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Fizz Boom Read!  the  2014 Summer Reading program is finished.  Congratulations to all our readers!  We had a total of 120 kids and teens who read more than 113,000 minutes.

Finishing your school summer reading packet?  We have a lot of the titles on the list on display- just ask!  Remember that the assignment is due the first week of school.


The Library will be CLOSED Saturday, August 30 and Monday September 1.



Position open

Applications for the position of part-time Library Aide are being accepted until the end of September 2014.

Library Aide: Duties include running the circulation desk, shelving, answering phones, providing computer and copier assistance, and helping people find library items.  Library experience strongly preferred.  MLS degree is not desired.  Candidate should have strong customer service skills, general computer knowledge and be able to work independently.  Please send a letter describing relevant experience and a Rensselaer County application to our library.

County application here.

Digital media from Overdrive

Our library has added streaming video to the list of things you can borrow online!  The Upper Hudson Library System is also adding ebooks in Chinese and Spanish.

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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.


Solar Panels

Solar panels on the Library roof.

Click this link to find out more about the solar power being generated by the Rensselaer Public Library.