Library news!

We will no longer charge late fees for children’s books- this includes baby books, picture books, readers, chapter books and fact books.

Credit cards now accepted for lost books!  You can avoid embarrassment and pay for lost books online.  

First, go to your library account and log in- use the full number on your library card, no spaces, and your PIN (which is last 4 digits of your phone number unless you changed it). Click on fines/fees and then select “pay online”.  You can pay with Paypal or a credit card on this encoded site.

Can’t afford to pay? Come talk to us and we will do our best to work it out.


The Library Board meeting for November has been moved to the 11th.

Author Talk: Saturday November 9, 1 PM. Mystery author Catherine Bruns will talk about the art and business of novel writing. Copies of her newest mystery, Penne Dreadful, will be available for purchase and signing.

International Movie: Wednesday November 13, 5-8 PM. Watch “Canela” (PG, 2012) and discuss. In Spanish with English subtitles. Refreshments served. 

Penny Auction: Saturday November 16, 1 PM. Get 100 pennies to use to bid on silly and unusual items.  A fun math program for kids ages 4-10. Children who need assistance counting should bring a helper.

International Potluck: Wednesday November 20, 6-7 PM. Bring a food that represents your family’s heritage, and get to know your neighbors. For all ages. (You do not need to bring food to participate, but it’s strongly encouraged).

Friends of the Library Meeting- Thursday November 21 at 6:30 PM.

November is National Novel Writing Month!  Rensselaer Library is participating in “Come Write In”, welcoming writers to use the library to write their novels. Contact us if you want to reserve a meeting room.

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.