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    • 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, […]

    • Tax forms available …

      Most federal tax forms and booklets have arrived. The state is not sending out stacks of tax forms to libraries, town halls and post offices this year. But that doesn’t stop us from sending out stacks of information about how to get your hands on the forms. See the page at http://rutlandfree.org/tax-forms/

    • 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.

    • Tech help available

      Have a particular technology question? Need help with a new device or want to learn how to access library services through your tablet or computer? Call ahead or just drop in for help, Mondays and Fridays noon to 2 PM.

    • 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.)

    • Reader’s Corner

      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!

    Kids Space

    TumbleBook Library

    The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Ebooks which may be viewed online, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.

    Guys Read

    Looking for some exciting reads geared just for guys? Visit young people’s author Jon Scieszka’s site to help boys become lifelong readers. Here are just some of the booklists you’ll find there–Action adventure, Funny, At Least One Explosion, Classics.

    Read 1000 Books before Kindergarten!

    Reading aloud to your child is the best way to prepare him or her for Kindergarten. Research shows that kids should be read at least 1000 books from birth to age 5. So where do you find 1000 books to read to your kids? The library is your best bet. Our picture book collection contains several thousand books. Our library book sales are wonderful for adding to your home collection in a very thrifty manner. Children’s books are 25 cents, with some exceptions. Sales are held throughout the year.

    Read Down Your Fines

    Children who would like to earn a coupon to use towards fines on their library cards may arrange with librarian June Osowski to earn a $1.00 coupon for each 15 minutes of reading in the library

    Tales to Tails

    Tales to Tails is a  monthly program to encourage beginning readers to practice their reading skills.  Trained therapy dogs and their handlers are available for children to meet, greet, and read aloud to.   Check our events calendar for the next session.  Free and open to all. Thank you to Caring Canines volunteers for this wonderful program.