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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.

Winter People/Author Talk

Jennifer McMahon, one of the brightest new stars of literary suspense, according to the LA Times, will be at the Quechee Library on Wed., Aug. 6 at 7 p.m.  She will discuss her new novel, Winter People, which has won national attention.  Set in Vermont, it is a ghost story, a love story, and a story about unbreakable bonds between parent and child.

The talk is free.  Books will be available for purchase and signing, as well as, of course, for borrowing.  A small donation will purchase a brand new Quechee/Wilder Library Diner’s mug filled with a snowflake and delightfully wintry refreshment.

4 o’clock Summer Programs for Kids: Fizz

  On Friday, July 25 at Wilder Library, the independent activity is “Getting Starch”.  Kids are invited to come and experiment with apples and potatoes and ind out how much sugar and starch these foods contain.   On Tuesday,  July 22 at Quechee Library, the theme and fun will be all about historical paints and traveling artists.  What in the world did they use pig bladders for?  Kids will work with Polly Forcier on a stenciling project and learn about New England art. Visit the children’s page for more information about the summer and see YA page for e-textile and solar fantastics workshop registration.

STEAM at Quechee/Wilder Libraries: Register Early

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.  On Saturday, July 26 at 10 am, the workshop is:: e-textiles (space suits to high fashion) and on Saturday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m., the workshop is solar power plastic fantastics. Email  info@quecheelibrary for more information or to pre-register for the approximately 3 hour long workshops.   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.  The workshops will be repeated with library staff in coming months.

Tea Theatre

Thursday, July  24 @ 3pm – Quechee Library

Join Christina Reynolds and Charlotte Merrill for a discussion, refreshments and the showing on the big screen of a  film classic.about the 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal.

Legos at the Wilder Library

Kids are invited to the Wilder Club and Library every Wednesday  at 3 p.m. for a Lego Club. We’ve got the Legos, books and themes to challenge (more legos always welcome too).  Quechee sessions will resume in September.


The Quechee Library trustees next meet Monday,Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.  They meet on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meets Wed., Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.  The Friends’ next meeting is Wed., Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at Quechee Library.

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.   Due to Independence Day, this month’s title, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, will be discussed Friday, July 11th..   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  Craig Johnson for the July  7 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

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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. 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.