Computer tutor time-  Tuesdays from 1-3 PM.  Make an appointment to have help with your laptop or tablet, or learn on our computer with the tutor’s guidance. (No tutor on Dec 23 or 30th, will restart January 6th)

Friends of the Library holiday party and cookie swap- Thursday December 18 at 6:30 PM.

Candy Houses- Saturday, December 20th.  Make a house out of graham crackers and candy! For ages 5 and up. Free!  Sign up by calling the library at 462-1193.  Must be signed up to participate!

 Anime Club- Saturday December 27 at 2 PM.  Learn about traditions for the new year in modern Japan and have a party!  For teens age 13 and up.

 Coming in January:

Using the Internet in your Job Search- Tuesday January 13 at 2 PM

Staying Safe Online- Wednesday January 21 at 6:30 PM

We will be closed December 24-25 and December 31 and January 1. Remember even when we’re closed you can access digital books, audios and movies at

Snow closure policy:  We will be closed if the Rensselaer City School district is closed for bad weather.  If the storm is during a time when the school is already closed, the Library Director will make the decision to close based on road conditions and whether our parking lot has been plowed.  Please call ahead or check our Facebook page if unsure.FullSizeRender


New Books coming in…


Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café Alexander McCall Smith
Escape David Baldacci
Private India: City on Fire James Patterson
Cinderella Murder Mary Higgins Clark
Burning Room Michael Connelly
Flesh and Blood Patricia Cornwell
Job Janet Evanovich
Hope to Die James Patterson
Girl Next Door Ruth Rendell
Revival Stephen King
Betrayed Lisa Scotoline


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.