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Whether at the Quechee Library or the reading room in the historic Wilder Clubhouse, patrons will find a coordinated library service. As new members of VOKAL, we invite you to enjoy browsing the larger catalogs and to contact us at info@quecheelibrary.org to request loans or with questions about QWLibraries OnLine resources. Find us as well in White River Jct. through the Upper Valley Co-op and the Bugbee Senior Center.


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Quechee Library Hours     (802-295-1232)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-6
Tuesday, Thursday 2-7
Saturday 9-2
Storytime: Wednesday @ 10 a.m.

Wilder Library Hours     (802-295-6341)
Tuesday 10-1
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2-6
Saturday 10-1
Storytime: Tuesday @ 10 a.m.

No School Days = Library Fun Days!

Monday January 15th: Double Feature Movie day

Starting at 10:30am sharp we will show the movie Babe (G)

12-12:30 lunch (bring your own)

12:30-2pm showing of Jumanji (PG)

 

Independent Tuesday at the Quechee Library (January 16th)

2-7pm Mindful coloring activities – color posters, bookmarks and even a large puzzle!

3-3:40 FREE BUILD Legos – all you need to do is bring your imagination.

 

Tuesday Family Day at the Wilder Club & Library (January 16th)

Come to the WCL from 10-1pm with your family to play board games in the hall! We will have Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble and more!

Thank you for your support!

A month ago we posted that the Hartford Selectboard was considering a 10 % reduction in funding for the town’s three incorporated libraries. As this would have a substantial and harmful impact on town-wide library service, we asked your support in voicing your concern to the Hartford Town Manager and Selectboard.

We are delighted and greatly relieved  to announce that the town manager recommended full funding of the library requests in the final proposed budget, which the Selectboard then accepted.   We are so grateful for that decision and for the articulate and passionate support voiced by you.  It was essential support in multiple ways.  The budget will go before voters in March.  Please continue your support.  Our background page can be read here. Stop in often and enjoy the many resources you have helped to preserve and extend.

These town budget hearings coincided with our annual appeal.   Responses have again been significant and equally important.  The benefits of being an incorporated library in an engaged community are clearly multi-fold.  Thanks again.

Mystery Monday, February 5th @ 4 pm

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of murders and mysteries.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. at Quechee on February 5 to discuss titles by Linda Fairstein.  Books are available at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries.   New members are  always welcome.

Needleworkers Re-Unite

At 6:30 p.m. needleworkers get together Tuesday evenings at the Quechee Library to talk and share interests, skills and advice.   Knitters, cross-stitchers, rug hookers, and all who love textiles are welcome.

Bugbee Book Discussion, Feb. 2nd

Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month, at 12:45 p.m.,  join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  The current selection is Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.  All are welcome!  

Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, January 29th @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, January 29 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel.  Copies are available for  borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Wilder Club and Library Wins Cultural Facilities Grant

We are delighted to announce that the Wilder Club & Library has been awarded a Cultural Facilities Grant in the amount of $7200 toward the installation of an air conditioning system in the main hall/auditorium of our historic clubhouse.   The system will both cool the hall during hot days and aid in heat efficiency in winter.   The trustees are most grateful for this grant.  The project has also been supported by the Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation, the Byrne Foundation and the Friends of the Quechee/Wilder Libraries.  The project was recently completed in advance of the Montpelier awards ceremony in early 2017.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, February 12 at 5:30  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, February 14 at 11 a.m. at Quechee Library, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

OneCard!

Onecard-patron

What: The OneCard is a project of Upper Valley Vermont libraries to allow patrons to use their home library card to borrow materials directly from any participating library.  Patrons receive the card according to home library requirements but are subject to borrowing regulations of loaning libraries.   Where:  Participating libraries are: Quechee, Wilder, Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, Fairlee, Bradford, Corinth, Chelsea, Windsor and Ascutney.         Who: Adult patrons (17 and over) of Quechee and Wilder Libraries with a minimum 3 month borrowing history in good standing.   How: Stop in at Q/W libraries to get the OneCard sticker for your library card. Show your library card at any of the participating libraries to check out materials from that library. Each library has its own policies about borrowing so make sure to ask..

VOKAL & What that means for Catalog Use

As a member of  the VOKAL consortium of 50 Vermont Libraries, the Quechee/Wilder Libraries  share a catalog and circulation system called Koha.

All libraries in our town of Hartford arel now on the same system and all residents can more readily access all the collections, use their patron cards at any Hartford Library and/or request that books be brought from one site to another. The easiest way to initiate these transfers as well as regular inter-library loan requests and reserves is to simply use the familiar online shopping method : a cart! Access your patron account, search for a title, click the “add to cart” link. When your cart is ready, click on the green cart button and then hit “send”. For details on this process, stop in for a new Digital Resources guide sheet or email us at info@quecheelibrary to have one sent.

An advantage of VOKAL is that patrons can see items from all the member libraries. Remember that the staff can still borrow for you from all Vermont libraries; continue to just ask for what you don’t see. Search QW Libraries first and always click on the title to see availability and locations. Remember too that titles come in various editions and there is no particular order. Scrolling to find the local copies will always speed things along. For full instructions on catalog and digital resources use, click here

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Two additional public libraries in the Town of Hartford are located in the villages of Hartford and West Hartford on Route 14. All Hartford Libraries are now part of VOKAL, a consortium of 50 Vermont Libraries with a shared catalog and circulation system. Hartford residents can visit any of their town's libraries, use online resources and borrow items. To place holds on a library other than the home library, contact a librarian. Public computers and wireless access are available. For more information, stop in, call or email.


Quechee Library
1957 Quechee Main Street
P.O. Box 384
Quechee, VT 05059
Telephone and Fax:: 802-295-1232
Email:  info@quecheelibrary.org

Wilder Library
78 Norwich Avenue
P.O. Box 1928
Wilder, VT 05088
Telephone: 802-295-6341
Email:  wilder@quecheelibrary.org

Click here to locate Quechee Library, and here to locate Wilder Club and Library.