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Friends Magazine Drive is ongoing through October 15. Check with Library for more information.


Mon, Tues.10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed., Thur.- Fri.10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat.10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Special Events
College Planning
  • Monday, Sept. 23 @ 5:30 pm This program will inform students and the public how to find scholarships, grants search for colleges/universities and explore careers.
  • Friends Magazine Drive
  • Tuesday, September 3 through Tuesday, October 15 The Friends of Roanoke Rapids Public Library annually sponsor the Library's Magazine Drive. The Library depends on contributions to fund magazines and some newspapers. Contributions may be mailed to the Library at 319 Roanoke Avenue in Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or given to a staff member at the service desk. Thanks for your assistance.
  • Teen Book Club
  • Tuesdays, Sept 24, Oct 1 & 8 @ 8 am @ Roanoke Rapids High School Media Center. Teens from grades 9-12 discuss books they are currently reading. New students as well as our current members are welcomed. This is the first meeting of the school year.
  • Storytime
  • Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 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.
  • Mastering the Job Interview Workshop
  • Thursday, October 3 @ 11 am. Nick Carlson from NC Works will discuss how to respond to varied job interview questions and the proper dress for the interview. No registration is required.
  • Math Tutorial
  • Saturday, October 5 @ 11 am This program will provide tutoring in Mathematics and is open to students grades 4-12. This program will be available monthly if there is interest during the school year.
  • Columbus Day Holiday Closing
  • The Library will be closed on Monday October 14, for the Columbus Day Holiday. The book drop will be open for the return of books and magazines when the Library is closed. Please do not return videos or DVDs in the book drop over the holidays. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, October 15 @ 10 am.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
  • The Library now has a self-service blood pressure monitor for checking personal blood pressure located by the copier.
  • Wi-Fi Printing
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now offers Wi-Fi Printing. You may print up to 25 pages at 40 cents per page. Go to or Printouts may be picked up at the Library during operating hours. Patrons have 48 hours from the time they send their print job from their device to have their job available to be printed. The job won't be printed until the patron arrives at the Library. Contact library staff if you have questions.
  • Free Practice Driving Tests for NC Drivers
  • Please cut and paste this URL into your web browser to access free practice driving tests:
  • NC Digital and NC KIDS Digital
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has two new digital collections through OverDrive. NC Digital and NC KIDS Digital can be access with a valid Roanoke Rapids library card and a PIN number. Contact or visit the Library for more information.
  • 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-books 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.

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    319 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
    Phone Number: 252-533-2890

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