Rapides Parish Library

Rapides Parish Library Rapides Parish Library is a public library that serves all individuals in the Rapides Parish community. We aim to promote lifelong learning, enhanced quality of life, and literacy through print, audiovisual and electronic resources.
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The mission of the Rapides Parish Library is to promote lifelong learning, enhanced quality of life, and literacy through print, audiovisual and electronic resources. The Library staff ensures that all citizens receive the maximum value from available informational, educational, cultural and recreational resources.

Rapides Parish Library, Johnson Branch
06/06/2020

Rapides Parish Library, Johnson Branch

Rapides Parish Library, Johnson Branch
06/06/2020

Rapides Parish Library, Johnson Branch

Twyla the Owl wants to know whooooooo hasn't done their taxes yet??? Did you know the IRS has extended the deadline to file due to COVID19? The new deadline is JULY 15. The library has plenty of forms and instruction booklets. Call us to request tax forms and we'll schedule a pickup time!

06/05/2020
Do you or someone you know need access to Wi-Fi? Check out our events calendar for Internet on the Go. http://www.rpl.or...
06/05/2020

Do you or someone you know need access to Wi-Fi? Check out our events calendar for Internet on the Go. http://www.rpl.org/events/ Also, access to Wi-Fi is always available at all RPL locations.

06/04/2020
www.sos.la.gov

Need to register to vote? Be sure to use the most updated form. You can request a printed form for pick up at any branch of your Rapides Parish Library!https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ApplicationToRegisterToVote.pdf

EmbraceRace.org has created an excellent resource. You can request any of these titles from your local branch of the Rap...
06/04/2020
31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

EmbraceRace.org has created an excellent resource. You can request any of these titles from your local branch of the Rapides Parish Library (if it’s not currently on our shelves, we can get it for you). https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance?fbclid=IwAR1K0XheosSlRJ0AbSqKZ1gkmERJKNMAysNviHF83wUtOC1PKyUrBegcQLU

Beyond addressing issues of race and racism, this children’s reading list focuses on taking action. It highlights resistance, resilience and activism; and seeks to empower youth to participate in the ongoing movement for racial justice.

Rapides Parish Main Library will close at 4:00 pm today, June 3rd and reopen at 10:00 am on June 4th. All other RPL loca...
06/03/2020
Rapides Parish Library - Home

Rapides Parish Main Library will close at 4:00 pm today, June 3rd and reopen at 10:00 am on June 4th. All other RPL locations remain as well as the e-branch at http://www.rpl.org

Rapides Parish Library - Home - The Rapides Parish Library is a medium sized library in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. The Library consists of 9 physical branches plus an Outreach Deliveries service to reach those who cannot come in to one of our locations.

Yes, the book is on its way to RPL's shelves as we speak but you don't have to wait! The prequel to Hunger Games is avai...
06/03/2020

Yes, the book is on its way to RPL's shelves as we speak but you don't have to wait! The prequel to Hunger Games is available on Hoopla in audiobook form! Visit http://www.rpl.org/books/hoopla.html

It's official! Today is the first day of RPL's Summer Reading Program! Head on over to http://www.rpl.org/srp to registe...
06/01/2020

It's official! Today is the first day of RPL's Summer Reading Program! Head on over to http://www.rpl.org/srp to register online and discover all of the great things we have planned!

We can't wait for you to come back! Rapides Parish Library is fine free for the remainder of 2020 and all past fines hav...
06/01/2020

We can't wait for you to come back! Rapides Parish Library is fine free for the remainder of 2020 and all past fines have been waived!

Spread the word! There are many people who need free access to Wi-Fi to do important things like study of fill out job a...
05/29/2020

Spread the word! There are many people who need free access to Wi-Fi to do important things like study of fill out job applications. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed in the parking lot of any RPL physical location. Also, our Outreach staff travel to a variety of locations throughout Rapides Parish with hotspots to bring the internet to you. View the full scedule on the RPL website calendar! http://www.rpl.org/events/

05/28/2020
Safe Pick-Up with Mrs. Ribbit

Hop to it! You can request books, movies, and (starting Monday) your summer craft kits. Learn how to utilize the Library's safe pick-up with Mrs. Ribbit.

