Register for our Journal Workshop! Ages 11-15



Join the Big Library Read!



When widow Millie Sanger finds an injured enemy pilot on her farm, she offers shelter to keep him from being killed. The two forge an unexpected and passionate bond. But consequences of her compassion prove deadly.

Big Library Read is running June 17 -July 1.  Borrow 'A Dangerous Act of Kindness’ with no holds or waitlists from Camellia Net with your RCPL card at & join the #BigLibraryRead:



Wednesday, June 5

DDU flyer (photo of Darren) (3)Didgeridoo Down Under 
Join us for Didgeridoo Space Adventure, a high-energy fusion of Australia music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. DDU is interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages!

Wednesday, June 12

Yarbrough's Reptile Program

You’ll see a variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes, lizards, tortoises, a hand raised American alligator named “Sweet Pea”  and even have the opportunity for a hands-on experience with a giant Python during this program!



Wednesday, June 19

Rick Rakestraw - "Jungle Adventures"
This program program features a wide variety of live exotic animals including monkeys!

Wednesday, June 26

Mark Seymour at Rainbow City Public Library
Mark Seymour - "Be-At Your Best"
Mark's program is a high energy drum and music extravaganza featuring over 70 percussion instruments.

Wednesday, July 10Bill Packard Colored Balls (3)

 Bill Packard, "The Story Wars"

Bill Packard dressed as a Jedi Master uses magic, comedy, music, puppetry, and video projection in his program designed to entertain, educate, and inspire kids to read.

Wednesday, July 17

Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth
Galaxy’s WILD Frontiers” 

Learn how domestic animals can help us survive and colonize in space.  The program includes a baby mini pig, angora rabbit, prairie dog, kingsnake, pygmy goat and other beneficial beasts. 

July 17 is the final day to register for the Summer Reading Program!

Wednesday, July 24

Arthur Atsma’s Crazy and Amazing
Comedy Magic Show!

Atlanta magician extraordinaire Arthur Atsma’s show weaves cutting edge, fast paced, astonishing sleight of hand magic with mentalism.  Get ready for tricks with cards, coins, comedy, and audience participation.

Wednesday, July 31

If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books ­or 1,000 pages, you’re invited to attend the reward party today!

Gene Cordova presents “Puppets in Space:  Going Warp Speed into a Galaxy of Imagination!” – Gene uses his unique talents that include storytelling, ventriloquism, comedy illusion and balloon twisting.  
Pizza, ice cream, and beverages will be provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and area businesses.

All prizes earned during the Summer Reading Program must be claimed by 7pm on July 31.


Lego® Club

Lego® ClubHey Master Builders!  Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday from 3:00-4:30pm. 

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. 

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
Children's books -- $.10 and up

New titles are added weekly!

Borrow Free eBooks!

Camellia NetBorrow free eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, videos or digital magazines via Camellia Net.  A RCPL card in good standing is required. For more information click here.

Digital Magazines from rbdigital


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.

Vox Books for Children

Vox Books-Stacked-4cVOX 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%.

Click here to see a list of VOX Books
available at 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

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!


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 .

Knitting group Tuesdays from 12:00 - 2:00pm



ABCmouse.comFrom Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. 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.



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