2017 Summer Reading Program - Register May 15 - June 30!

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2017 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! 

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Wednesday, June 7

Gary Ledbetter's Magic Show
Prepare to be amazed!

Wednesday, June 14

Yarbrough's Reptile Program
Learn to recognize and identify the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes in the area, hear what a live rattlesnake sounds like, and see and learn about reptiles from other parts of the world during this exciting program.

Wednesday, June 21

Rainforest Animals
This program is presented by the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth and features animals from the world’s rainforests and jungles including a White-nosed Coatimundi and a Yellow-naped Green Amazon parrot along with some other jungle adventurers! 

Wednesday, June 28

Jungle Adventures
Rick Rakestraw’s popular program features a wide variety of live exotic animals.


Wednesday, July 5

Experience Engineering
The McWane Science Center will present a program designed to explore the amazing world of engineering! Engage in exciting demonstrations of chemistry, construction, flight, and electricity to learn how engineering shapes our world.

Wednesday, July 12

Starshine Faces
Storyteller Kristin Simpson combines the imagination of storytelling with the art of face painting for a unique experience. A few lucky volunteers will have their faces painted to become part of the story.


Wednesday, July 19

Tomfoolery Juggling Extravaganza
Tom Rayburn uses juggling, comedy, and unicycling to entertain audiences of all ages. Reading logs are due by 7:00pm on July 19! You will not receive a drawstring backsack if you miss this deadline. Please do not return reading logs in the book drops.

Wednesday, July 26

If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books ­or 1,000 pages by July 19, 2017, you’re invited to attend the reward party!
Enjoy the magic of Russell Davis and refreshments provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and local businesses. Drawstring backsacks and certificates will be awarded.


Win a Badge!









Draw and color a Power Ranger and win a badge!  There is a limit of one badge per child per month.  Stop by the library to pick up your entry form for July!

There's a different badge each month.

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. Bring a friend!

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.




The Merck Manuals – search for information on medical topics, symptoms, and drug information.

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 galesupport.com .



ABCmouse.comFrom 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.



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.


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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You may also view albums for individual programs on flickr.


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