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!
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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. For the Association By-Laws please look under the link for Board on our webpage or go to: http://rutlandfree.org/rfl-board/
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 seven 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