Smoking Cessation classes scheduled for Thursday in the next couple months will be canceled. There are still classes by the RRMC’s Community Health Improvement Project Mondays 11:15AM-12:15PM May 3rd & 20th, June 3 & 10 at the library.
The Rutland Historical Society and the library have partnered to make selected years of the Rutland High School Yearbook from 1930-1993 (more coming!) available. Check it out by clicking on the title!
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.)
We now have a pass for 2 adults and 2 children for the Billings Farm and Museum! Call or swing by the library to borrow it.
Rutland Film Society and Rutland Free Library present a second year of outstanding films and panel discussion. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
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!
We have passes available for Vermont State Parks, Historic Sites, and Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Ask at the circulation desk or call for more information.
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