• 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.)

Relationships with Local Schools

The Rutland Free Library desires to introduce, promote, and encourage the love of reading, to help children and teens develop skills in the use of information and technology, listening and visual literacy, to assist them in understanding themselves and their world, to encourage each to develop to his/her fullest potential and to develop life long learners.

To meet the needs of the entire community, both school and public libraries are required. The similar and different missions, resources, staff and programs provide the full range of resources, materials and services necessary for each child to develop to his/her fullest potential through lifelong learning.

Therefore, the Board of Trustees encourages cooperation with all schools in the library’s service area. This cooperation shall include appropriate resource sharing, borrowing privileges for teachers and administrators regardless of their private residence, and the mutual promotion of programs and services to and for all youth.