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.

Learning Express 3.0 is a comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for stud...
02/15/2020

Learning Express 3.0 is a comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. Get college and career ready by clicking here http://www.rpl.org/books/databases.html and then clicking on the Test Preparation button.

Yoda has a lot of wisdom to share about the free online tutoring that is available! Visit http://www.homeworkla.org to c...
02/13/2020

Yoda has a lot of wisdom to share about the free online tutoring that is available! Visit http://www.homeworkla.org to connect to a tutor right from home. Available for all ages.

It's Library Lover's Month! Find an ebook you love on Hoopla. Just download the app! Rather hold a book in your hand? Vi...
02/11/2020

It's Library Lover's Month! Find an ebook you love on Hoopla. Just download the app! Rather hold a book in your hand? Visit the library's catalog to see what we have! http://www.rpl.org/books/online-catalog/

There’s always fun to be had at our Johnson Branch in Lecompte!
02/10/2020

There’s always fun to be had at our Johnson Branch in Lecompte!

Teri and Rachelle are gearing up for Tonight’s Chocolate Games at Libuse. Are you up for puddin’ forth your best effort ...
02/07/2020

Teri and Rachelle are gearing up for Tonight’s Chocolate Games at Libuse. Are you up for puddin’ forth your best effort to be a champion!?!#rapidesparish #rapideslibraryfun

Rapides Parish Library's cover photo
02/07/2020

Rapides Parish Library's cover photo

Our homeschool artists are having a blast at Westside!
02/07/2020

Our homeschool artists are having a blast at Westside!

NewsBank has a Special Reports section that hosts a variety of topics that are of current interest from a global perspec...
02/01/2020

NewsBank has a Special Reports section that hosts a variety of topics that are of current interest from a global perspective.

Visit NewsBank at http://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/?p=NewsBank

They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms.

02/01/2020
City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

Did you find anything artsy that touched your heart in Cenla today?

Friday, Jan. 31, is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. Whether it’s music, paintings, photography, theater, sculpture, architecture, or written word, art inspires our daily lives and encourages us to feel.

Show us the art in Alexandria that inspires you! Comment below with your pictures and a brief description. It could be art we aren’t aware of, a local musician, photographer, writer, dance company, play, or any local art that inspires you. We will create an album from the pictures we receive. We can’t wait to see your entries! #InspireYourHeartWithArt #ShowUs

Alexandria Museum of Art Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center River Oaks Square Arts Center Rapides Symphony Orchestra Rapides Parish Library

Have you seen the traveling fiber art exhibit at your @rapideslibrary? Visit the King Branch to see it today and try to ...
01/31/2020

Have you seen the traveling fiber art exhibit at your @rapideslibrary? Visit the King Branch to see it today and try to guess the titles (no peeking at the backs before you guess).

Donut worry! Super sweet homework help is a couple of clicks away! Connect with a tutor at http://www.homeworkla.org/
01/30/2020

Donut worry! Super sweet homework help is a couple of clicks away! Connect with a tutor at http://www.homeworkla.org/

Have you visited our Hineston branch to craft with Ms. Joy? She’s blooming with ideas!
01/29/2020

Have you visited our Hineston branch to craft with Ms. Joy? She’s blooming with ideas!

Looking for something new? Google a title and click “borrow” to virtually check it out instantly at no charge from your ...
01/29/2020

Looking for something new? Google a title and click “borrow” to virtually check it out instantly at no charge from your Rapides Parish Library. #publiclibrary #morethanjustbooks #booksalso #wellreadcatsofinstagram

Octavia E. Butler was the first African American woman to write science fiction. Her novel "Kindred" examines antebellum...
01/28/2020

Octavia E. Butler was the first African American woman to write science fiction.

Her novel "Kindred" examines antebellum slavery from the perspective of a modern 20th century African American woman and touches on power, race issues, and gender.

Check out this ebook and others from great African American authors during Black History Month on Cloud Library. Just download the app or visit http://www.rpl.org/books/3m.html

The Mamba Mentality : How I Play by Kobe Bryant; foreword by Pau Gasol; introduction by Phil Jackson; photographs and af...
01/27/2020

The Mamba Mentality : How I Play by Kobe Bryant; foreword by Pau Gasol; introduction by Phil Jackson; photographs and afterword by Andrew D. Bernstein.
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Sorry for any inconvenience... we look forward to getting back Tuesday.  In the meantime please visit our other 9 locati...
01/22/2020

Sorry for any inconvenience... we look forward to getting back Tuesday. In the meantime please visit our other 9 locations or visit a Bookmobile stop. Visit www.rpl.org for more information.
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01/22/2020

Rapides Parish Library,
Johnson Branch will be closed
Wednesday, January 22nd
for maintenance.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.! Watch the infamous I Have a Dream speech for free on Kanopy in addition to many ...
01/21/2020
Watch Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.! Watch the infamous I Have a Dream speech for free on Kanopy in addition to many other films about him. Download Kanopy from your app store or visit http://www.rpl.org/books/kanopy.html

https://rpl.kanopy.com/video/martin-luther-king-jr-i-have-dream

This historical compilation features highlights of major speeches given by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. - August 28, 1963 Brown Chapel, Selma, Alabama - March 8, 1965 Final Speech, day before Dr. King`s Assassination - April 3, 1968 Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy - Ap...

