On Memorial Day, May 27, at 1 p.m. there will be a re-dedication of the restored war memorial at the Wilder Club and Library. Join in a brief ceremony, followed by an ice cream social.
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
Tuesday, June 11 @ 3pm – Quechee Library
A classic John Wayne film on the big screen, followed by tea, treats and good conversation! For title info please call 802-295-1232.
This Monday 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
Check out the Wilder Library for recent improvements.Air conditioning has been installed for the library and beautiful Adirondack chairs made by Mert Young are now on the porch. Using the plans of his father Melvin from the 1950s, he made two handsome chairs that will provide pleasant seating for readers and wireless users for many a year to come. The war memorial has been dismantled and is nearing completion of its restoration. After years of work for the accessibility lift and front step replacement, the time is here for some reseeding and celebration of contemporary library services in this historic community center. And, very soon, fiber optic speed!
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.
On the first Friday of the month a book discussion group led by Marieke Sperry meets at the Bugbee Center @ 12:45pm. Friday,June 7 will feature The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. Anyone can join; just let the center or the library know if you would like a copy of the book being read and discussed.
Scholar Suzanne Brown will lead the Vermont Humanities book discussion season called Never-Setting Sun on Mondays at the Quechee Library at 4:30 p.m. Pick up reading materials at the circulation desk. Dates and topics for the series are:
June 24: A Passage to India by E.M. Forster and Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell
July 29: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Aug. 26: Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka
Sept. 23: Our Sister Killjoy by Ama Ata Aidoo
- The Needleworkers group next meets the second Tuesday evening of most months at 7 p.m.at Quechee Library. Gather with knitters and other needleworkers. Bring a project, get inspiration and advice! Since the group is mostly knitters, they will resume the wooly work at the end of summer
Meeting on the first Monday of every month at 4 p.m. at Quechee Library, this popular discussion group will discuss novels featuring famous people who solve mysteries on June 3. Think Susan Wittig Albert and Beatrix Potter, Stephanie Barron and Jane Austen, Fiona Buckley and Queen Elizabeth I, Barbara Hamilton and Abigail Adams. Books are available in the display case and new participants are always welcome.
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.