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Wed., Thur.- Fri.10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat.10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Featured New York Times Bestsellers Selection
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Agatha Awards ALA Best Books for Young Adults
ALA Notable Books for Children Anthony Awards
Bram Stoker Awards British Crime Writers' Assoc.
Caldecott Medal Winners Edgar Awards
Horn Book Picture Book Awards Hugo Awards
Independent Booksellers List National Book Critics Circle
National Science Teachers Association Newbery Medal Winners
Oprah's Book Club Pulitzer Prize
Rebecca Caudill Awards RITA Awards
Scientific America Young Readers Book Awards Spur Awards
World Fantasy Awards  

Special Events
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Thursday, Mar. 5, Library Advisory Committee Meeting @ 6:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend.
  • Poetry Reading Extravaganza
  • Saturday, Mar. 7 @ 1 pm. Poetry Reading Extravaganza. The group will not meet at the Library in July due to the holiday closing. This event is for those who have written poetry and would like to read their work aloud to an audience or for those who simply want to listen. No registration required.
  • Teen Book Club
  • Tuesday, Mar 10, 17, 24,& 31 @ 8 am in the Media Center at Roanoke Rapids High School. Teens from grades 9-12 discuss books they are currently reading. New students as well as our current members are welcomed.
  • Storytime
  • Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
  • Wednesday DVD Frenzy
  • Every Wednesday DVD/VIDEO Frenzy. It's out the R-O-O-F! Rent One One Free. Normal checkout limits and fines apply. Check with the Library Staff for information.
  • Book Club at Jo Story
  • Thursday, Mar. 12 @ 2:00 pm A new Book Club for Seniors and other interested adults will meet at the Jo Story Senior Center located at Jackson Street and 7th Street. Contact the Library for more information.
  • Scrap and Share
  • Saturday, Mar. 14, 10 am - 1 pm Scrap and Share has returned to Roanoke Rapids Public Library under the direction of Mrs. Bonnie Klass. Fee for materials. Pre-registration required. For more information, call the library at (252) 533-2890.
  • What New with NC LIVE?
  • Saturday, March 14 beginning at 3 pm Hands-on computer instruction to familiar patrons with changes in databases within NC LIVE. Registration required. Patrons should be inside library prior to closing at 3 pm. Call or visit Library to make reservations.
  • New E-Book Program
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has a collection of e-books for its patrons through NC LIVE. The NC LIVE Homegrown E-book Collection has over 1,200 titles to chose and are provided with the cooperation of varied NC publishers. While these titles are not many of the current best sellers, the Library is hoping eventually to expand our e-book collection. Take a look by clicking the link on the home page in the lower right corner. You must have a RRPL card to access the collection. Contact the Library for more information.
  • NC Knows
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library announces participation in a virtual reference service offered through the State Library of North Carolina called NC Knows. Please click on the NC Knows tab above to learn more about this service and how to use it.
  • Library Card Required to Use Computers
  • As of July 1, 2012, a Roanoke Rapids Public Library card is required for use of public access computers. Only one courtesy visit is permitted per year going by the date of the last courtesy visit. Call the Library or stop by the service desk for more information.
  • Join the Friends
  • Join the Friends of Roanoke Rapids Public Library where you can be a part of a vital organization. The Friends volunteer with the Nifty Thrifty Third Thursday Book Sale, assist with fundraisers, and support the Library in the community. Stop at the Circulation Desk for an application and information. Come be a part and "Read. Learn. Live."

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