To offer educational, research, and popular materials in a friendly, professional, and welcoming environment to patrons of all ages. The Library extends to the community access to a wide range of cultural and educational programs and serves as a repository for local history, unique materials, and exhibits.

History of the building:
Barre's first public library was founded on donations from Samuel Gates in 1857. Quarters were shared with the Post Office until the Barre Library Association was established to create a free public library in town. Barre native Henry Woods donated the building named for his family. Construction was started in June 1886, and the library opened to the public on August 1887. From 2000 - 2001, the library underwent renovation and expansion and held a grand reopening on July 2001.
Director: Stephanie Young
Circulation Librarian: Jenna Garvey
Youth Services: Mary Ellen Radziewicz
Inter-Library Loan Specialist: Mary Ellen Radziewicz
Library Assistants: four part-time assistants


The library is looking for capable volunteers. Please fill out a volunteer application and return it to the library. For more information see the volunteer policy.