Being lonely causes the same amount of damage to your lifespan as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is more dangerous to h...
05/27/2020

Being lonely causes the same amount of damage to your lifespan as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is more dangerous to health than obesity. It’s hard to know how to make connections, but you can learn how using #tools2thrive: mhanational.org/may. #mentalhealthmonth #mhm20

Please help us spread the word! If you or someone you know needs to be tested for COVID-19, you may visit the Exhibition...
05/27/2020

Please help us spread the word! If you or someone you know needs to be tested for COVID-19, you may visit the Exhibition Hall in Rapides Parish on Tuesdays from 9:00 am - 11:00 am and Pineville High School on Friday, May 29th, June 5th, and June 12th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

With 96 movies and television shows in the Tween Central category on Hoopla, your tween has plenty of age appropriate op...
05/27/2020

With 96 movies and television shows in the Tween Central category on Hoopla, your tween has plenty of age appropriate options! Visit http://www.rpl.org/books/hoopla.html

Rapides Parish Library, Johnson Branch
05/25/2020

Rapides Parish Library, Johnson Branch

Whether you’re starting your journey or continuing your development, Lynda.com is a great place to stay sharp for free w...
05/24/2020

Whether you’re starting your journey or continuing your development, Lynda.com is a great place to stay sharp for free with your library card. http://www.rpl.org/books/lynda.com.html

The RPL Internet on the Go is out at Oak Hill with free WiFi. Just use the log in info posted on the windows to get conn...
05/22/2020

The RPL Internet on the Go is out at Oak Hill with free WiFi. Just use the log in info posted on the windows to get connected.

05/22/2020
We're so glad to be open for safe pick-up! It's like night and day or Glinda the Good vs. the Wicked Witch of the West! ...
05/21/2020

We're so glad to be open for safe pick-up! It's like night and day or Glinda the Good vs. the Wicked Witch of the West! Reserve your books online today and we will contact you when they are ready! http://www.rpl.org

Rapides Parish Library's cover photo
05/21/2020

Rapides Parish Library's cover photo

In this era of information overload, Reader’s Digest offers something unique: the very best advice, information, and ins...
05/21/2020

In this era of information overload, Reader’s Digest offers something unique: the very best advice, information, and inspiration from multiple sources, condensed into an easy-to-read digest. In each issue, you’ll get trusted, time-saving insights about health, personal finance, work, family, and national issues, plus exclusive book excerpts, news-making interviews, and humor. Check out Reader’s Digest and other popular magazines on RBdigital. http://www.rpl.org/books/rbdigital.html

Getting screened for #mentalhealth issues is one of many #Tools2Thrive. Screening helps catch problems early - before a ...
05/20/2020

Getting screened for #mentalhealth issues is one of many #Tools2Thrive. Screening helps catch problems early - before a crisis. Join our #MillionInMay campaign by taking a #mentalhealth screen at mhascreening.org to normalize this important preventative measure. #mhm20

Always available classics on Libby.📚📷💻🖨💿#publiclibrary #librariesenlighten #ilovemyjob #morethanjustbooks #rpl  #browsin...
05/20/2020

Always available classics on Libby.

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05/19/2020

Rapides Parish Library Board of Control Meeting - May 2020

A new minister has come to Lake Eden, Minnesota, to fill in for Reverend Bob Knudson, who’s on his honeymoon. But when t...
05/19/2020

A new minister has come to Lake Eden, Minnesota, to fill in for Reverend Bob Knudson, who’s on his honeymoon. But when the replacement is found dead in a plate of devil’s food cake with a bullet in his head, Hannah Swensen starts asking questions. May 19 is … wait for it … National Devil’s Food Cake Day! Celebrate with Devil’s Food Cake Murder, Hannah Swensen Mystery #14 by Joanne Fluke—check it out on RBdigital! http://www.rpl.org/books/rbdigital.html

We are so excited to be back and can't wait to see our patrons through safe pick-up!
05/18/2020

We are so excited to be back and can't wait to see our patrons through safe pick-up!

We are so excited to be open for safe pick-up! Reserve your items online at http://www.rpl.org and we will contact you w...
05/18/2020

We are so excited to be open for safe pick-up! Reserve your items online at http://www.rpl.org and we will contact you when they are ready!

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411 Washington St
Alexandria, LA
71301

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The hours are for our Main Library. For additional information, or information about your local branch, please go to our website at http://www.rpl.org

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+13184452411

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The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish (county) located in central Louisiana. The library consists of a Main Library, 5 urban branches, 4 rural branches, a bookmobile, a van service to the homebound and a van service to child development centers.

Our Mission

The mission of the Rapides Parish Library is to promote lifelong learning, enhanced quality of life, and literacy through print, audiovisual and electronic resources. The Library staff ensures that all citizens receive the maximum value from available informational, educational, cultural and recreational resources.