Quechee/Wilder Libraries will be closed Dec. 24 and 25th and Jan. 1. Good holidays to all and a Happy New Year!
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
With the arrival of snow and chilly weather, the Holiday Season is upon us! If you are trying to think of that ‘something special’ for someone special, avoid those crazy shopping crowds – you don’t need to look any further! What about the gift of a book in their honor, or one of our new ‘diner’ coffee mugs? These make the perfect gift to curl up and read with a nice cup of tea!
Mugs are available for $12. Please see a librarian for book purchases in someone’s honor. Don’t forget to check out all the other gift ideas from the Friends of the Library, they have coverlets, travel mugs, cards and more!
Monday December 22nd, 11am at the Quechee Library with a repeat on Tuesday December 30th, 11am at the Wilder Club & Library. Join Marieke for a program filled with stories, play with the Hill Top Farm dollhouse, create Mr McGregor’s garden and eat some British cookies too! Also a chance to explore Beatrix Potter Memorabilia such as Wedgewood accessories, books, brochures etc.
Meeting on the first Monday of every month at 4 p.m., at Quechee Library. In keeping with our ‘British Bits and Bobs’ theme for early winter programming, the January meeting, on Monday, the 5th, will be about the works of English crime writer, P.D. James. Many titles are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome!
Nick Clemens, technical services librarian, is offering a new library book discussion series. The next discussion will be Monday, Dec. 29 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library. Copies of Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler are available for borrowing.
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. OneCard is ideal for patrons wishing to browse and pick up materials in person. Where: Currently 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. Why: Libraries like to share! OneCard gives participating libraries a chance to serve all our patrons better by providing a greater choice and availability of materials. Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you. Call 802-295-1232 (Q) or 802-295-6341 (W), email email@example.com or stop in.
Lego Club Winter Scheduling: The Kids’ Lego Club at the Wilder Club and Library on Thursdays at 3pm is on break during December. We will be returning Thursday, January 8th. We’ve got the Legos, books and themes to challenge (more Legos always welcome too). Build from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Quechee Lego Club will be on extended winter break – we will return in the spring!
The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. They meet on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time. The Friends will not have a meeting in December. Their next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.
Although usually on the first Friday of the month, January’s book discussion group led by Marieke Sperry meets at the Bugbee Center on Friday, January 9th @ 12:45pm. Anyone can join, just let the center or the library know if you would like a copy of the book being read and discussed. For January we will read Appointment in Samarra, by John O’Hara.
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
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.