Computer tutor time-  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. (NOTE: some sessions cancelled, no tutor November 30, December 19 or December 26th.)

Pre-K storytime: Tuesdays at 11 AM.  Sign up is encouraged, (but drop-ins and siblings are allowed.) Ages 2-5. 

Teen Time: Wednesdays 4-6 PM.  Play video games, have snacks and hang out with your friends.  Ages 13-19.

Anime Club: Thursdays 5-7 for ages 13-19.

DIY Gifts: Wednesday December 13th at 6:30 PM. We’re making gifts, come join us!  We will make 3D printed bookmarks, bath bombs and hand-made cards. This is a free program for adults, but teens are welcome. Project supplies will be provided.  Please sign up.

Wreath-Making: Saturday December 16th at 1 PM.  Make a wreath with MaryAlice!  Supplies provided, charitable donation of canned goods suggested.



Note: Winter weather.  If the Rensselaer City School District closes for bad weather, the Library will close as well.  If a storm hits at a time that the school is not in session, the Library Director will make a determination based on road conditions and safety, so please call ahead.

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To get started with E-books and downloadable audiobooks, download the Overdrive App onto your device.

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Online Resources


Flipster- online magazines for free!


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

All you need is your library card!

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Mango Languages Service, free with Library card!

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

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

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.