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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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-6
Tuesday, Thursday 2-7
Saturday 9-2
Storytime: Wednesday @ 10 a.m.

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

Vermont Reads 2014

Quechee/Wilder Libraries are again participating in this statewide community reading program and have received 40 copies of this year’s title Wonder by R.J. Palacio from the Vermont Humanities Council.  Pick up a copy of this exceptional multi-generational story of a fifth grader with a facial deformity and a capital personality, who yearns to be less different.  We have developed a series of related programs for the spring.   A Disability Awareness Workshop with Sam Drazin, a Bradford Elementary School teacher and founder of Changing Perspectives, will be held Thursday,  May 1 at Quechee Library at 3:30 p.m.  The workshop will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for families to discuss the book.

On Tuesday, May 6, at 5 p.m.Truth and Beauty, the Story of a Friendship by Ann Patchett will be discussed at the Quechee Library.  The book tells the story of the author’s friendship with Lucy Grealy (author of Autobiography of a Face)and  offers a poignant view of a complex relationship. 

A related film will also be shown on Friday, May 2, 4 p.m. at the Quechee Library.  Horse Boy is the story of a Texas couple and their autistic son who travel to Outer Mongolia in a quest to improve communication with the boy.   The DVD and the books are all available for borrowing.

STEAM at Quechee/Wilder Libraries

We are delighted to announce that the Quechee/Wilder Libraries grant application for an innovative science, technology and arts (STEAM)series of programs was successful, making it one of 14 libraries in Vermont to be able to offer these innovative workshops. Intended for pre-teens, teens, and all lifelong learners we will select two topics from this list: e-textiles (space suits to high fashion), toy hacking, solar-powered plastic fantastics, e-origami and squishy circuits. Planning is just beginning; email info@quecheelibrary for more information and/or to be involved in that planning. Vermont Makers, a community that encourages projects blending the arts, science and technology, spearheaded the curriculum development and–for these grants–partnered with the Vermont Dept. of Libraries, the Vermont Public Library Foundation, UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the sponsor, Vermont Community Foundation.

Tea Theatre

Tuesday, April 29 @ 3pm – Quechee Library

Tea theater returns after a mud season hiatus with an enchanting spring film about an Italian Riviera holiday—on the big screen downstairs, followed by tea, treats and good conversation.

Legos at the Libraries!

Kids are invited to the Quechee Library every wintry Friday at 3 p.m. for a Lego Club. We’ve got the Legos, books and themes to challenge (more legos always welcome too).   The place is Wilder Library on  every Wednesday at 3 p.m.


The Quechee Library trustees next meet  Tues., April 22 at 6 p.m.  The Wilder Board of Trustees next meets Wed., May 7 at 6 p.m.  The Friends’ next meeting is their annual one: Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m.  The public is invited for  the short meeting followed by an illustrated talk by noted folk artist Polly Forcier.  She is known for her stenciled murals and painted tin work.  An exhibit of Polly’s work will be at the Quechee Library April 25 through May 14.

Bugbee Book Discussion

On the first Friday of the month a book discussion group led by Marieke Sperry meets at the Bugbee Center @ 12:45pm. Friday, May 2nd features Started Early, Took Dog by Kate Atkinson..   Anyone can join; just let the center or the library  know if you would like a copy of the book being read and discussed.

Mystery Mondays

Meeting on the first Monday of every month at 4 p.m. at Quechee Library, this popular discussion group will focus on mysteries by  Charles Todd for the May 5 date.  Many  titles  are in the display case, available for borrowing.

White River Junction Rotary Club Gives to Libraries

The Quechee and Wilder Libraries gratefully received donations from the White River Rotary Club’s Community Service Projects program.  The Quechee Library /Rotary project this year will be an expansion of the juvenile CD and DVD Collection with improved shelving space.  The juvenile collection accounts for over half of our circulation of 43,000 items annually to Hartford residents.  We have received many requests that this part of the collection be expanded and the Rotary funds make this possible.  The Wilder Club and Library gratefully accepts funds for the completion of the restoration of the war memorial, a project that Rotary has supported in the past.  Stop by both libraries and enjoy these community-wide efforts.

VOKAL & What that means for Catalog Use

In April  the Quechee/Wilder Libraries become one of nearly 50 Vermont libraries in the VOKAL consortium, sharing a catalog and circulation system called Koha.

All libraries in our town of Hartford will now be 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

Upper Valley Co-op for Library Service

The Quechee/ Wilder  Libraries will deliver your book requests to the pickup box located in the café area.  Email info@quecheelibrary.org for such requests. You can return books 24 hours a day 7 days a week using the drop box outside the Co-op entrance, or at either library. Membership applications available at the pick-up box</br>The Upper Valley Food Co-op and the Quechee Library are pleased to be working together to help you find the information you need and bring services directly to you in WRJ.

Two additional public libraries in the Town of Hartford are located in the villages of Hartford and West Hartford on Route 14. The West Hartford Library is currently closed, following severe flooding during Tropical Storm Irene. 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.