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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.

Vermont Reads Shackleton

Join us this winter  for a series of multi-generational programs about the legendary Antarctic Expedition…and about winter camping today, dog sledding, winter photography , and, of course,for  book discussions on The Endurance  and Shipwreck at the Bottom of the WorldCopies of these titles, to be read statewide for Vermont Reads 2016, just arrived to borrow—or to keep.   We are delighted to again be part of this  Vermont Humanities Council tradition.  The series begins with a winter photography session at Quechee with Dave Izzo and Lisa Lacasse on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m., kids’  “winter camping” program at Wilder on Thursday, Feb. 25,, and kids’ “Snacking with Shackleton” at Quechee on Thursday, March 24 at 1 p.m.  Watch here or email for more dates and details.

Needleworkers Re-Unite

Needleworkers get together Tuesday evenings at both the Quechee and Wilder Libraries to talk and share interests, skills and advice.  The  Wilder group meets from 5 p.m. until 9 and welcomes new participants at every level.  The Quechee gathering beings at 6:30 and closes about 8.   Email info@quecheelibrary.org for more information….including about some special related programs.

New this year:  we are delighted to say young knitters will be meeting too.  First date for the Young Knitters Club is Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.

Sci Fi Book Discussions

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi  book series. Next date is Monday, Feb.29 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  The book  will be  the Ray Bradbury classic,  Something Wicked this Way Comes.  Join for a lively discussion – copies are available for  borrowing and new participants are always welcome!

Mystery Monday/12th Century @ 4

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of the genre. Please join us on March 7  when readers meet to discuss murder set in the 12th Century.  Borrow  from the many titles on display and join the conversation!

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Feb. 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, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.

OneCard!

Onecard-patron

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 meet February 5th to discuss the God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy.  A winner of the Booker Prize – this pick should be a great discussion.  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.