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Friends Annual Meetings

The Friends Board of Directors hold monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 5pm. The meetings are open to the public. The Friends also hold an annual meeting in January. For more information visit the Friends Connection Calendar.



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

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


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Stock Up & Support the Friends at our ongoing Book Sale! Discover an excellent selection of gently used books featuring best selling authors, records, videos and everything you need to build up your home library. Every purchase you make goes directly to the Friends ongoing program and collection efforts for the Ripon Memorial Library.

Book Donation Guidelines

Acceptable Materials:

  • Clean books in good condition
  • Antiquarian books
  • Audio/visual materials (DVDs, CDs) in original condition

Not Acceptable Materials:

  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Textbooks
  • Defaced materials: dirty or dusty, broken spine, scribbled pages, smoke infested or animal damage
  • Books that have been stored in damp areas: garages, basements, outdoors or that display mold or are riddled with bugs
  • Magazines (over a year old)


Hardback books
Children’s LGE
Children's MED
Children's SML

Top Book Donation Needs

Book Sale Shelf Items

In 2009, the Friends Book Sale raised nearly $5,000! Monies raised support the Friends ongoing fundraising efforts and are applied to our annual program and collection goal of $25,000! Our success depends on the continued donations to the Friends Book Sale. While we continue to accept all book donation types, we are seeking the following books to further compliment our book sale area and upcoming community book sale events:

  • Children's Books
  • Large Print Books

Donations are accepted during regular library hours, Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm.

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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!

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.

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

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