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Friends Advocacy/Annual Meetings

The Friends Board of Directors hold monthly advocacy meetings on the first Monday of each month. The meetings are open to the public. The Friends also hold an annual meeting in January. For more information visit the Friends Connection Calendar.

Friends/Shares Card


Get a Friends Save Mart Supermarkets S.H.A.R.E.S card and "Shop for Literacy". Everytime you shop at Save Mart and use your Friends S.H.A.R.E.S card, the Friends will earn 3% of your purchases. No registration, or up front monies are required, it's that simple! Visit the library to get your free S.H.A.R.E.S. card. To learn more about the S.H.A.R.E.S program click here.

Book Sale

Book Sale

Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library operates an on-going Book Sale which is open to the public during library hours.

Have A Suggestion?

Do you have an idea or a suggestion? The Friends want to know!

Dreams Are Free, But the Libraries That Inspire Them Are Not


The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library need your support! Government funding pays for only minimal library services and it is only through your donations and other fundraising efforts that the Friends can provide enhanced programs and updated collection materials for our community. By becoming a Friend you will help ensure that your library continues to offer the best programs and collection materials at no cost to the entire Ripon community.

Become a Friend

Our donation levels offer a wide range of opportunities. Simply choose your membership level and your annual dues will help preserve the Friends advocacy and fundraising efforts in support of the Ripon Memorial Library. Your membership will also entitle you to the Friends online newsletter and advance notice emails of upcoming activities at the Ripon Memorial Library. For less than $6 per year you can help Plant the Seed of Literacy! Click here to download our membership form or press the icon on the right to donate online!

Friendship Donations

  •   $10 Seed
  •   $15 Sapling
  •   $25 Bud
  •   $50 Bloom

Giving Tree Donations

Leaf A Legacy

Our Giving Tree is prominently displayed just inside the library on our Donor Wall.The Giving Tree provides permanent recognition to those who wish to donate beyond the Friendship level .Donations made at this level will be honored with an impressive inscribed Giving Tree Leaf, Almond Blossom, or Granite Stone. Each of these options is a wonderful way to memorialize your family, business, or life-long support of the library. Personalize your Giving Tree Donation by using our Giving Tree Application.

  •   $250 Copper Leaf
  •   $500  Silver Leaf
  •   $1,000 Gold Leaf
  •   $2,500 Almond Blossom
  •   $5,000 Small Granite Stone
  •   $10,000 Large Granite Stone

Planned Giving Donations: Leave a Legacy

A planned giving donation allows supporters of the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library to leave a Legacy donation. Donations can be made via a trust, insurance designation, or bequest. By contacting your financial advisor you can determine the best way to continue to support the Friends. Email the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library for more information on Planned Giving donations.

Your donations and support to the Friends will allow the Ripon Memorial Library to continue to be a thriving educational and informational resource to the Ripon community.

By supporting the Friends you are not only planting the seed of literacy, you are making Literacy a Friend for Life.

The Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are fully tax deductible

Take the $6 Challenge

Take the $6 Challenge

Did you know that you could help support the Friends for as little as $6 per year?

That's right, if every Ripon household was to donate $6 per year ($6.00 x 4,400 Ripon Households), that would ensure the Friends achieves our Annual Program and Collection goal of $25,000! Seems easy right? Last year, the Friends received a total of $16,000 in donations and grants. This was well short of our annual goal. Did you know your donations and membership dues fund new collection materials like books, CD's, magazines, DVD's and programs for the Ripon library? By missing our goal in 2008, the Ripon library will receive $9,000 less in Friends funding. How can you help ensure that the Ripon library continues to offer great Free programs like: Python Ron, Snowflake the Elf, Astro Wizard, and so many more? Take the $6 Challenge! Donate now with your PayPal account, in person at the Ripon library, or download a Donation Form and mail in today!!


  • Advanced Book Club for Children Tuesdays at 4:00
  • Teen Book Club and Pizza
    Tuesdays at 4:00
  • Preschool Storytime
    Tuesdays at 10:30
  • Beginning Yoga and Pilates
    Wednesdays at 6:00
  • Family Film Matinee
    1st Thursday of every month
  • Book Discussion Group for Adults
    Thursdays at 6:00
  • All About Baby
    Thursdays at 10:30

Visit the Stockton San Joaquin Public Library website for the entire Calendar of Ripon Library events


Due to limited seating in our Library Community Room, free tickets for our Special Events & Performances will be required. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning ½ hour before each show.

Friends Connection Calendar

Friends Calendar

Get connected with the Friends. Visit the new Friends Connection Calendar! Stay informed and up to date with all our upcoming events!

Can't get enough of the Friends?

Follow us on Twitter @riponfriends and discover why over 200 fellow tweeters have added the Friends to their list of followers. Check out who we follow, our daily tweets and recommended links!

Follow the Friends on Facebook!

Friends Membership Rewards

Become a Friend and your annual membership will entitle you to receive the Friends Newsletter and special Email notices of upcoming events at the Ripon Memorial Library. Your donation will support all of the wonderful programs and new collection materials that continue to keep the Ripon library a state-of-the art educational hub for the entire community. Memberships begin at $5.

Corporate Sponsors

The Friends of the Ripon Library recognize the following sponsors:

Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S card

Save Mart

South San Joaquin Irrigation District

South San Joaquin Irrigation District

Interested in becoming a Coporate Sponsor? View our Corporate Sponsor Opportunities here.

Ripon Memorial Library Information

Library Location & Hours:

Ripon Memorial Library
333 W. Main Street
Ripon, CA 95366
(866) 805-7323, (209) 937-8221

  Mondays 2pm-8pm  
  Tuesdays 10am-6pm  
  Wednesdays 1pm-6pm  
  Thursdays 10am-6pm  
  Fridays 10am-5pm  
  Saturdays 11am-5pm  
  Sundays Closed  

Holiday Hours

Stockton-San Joaquin County

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San Joaquin County Library

Photos by Cynthia Outram
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