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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.

Decoding the Weather Machine: And Meeting those who must…..

Come at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 23,  for a chance to meet Hartford’s new Director of Public Works, and Geoff Martin, Hartford’s Energy Coordinator.  In the face of climate change challenges, what additional steps, materials, plans are begin taken or considered here.  What to do about prolonged and heavy rains, microbursts, snow, more power outages?  After light refreshments, we will show a film chapter from NOVA’s documentary that helps define the workings of the weather and climate machine called Earth and illustrates the quest by global scientists to find a way forward. Site is downstairs at Quechee Library.

Fall Foliage Booksale

Browse thousands of sorted books at the Quechee Library Foliage Booksale Oct. 4-20.  Open downstairs during library hours, the sale has a wide variety of titles for all ages, priced to sell.

Northern Stage/Libraries Partnership: Free Raffle Tickets for Dear Elizabeth

The new theater season is here and once again Northern Stage has partnered with libraries to offer free tickets to its productions.   We like to embellish our raffle drawings with a bit of challenge.   Please come to the Quechee/Wilder Libraries and participate in creating a “magnetic poem” on our wall.  We provide the magnets and you offer some creative (maybe even rhyming?) thoughts.  The free raffle drawing will be Wednesday, October 10th, for the Northern Stage production of Dear Elizabeth.

Meanwhile—in another part of the partnership, Northern Stage’s Youth Ensemble will be performing at  the Wilder Club and Library on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.    The public is welcome at no charge to this program of the 2018 Vermont Reads series for Bread and Roses, Too.

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion, Monday, Oct. 29 @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Speculative Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, Oct. 29, at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of  Saturn Run by John Sandford.   Copies of modern translations  are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:30  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time except when the date is a holiday. Hence, no October meeting.  The Wilder Board of Trustees next meets Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, November 14 at 11 a.m at Quechee Library.  They generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month.

Mystery Monday, Nov. 5th @ 4 pm

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected mystery authors.  ‘Potus Takes the Case’ is this month’s theme and books by Margaret Truman and Elliott Roosevelt are featured for the Nov. 5th discussion at Quechee Library.    Many titles are available to borrow.  New members are always welcome.

Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
Mondays and Wednesdays 9a.m.-10a.m. @ Wilder Club & Library
Led by Gail Schaal (Certified Senior Fitness Instructor). Starts April 4th. $1 donation per session is appreciated to cover refreshments immediately following. Please carry in dry workout shoes,  Enjoy air conditioning on the hot days….and access to the library to stock up on books and dvds.

Needleworkers Re-Unite

At 6:30 p.m. needleworkers get together Tuesday evenings at the Quechee Library to talk and share interests, skills and advice.   Knitters, cross-stitchers, rug hookers, and all who love textiles are welcome.

Thank you for your support!

In December  the Hartford Selectboard  and town manager were considering a 10 % reduction in funding for the town’s three incorporated libraries. As this would have a substantial and harmful impact on town-wide library service, we asked your support in voicing your concern to the Hartford Town Manager and Selectboard.  Budget hearings coincided with our annual appeal.   Responses have  been significant and equally important.  The benefits of being an incorporated library in an engaged community are clearly multi-fold.  Ultimately the town manager recommended full funding of the library requests in the final proposed budget, which the Selectboard then accepted.   On town meeting day that budget was approved. We are grateful for that decision and for the articulate and passionate support voiced by you.  Our background page can be read here. for a fuller understanding of the Hartford libraries’  history, organization, differences and services.  Stop in often and enjoy the many resources you have helped to preserve and extend.

Bugbee Book Discussion, Nov. 2

Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month, at 12:45 p.m.,  join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  The November discussion will be The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. It is a mystery set in 1920s India. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.   A grant from the White River Rotary supports large print copies.    All are welcome!  

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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. 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.