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Meet Your RLPL Superhero Staff

Do all superhero’s  wear capes?  Leap tall buildings in a single bound? or fly through the air to save the day? Not necessarily, but they do tend to the save the day!  The word hero typically brings to mind a protector or guardian. For most of us at RLPL, our Computer Support Tech-Al Christensen, fits this […]

RLPL EyeBomb Challenge for Local Businesses

RLPL Eyebomb challenge: Business Edition  Take a pair of googly eyes, place them on an inanimate object(s) around your office/business, such as a coffee cup, flower pot, etc., and accept our EyeBomb Challenge! Every entrant receives a Saturday Shoutout on our Facebook page with a link your Facebook page and/or website.  The photo with the most […]

Foxy Locks Wig Bank at RLPL

  Foxy Locks Wig Bank is now Open providing wigs for medical conditions that cause hair loss including ANY cancer or other diseases. Cleaned and styled wigs can be checked out by Barron County residents for up to 1 year using a Rice Lake Public Library card. (Library Cards are free). Stop at the Circulation/Reference […]

Evening Under the Stars, 2015

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! […]

Benefits for you if the Library moves to the lake site

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.

Tax Form Update…

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 […]

Happy Holidays!

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 […]

Autumn is for Authors

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 […]

Good news and bad news…

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 […]

How Do You Use your Library Card?

Tell us how you use your Library Card on Facebook or Twitter  Use #LibraryCardSignUp

September 6th is National Read a Book Day!

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 […]

A Community Presentation on Community Supported Living

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 Seeker Boot Camp

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 […]

Thank you for your interest!

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 […]

Come Work with Us!

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 […]

The Friends of the Rice Lake Library invite you to an Evening Under the Stars

  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 […]

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!

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 […]