• Babies & Toddlers Rock on Monday mornings! Monday 10 – 10:30 am in the Fox Room.

    Join Linda MacFarlane for a fun, interactive music and pre-literacy program for ages 0-3 years.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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!

  • Twilight Read Alikes

    Don’t be embarrassed if you loved Twilight, you are in good company. Adult or teen if you liked the fast paced, addictive nature of the Twlight series by Stephanie Meyers you will love these books. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Grace is obsessed with the wolves that roam the woods behind her house. She is drawn […]


Please see our events calendar for the most current and accurate program information.

Regularly scheduled programs include:

Adult Programs:

Science Pub, Come to listen to informal lectures by professors and local experts in Rutland area restaurants and pubs!

First Wednesdays Humanities Lecture Series, first Wednesday monthly 7PM, September-May.

Language Tables, 1st and 3rd Saturdays 2-4PM – Bring a bagged lunch and practice speaking to other folks in Spanish, Japanese or German.Anime Club, every second Saturday 12:45-3:30PMAA meeting, Fridays 12:00-1:00PM.

Book Clubs:

Library Book Club (for everyone) Every 3rd Wednesday 1–3 PM

Books in Bars Book Club (for 20s and 30 somethings) Usually on a Tuesday evening at alternative bars and restaurants in Rutland County.

Rutland Area Queer Ladies Book Club. Meets last Saturdays at cafes around Rutland. This is not a library-sponsored club, so please see the Facebook link for more information.

Children’s Programs

Childrens’ storytime, Thursday mornings 10-10:45AM, suggested for kids ages 2 and up.

Babies and Toddlers Rock, music program for children 0-24 months, first and third Mondays monthly during the school year, 10–10:30AM.

Tales to Tails, practice reading aloud to great service dogs! The last Wednesday of the month, 4PM-4:45PM.

Play group in cooperation with Rutland County Parent Child Center Fridays, 9:30 to 11 AM.

Summer Reading Program June to August.

For more, check out the events calendar

Friends of the Library

Book SalesAll proceeds go to support library collections and activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rutland Free Library.


For more information about programs please contact the library, (802) 773-1860 or rutlandfree@rutlandfree.org

PEGTV Video – Some of our programs are televised on PEG TV. We’ve uploaded a few here.