2016 Summer Reading Program Information.

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2016 Summer Reading Program Schedule (Ages 4-12)

Please attend the program scheduled for your age group: 1:00 for ages 4-6 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, July 6

The Fable Factory will perform a variety of stories adapted from Aesop's Fables with the help of 9 volunteers chosen in advance!

Wednesday, July 13

Raptor Trek  - The Alabama 4-H Development Center's Coosa River Science School will present this awesome live bird of prey experience.

Wednesday, July 20

Dave Holland –  Join us for "Drumming up the Stories." Reading logs are due by 7:00pm, July 20! You will not receive a drawstring backsack if you miss this deadline. Please do not return reading logs in the book drops.

Wednesday, July 27

Archie Wade

REWARD PARTY! If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books ­or 1,000 pages by July 20, 2016, you’re invited to attend the reward party! Enjoy the magic of Archie Wade and refreshments provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and local businesses. Drawstring backsacks and certificates will be awarded.


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Please bring your own headphones to use on our computers.

In-library access via library computers only.  Remote access is not available.



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.

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.


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!

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.


Attend Storytime

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

Weekly storytime will resume in September. 

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.



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 http://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/ for more information about the program.

Check Out Our Collection

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