Having a sweet time cookie decorating at the JW McDonald Memorial Branch #whenthesugarhits #libraryfunfriday
01/17/2020

Having a sweet time cookie decorating at the JW McDonald Memorial Branch #whenthesugarhits #libraryfunfriday

Happy Birthday, Hugh Lofting! If he were alive today, he'd be 134 years old!He wrote the novel, "The Story of Doctor Doo...
01/15/2020

Happy Birthday, Hugh Lofting! If he were alive today, he'd be 134 years old!

He wrote the novel, "The Story of Doctor Doolittle". If the name of the book sounds familiar, it has been adapted for television and film several times over and features a doctor that can communicate with animals.

Enjoy this classic story today on Tumblebooks by visiting https://lalibcon.state.lib.la.us/redirect.php?illcode=h1ra&database=tumble

New Scientist covers the latest developments in science and technology that will impact your world and employs and commi...
01/11/2020

New Scientist covers the latest developments in science and technology that will impact your world and employs and commissions the best writers in their fields from all over the world. Its editorial team provides cutting-edge news, award-winning features and reports, written in concise and clear language that puts discoveries and advances in the context of everyday life. Check out New Scientist and other popular magazines on RBdigital. Visit http://www.rpl.org/books/zinio.html? utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb%20post&utm_campaign=RB%20Digital or download the app!

Sign up for Makerspace Electronics classes with David Sproles! Call Main Library at 318-451-2411 x 1036, Libuse Branch a...
01/10/2020
RPL Makerspace Classes

Sign up for Makerspace Electronics classes with David Sproles! Call Main Library at 318-451-2411 x 1036, Libuse Branch at 318-443-7259, or Johnson Branch at 318-776-5153 to get signed up! https://www.kalb.com/video?vid=566848402

Learn more about electronics. David Sproles previews the RPL Makerspace Classes

Visit your favorite Rapides Parish Library location to check out a free Alexandria Museum of Art pass!
01/09/2020

Visit your favorite Rapides Parish Library location to check out a free Alexandria Museum of Art pass!

The Children's Advocacy Network is searching for new volunteers! Resolve to make a difference in children's lives this y...
01/08/2020

The Children's Advocacy Network is searching for new volunteers! Resolve to make a difference in children's lives this year! https://www.childrensadvocacy.net/

We believe that all children deserve to be in a safe, loving and permanent home, free of abuse and neglect. Join us and become a CHAMPION for children today! Volunteer Training begins soon!

If you are interested, you can go to the link below to fill out an application.
https://www.childrensadvocacy.net/become-a-casa-volunteer

Want more information?
Check out our website at childrensadvocacy.net or call our helpful staff at 318.445.5678.

Save $120.00 a year on ABC Mouse! Visit your nearest Rapides Parish Library to access ABC Mouse for free! http://www.rpl...
01/07/2020

Save $120.00 a year on ABC Mouse! Visit your nearest Rapides Parish Library to access ABC Mouse for free! http://www.rpl.org/branches/

If it has been a while since you visited, why not stop by? We have magazines, CD- music and audiobook, dvds, computers, ...
01/02/2020

If it has been a while since you visited, why not stop by? We have magazines, CD- music and audiobook, dvds, computers, microfilm, video games - Playstation and Xbox, art classes, not to mention all the digital platforms... and... oh yeah! BOOKS!!!
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Yep. Just another friendly reminder that all locations will be closed December 31st and January 1st.📚📷💻🖨💿#publiclibrary ...
12/28/2019

Yep. Just another friendly reminder that all locations will be closed December 31st and January 1st.📚
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Visit your favorite library to use ABC Mouse for free!
12/28/2019

Visit your favorite library to use ABC Mouse for free!

Stream Kanopy Kids for free with your library card during the holiday break! Download Kanopy from your app store or visi...
12/24/2019

Stream Kanopy Kids for free with your library card during the holiday break! Download Kanopy from your app store or visit https://rpl.kanopy.com/

Because... books.📚📷💻🖨💿#publiclibrary #librariesenlighten #ilovemyjob #morethanjustbooks #rpl  #browsingisjustthebeginnin...
12/22/2019

Because... books.
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Address

411 Washington St
Alexandria, LA
71301

General information

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

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+13184452411

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Welcome to the Rapides Parish Library page!

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.

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