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From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director
Ripley had a delightful River Village Christmas celebration this past week-end, and we were glad to be part of it. The tree lighting event was well attended, and thanks to Patty Dengler and her friends for organizing such a smooth program. St. Michael kids provided some delightful music–Ripley does have talent.
Thanks to all that after the event wandered over to the annex to enjoy the refreshments, listen to Banks of the Ohio music and of course browsed and purchased books from the Friends of the Library book sale—all went very well and had contributions in time and talent from so many people. Saturday’s first ever ornament contest done by the Ripley Women’s Club held at the library was quite the success, with more entries than the committee had estimated–we suspect this will be an established event every year. The book sale continued to do well on Saturday. A shout-out to the RULH Honor students that helped in setting up the thousands of books for the sale. The Riverside Sisters provided the lovely swags and greenery-filled pots in front of the annex–a lovely touch.
On the news lately we often hear about ‘mobile’ service units—of course food trucks, and even a mobile car repair program is in the works down near Cincinnati. So this week’s postcard is showing the inventiveness and forward-thinking of Ripley people. It is a bit faded, but the back of the post card reads “This was Papa’s Barber Shop during the flood. Don’t you think it is dandy?” No date on the card, but likely the 1913 flood. Sure enough, if you look closely, someone is getting a shave!
The Ripley Library will be opening at noon this Friday—sorry for the inconvenience.