1:00-5:00

Address:

224 Main Street / Box 184
Rippey, IA 50235

Phone: 515-436-7714  

Fax:  515-436-7485

Email:  rippeyli@windstream.net


Website: http://www.rippey.lib.ia.us

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Library
Mission Statement
Mission Statement of The Rippey Public Library, July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013

City Ordinance and Board Policies for Rippey Public Library

Ordinance and Polices governing the Rippey Public Library.
City of Rippey Ordinance for Library, Adopted in 2002
At a meeting of the Town Council on June 12th, 1944, Ordinance #48 was passed and adopted, establishing a free public library for the Town of Rippey. The city ordinance for the Rippey Library was adopted in 2002 based on the Iowa Code.
Rippey Public Library Severe Weather Policy, Approved March 26, 2018
Rippey Library Severe Weather Policy Approved March 26, 2018 at the regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees.
Rippey Public Library Unattended Children Policy Revised March 26, 2018
The Rippey Library Board of Trustees revised the Unattended Children Policy at their regular meeting on March 26, 2018
Rippey Public Library Service Policies Revised and Approved February 26, 2018
Service Policies include hours open, holidays and weather related closings.
Rippey Iowa Library Internet Safety (Children's Internet Protection Act) (CIPA) Policy Approved September 26, 2016
At the July 25, 2016 Library Board of Trustees meeting, Mary Millard, Rippey City Clerk, updated the Erate Funding and the need to update the Computer Usage Policy so it complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). (Internet Safety, Technology Protection (filters)). The board directed Katrina to create a Computer Usage Policy, working with the State Library Services, to be sure the policy complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act. At the August 29, 2019 Board meeting the Internet CIPA policy was discussed. Katrina explained the options and costs. Jean made a motion and Nancy seconded that the board direct Katrina to write the policy as explained, then with the board’s approval, send a copy to Mary Millard so she can continue the e-rate application. The motion carried. Katrina will share with Mary Millard as soon as possible so the application for E-rate funds can continue. This information was included in the library report to the city council on September 6, 2016. The library board formally adopted this policy at their regular meeting on September 26, 2016.
Rippey Library Sex Offender Policy Amended July 25, 2016
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the Rippey Public Library is in compliance with Iowa Code Chapter 692A.113(1.f).
Rippey Public Library Confidentiality and Privacy Policy Adopted July 25, 2016
Rippey Public Library would like to affirm that the staff respects the confidentiality of library records and acknowledge that all library staff (including volunteers) understand and respect that patron records are based on the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, the Iowa Code, and professional ethics. This policy was approved as written by Mandy Easter, Law Librarian, Iowa Library Services Law Library based on a template provided by the Iowa Library Services.
Rippey Public Library Policy of Collection Development Approved June 29, 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees reviewed and approved the Policy of Collection Development at their regular meeting on June 29, 2015. The goals and objectives provide a direction for public library service in Rippey and Greene County. From these goals, this policy was created.
Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Approved By-Laws for the Library Board Trustees, May 23, 2016
The Board of Trustees of Rippey Public Library approved the revised by-laws for the Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees on May 23, 2016 at their regular meeting.
Salaries for Rippey Library Staff Approved April 25, 2016
Salaries for staff of Rippey Library approved April 25, 2016
Rippey Public Library Behavior Policy Adopted October 26, 2015
The Rippey Library Board of Trustees adopted a Behavior Policy at their regular meeting on October 26, 2015
Rippey Public Library Policy of Grievance Procedure, Approved June 29, 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees reviewed and updated the Grievance Procedures for the library at their regular meeting, Monday, June 29, 2015.
Rippey Public Library Personnel Policy Approved Monday, June 29, 2015
The personnel policy for the Rippey Library approved Monday, June 29, 2015
Rippey Public Library Duties of the Librarian Policy Approved May 26, 2015
A general nature of the duties of the librarian approved May 26, 2015
Duties of the Librarian Assistant Approved May 19, 2014
A list of the duties of the librarian Assistant approved May 19, 2014.
Rippey Public Library Volunteer Policy Adopted August 25, 2014
Purpose and Intent of volunteers in the Rippey Public Library Volunteers bring the library enthusiasm, energy, added talents, and a fresh perspective. They enhance, rather than replace adequate staffing. They enrich the library’s offerings, rather than provide basic services. Volunteer service aids the library in making the best use of its fiscal resources and contributes to sound working relationships with other city departments and recognized agencies, as well as with community groups and organizations. Volunteers are liaisons to the community and by their contribution are advocates for quality library service. The library and its volunteers must work together for mutual satisfaction.
Rippey Library Public Internet Access Policy, Approved March 31, 2014
The Public Internet Policy for the Rippey Public Library was revised and approved at the regular meeting of the board of trustees on March 31, 2014
Rippey Library Circulation Policy Approved March 31, 2014
The Rippey Public Library Circulation Policy was approved March 31, 2014 at the regular meeting of the board of trustees. Includes borrowers responsibilities and eligibility, fees, as well as procedures for damaged materials or theft.

Library Board

Lists the members of the library board, their terms, and contact information.

