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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.

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

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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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