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

Children's Room Quick Links

  • Click here to register for the Free CLiF Halloween Book Giveaway.

  • Click here to view the map for the latest StoryWalk at the Barre Town Forest (located at 44 Brook Street, Websterville, VT).

  • Click here to view Virtual Storytimes at our YouTube page

Cerese's Craft Corner 

Click here to view Ms. Cerese's Pinterest board of craft tutorials so that you won't miss out on any library fun while you're social distancing. 

Virtual Book Browsing

Resource Lists

Books can be useful resources for parents, and stories are great tools for helping children cope with difficult issues. Click on any of the links to view available resources in our library on a subject or issue. 

Virtual Storytimes

Songs, stories and fingerplays: all of the fun of storytime but virtual! Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Katherine Paterson Children's Room's Youtube Channel.

Year-Round or Recurring Programs

Click here to view our events calendar

Virtual Storytime

Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room 

All of the fun of storytime done virtually! Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a craft. Click here to access the Children's Room's Youtube channel. 


Safely Distanced, In-Person Storytime

Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Currier Park, Barre City

Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Currier Park, Barre City throughout the fall. If it rains, storytime will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. *Curbside pick-up of children’s books available by request.*

Story Hour at the York Branch

Postponed until further notice

All the fun of storytime, conveniently located at our branch in East Barre!

Lego Club (Year-Round)

Postponed until further notice

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.

Aldrich Public Library

6 Washington Street

Barre, VT 05641

(802) 476-7550​  Main Branch 

(802) 476-5118  York Branch 

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