2024 Summer Reading Program
Register May 13 - June 29, 2024

Click here for complete details about our 2024 summer reading program for all ages.

 

Meet and learn about a variety of animals that call Alabama home including a variety of frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, tortoises, snakes, and alligators.  Animals included are subject to change.

Most programs last 45-60 minutes.  Parents are welcome to attend. If siblings are in different age groups, choose the time that works best!

 

Tom Rayburn uses juggling, comedy, and unicycling to entertain audiences of all ages.

Most programs last 45-60 minutes.  Parents are welcome to attend. If siblings are in different age groups, choose the time that works best!

 

Mr. Barry's show is a combination of comedy, magic, and puppets.

Most programs last 45-60 minutes.  Parents are welcome to attend. If siblings are in different age groups, choose the time that works best!

 

In this thrilling show, young scientists will embark on a STEM adventure!  Kids will explode right into a mission that reveals challenges of defying gravity and electrifying obstacles, all while exploring science principles to navigate an escape!  This adventure includes the powerful forces of physics, stunning reactions of chemistry, and much much more!

June 29 is the final day to register for the Summer Reading Program!

See and learn about raptors including a Eurasian Eagle Owl, American Kestrel (falcon), Red-tailed Hawk, and Barn Owl (raptors included are subject to change).

If you submit your reading log listing at least 15 books ­or 1,000 pages, you’re invited to attend a reward party!

Tommy's program features magic, puppets, comedy, and a game show segment. Please do not bring guests to a party unless they have completed the program.
Pizza, ice cream, and beverages will be provided by the Rainbow City Lions Club and area businesses.

Summer Reading Program participants may continue to earn prizes until 7pm on July 31.


 

Wifi printing is now available!

Patrons may print documents from their device using wifi printing. Black and white prints are 10 cents per page, color prints are 25 cents per page (cash or check only).  Documents are released once payment is made at the circulation desk; you will need to provide your Print Job ID code.


 

Borrow eBooks, digital audiobooks & magazines

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your device using the Libby app from OverDrive. It’s free and easy to get started. Learn more at https://meet.libbyapp.com

You may also borrow items directly from the Camellia Net website.

Log in with your 8-digit RCPL card (start with the first zero and skip the last digit). For more information click here.

Can't log in? Please check with library staff.  You may have an expired card, outstanding fines, or overdue items.  Please call 256-442-8477 ext. 0 during normal operating hours.

You must log in with your RCPL card number to get access to all titles/copies owned by RCPL.  


 

Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kids favorites.  Kanopy partners with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to provide access to thoughtful entertainment.

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices.  Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android.  You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV and Fire Stick.

Create a Kanopy account using your 8-digit RCPL card number and PIN. Visit rbclibrary.org/kanopy to learn how to get started!

 

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Kanopy Kids offers a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content, including movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action features, and animated favorites.  Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on ages 2-8.

Upon playing any Kanopy Kid’s film, you will have unlimited access to the entire Kanopy Kids library for the next 30 days.

Create a Kanopy account using your 8-digit RCPL card number and PIN. Visit rbclibrary.org/kanopy to learn how to get started!

 


 

Miss Amy’s Preschool Storytime

May 15 will be the last Miss Amy's Storytime until school resumes.

Lego® Club – Lego® Club


 

Playaway Launchpad Tablets

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We have added Playaway Launchpads to our collection! These tablets come pre-loaded with educational content for children.  Strengthen children's skills in reading, math, science, and language. 

Several tablets in our collection are part of the Launchpad Pre-K Academy which gives preschool-aged children 5 different paths to explore on their way to kindergarten. With a combination of apps, storybooks, and videos – learning will happen right before your eyes.  No downloads. No Wifi.

Click here to see a list of Launchpad tablets available in our collection or click here to view our Launchpad lending policy.

 

Wonderbooks

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Wonderbooks are books that read to children, ask questions, and make learning fun. Discover the ready-to-play audiobook inside every Wonderbook. Borrow one today!
Wonderbooks are similar to the VOX books already in our collection but they also have a learning mode that asks children questions.
 

Vox Books for Children

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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%.


 

Curbside Book Return

Please return your materials in the curbside return located behind the library or to the circulation desk.

Do not return Launchpads in the book/AV return.   There will be a $5.00 fee assessed for each Launchpad returned via the book/AV return.

Curbside pickup is available!

Curbside pickup is available Monday-Thursday from 9:30am - 6:30 pm and Friday - Saturday from 9:30am-4:30pm. To place an order, call us or visit our online catalog and log into your account to reserve items.  Click here for more information about curbside pickup.


 

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.

You may access  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.


 

RCPL Adult Knitting and Crochet Group

RCPL Book Club


 

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!

Courtesy Charging Station

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Did you leave your charger at home? Is your mobile device low on power? Get charged with our courtesy charging station provided by Exchange Bank. Thank you Exchange Bank!

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 .

ABC Mouse

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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.

 


 

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