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.
Cozy up With a Good Book Contest
Enter for a chance to win one of several prizes:
Read at least 3 Rainbow City Public Library books between December 10th and January 17th , 2019. You may count eBooks checked out from Camellia Net on a Rainbow City Public Library card.
Complete an entry form and return it to the designated Cozy up With a Good Book Contest Entry Box by 7:00p.m. on Thursday, January 17th, 2019.
Submit additional entry forms for every 3 books you read. You may win only once, but multiple entries will increase your odds of winning!
Additional contest entry forms are available upon request or you may print your own entry form.
All ages may participate!
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 19 is the last scheduled storytime for 2018. Weekly storytime will resume on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
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.
Borrow Free eBooks!
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.
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.
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.
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 .