Join our Fall Reading Program!
September 1 – November 30, 2019
All ages may participate!
- Pick up a reading log at the circulation desk or print a Reading Log from our website.
- Read 15 books or 1,000 pages* (or listen to the equivalent in audiobooks**).
- List the titles on the provided reading log.
- Return the completed reading log to the library by November 30, 2019 to select a free prize.
- Ask for another reading log and read to earn another prize!
*Only books, ebooks, or audiobooks checked out from Rainbow City Public Library may count. Pre-readers may have someone read to them.
**If you listen to audiobooks, please count the number of pages listed for the print version.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!
Apply for your library card soon!
You may also replace your damaged or lost library card free during September! (normally $2.00)
Cards are free to residents of Etowah County. Click here to see membership requirements and loan policies.
Your RCPL card allows you to check out books, audiobooks, and DVDs from the library. It also allows you to borrow digital audiobooks and magazines from RBdigital and eBooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from Camellia Net.
NEW! Digital audiobooks and magazines from RBdigital
Borrow free digital audiobooks and magazines from RBdigital. Nearly 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!
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.
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%.
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.
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.