• 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.)

Reader’s Review


The Prince of Denial, by Doug Wilhelm
I first became aware of Doug Wilhelm’s work by reading The Revealers and True Shoes, two excellent books dealing with the problem of bullying in middle schools, as seen through the eyes of the victims.
The Prince of Denial tackles the problem of addiction – in this case a parent’s alcoholism. The narrator of the story is Casey, a thirteen-year-old, middle school-aged boy. The reader gets a thorough understanding of the complexities of this young man’s life as he is faced with major problems he isn’t prepared to handle. The dialogue and description of Casey’s feelings are beautifully written.
I recommend this book highly. The Prince of Denial will help create understanding for those whose lives have not been touched by addiction. And for those who have had to secretly deal with addictive behavior of a family member, they will find relief in not feeling alone, and in discovering resources for trying to solve their dilemma.

Here is Doug’s website: www.dougwilhelm.com
Susan Beard