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Library Director Application

Rippey Public Library Director Application Form

Rippey Public Library Director Application Date of Application _______________
Name ________________________________________________________________________
Last First Middle
Address ______________________________________________________________________________
Street City State Zip
Phone ______________________________ Other Phone ___________________________________
Educational Background
High School Graduation ________ (year) Name of Institution_______________________________
College Graduation _____(year), degree ______Name of Institution(s)________________________
Other ___________________________________________
Employment History: List last three (3) employers or volunteer activities, starting with the most recent:
Dates of employment:
From ______ To ______ Employer ________________ Phone _____________
Job title _________________ Address _______________________________________
Reason for leaving _____________________________________________________
From ______ To ______ Employer ________________ Phone _____________
Job title _________________ Address _______________________________________
Reason for leaving _____________________________________________________
From ______ To ______ Employer ________________ Phone _____________
Job title _________________ Address _______________________________________
Reason for leaving _____________________________________________________
Skills and Qualifications
Summarize any training, computer skills, licenses, and/or certifications that may qualify you as being able to perform job-related functions as the Library Director.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
References
Name ________________________________ Phone _____________________ # years known ________
Name ________________________________ Phone _____________________ # years known ________
Name ________________________________ Phone _____________________ # years known ________
Have you been convicted of a crime in the last seven (7) years? Yes _________ No _________
If yes, please explain: ____________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
Conviction will not necessarily be a bar to employment. Each instance and explanation will be considered in relation to this position.
Signature _________________________________________ Date ______________________

 

 

