• Family Tree Maker, Monday July 21, 7 PM

    Learn how to organize your genealogy files with Family Tree Maker, 7-8:30 PM on Monday July 21 in the Fox Room.

  • Friends Book Sale, Monday, July 21, 4-8 PM

    Books, puzzles, DVDs, VHS, software, sheet music, comics … all at great prices. Downstairs at the Library, 10 Court St. Summer sales are Mondays through Aug. 11.

  • Summer Library Playgroup Fridays @ 10 am

    Come and play with kids birth through preschool in the air conditioned Fox Room. There’s plenty of room for loads of fun with friends. Fridays through August. 10-11 am. Free and open to all.

  • 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, […]

  • 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.)

Children’s Events

Summer Reading at the Rutland Free Library
June – August, 2014

About the Program
The Rutland Free Library invites kids of all ages to join the 2014 Summer Reading Club.
Reading during the summer is lots of fun and helps keep skills sharp. Membership is easy. Just let us know you wish to join. You’ll receive a colorful membership packet. Record the books you read during the summer. Bring your reading record in throughout the summer and receive stickers, ice cream, and a book. Visit the library for craft programs, performances, and great books. Add your name to our readers’ display.
Children of all ages may participate because the reader’s record can be used for children who are reading independently or being read to.

 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.  Free and open to all. Thank you to Caring Canines volunteers for this program.

Story hour takes place every Thursday morning (except during the month of August) from 10 -10 :45 upstairs in the spacious Fox Program Room.  Story hours promote early literacy and socialization skills in a fun setting. Each session offers stories, songs, movement, and a fun craft. No registration is required. Suggested for ages 2 and older. Free and open to all.

 Babies and Toddlers Rock

Babies and Toddlers Rock, a music and pre-literacy program for children 0-24 months, is scheduled every first and third Monday morning of each month during the school year from 10 – 10:30. Free and open to all. Children and parents love this program. Join us and see why.