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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.

Frank Gado Talk: Early American Lit: Short Stories and William Cullen Bryant

      Stories are as old as human language,  but the “short story”– a term acquired only in the last decades of the nineteenth century–is an American invention that traces back to Washington Irving’s Sketch-Book, published in 1819-1820.  Contrary to what one might think, the short story is younger than the novel. Its period of most active gestation was the dozen or so years before Poe and Hawthorne adapted the form.
      The most interesting writer to have explored the possibilities Irving had opened was William Cullen Bryant, then a young lawyer from Western Massachusetts who, after having established a reputation as a poet, moved to New York in hopes of a literary career. As poetry . alone could not support a family, for the next seven years Bryant also wrote fiction. Although subsequently forgotten, these stories were not only well received at the time but also innovative approaches to narrative art that would not be rediscovered until long afterward.
       Frank Gado will talk at the Quechee Library on Friday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m.  Please join us as the former Union College professor, editor of William Cullen Bryant, The Complete Stories and contributor of an essay, Asserting a National Voice,  to the The Cambridge History of American Poetry, offers a short lecture.  Count on refreshments worthy of an English Department tea.

Friday Folk Time at 10 a.m.

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.

Pre-schoolers Sing and Swing at Wilder

“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.

Sci Fi Book Discussions

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi  book series. Next date is Monday, May 23rd at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  We will discuss the new work by Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky, reviewed as  ‘stunning, a novel about the end of the world – – and  the beginning of our future.’  Join for a lively discussion – copies are available for  borrowing and new participants are always welcome!

Mystery Monday/16th Century, May 2 @ 4

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.

Bugbee Book Discussion

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!  

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

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. 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.