Search the Library's databases for access to 1,000's of journals, magazines, reports, newspapers, and more on topics such as business, health, medicine, education, and more:
Do you have an E-reader, MP3 player, or smartphone?
You have access to free ebooks, audiobooks, and movies through the Library. Click the buttons below to start downloading. No library card? Just stop into the Library and we can help you. They are also available in Spanish and Chinese.
Looking for books for young children?Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Click below:
Currently receiving notifications from the Library by phone?
Now you can receive 'overdue' and 'availability of requested items' notifications by email instead. Click the button below or stop by the Library and we can assist you.
Donate to the Library at No Cost to You!
If you shop on Amazon.com, you can now easily help support the Library every time you shop, at no extra cost to you! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Library. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service. Sign up and start supporting the Library today! A new link to AmazonSmile has been placed on the Library's "Home" and "Support" pages for your convenience.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select the Rensselaerville Library as your chartable organization. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at AmazonSmile will result in a donation to us. Thanks!
Tax Season is Here- File for Free!
March 11 and 18
Contact the Library today to schedule an appointment!
The Library has partnered with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) to help you file both your state and federal taxes for free! If your income was below $60,000 last year, you are qualified to take advantage of this terrific program.
A DTF employee will be available at the Library on March 11 and March 18 to help you file your own tax return. Contact the Library today to schedule an appointment for one of those days.
A DTF employee will assist you in filing your taxes in the most secure and accurate way. The easy to follow interview-style program will help ensure you get all of the credits you deserve. Most importantly, if you e-file your return, you could receive your refund twice as fast as someone who filed a paper return!
We also have WWe also have state forms available for you to pick up. Sorry, no federal forms are available. You can download them at www.irs.gov/Filing
Festival of Writers Website has Moved
The Festival of Writers website will be moving to the Rensselaerville Library website. Information regarding the Festival will be located under the Library's Events tab.
In addition, the Library will not be hosting a weekend-long Festival of Writers in 2015. Instead, we will focus on smaller events throughout the year that will fall under our new launch of "Festival of Writers Presents". Check out this new web page for all our upcoming FOW presents events. Or subscribe to our eNewsletter to be kept up-to-date on the Library's programs and events.
Family Storytime is a program for families with children ages birth to 6 years. Led by Linda Styer, it includes stories, activities, and crafts. There will also be pizza for all participants!
Upcoming Storytime programs:
Friday, March 20 at 5:30 pm Music theme.
Friday April 17 at 5:30 pm Poetry theme.
Friday May 15 at 5:30 pm Dance theme.
Notable Children's Books of 2014
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s book editor of The New York Times Book Review. Read more...
(as posted on nytimes.com)
Librarians Share the Best Books They Read in 2014
Digital Library Trends for 2015
Libraries all over the world are undergoing a digital renaissance as major publishers have firmly committed themselves to the concept of making e-Books available. Today, we look at some of the biggest trends facing libraries in Canada, US and United Kingdom. Read more...
(by Michael Kozlowski as posted on goodereader.com)
How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read
Literacy begins at home — there are a number of simple things parents can do with their young children to help them get ready to read. But parents can't do it all alone, and that's where community services, especially libraries, come in. Read more...
(by Lynn Neary as posted on npr.org)
Raising Healthy Readers: How to get Kids Hooked
Want to help your kids become readers? Read more...
(by Carol Weston as posted on expertbeacon.com)
18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit
If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world. To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we’ve complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet. Read more...
(by Asta Thrastardottir as posted on businessinsider.com)
6 Ways To Become a Power User of the Public
Maybe you know about your library’s ebook offerings and maybe you know you can borrow audiobooks or DVDs. But how can you make the absolute most out of your local library? Here are 6 tips for becoming a power user of the public library. Read more...
(by Kelly Jensen as posted on bookriot.com)
Top 10 Reasons to Give E-books a Try
To paraphrase Shakespeare, "To borrow a physical book OR an e-book, that is the question." Having worked in libraries for nearly 40 years and served as a public library director for nearly 30 years, I see the value in both formats. But here are the Top Ten reasons you should consider trying e-books. Read more...
(by Luren Dickinson, Director of the Shaker Heights Library)
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