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Who doesn’t love the library? It is a quiet, peaceful building which houses countless stories of love, intrigue, mystery, deception, honor, and more. But the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, located at 226 Rehoboth Avenue in the heart of downtown, is not just a place to check out books. The independent library provides current, high-demand, high-interest materials, featuring a large collection of fiction, non-fiction, audio, and digital media for its many visitors. It also offers free youth and adult programs throughout the year and two meeting rooms available for public use.
The library’s two kids’ rooms (the Children’s Room and the Teen Room) provide access to over 10,000 youth-oriented books (print and electronic), as well as computers, foreign language materials, and programs year-round. The library also sponsors an annual summer reading program that is bookended with ‘kick-off’ and ‘end-of-summer’ parties, and includes free weekly story times, activities, and special events. The kiddos may be out of school for a couple of months, but young minds still need gas in the tank to perform at peak performance. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon (or a librarian) to know that books are the cranial fuel they need to keep the motor running!
For the big kids there are computer terminals available for use by the general public with a Delaware library card. Guests also have access to free Wi-Fi on their own electronic devices. Adult programs include classes, forums and discussions, films, crafts, dancing, and writing. It is a veritable feast for the mind, body and soul!
Since it’s humble beginnings in 1912 (with a mere budget of $37.50!), RBPL strives to be a vibrant part of the community by enhancing the quality of life-long learning and love of reading. The library supports and encourages the freedom to read, learn and discover in a welcoming environment.
To learn more about the library, volunteer or donate, access the card catalog, or view the schedule of events, visit the website.