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

Virtual Storytimes

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

Virtual Resources

More coming soon. For now, click here to view our digital services, which includes e-books, audiobooks, WorldBook Encyclopedia, Mango Languages, and more!

Click here to view our events calendar

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

Aldrich Public Library

6 Washington Street

Barre, VT 05641

(802) 476-7550​  Main Branch 

(802) 476-5118  York Branch 

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