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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.

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Beekeeping & Apitherapy, Sat. March 3

Saturday, March 3 at the Quechee Library, bees take the stage with a two-part program.   At 10 a.m., Troy Hall of Hall Apiaries in Plainfield will talk about beekeeping (tasks and rewards) with a particular emphasis on sustainable beekeeping.  Troy breeds his own queen bees–for winter hardiness, mite tolerance and honey production.  He notes, I am continually humbled by working alongside the honey bee. For I often underestimate her vigor, hard work and resilience to the environment that surrounds her. 

At 11 a.m., Reyah Carlson will present The Medicine Chest Known as the Beehive.  An advocate of bee stings and bee products for many ailments, she observes that the practice is an ancient one and offers testimony to effectiveness.   A library display features many related books.  Come for one or both of the Saturday talks.  There will be honey refreshments offered at the break.

VT READS 2018–Bread and Roses, Too!


Image of Vermont Reads 2017 logoQW Libraries is delighted to participate again in this statewide reading program to encourage multi-generation discussion of a special book and issues..  This year’s title Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson is a short novel  about a Massachusetts mill strike in 1912 and two young children sent to Barre, Vermont for their safety during the violent times.   We will be offering several related programs; please join us for one or several and borrow one of the 50 copies of the book awarded our libraries.  Dates will soon be announced for these programs:

*Screening of Newsies, a musical based on the NYC city newsboy strike of 1899.   Check out as well several dvds purchased on related labor themes.

*Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor.  This Vermont Humanities Council program. developed and  presented by Mark Greenberg. includes live and recorded music to provide a survey of American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930s.  For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool.  The I.W.W. (or Wobblies) led the 1912 Bread and Roses strike and is especially known for rousing and satirical songs, including Solidarity Forever.

*Display and sort explanation of picket signs made and designed by Ottauquechee School students with art teacher Sarah Kniffin.  This will be followed by a multi-generational book discussion.  Come for part or all of this event.  Refreshments too.

*Bugbee Senior Center Book Discussion:  All are welcome to join in the conversation on Friday, April 6 at 12:45 p.m.



  *A Northern Stage Youth Ensemble community outreach production will use Bread and Roses, Too as a jumping block for a show at the Wilder Club and Library.

Thank you for your support!

A month ago we posted that the Hartford Selectboard was 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.

We are delighted and greatly relieved  to announce that the town manager recommended full funding of the library requests in the final proposed budget, which the Selectboard then accepted.   We are so grateful for that decision and for the articulate and passionate support voiced by you.  It was essential support in multiple ways.  The budget will go before voters in March.  Please continue your support.  Our background page can be read here. Stop in often and enjoy the many resources you have helped to preserve and extend.

These town budget hearings coincided with our annual appeal.   Responses have again been significant and equally important.  The benefits of being an incorporated library in an engaged community are clearly multi-fold.  Thanks again.

Mystery Monday, March 5th @ 4 pm

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of murders and mysteries.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. at Quechee on March 5 to discuss titles by Lisa Scottoline.  Books are available at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries.   New members are  always welcome.

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.

Bugbee Book Discussion, March 2nd

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 current (non fiction) selection is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.  All are welcome!  

Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, February 26th @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, February 26 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin.  Copies are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Wilder Club and Library Wins Cultural Facilities Grant

We are delighted to announce that the Wilder Club & Library has been 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 will both cool the hall during hot days and aid in heat efficiency in winter.   The trustees are most grateful for this grant.  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.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, February 12 at 5:30  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, February 14 at 11 a.m. at Quechee Library, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

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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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