Services of the Aldrich Library



Birthday Parties at Aldrich

Aldrich Library offers the children's area for parties of 20 children or less. You provide your own decorations and food/drink. Staff must be available on the date planned. Recommended donation is $45 for 3 hours and $30 for 2 hours to help pay staff. Puppet Theater, puppets, and books are available for your use. One adult for every 5 children is recommended.

Puppets at Aldrich

Aldrich Library has an outstanding collection of over 100 puppets, including finger puppets, hand puppets and some marionettes. These are available for local organizations, patrons, schools and other libraries. Please call the library for more information. The library welcomes programming using our puppets. If your organization or group would like to do a program, please contact the library.

Inter-library Loan

Inter-library loan service is available for all Aldrich Library/Plainfield cardholders. This may be done in person at the library, on the phone or from our web site. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page on this web site for instructions on how to do this from our web site. While this service is provided free of charge, a late fine of five cents is charged per item per day overdue.  Please see the Library staff for more information. 

Public Access Computers

The Library provides four public access computers for patron use. The Internet and word processing capabilities are provided through these computers. Computer generated printouts are ten cents per  page, 25 cents for color copies.


Copy service is available for the public.  A modest fee of ten cents per page is charged for adults. Additional fees include:  twenty cents for double-sided copies and twenty cents for legal size or 11 X 17 copies.


FAX service is available for the public.  Patrons can both send and receive FAX transmissions.  Fees are charged for this service.  The Library's FAX number is (860) 564-8491.

Book Drop

A Book Drop is provided for patron convenience in the main door to the Library.  It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.  Any item can be returned in the book drop, including non-print material

Museum Passes

Discounted and free passes are available to museums and parks.  Discounts vary; passes may be booked in advance by calling the Library at (860) 564-8760.
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Reference Services

Access to 24 hour information is available at the iConn database including newspapers, journals, magazines, genealogy, health and legal questions. Information on how to access this is in our Frequently Asked Questions area of our web pages or just click on iConn in our navigation menu.


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