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.
Pick up an entry form at the library or print your own Contest Entry Form.
NEW! Digital audiobooks and magazines from RBdigital
Borrow free digital audiobooks and magazines from RBdigital. Over 8,000 multi-access audio titles for adults and children are available with no holds and NO waiting! You can check out up to 10 audiobooks at a time and keep them for 21 days. A RCPL card in good standing is required. Digital magazines are also available via RBdigital with no holds, no waiting, no limits, and no due dates! Enjoy the digital magazines in your browser or in the RBdigital app.
Click here to access RBdigital via your browser and either login or create a new account using your entire 14-digit RCPL card number. You may also download the RBdigital app to your device and create your account in the app. If you used RBdigital to check out digital magazines from our library prior to August 1, 2019, you must create a new account; however, you can still use the same username and password.
Borrow eBooks, digital audiobooks & magazines!
Try downloading the Libby app to your device! Watch this video for an overview of the app.
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone, tablet, or Kindle (U.S. only) using the Libby app from OverDrive. It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at https://meet.libbyapp.com.
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.
December 18 is the last storytime for 2019. Storytime will resume, Wednesday, January, 8, 2020.
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%.
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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.
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.