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.


Teen Movie- Saturday, November 8th at 1 PM- Maleficent (rated PG).  Enjoy snacks while watching on the big screen!  (Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult)

 Anime Club- Saturday, November 15 at 2 PM.  Open to all teens.


Friends of the Library Meeting- Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 PM

Children’s Snacks- Saturday, November 22 at 1 PM.  Learn about recipes, measurements and baking while making a tasty treat!  (Parents, please advise us of any allergies).  Call to sign up.

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…

gray mountain

All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr
Beautiful You Chuck Palahniuk
Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty
Bones Never Lie Kathy Reichs
Burn James Patterson
Gray Mountain John Grisham
Lost Key Catherine Coulter
Neverhome Laird Hunt
Paris Match  Stuart Woods
Shopaholic to the Stars Sophie Kinsella
Some Luck Jane Smiley
We are Not Ourselves Matthew Thomas
Witch with No Name Kim Harrison

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.