food_for_fines_webFor 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.


Art Night!

gingerbread-manJoin us Tuesday, December 13 from 3pm-5pm to decorate a GINGERBREAD MAN! 
Ages 4 & up.

Win a Badge!

Draw and color a Pokémon, or make up your own Pokémon, turn it in and win a Pokémon team badge!  One badge per child per month.

There's a different badge each month.  Gotta catch 'em all!

It's time to earn a new badge for December!


Lego® Club

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

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.

Attend Storytime

storytime%20edited_0[1]Storytime is held most Wednesdays, beginning in September and concluding mid-May.  Children ages 3-5 may attend a program at 11:00am or 1:30pm.

Programs usually last about 30 minutes and feature stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Storytime will not be held November 23.  December 7 is our last scheduled Storytime for 2016.  Weekly Storytime will resume January 4, 2017.


Rainbow Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies 2This 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 for more information about the program.


ABCmouse.comFrom Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) 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. 



Borrow Free eBooks!

Camellia NetBorrow free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks via Camellia Net.  A RCPL card in good standing is required. For more information click here.

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

New titles are added weekly!


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.

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 .


Join Our Adult Knitting Group

knittingTuesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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.


Check Out Our Collection

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