Mission Statement
Our mission is to be an integral part of our diverse community by encouraging reading, lifelong learning, and community engagement and by providing opportunities to connect, learn and grow. 


Library Slogan

Read. Learn. Live.

The Roanoke Rapids Public Library is supported by City taxpayers, The Friends of Roanoke Rapids Public Library, and private donations. Everyone is welcome to use the Library, but a library card is required to check out material and use computers.

These services are provided without regard to race, religion, age, education level or economic status.

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE A nine member Library Advisory Committee renders advice and counsel to the Library Director concerning the operation of the Library with the objective of insuring that quality library services are provided to the residents of Roanoke Rapids. Volunteer members to this Committee are appointed by the Roanoke Rapids City Council. The Library Advisory Committee meets in the odd numbered month except July and welcomes public attendance and input from the Community.


    Dr. James Ketoff-Chairman

    Brenda Stephenson-Vice Chairman

    Sandra Duncan-Secretary

    Krystal Cook-Elliott-Assistant Secretary

    Brian Jones

    Marci Merritt

    Janet Moore

    William Mueller 

    Alice Newsome


Ex Officio Members:

    Councilman Carl Ferebee, Council Liaison
    John Simeon, Department Head, Parks & Recreation
    Leigh Ann Brodsky, Head Librarian