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Racine Public Library current hours are:

Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A sign language interpreter is available with one week’s notice. For information, call the Library’s Business Office at 262.636.9170 . Masks are required to be worn within the Racine Public Library Main and the Bookmobile per the Racine City ordinance.

Masks are required to be worn within the Racine Public Library Main and the Bookmobile per the Racine City ordinance. The RPL Bookmobile is on its Fall/Winter Schedule as of September 1st.

Call Center:

Call or text, 262.636.9217, RPL your reference questions. We are standing
by to help! Email

Staff available:

Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Need a library card?

You can now sign up for a digital library card at Your card will be ready for you next time you visit the library. A
temporary number will be issued immediately after registration.

Programs at RPL

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

All-Ages Programs:

Alexander Hamilton Poster Exhibit

Explore the history of founding Father turned musical sensation Alexander Hamilton. Available for viewing during open hours.

Kamishibai Storytime

10:30 a.m. | Thursday , October 7th

YouTube and Facebook Kamishibai, which means “paper theater ,” recreates an old Japanese storytelling method by using a miniature wooden theater with paper story cards.

First Chapter Friday

1 p.m. | Fridays | September 3rd-December 24th

YouTube and Facebook Youth services librarians read the first chapter from some of their favorite books.

Kid’s Programs:

Tales for Tots
10:00 AM | Tuesdays | September 7th-December 14th
Facebook Live | All Ages

Sitdown Storytime
10:30 a.m | Tuesdays | September 7th-December 14th
Atrium | All Ages | In-person Registration Required

Family Storytime Virtual
10 a.m. | Wednesdays September 8th-December 15th

Musical Storytime – Virtual and In-Person
10 a.m.| Thursdays | September 9th-December 16th
Atrium and YouTube/FB

Crafts for Kids
10 a.m. | Saturdays | September 4th-December 18th
One of our Youth Services librarians will show you how to make something new out of
things you have at home!

Teen Programs:

The Writer’s Guild

4:30 p.m. | Tuesday , October 5th Lee Room | Grades 6-12 | Registration Required

Are you always writing your next story or crafting a new poem? Come and share what you’re working on (or not), commiserate with other writers and work together on creative writing activities.

Pokémon Club

Noon | Saturday , October 7th Lee Room | Grades 4-8 | Registration Required

Share your love for Pokémon with certified professors from Twin Dragons. Play the game, learn the value of cards and talk Pokémon!

Open Gaming Lab

4 p.m.-6 p.m. | Wednesdays | September 15th-December 15th

Noon -3 p.m. | Saturdays | September 25th-December 18th

Innovation Lab | Grades 6-12 It’s game night at the library! Teens are invited over to play Fortnite, Minecraft, Classic Arcade, Coding Games and more.

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)

6 p.m. | Thursday , October 7th Zoom | Grades 6-12 | Registration Required

Participate in a D&D campaign of y our own cr eation with help fr om Dungeon Master Holly.

Young Adult Library Leaders (Y.A.L.L.)

4:30 p.m. | Monday , October 11th

Hybrid – Lee Room and Zoom| Ages 13-18 | Registration Required

This is your chance to get involved with the library . Join us to decide the shape of this group and how it will support the library.

Adult Programs:

Anti-Racism Book Group

1 p.m. | Mondays Zoom | Registration Required

Every week, the Anti-Racism Book Group picks, reads and discusses books on the topics of racism and Black culture. To join the group or get more information, email Melissa Donaldson at

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