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Special Events
Library Closed
  • The library will be closed to the public on Thursday, Nov. 27, Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving Holidays. The bookdrop will be open for the return of books and magazines when the library is closed. Please do not return videos or DVDs in the bookdrop over the holidays. The library will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1 @ 10 am.
  • No Storytime
  • There will be no Storytime program on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Storytime will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Teen Book Club
  • Tuesdays, Dec 2, 9, & 16 @ 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.
  • Saturday Holiday Reading Event
  • Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 2:15 am. Special Program. Former Storytime Volunteer Ian Boucher will read "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" & "T'was the Night before Christmas" All ages welcomed. There's no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
  • Poetry Reading Extravaganza
  • Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 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.
  • Book Club
  • Thursday, Dec. 11 @ 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.
  • Holiday Family Reading Event
  • Thursday, Dec. 11, 4:30 pm A guest reader will read in the Juvenile section Dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" to the audience. Refreshments will be served.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.

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