Rippon School Library

Back To School 2016-2017 school year

Library Mission Statement

  • Collaborate with staff and students in support of instruction and curriculum to enhance learning.
  • Enable students to access, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Encourage life-long intellectual curiosity by providing an inviting and positive environment.

Library Staff

Debra Gish


Tamara Ingalls


Christina Seyler

Library Assistant

Circulation Policy

Students may check out 2 books for 2 weeks. Books may be renewed, but must be presented to the library for renewal. Overdue notices are sent to homeroom teachers once a week.

Students on Principal's Honor Roll will be able to check out 3 books at a time.

Library Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday - 7:40-3:00

Tuesday and Wednesday (starting Oct 4) - 7:40-5:15

Extended Library Hours

Starting October 4th the library will be open until 5:15 pm every Tuesday and Wednesday. Students wishing to stay must have a signed permission slip and have a way home at 5:15. Students may ride the activity bus. Students staying after must be productive in the library.

What the library does

Teaches lessons, collaborates with teachers, help with technology integration, gather resources for classes, give book talks, hosts book clubs, and more.

Library Flex Passes

Each teacher has 2 flex passes. With teacher permission, students may come to the library with a flex pass. One student per flex pass.

Virginia Readers' Choice Reading Promotion

Students who read a VRC book and fill out this form will be entered in a drawing for prizes each month.

Students who read 4 or more will be eligible to attend the voting party in the spring.

Check out more about the VRC titles here.

New books!

The library has purchased a subscription service and will be receiving 11 books each month. Books from the June, July and August books are in the library.

Titles include: Home Run, We Will Not Be Silent, The Worst Night Ever, The Inn Between, The Hidden Oracle and many more.

Library Lunch Bunch

Once a month the library will host a lunch bunch for students. Students will sign up in the library a week prior and get a pass to come to the library at lunch. The group will be limited to the first 20 students who sign up. Students attending will play games and participate in a variety of activities.

Check here for pictures of previous lunch bunch activities.

September Lunch Bunch

The first Lunch Bunch of the year will be held on September 30th. The theme will be Pokemon.

Students attending will play games, hear about books and participate in a variety of activities.

Rippon Reading Challenge

Students are encouraged to read 10 books per quarter. Those who complete this challenge and fill out the associated paper will win a prize. Students may get the challenge forms from their language arts teachers, from the library or on the library web page. Completed forms should be returned to the library.

Resources Available

PWCS subscriptions gives student access to World Book Online, Opposing View Points, CultureGrams and eLibrary.

These may be used in school or at home.

See a member of the library staff for access passwords.

New Resource Suggestions

Have an idea for something that you think should be added to the library collection? Suggest it online here.

You may also tell the library staff about your suggestion in person.

Check the library catalog

Click here to check out what the Rippon Library has by looking at our catalog. You can search for books and eBooks by title, author or subject.

Pubic Library Card Drive

Students are encouraged to have a card to the public library. The Language Arts class with the highest percentage of students having a library cars will get a pass to cut the lunch line.

Students who already have a library card will show it to their Language Arts teachers. Students needing a library card may have a parent sign up for one for them at Back to School Night.

Public Library Resources

Students with a library card from the PWC public library have access to nearly 20 additional databases. In order to access these, a valid library card must be entered.

Students who would like a public library card may request one through the school library.

Check the public library resources here.