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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*


Search periodicals*

*Contact library for user name & password



Tests, tutorials


Books in IA libraries


Now available---Lyon County Reporter archive





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 February:  Adventures in Zambezia, Captain Phillips, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Ender's Game, Fast & Furious 6, Grace Unplugged, Hello, Dolly!, Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Lone Ranger, Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters, Red 2

New DVDs in March:  The Book Thief, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen, Mary Poppins, Saving Mr. Banks, Thor: the Dark World, Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo



 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

 LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages 



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 Magazines & newspapers                       Accelerated Reader books                   Computers & wifi


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Upcoming Events
Preschool Storytime Apr 22, 2014 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM — Library basement
Adult Book Discussion Apr 24, 2014 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Library basement
Preschool Storytime Apr 29, 2014 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM — Library basement
Adult Book Discussion May 15, 2014 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Library basement
Kid's Movie May 29, 2014 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM — Library basement
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