The Katherine Paterson Children's Room
"Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life."
- Katherine Paterson
The show must go on! Enjoy all the fun of storytime from home as Mr. Ian reads terrific tales, shares marvelous music and welcomes special guests. Virtual Storytimes will premiere every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Katherine Paterson Children's Room's Youtube Channel and the Aldrich Library's Facebook Page.
More coming soon. For now, click here to view our digital services, which includes e-books, audiobooks, WorldBook Encyclopedia, Mango Languages, and more!
Year-Round or Recurring Programs
Story Hour at the Main Branch (Year-Round)
Every Monday & Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room
Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a craft. Check out our Facebook page to preview the theme for each week.
Story Hour at the York Branch (Year-Round)
Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the York Branch
All the fun of storytime, conveniently located at our branch in East Barre!
Lego Club (Year-Round)
Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room
Come test your creativity with LEGO challenges and earn badges. Legos and snacks provided. Ages 5 and up invited!
Full STEAM Ahead (Winter/Spring)
Postponed until further notice
An afterschool program with a focus on team problem solving and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education for 4th and 5th Graders in Barre. The program is completely free for participants.
Resources for Parents
Books can be useful resources for parents, and stories are great tools for helping children cope with difficult issues. Click on a link below to view available resources in our library on a subject or issue.
Summer Reading Program
More details coming soon