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The following is a list of the upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library:

The Racine Public Library is in phase one of reopening. The library is operating at a capacity of 50 people. Masks are required by every patron over the age of two. Please respect social distancing guidelines. For more information about phase one of the library reopening, please visit the library website and check out the FAQ. This information is on our website at Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of our efforts to ensure everyone’s safety.

Curbside pick-up is still available while RPL is in phase one of reopening. You may call the number upon arrival at the library and your materials will be taken out to you. Curbside Pickup is located in the outer lobby off the circle of Library Drive. Place your holds at or call 262.636.9217.

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Self-Service holds are also available. When you receive notification that your holds are available for pick up, they will be in the front lobby. Holds are organized by the first four letters of your last name and the last four numbers of your library card number. When you find your hold, you may check out at the circulation desk or at the self-service.

Call Center: Call or text, 262.636.9217, RPL your reference questions. We are standing by to help! Email Staff is available: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Need a library card? You can now sign up for a digital library card at Your card will be mailed to you.

Kids/Teens Programs:

Tuesday Tales: 10 a.m. | Tuesdays| Facebook Live. Join Miss Carrie and Miss Ali on Facebook live, they are sharing stories and songs.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. | Wednesdays | FB/IG/YouTube. Join Miss Gail for weekly stories.

Outside Storytime: 6:15 p.m. | Wednesday, May 12 | East Hill at the library. Join us for a socially distanced outside storytime.

Musical Family Storytime: 10 a.m. | Thursdays | FB/IG/YouTube Miss Carrie has fun songs and stories to share with you.

First Chapter Fridays: 1 p.m. | Fridays | FB/IG/YouTube. Let our Youth Services librarians whet your appetites for some amazing books. We’ll share the first chapters of some of our favorites, from early chapter books through Young Adult. Each week will feature a new story, so don’t miss out!

All Ages:

Create Your Own Laser Engraved Father’s Day Gift: 6 p.m. | Tuesday, May 11 | Zoom. Register for the program at or call 262.636.9217.

Adult Programs

Anti-Racism Book Group: Mondays | 1 p.m. | Zoom. Weekly the book group picks, reads, and discusses books on the topics of racism and black culture. To join the group and for more information please email

Programs are at 75 Seventh Street, Racine, WI 53403 unless stated otherwise. 

A sign language interpreter is available with one week’s notice. For information, call the library’s business office at ​262-636-9170​.