Register for our 2018 summer reading program!
Our children's summer program has changed! This year kids can earn multiple prizes, all children under the age of 12 can participate in the same program, and our deadlines have been extended. We still have free weekly programs on Wednesdays during June and July.
We have separate programs for teens and adults.
Stop by the library to register and start reading!
View photos from all of our programs on our Flickr Photostream!
2018 Summer Reading Program Schedule (Ages 12 & under)
Please attend the program scheduled for your age group: 1:00 for ages 6 & under or 2:30 for ages 7-12
Most programs last 45-60 minutes. Parents are welcome to attend. If siblings are in different age groups, choose the time that works best!
Wednesday, June 20
Gene Cordova's Musical Zoo Review - In Tune and Out of Control!
Children will laugh and learn as Gene uses his unique talents that include storytelling, ventriloquism, comedy illusion and balloon twisting. Gene also uses participants from the audience on stage to help him present this wacky and rollicking program that illustrates how reading can open a world of creativity and imagination.
Wednesday, July 4
You can still check out eBooks and downloadable audiobooks via Camellia Net.
Wednesday, July 18
Ron Anglin adds music and stories to his juggling act, "Modern Minstrel," in the tradition of the jongleurs during the Middle Ages! His show this summer will include the ukulele, harmonica, boom whackers, hip-hop, and the hilarious one-string banjo! There will still be plenty of juggling, comedy, and bubbles!
Wednesday, July 25
If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books or 1,000 pages, you’re invited to attend the reward party today! Enjoy the magic of Tommy Johns and refreshments provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and local businesses.
All prizes earned during the summer reading program must be claimed by 7pm on July 25.
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.
Digital magazines are now available!
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.
Borrow Free eBooks!
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.
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.
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.
The Merck Manuals – search for information on medical topics, symptoms, and drug information.
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 .