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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!

Tax forms have been delivered!  Stop in to pick up forms.  If we don’t have one, we will print the first 5 pages free for you.


Posted By on June 20, 2017


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

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


BOOK SALE: April 26-28
Hardcovers, paperbacks, puzzles and chances to win raffles! Sale benefits the Friends of the Rensselaer Library. NOTE: last day for donations is April 14th. We can suggest other donation sites for you.

  • April 26 4-8 PM, Advanced sale. Prices higher than regular sale ($2 for hardcovers.)
  • April 27 11 AM-8 PM Regular sale prices ($1 for hardcovers)
  • April 28 Regular Sale 9-Noon. At Noon, $3 bag sale begins. Raffle drawings will be held at 2:30 PM.

Kid Author Signing: Saturday May 12 at 1 PM. Young author Evan Muench will read from his books and do a craft.

Budgeting Basics: How to Grow Your Dough Wednesday May 16 at 6:30 PM.Specific steps for developing your own spending plan will be reviewed. The 50-30-20 rule for determining fixed expenses, flexible spending, and financial goals will be applied in this session. The benefits of developing a personal spending plan, how to track income and expenses, and strategies for record keeping will be covered through a case study approach.  Please sign up. Planning, Budgeting, Saving Provided by SEFCU


Fun Snacks!: Saturday May 19 at 1 PM. Create art with food! For ages 4-10. Please sign up so we know what supplies to get.

Retirement Workshop: Wednesday May 23 at 6:30 PM. Are you 50+? Whether you’re already retired, about to make the move, or just checking out the possibility, this highly interactive workshop can help with the process by exploring these topics: What retirement means to you; the 9 reasons to retire; key retirement questions. We’ll also start to clearly identify values, interests, personality traits, and skills; set your work/life experience and age as an asset for future endeavors; and create an action plan. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Grant, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Development Board. Please sign up.


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Posted By on February 3, 2017

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.