It’s time to celebrate the grand old game with a grand finale to our Get Ready, Get Set, Read summer series. After enjoying a Montshire Museum program at Quechee this Tuesday at 4, all are invited to the Wilder Club and Library at 4 on Friday to meet some of the Upper Valley Nighthawks–just before their first season in Hartford ends. There will be activities and a perfect chance to meet some New England College League players. All ages are welcome. The final program of our Quechee/Wilder Libraries kids’ series takes place at the Quechee Gorge where we will invite everyone to enjoy a storybook walk and crackerjack prizes on Tuesday, August 9. The storybook walk will stay up as weather permits for the rest of the summer.
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
Thursday, July 28, 5:30 pm – Quechee Library
Tea Theatre is back for the summer in a new format. The films were chosen in keeping with our Vermont Humanities Council book discussion series, A Hard Look at America. Six films will be presented on July 28 and Aug. 11, 18 and 25. Join us downstairs at Quechee for the film and discussion. We suggest bringing a basket with your supper and enjoying our dessert. For titles, call 295-1232
Suzanne Brown will lead this 4 part discussion series on books of Pulitizer-prize winning journalism. The Vermont Humanities Council series next meets for our third session on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about Norman Mailer’s The Armies of the Night. Copies are available now at the circ desk.
Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, July 25 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library. We will discuss How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universy by Charles Yu. Join for a lively discussion – copies are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome!
Meeting the first Monday of the month ( usually!), this group discusses selected authors of the genre. Readers meet at 4 p.m. to discuss murders and mysteries -August’s discussion will focus on Murder ,Mystery and Mayhem in the 1700s! Monday August 1, 4pm and features works by Bruce Alexander, Tessa Harris, David Liss and Eleanor Khuns. . Borrow from the many titles on display and join the conversation!
The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Aug. 8 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, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time. The Friends next meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at Quechee Library, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month.
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 August 5 to discuss the classic ‘The country of the Pointed Firs’ by Sarah Orne Jewett. 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
The Quechee/ Wilder Libraries will deliver your book requests to the pickup box located in the café area. Email email@example.com 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.