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    • 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.)

    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.