Save $$ when your kids go Back to School

Save $$ when your kids go Back to School

New clothes, backpacks, lunch accounts, supply lists, classroom “donations”…The cost of each new school year can quickly drain your wallet. Thankfully, the library can help you save some money while also helping your kids save themselves from extra stress.

Private tutoring and tutoring centers are expensive, but for many students, the one-to-one attention a tutor provides can make a huge difference in their school performance and their confidence. Give your students a leg up without spending an arm and a leg by introducing them to through the library. provides on-demand, one-to-one tutoring in an online classroom for students in kindergarten through college in over 60 academic subjects and test preparation areas, including the ACT and SAT.  The Learning Suite also includes practice quizzes, skills drills, video lessons and The Princeton Review Essentials test preparation. Tutors are available every day from 3:00pm to 12:00am CST.  To access the service, students should visit  If accessing the service outside of the library, a library card may be required.

YA Week!

It’s #YAWeek! What’s YA, you ask? Well, it stands for Young Adult, but you don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy YA books! Some of the most awesome books out there are geared towards a YA audience–or to people who love YA.

Goodreads has created a blog post of SEVERAL lists of great YA books to pick up. You can also browse the Teen Scene at the library or choose “Teens” on Libby/Overdrive or RB Digital apps.

OR! You could ask some of the RPL staff for great YA reads. There are quite a few of us that devour these types of books.