News & Events

Come to the RLPL and celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week, April 13th – 19th  It’s that wonderful week again at the Rice Lake Public Library: National Library Week! From April 13th though April 19th, the RLPL is pulling out all the stops to celebrate with Big Trucks Day, music in the library, create your own READ posters, fun family storytimes and more! […]

RLPL’s Virtual Branch is Open…

While we are closed we still want to do our best to help you access information available to you through your Rice Lake Public Library Virtual Branch via RLPL’s website and social media sites.  RLPL’s virtual and physical branches work together to fulfill our mission connecting you to your community ensuring free and open access […]

Happy Holidays!

This past Saturday, you may have been here, rocking out to the children’s band, Koo Koo Kanga Roo with us as part of our annual Friends of the Library Holiday Party.  If you missed it, we have to say, you missed an amazingly fun time!  The songs were hilariously fun for both kids and their […]

Closed due to inclement weather!

The library will close today, December 4 at 2 p.m.  Please drive safely today!

Get Connected @ Your Library!

This month we are very excited to host an open house (with free pizza from our friends at Kids Korner) introducing you to a wide array of services here in Rice Lake and Barron County. Each organization will have a table with information for you, including Barron County’s Disability Resources Coordinator, Barron County Affordable Care […]

Antiques Appraisal with Mark Moran

A couple of weeks ago, our library was lucky enough to host Mark Moran-a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.  The Friends of the Library covered his fee and Mark came out to Rice Lake for a three hour appraisal session with more than 40 community members.  It was, quite honestly, a blast!  Mark was personable […]

RLPL Connects

RLPL Connects- Each Month  from 1pm-3pm, the Rice Lake Public Library will host resource organizations on the following days to serve you. Drop-In programs will be hosted by: 1st Wednesday of each month:  Disability Resources-Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply. 2nd Monday of each month: Workforce Resource-Job services will help you find and […]

Shop at Amazon?

Earn money for the library by linking to Amazon through the library website! It’s an easy way to help out! If you shop regularly at or even if you only shop occasionally at, now when you do, you can earn money for the Library! It doesn’t cost you a penny. When you place […]

How can we thank you? Let us count the ways!

  Why should we be surprised?  This community of Library lovers has shown its support again and again.  Our Friends of the Library First Annual Evening Under the Stars is just a stellar (excuse the pun) example of how great Rice Lake is and how much we all value the education, entertainment, and community connections the […]

June is Outdoor Month

Of course it is!  We’ve been cooped up all winter long and the National Wildlife Federation urges us to get outside and explore and connect with nature which not only reduces stress but awakens your senses to the environment around you. This Friday Readapalooza is happening outdoors with free hotdogs, sno cones, prizes, many activity […]