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Welcome to Rock Rapids Public Library

Make yourself at home at the Rock Rapids Library
Library NW     

Monday       12:00 - 8:00

Tuesday      10:00 - 8:00

Wednesday 12:00 - 8:00

Thursday     10:00 - 8:00

Friday          12:00 - 5:30

Saturday     10:00 - 3:00 

We invite you to spend a few moments looking at our library Web site.  With help from the State Library of Iowa and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we created a place on the Web where you, our customers, can explore, learn and get help with all your information needs.                    


Online Resources

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 Novelist Plus

Read-alikes & series


Lyon County Reporter


Search periodicals



Tests, tutorials


Books in IA libraries






 Summer Reading Program continues through August 15.

 Read more books, get more  prizes!



Dealing with Flooding from Iowa State University Extension


New!  Tumblebooks is a collection is a talking, animated picture books for younger children which you can read or have read to you.  It includes fiction, nonfiction, and foreign language titles and puzzles, games, videos and grade and A/R levels.  Click here.


New!  The Lyon County Reporter (1885-2011) and Rock Rapids Review (1883-1916) are now available online. These newspapers can be searched by name or keyword or browsed by date.  This project was funded by the Forster Trust of Rock Rapids.  Click Reporter archive.


New! awe The Early Literacy Station is a dynamic digital learning solution for children ages 2-8. It requires no Internet connection, so it is safe and secure. The latest version features more than 60 educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas. The educational titles are displayed using engaging graphics and intuitive menus.



New books, audiobooks, DVDs listed monthly

Accelerated Reader books

1000 DVDs & videos

New DVDs in May:  The African Queen, Barbie and the Diamond Castle, Barbie the Pearl Princess, Barefoot, Elmo's Rainbow, High Noon, The Nut Job, Still Mine, Veronica Mars

New DVDs in June:  Dan in Real Life, Hours, The Monuments Men



 Adult Book Discussion, third Thursday, 4:00, Sept.-May

 Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, 10:15, Sept.-May

 1000 Books before Kindergarten

 NEW! Early Literacy Station

 and more services




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 Magazines & newspapers                       Accelerated Reader books                   Computers & wifi


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Upcoming Events
Book sale Aug 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM — Library basement
Book Sale Aug 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Library basement
Book Sale Aug 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Library basement
Preschool Storytime Sep 02, 2014 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM — Library basement
Preschool Storytime Sep 09, 2014 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM — Library basement
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