Posted By on November 20, 2018

Become a 36er! Join the Library expedition! 

Start today by visiting us to get a map. The expedition competition will run until December 31.  Can you reach all 36 libraries by then?


Gingerbread House Contest:Accepting entries between November 26 and December 15th.  See rules for details.

Computer Help-  Tuesdays from 1-3 PM  Thursday evenings, 5:30-7 PM. Drop in to have help with your computer, tablet or smart phone, or learn on our lap-top computer.

Pre-K Story Time: Tuesdays at 11 AM. Ages 2-5, no sign-up needed.

Anime Club: Thursdays 5-7 PM. Love anime, manga and pop culture? Join our club! Ages 13+

Graham Cracker Houses: Saturday December 15 at 1 PM. Kids make houses with candy, graham crackers and frosting! Sign up is required. Ages 5-12.  Call 462-1193 to sign up.

Video Game Day: Saturday December 29th from 11-2. Play video games on the Wii and Playstation. Ages 13+

The Library  will be CLOSED December 24-25 and December 31-January 1. (Notice, because of a staff shortage, we will also be closed December 22)

Weather Policy: if the Rensselaer City school district is closed due to weather, so are we.
If it is not a school day, the Library Director makes a decision based on road conditions, clear parking lots and safety, so please call ahead before visiting if you are unsure if we are open. We will post closings online.

Your Library Account

Posted By on January 28, 2013




To get started with E-books and downloadable audiobooks, download the Overdrive App onto your device. Problems?  Just ask us!

Online Resources

Posted By on December 21, 2016


Flipster- online magazines for free!

Posted By on December 13, 2016


flipsteripadNow available!

Instant access to magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format.

All you need is your library card!

Click HERE to start.




Mango Languages Service, free with Library card!

Posted By on December 9, 2016

Learn a new language!

Mango Languages are now available for free through the Upper Hudson Library System!  This is an easy to use, self-paced system for over 70 languages you can access on your computer or on your smartphone (Android and Apple). They have classes for English learners too! You will need your library card to access this from

Please let us know if you need assistance with this new app.

New Items at the Library

Posted By on October 27, 2015

We now have a way of showing items that have been recently added to our collection in the past 30 days.  If you are looking for an item that we don’t have, please contact us- we can help you get it from another library, or possibly purchase it for our library.

Click here to see new items.

Unattended Children

Posted By on January 2, 2013

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.