Planning for our third annual Evening Under the Stars fundraiser is underway! We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, June 6 from 6-9 p.m. for delicious food, great drinks, a silent auction and live music. Tickets are only $20 ($25 at the door) and all money raised will go to support your favorite public library! […]
The Rice Lake Library Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to move the RLPL to a new site at Rice Lake in what was formerly the Lakeview Hospital.
IRS appropriations were significantly cut and they are NOT sending forms/instructions. RLPL, however, WILL help you print forms (1st copy free) and view instruction booklets online. Binders containing the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ instructions are available for a 3 day checkout. We also have a binder with these booklets to use within the library. IRS Forms […]
Thank you to all of our patrons for another fantastic year! We have really enjoyed working with you to improve services to our entire community, and your ongoing feedback on our future is incredibly valued! We recently worked with Library employees, Library Board of Trustee members, and our Friends of the Library Board to revamp […]
This fall RLPL welcomes Brian Freeman, Joel D. Canfield, and William Kent Krueger! When you think of fall can you see the beautiful colors on the trees, hear the rustle of leaves below your feet, feel the crisp air on your face, and smell of ripe apples ready for harvest? When we think of fall […]
Well, most of our fabulous library users are aware by now that our building presents us with some major challenges. But, you might not be aware of one of the biggest, and that is MOLD. Unfortunately, we have a lower level with ongoing water seepage and leakage issues that we are having little luck fixing, so […]
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Reading promotes lifelong learning- Did you know babies chewing on books, toddler scribbles, and the same story read over and over are a part of early literacy? Talk! Sing! Play! Read! Write! Research Readers- You’ll love our new MORE online catalog powered by Encore—every search (from title to subject) will also pull articles from the EBSCOHost database and […]
Hear the Story of a Man with Autism… and his transition to living independently. The Rice Lake Public Library connects all people to their community and are happy to provide a place where Carl can talk to you about his personal experience transitioning to independent living. He and Growing Opportunities & Resources, LLC invite community […]
Job Seekers! Are you aware of the Job Seeker Boot Camp through the Barron County Jobs Center? The RLPL is pleased to be hosting one of these sessions in August fulfilling part of our mission to connect people to their community and support lifelong learning. There is no cost to attend the Job Seeker Boot […]
We love that you want to work with us and wish we could talk in person with all of you, but we have received an unprecedented number of applications (more than 50!) for the positions we have open and have set interviews with those selected. If you applied to work with us and did not […]
The RLPL is hiring for two positions this month. Do you love to help things run smoothly behind the scenes? Join our team as a Library Aide, working with our courier and delivery system, shelving materials, running reports, and processing technology. Or, if you are more of a people person who loves to connect with […]
Join us Saturday, June 7 from 6-9 p.m. for our second annual evening of great food, drinks and music in the library’s pocket park. Our silent auction will feature work from our fantastic local artisans, gift certificates to local dining and events, wine, books, and great packages for evenings and even weekends away. Tickets […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
The library will close today, December 4 at 2 p.m. Please drive safely today!
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 […]
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- 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 […]