NEW! Digital audiobooks from RBdigital
Borrow free digital audiobooks from RBdigital. Nearly 8,000 multi-access titles for adults and children are available with no holds and NO waiting! You can check out up to 10 titles at a time and keep them for 21 days. A RCPL card in good standing is required. Digital magazines are also available via RBdigital.
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!
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.
Digital audiobooks are also available beginning August 1, 2019! 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.
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.
Weekly Storytime will resume September 4, 2019!
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%.
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.