The following are the upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library:

Curbside Pickup is Here! Place your holds at www.racinelibrary.info or call 262.217.7631. You will be contacted when your holds are ready for pick up. The pickup tent is located on Lake Ave, upon arrival please call the posted number. If you are unable to leave your vehicle, please let us know during the call. If you do not have a mobile phone you can approach the tent. Only non-traditional returns will be accepted at the pickup tent, all other materials must be returned to the drop off boxes.

Checkout times are back! Please return your library materials.

The Summer Reading Program has gone virtual! Although our building is closed, RPL is still going to rock this summer with Summer Reading. Visit racinelibrary.beanstack.org for a virtual reading log, challenges, activities, and more! Register by family or individual. If you don’t have internet access you can snag a paper reading log from the pickup tent. Upon completion of the log, please call 262.217.7631 and one of the friendly staff members at RPL will log your hours.

Visit RPL’s Facebook page, Instagram, and website for tons of virtual programs, storytimes, crafts, resources, information, and services.

Imagine Your Story Wattpad Creative Writing Contest

Open until July 31. Voting begins August 3 – August 9.

Write your story! This is your chance to imagine your story as you want it to be. Follow the link to the story prompt, and make sure you fill out the form to be considered for entry to the contest. Prompt can be found here: https://www.wattpad.com/884261341-racine-public-library-summer-reading-program-2020

Submit your entry by filling out our registration form on our website.

Small Business Monday: Starting and growing your business online

Mondays, July 6 – July 27
9 a.m. | Via Zoom

Join us for a series designed to help Small Businesses get online. Week 1: Learn where to develop skills to get your business online. Week 2: Creating a FB page for your business. Week 3: Building a Website. Week 4: Opportunities within the City of Racine. Register online. Zoom info will be sent to you before the first presentation.

Alphabet Reading Adventure

June 15 – August 10
8 a.m. | Online Badge

Read your way through the alphabet with this fun adventure!  Read in any order and claim your badge upon completion!

Time for a Rhyme

Mondays, June 15- August 10

Kids join Miss Anne for a weekly poem reading. Check our website, social media, and email newsletter for new poems every Monday.

Monday Doodles    

Mondays, June 15 – August 10

New prompts will be shared every Monday via Facebook and email newsletter.

Story Starters

Mondays, June 15 – August 10

Let your creative juices flow with weekly writing prompts! All grades are welcome to participate. Each week, we’ll post a Story Starter–an idea from which a small story can be developed. You can write as much or as little as you want, whether it’s a few sentences or a novella! Share your works with us on FB in the library’s Young Writers Club group if you like

Weekly Brain Teasers

Mondays, June 15- August 10

Kids and teens: stretch some mental muscles with Miss Carrie’s weekly riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers. Check the library newsletter or our Facebook page, and if you think you’ve got the answer, send an email to carrie.richmond@racinelibrary.info. Then check back in a week to see who got it right! Every week, there’ll be a new challenge!

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesdays, June 16 – August 11
10 a.m. | Racine Public Library YouTube Channel

Join Miss Ali and Miss Carrie for a storytime filled with stories, songs, and fun!

Stories from Our Friends

Tuesday, June 16 – July 27
10:30 a.m. | Racine Public Library YoutTube Channel

Our friends from the community will share their talents, skills, and knowledge with the audience.

6/16-The Buzz on Bees (Registration required, email carrie.richmond@racinelibrary.info, 6/23-Kindness Starts With You, 6/30-Creative Music & Movement, 7/14-The First Step in Music, 7/21-Kindergarten Readiness (tentative), 7/28-Kindness

Wednesday Family Storytime

Wednesdays, June 17 – August 15
10 a.m. |  Racine Public Library YoutTube Channel

Ms. Gail will entertain children and families with stories, music, and hand-made unique props!

Musical Family Storytime

Thursdays, June 18-August 13
10 a.m. | Racine Public Library YouTube Channel

Miss Carrie will share some of her favorite fairy tales and folk songs, old and unfamiliar. Be ready to make music and sing along!

First Chapter Fridays

Friday’s, June 19 – August 14
1 p.m. | Racine Public Library YouTube Channel

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!

Crafts for Kids

Saturdays 7/25
10 a.m. | Facebook

Craft along with our children’s librarians! We’ll create simple projects that can be made from everyday items you have at home.

Library Hide and Seek!

June 20 – August 15, new pictures posted every Saturday

Baby Yoda came to the library and wandered away on his own! Can you help find him? Study the pictures and see if you can spot him!

Weekly Brain Teasers

Mondays, June 15- August 10

Kids and teens: stretch some mental muscles with Miss Carrie’s weekly riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers. Check the library newsletter or our Facebook page, and if you think you’ve got the answer, send an email to carrie.richmond@racinelibrary.info. Then check back in a week to see who got it right! Every week, there’ll be a new challenge!

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

 6 p.m. | July 25 | Roll20.net

No experience necessary, jump into a world of your own creation!  We’ll be playing using Roll20.net, a virtual gaming platform, so we can all adventure from the comfort of our own homes. If you’re new to Roll20, we’ll help you get started!

YOGA with Miss Ali

11 a.m. | July 24th | FB, IG, Twitter

Get a good stretch in and listen to some stories with Ms. Ali.

Scratch Coding

Tuesdays, July 7 – July 28
2 – 3 pm | via Hangouts Chat

Teens going into grades 6th – 12th can come in and learn how to code different projects in Scratch. Register online and Hangouts invite will be sent before the first meeting.

Minecraft Club

Wednesdays, July 8 - July 2 
2 p.m. | Via Hangouts Chat

Teens going into grades 6 – 12 are invited to join us for a group build on our Minecraft Server. We will meet weekly to talk about what we are going to build via Hangouts Chat. Register online and information will be emailed to participants prior to the first club. Must have Java Minecraft to play on our server.


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​. 


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