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The Library will open at Noon on Monday, October 3.


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
Friends Magazine Drive
  • Thursday, September 1 through Saturday, 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.
  • Storytime
  • Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
  • Poetry Reading Extravaganza
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 @ 1 pm. Poetry Reading Extravaganza. Kim Hockaday will be reading excerpts from her newly published book. 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.
  • 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.
  • Library Open at Noon
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library will open at Noon on Monday, October 3 to the public.
  • Teen Book Club
  • Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25 @ 8 am in the Media Center @ 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.
  • Scrap and Share
  • Saturday, Oct 15, 10 am - 1 pm This program teaches how to make cards, scrapbooks, and other activities. Fee for materials. Pre-registration required. For more information, call the library at (252) 533-2890.
  • Granny Squares of Love
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 4:30 pm in Library Conference Room. Mrs. Casey teaches crocheting patterns for beginners and those with more advanced skills. The program is geared for 14 years old and up.
  • Kindles
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now circulates Kindles. Visit or call the Library for more information. The Kindles and e-book loaded on these devices were purchased with a LSTA EZ Technology Grant from the State Library of North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • Lions Club Large Print Collection
  • Check out the new books in the Lions Club Large Print Collection. Stop at the service desk for 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.

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

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