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 Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Katherine Paterson Children's Room's Youtube Channel and the Aldrich Library's Facebook Page

Cerese's Craft Corner 

Ms. Cerese has put together craft tutorials so that you won't miss out on any library fun while you're social distancing. 

Click here to view our events calendar

Year-Round or Recurring Programs

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.*

StoryWalks in the Barre Town Forest

Ongoing throughout the fall on Millstone Trails, 44 Brook Street,

Click here to view a map of the StoryWalk trail!

Story Hour at the York Branch

Postponed until further notice

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

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. 

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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There are universes of stories available in the Children's Room