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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.

Rooted in Vermont: Bows and Apples

In conjunction with a statewide observation of #Rootedi Vermont week–what food is in your backyard?, we will host two programs and mount weeklong displays in partnership with the Vermont Bowhunters Association and Whitman Brook Orchard.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a display of bows and arrows from the fifties, seventies, and current day and an opportunity to discuss the art of bowhunting and archery with officers of the Vermont Bowhunters Association.

Concurrently, we’ll have an early October display from the heirloom apple orchard just down the road, Whitman Brook Orchard.  The following week there will be a field trip opportunity to join Terry Dorman for an orchard walk and talk about apple trees and a visit to the historical barns he has moved to his nearby property.  Date and time to be shortly announced.

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 OSLO

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 “PEACE” board on our wall.  We provide the sticky notes and you offer some concise thoughts.  The free raffle drawing will be Wednesday, Sept. 26 for the Northern Stage production of Oslo, the 2017 Tony Award-winner inspired by the unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

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.

Sci Fi 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.

Mystery Monday, Oct. 1 @ 4 pm

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected mystery authors.  Books by Lisa Gardner are featured for the Oct. 1 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, Oct. 5

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 October discussion will be on Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century.  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!  

Air Conditioning for Wilder Club and Library: Hall and Library!

We are delighted to announce that the Wilder Club & Library was awarded a Cultural Facilities Grant in the amount of $7200 toward the installation of an air conditioning system in the main hall/auditorium of our historic clubhouse.   The system cools the hall during hot days and aids in heat efficiency in winter.   The project has also been supported by the Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation, the Byrne Foundation and the Friends of the Quechee/Wilder Libraries.  The project was recently completed in advance of the Montpelier awards ceremony in early 2017.

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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

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