2017 Summer Reading Program - Register May 15 - June 30!
For 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.
Feel good about paying fines!
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.
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.
The Merck Manuals – search for information on medical topics, symptoms, and drug information.
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 .
Rainbow Reading Buddies
This 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.
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.
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
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.
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