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For each non-perishable food item you bring in we'll waive $1.00 of your 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. We cannot accept dented or rusted cans or other damaged items. 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.

Shop Our Book Sale

Books on a shelfVisit our ongoing book sale to find some incredible bargains!
Hardbacks -- $.25 and up (most are $3.00 or less!)
Paperbacks -- $.10 and up
Magazines -- $.05 each
Audiobooks and Videos -- priced as marked

New titles are added weekly!


 

Digital magazines are now available!

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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.

Lego® Club

Lego® ClubHey Master Builders!  Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday from 3:30-4:30pm. 

Ages 4 & Up!  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a friend!

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.

 

 


 

Storytime

storytime%20edited_0[1]Storytime is held most Wednesdays, beginning in September and concluding in mid-May.  Children ages 3-5 may attend a program at  11:00am or 1:30pm.  (The same program is held at 2 different times.)  Programs usually last about 30 minutes and feature stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Wednesday, December 13 is our last scheduled Storytime for 2017.
Storytime will resume Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Origami Club

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Join us Wednesday, November 15 and make an origami rabbit!


 

Courtesy Charging Station

Charging Station 4Did you leave your charger at home? Is your mobile device low on power? Get charged with our new courtesy charging station provided by Exchange Bank. Thank you Exchange Bank!

 

Join Our Adult Knitting Group

knittingTuesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn to knit, pick up new skills, get help with your project or find new inspiration. Beginners to Advanced:  All adult knitters are welcome!  Please bring your own knitting needles and yarn.

Beginning knitters: please ask library staff for a list of  recommended yarn and needles.

 


 

Borrow Free eBooks!

Camellia NetBorrow free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks via Camellia Net.  A RCPL card in good standing is required. For more information click here.

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ABCmouse

ABCmouse.comFrom 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.

 


 

The Merck Manuals – search for information on medical topics, symptoms, and drug information.

Chilton Library

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 .


 

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.


 


 

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You may also view albums for individual programs on flickr.


 

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