Fox Room Kids can meet and read to trained therapy dogs … who are just the best listeners for beginning readers.
Join Linda MacFarlane for a fun, interactive music and pre-literacy program for ages 0-3 years.
Join us and Rutland County Parent-Child Center from 9:30-11 AM Fridays in the Fox Room for play, activities and meeting new friends.
From our friends at Rutland Historical Society: MSJ yearbooks (1939-1993 except 1943 which was not published) is online at the Historical Society website.
OneClick!digital has now added a selection of classic books to its offerings. There are no checkout limits, holds or waits … perfect for class reading lists.
Check out an audiobook from OneClick Digital with your library card … no limits or wait times. iPhone app now available, and find a wide assortment of audio classes as well.
Click on the Kids Space tab to access TumbleBooks! Find animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, and Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration.)
Reader’s Corner (which you can find in the left-hand menu, and the top menu) features all the resources you need about books in our library. There are links to InterLibrary Loan and a request form for new books and dvds. Check it out today!
10 Ways You can Get Involved With The Library
- Get a Library Card
Cards are available for free to residents of Rutland Town, Rutland City, Tinmouth, Ira and Mendon, and to others for a fee. You can even apply for a card by mail or by filling out our online form.
- Use Your Library Card
Your card gets you access to our online catalog and online resources. Reserve or renew books, look up health and genealogy information or browse an encyclopedia, from your home.
- Spread the Word
If you are already a frequent library user, tell other people in the community about us. Write a letter to the editor, or bring a friend in.
The library uses volunteer workers every day to help us repair books, run our programs, organize our shelves and more.
Download the Volunteer Application Form
Fill out the Volunteer Application Form online
- Come to an Event
There are always programs going on at the library: story time for kids, email classes for seniors, lectures for pet-owners. Check our calendar for details.
- Donate Books and Materials
We are happy to take most books that are in good condition, no encyclopedias or text books please. Donations are accepted any time the library is open and your donation is tax deductible.
- Come to a Book Sale
The Friends of the Library run book sales three times a year to help raise money for library projects and facilities. Book sale money has paid for new curtains in the library and library programs. Drop in and see what they have to offer.
- Schedule a Tour or Visit
Our Outreach Librarian will happily come to your school or group meeting and give a presentation about the library’s collection services tailored to your group’s interests. We also do tours of the library.
- Come to a Trustees Meeting
The Rutland Free Library Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public and happen on the second Wednesday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.
- Join the Friends
The Friends of the Library help the library in many different ways. Their meetings are on the second Mondays of the month at 7 pm.