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.
Lawn Party- August 30th
Meet with friends and neighbors to celebrate the end of summer and help benefit the Library. For more information, click here.
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Palmer House Café Courtyard
(behind the restaurant)
$20.00 at the "door"
Please bring an appetizer or dessert
We look forward to seeing you!
August 26 - September 2
Do you have overdue Rensselaerville Library books, audiobooks, movies, or magazines? Dig through your closets, book bags, and drawers, search the bookcases and family car, and recover those Library items. Please note that Fine Amnesty does not apply to damaged or lost items.
Discover the Hilltowns- Farm and Artisan Tour
Saturday, September 13th from 10 - 1 pm
The Library will be participating in the Discover the Hilltowns – Farm and Artisans Tours on Saturday, September 13th from 10-1pm with a used book sale. If you have books to donate please bring them to the Library during operating hours by September 12th. Click for more details...
Annual Membership Meeting- September 15
Monday, September 15, 2014
7:00 to 8:00pm
The Board of Trustees of the Library invites you to the Library's Annual Memership Meeting. All members of the Library are welcome and encouraged to come. We will be discussing the 2014 Library budget, reviewing accomplishments from 2013, and voting on Library issues.
A regular meeting of the Board will follow at 8:pm.
Click here for more information about the Library's Board of Trustees.
Back to School- Library Card Sign-up Month
Getting ready for back to school? We know every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways you can ensure your child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Rensselaerville Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card. Drop by the Library today!
The Most Spectacular Libraries in the World
Check out pictures of the most spectacular libraries from around the world here...
How to Get Your Summer Reading for Less
The Albany Times Union featured the Library's e-book collection in their column "Shoppertunist" by Shannon Fromma. Read more...
Why the Public Library Beats Amazon- for Now
(by Geoffrey Fowler as posted in the Wall Street Journal)
A growing stack of companies would like you to pay a monthly fee to read e-books, just like you subscribe to Netflix to Your Value Your Change Short position binge on movies and TV shows.
Don't bother. Go sign up for a public library card instead. Read more...
Are Libraries Still Valuable?
Have public libraries become obsolete in this age of technology? Read more...
2014 Festival of Writers
This year's festival was August 15-17. Thank you to everyone who participated in the events; we had a great time!
If you missed any of the readings or would like to read up on the authors or musicians, check out the Festival's website. We still have copies of the author's works to loan out; stop by the Library and pick them up today!
The Library's Festival of Writers is a three day celebration of national and local writers, including author readings, storytelling, children's programs, workshops, artwork, music, and more located in and around Rensselearville. All proceeds benefit the Rensselaerville Library.
1459 County Route 351
PO Box 188
Rensselaerville, NY 12147
Connect with us on: