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 has been rescheduled to next week (12/9)

Wreath Making– Saturday December 7 at 1 PM. Make a wreath using natural materials with teacher MaryAlice. Program for adults, teens are welcome.

Candy Houses: Saturday December 14 at 1 PM. Create a house with graham crackers, candy and frosting. For ages 5-12. Sign up is required. Space is limited- call, stop by or email us to save your spot.

Preschool Story-time: Tuesdays at 11 AM. Drop-in story time for ages 2-5 and their caregivers, no sign up needed.

  • 12/10- Mittens
  • 12/17 Gifts

Friends of the Library- special dinner meeting on December 19, 5:30 PM, contact the Friends of the Rensselaer Library for details.

Holiday Hours: the Library will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1.

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.