• 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, […]

  • Babies and toddlers rock, Monday, 10 AM

    Music and movement for our youngest users to get you started Monday mornings.

  • 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.)

Programs

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.

Third Wednesdays Community Cinema film and discussion series, third Wednesday monthly 7PM, September-May; no December film.

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.

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 Thursday of the month, 4PM-4:45PM.

Summer Reading Program June and August, 2013′s Theme is “Dig into Reading”

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.

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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.