Legal Wills- Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 PM.  Talk to a lawyer about how to make a basic will.

Bbatsintheballgameats at the Ballgame- Saturday, October 25 at 1 PM.  Science story-time with Ms. Pilotti!  Learn about bats as animals, listen to stories and make a craft.  Wear your baseball hat or uniform!  Ages 5-8

Trick or Treat at the Library (Friday October 31, 10-5)  All kids who come to the library in costume will get a prize.



Election Day Bake Sale!  The Friends of the Rensselaer Library will hold a bake sale on Tuesday, November 4th at two polling locations. Delicious homemade pies, breads, cookies, brownies and more will be on sale. Pies are priced $6 and up. The Friends will draw the winner of the doll raffle at 8 PM on the 4th (chances still being sold!)

Volunteers are still wanted for watching the booths, cooking chili and baking treats. Contact the library for more information.


The Library will be CLOSED  Veteran’s Day- November 11.  We will close at 5 PM Wednesday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday and reopen Saturday November 29th .  Remember even when we’re closed you can access digital books, audios and movies at




New Books coming in…

Dead Line Chris Ewan
Edge of Eternity Ken Follet
Golem of Hollywood Jonathan Kellerman
Gray Mountain  John Grisham
Land of Shadows Rachel Hall
Leaving Time Jodi Picoult
Love Letters Debbie McComber
Matchmaker Elin Hilderbrand
Mean Streak Sandra Brown
Off the Sidelines Kristen Gillibrand
Personal Lee Child
Prince Lestat Anne Rice
Remains of Innocence Judith Jance
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good Jan Karon

Digital media from Overdrive

Click on the picture to go straight to some horrific reading.

Halloween Horror UHLS

Unattended Children

As of January first, 2013, the Rensselaer Library Commission has changed our Unattended Child policy.

“Children under the age of 10 may not be in the library without the direct supervision of a person at least 16 years or older.  “

Previously our policy allowed for babysitters aged 13 and up.   The library is not responsible for the supervision of unattended minors.  We will be enforcing this rule for the safety of the children and out of respect for other library users.  Children who are left unattended will be referred to the police.