For each non-perishable food item brought in we will waive $1.00 in existing fines! All donated canned and boxed goods will benefit those in need in Etowah County.
Please note:the library will only accept new, unopened cans and boxes of unexpired food. Dented or rusted cans or other damaged items will not be accepted. Expiration dates must be visible and legible. It will take 4 packages of ramen noodles to equal $1.00. Charges for lost or damaged items cannot be waived.
Wednesday, June 5
Didgeridoo Down Under
Join us for Didgeridoo Space Adventure, a high-energy fusion of Australia music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. DDU is interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages!
Wednesday, July 17
Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth
“Galaxy’s WILD Frontiers”
Learn how domestic animals can help us survive and colonize in space. The program includes a baby mini pig, angora rabbit, prairie dog, kingsnake, pygmy goat and other beneficial beasts.
July 17 is the final day to register for the Summer Reading Program!
Wednesday, July 31
If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books or 1,000 pages, you’re invited to attend the reward party today!
Gene Cordova presents “Puppets in Space: Going Warp Speed into a Galaxy of Imagination!” – Gene uses his unique talents that include storytelling, ventriloquism, comedy illusion and balloon twisting.
Pizza, ice cream, and beverages will be provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and area businesses.
All prizes earned during the Summer Reading Program must be claimed by 7pm on July 31.
Ages 4 & Up! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Lego® pieces are provided. Donations are always welcome.
Disclaimer: Lego® is a trademark of the Lego® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this program of Rainbow City Public Library.
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Digital Magazines from rbdigital
Check out cover-to-cover, full-color, digital issues of popular magazines for free! Enjoy them on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Read them in your browser or download the rbdigital app to your device.
Back issues are also available. There are no holds, no waiting, no limits, and no due dates!
To set up your account you will need to enter your entire 14-digit RCPL card number and then enter your name and email address and create a password. The password must contain at least 7 characters and include letters and numbers.
Click here to access rbdigital and either login or create a new account.
Vox Books for Children
VOX Books are printed books that provide full professional audio narration using a unique audio reader attached to the book. Studies have shown that VOX Books users improve their reading comprehension by 75% and improve their reading accuracy by over 50%.
Research Your Family Tree
Search for your ancestors on Ancestry Library Edition and discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. New resources are added frequently. Library use only; remote access is not available.
Or, try Heritage Quest Online from home! You’ll find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors’ paths across history. If you are using Heritage Quest from home you will be prompted for your 14 digit Rainbow City Library Card number.
Courtesy Charging Station
Chilton is the world’s most comprehensive and trusted automotive repair database with easy-to-follow, step-by-step repair guidance on thousands of cars and trucks from 1940 to the present. This database is available to Alabama residents through Alabama Public Library Service. Click here for access or select the Chilton link from our Online Resources Menu. If you have difficulty accessing the database through Internet Explorer, click on tools, select compatibility view settings and add galesupport.com .
From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!
Please bring your own headphones.
In-library access only. Remote access is not available.
Over 1,500 brand new learning activities designed to address the learning needs and interest of 2nd grade students has been added to ABCmouse.