Chilton Library is now available!
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 .
Participate in our Fall Reading Program!
Read 15 books or 1,000 pages.
List the titles on the provided reading log.
Return the completed reading log to the library by November 30, 2016 to receive a free backsack.
Everyone who returns their completed reading log by November 30, 2016 will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Garfield & Odie jacquard woven throw or one of several other prizes.
You may list books, ebooks, or audiobooks checked out from Rainbow City Public Library. Prereaders may have someone read books to them. Limit 1 backsack per person. A valid library card in good standing is required.
Pick up a reading log at the circulation desk or download and print a Fall Reading Program Reading Log.
Win a FREE ticket!
- Read a book in the Flat Stanley series. RCPL has several!
- Color your own Flat Stanley. (Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.)
- Take a photo of Flat Stanley anywhere of interest in Alabama and ask a parent to upload it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #CCTFlatStanleyAL .
- The first 50 children to show the Instagram photo so a staff member at Rainbow City Public Library from Sept. 1-30 will receive a free ticket.
Children up to age 12 are eligible. Limit one ticket per child. Tickets are provided courtesy of The CharACTers Inc.
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.
Rainbow Reading Buddies
This program is designed to instill a love of reading, as well as promote library use among pre-readers. The program is for children ages 6 & under and involves a commitment for children to read library books at home with their "Reading Buddy." Children are rewarded with a prize from the library's treasure chest for every 15 library books read during the school year (August through May). Stop by the library to ask for a reading log to record the library books you read to your child. Each completed reading log may be returned for a prize.
Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!
Read 1000 books to your child before kindergarten!
Stop by the library to pick up a free reading log and start reading! You can count books checked out from the library or books from your own collection.
Visit http://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/ for more information about the program.
From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) 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.
Research Your Genealogy
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.
Join Our Adult Knitting Group
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.
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