• Tech help, Tues. & Thurs. 2-4 PM

    Scott, our volunteer tech tutor, is back to help with all your troublesome tablets, lame laptops & disappointing downloads. Just drop by the help desk or call ahead (for the complicated questions).

  • Play group in the Fox Room, 9:30 AM Fridays

    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.

  • Tech Tuesday / Thursday, 2-4 PM

    Scott will be away the week of Nov. 10-16. Please rejoin the conversation about tech with him on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 2 PM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Try TumbleBooks ebooks for Kids!

    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.)

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