• Playgroup Friday, 9:30 AM

    Join us & Rutland County Parent Child Center for active, educational play, Friday mornings at 9:30. In the Fox Room, free and open for all.

  • Tales to Tails, Weds., Oct. 22nd, 4 PM

    Kids can meet and read to trained therapy dogs … who are just the best listeners for beginning readers.

  • Tech Tuesday / Thursday, 2-4 PM

    Drop by to get help with your tablet, laptop or other device. Scott is here twice a week to offer hands-on help with your technology questions.

  • Play group at new time, 9:30 AM Fridays

    The library is pleased to be partners with Rutland County Parent Child Center. Together we will host play groups Friday mornings in the Fox Room from 9:30-11 AM. Always free and open to all.

  • Take a pass

    Again this year, the library is happy to offer passes for a variety of attractions as well as the state parks. State park passes are day passes that allow entrance for up to eight people in one vehicle. Other passes we have available include Billings Farm & Museum, ECHO, Hildene, Vermont Historic Sites, Shelburne Farms, […]

  • MSJ Yearbooks now online

    From our friends at Rutland Historical Society: MSJ yearbooks (1939-1993 except 1943 which was not published) is online at the Historical Society website.

  • New source for e-books

    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.

  • OneClick has your audiobook

    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.

Join the RFL Association

Learning is a life-long journey. The Rutland Free Library is committed to providing a diversity of resources and services to assist people of all ages on that journey.
Library Mission Statement

What is the association?

The library is a nonprofit organization which provides public library services to the community. The association is the official body which oversees that work and receives funds to support that work.

Why does the association need members?

Members elect the Board of Trustees, who govern the library. Additionally, without members the organization would cease to exist. It needs you.

How do the Friends of the Library fit into this?

The Friends formed an organization to support the work of the library. For example, the Friends often fund raise for the extra things beyond the capacity of the budget. The Association is the policy-making body. People can be members of both and often are.

Who can join and does it cost anything?

Anyone over the age of 18 can be a member of the association and it costs nothing.

When does the association meet?

It meets annually during the month of October. Members and nonmembers gather to carry on the business. During the remainder of the year the elected Board of Trustees meets monthly.

“A membership received by library staff shall be valid for five years beginning thirty (30) days from the date of the application and ending on the June 30 following the fifth anniversary date after delivery of the application.”
By-laws, Art. 1, Sec. 2