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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Quechee Library Hours
Wilder Library Hours
Children are invited to a new Friday program at the Quechee Library . We’ll have folk tales and related projects for children five and above.
“Sing and Swing: Music for the little music makers” at the Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Early educator Jo Brambles provides an interactive program for pre-schoolers with rhythm and movement activities on the first Tuesday of each month. Next: May 3.
Needleworkers get together Tuesday evenings at both the Quechee and Wilder Libraries to talk and share interests, skills and advice. The Wilder group meets from 5 p.m. until 9 and welcomes new participants at every level. The Quechee gathering beings at 6:30 and closes about 8. This ‘winter’s session ends April 26 at Quechee.
Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday April 25th at 6 pm at the Quechee Library. We will discuss the VALIS works (an unfinished trilogy) by Philip K. Dick. Join for a lively discussion – copies are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome!
Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of the genre. Readers meet at 4 p.m. to discuss murders and mysteries – this month will feature those set in the 16th Century. Borrow from the many titles on display and join the conversation!
The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m. The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, May 4 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time. The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.
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 before you check out. Continue to request interlibrary loan from the Q/W libraries and place your holds through us.
Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month, at 12:45 p.m., join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry. We next gather May 6 to discuss Leslie Marmon Silko’s 1977 novel Ceremony. This work follows Tayo, a young Native American, who has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, as he returns home. Copies are available for borrowing through the Quechee/Wilder Libraries. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy of the current selection delivered to the Center. All are welcome!
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
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.