Approved March 15, 2016

Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes

Minutes of the Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees
Rippey Library Board Minutes August 27, 2018
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, August 27, 2018. Resignation of librarian, ads for new librarian, open house and change in library hours were addressed.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes July 30, 2018
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on July 30, 2018. Programs were reported on and tentative plans for fundraiser and programs for fall were discussed.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes June 25, 2018
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, June 25, 2018. General business was taken care of and guest, Maryann Mori of the State Library Services gave a report on accreditation for libraries.
Rippey Library Board Minutes, May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rippey Library,
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library met on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, due to the regular meeting date being Memorial Day. Bills were approved, as well as the new summer hours adopted.
Rippey Library Board Minutes, April 30, 2018
The Rippey Library Board met on Monday, April 30, 2018 for their regular meeting in the library. A year-end adjustment will be needed to complete the budget for this year. The members voted to use the funds from the CD to cover any short-fall, rather than using memorial funds. Due to Memorial Day falling on our regular meeting night, the library will meet on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:00.
Rippey Library Board Meeting, March 26, 2018
The Rippey Library Board met on March 26, 2018 for their regular meeting. Some policies were updated and the finances to June 30 were discussed.
Rippey Library Board Minutes, February 26, 2018
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, February 26, 2018. Routine business, including approving the bills presented, library events, and reviewing policies were addressed.
Rippey Library Board Minutes, January 29, 2018
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met Monday, January 29, 2018 at 5:00 in the library. Routine business included approving the bills to be presented to the city clerk for payment and finalizing plans for the soup luncheon to be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11:00-2:00. A free-will offering will be taken to help supplement the budget.
Rippey Library Board Minutes December 18, 2017
The Rippey Library Board met on December 18, 2017. This was a change due to Christmas falling on their regular meeting night. Routine business was taken care of.
Rippey Library Board Minutes November 27, 2017
The Rippey Library Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on November 27, 2017. General business was taken care of and the budget was approved to submit to the city for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, October 27, 2017
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met in the library October 27, 2017. Bills were approved, reminder of the Trustee Training, to be held at Rippey on November 6, 2017 was shared and the group welcomed Connie Neese as a new trustee to fill out a vacant term.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, September 25, 2017
The Rippey Library Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017. Approved recommending Connie Neese to be presented to the city council for their approval to finish out a vacancy on the library board.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, August 28, 2017
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, August 28, 2017. Bills were approved for payment, a resignation of a board member was read, and election of officers was approved.
Rippey Library Board Minutes, July 31, 2017
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, July 31, 2017. General business was taken care of. The motion to change the library hours to open Monday - Friday from 1:00 - 5:00 was carried unanimously.
Rippey Library Board Minutes June 26, 2017
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, June 26, 2017. Action was taken to approve taking funds from the CD; to cover the $513.00 shortfall for the fiscal year 2016-2017 year end totals. Changes in the library hours and Summer Reading was discussed. Also, the budget for the 2017-2018 year was revised to reflect what was levied from the county and the city.
Rippey Library Board Met May 22, 2017
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library met on Monday, May 22, 2017. The bills were allowed. Other items on the agenda were deferred until the August meeting.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes April 24, 2017
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met April 24, 2017. The board welcomed Brenda Roberts to the board, finishing the term of Jo Bardole who resigned in March. The new summer hours will be from 11:00 – 3:00 Monday – Friday starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and continuing until the week school starts in August.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, March 27, 2017
The Rippey Library Board of Trustees met Monday, March 27, 2017 in the library for their regular meeting. Reports on the fundraiser, upcoming events and resignation of a trustee was brought before the board.
Rippey Public Library Minutes, February 27, 2017
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, February 27, 2017. All board members and the librarian were in attendance, as well as one visitor from the public. The next meeting will be March 27, 2017 in the library.
Rippey Library Board Minutes, January 30, 2017
The Rippey Library Board met January 30, 2017 for their regular meeting. The Greene County Librarian's budget request to the supervisors was shared by Shawneene. Bills were approved for payment by the city clerk.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, December 27, 2016
Due to mix-up, holidays and people being gone, the library board utilized the electronic vote to approve the bills, so they could be paid. The rest of the minutes will be approved at the January 30, 2017 regular meeting of the library board.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes November 28, 2016
The Rippey Board of Trustees met Monday, November 28, 2016 for their regular meeting. Action taken: Books will be purchased out of the general fund, unless the memorials have been designated otherwise. The city clerk will be informed at the council meeting on December 6, 2016,, A tentative budget was worked on and will continue in the next couple meetings before presenting to the city council in February.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, October 24, 2016
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, October 24, 2016. General business was taken care of and discussion on how to proceed with the interviews of the applicants for the library director's job was held. This was Katrina's last night and the board thanked her for her time with us and wished her well in her new endeavor. Katrina thanked the board for the experience and support given her during her time as librarian.
Rippey Library Board Minutes September 26, 2016
The Rippey Library Board met September 26, 2016 for their regular meeting. Routine business was taken care of as well as formally adopting the Children's Internet Policy Act that was discussed and formulated at the August 29, 2016 meeting. Change of October meeting date to the 24th due to the Halloween activities on the 31st.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes August 29, 2016
Minutes of the regular meeting of the Rippey Board of Trustees meeting held on August 29, 2016. General business taken care of and approval of the Children's Internet Protection Act (IPA). A copy will be sent to Mary Millard so she can continue the e-rate application. Federal funds are used for this, so a policy has to be in place, to receive the funding to reduce the cost for this service.
Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes, July 25, 2016
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met Monday, July 25, 2016 in the library for their regular meeting. Mary Millard, Rippey City Clerk, explained the erate funding and the need to update the Computer Usage Policy for the library. The Registered Sex Offender Policy was amended and the Confidentiality and Privacy Policy was adopted.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, June 27, 2016
The regular meeting of the Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees was held on Monday, June 27, 2016. These minutes will be corrected and approved at the July, 25 meeting.
Rippey Library Board Minutes May 23, 2016
The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board was held May 23, 2016 in the library. The date was a week earlier because of Memorial Day.
Rippey Library Board Minutes, April 25, 2016
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes from their regular meeting, April 25, 2016
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, March 28, 2016
The Minutes of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting, March 28, 2016. Highlights include the hiring of Katrina Buttler as our new librarian.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, February 29, 2016
The minutes of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees regular meeting on February 29, 2016. Includes the notification on March 13, the resignation of Andrea Williams, Librarian.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, January 26, 2016
Rippey Library Board Meeting Minutes, January 26, 2016 (Postponed from the 25th because of snow storm). The board was reminded of the decision to use the general fund to buy books, as the memorial fund is dwindling and we may need that money for matching grants in the future. Andrea will explain the board’s decision to the clerk.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, December 22, 2015
Rippey Public Library Minutes for the December 22, 2015 meeting. Proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year was discussed.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, 30 Nov 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on November 30, 2015. Other than approving the minutes and paying the bills, it was a routine meeting.
Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes, October 26, 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met on October 26, 2015 for their regular meeting. Routine business was conducted. Two polices were passed.
Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes, September 28, 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met on September 28, 2015. Routine business was taken care of and review of two policies to be adopted at the October meeting.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, August 31, 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met on August 31, 2015 for their regular meeting. Greene County Trustee Training on November 12 in Scranton, Greene County Library Association Continued Education at Rippey on September 14, and programs for September were announced.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, July 27, 2015
Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on July 27, 2015. Routine business. It was announced that the July 6, 2015 of the Rippey City Council, they approved Resolution #2015-2016 Transfer of Funds from General Fund to Library Fund in the amount of $6,689.00 and also agreed to rollover the remaining the library's general fund balance of $1,749.15 to the next fiscal year.
Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes, June 29, 2015
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met June 29, 2015 for their regular meeting. Routine business. Sex offender request to use library and decided to investigate how to word a policy. Summer reading report. Three policies adopted.
Rippey Public Library Minutes, May 26, 2015
The regular meeting of the Rippey Public Library met on May 26, 2015. Routine business. Summer Reading events, including Blank Park Zoo and a juggler. Policy revision adopted.

Who funds the library?

Information concerning how the Rippey Library is funded.
How is the Rippey Library Funded?
The Greene County Supervisors and the City of Rippey fund the Rippey Library.

History

A history of the Library
Rippey Library History
The begining!

Future Plans

Plans for the future of the library
Hope for the Future
The hope for the Rippey Library is for it to continue to be a viable asset to the community.

Rippey Alumni Party Saturday, May 27, 2017

The annual Rippey alumni party will be held on Saturday, May 27,2017. The meal will be served at noon with the program and meeting to follow in the Rippey United Methodist Church.
When May 27, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Rippey UMC
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