Especially for Kids

Weekly Storytimes

Quechee Storytime: Wednesday. @ 10 a.m.
Wilder Storytime: Tuesday. @ 10 a.m.

Find a book, cd, dvd:


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Quechee Library BOOK CLUB- after school for T(W)EENS!!!
Grade 5 and middle school students
On Tuesdays  at 3pm join Anna Caputo and explore the book The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris. You can ask for a copy at the library if you would like to read before the meeting. Anna (and possibly you?) will read aloud too from this rousing adventure:

From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.  When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they’ll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso’s villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.

DCF Books   The Vermont Department of Libraries has released the 2018-2019 DCF Book awards winners, and we have the titles ready for you!  Come and see the winners, check them out, and let us know which books you liked most!

Remember both the Quechee and Wilder libraries have ample space, comfy furniture, big tables and wi-fi.  Librarians are ready to help you with research and basic homework questions, so make one of our libraries your after school spot!



QUECHEE SUMMER TUESDAYS @ 4PM    for ages 5-11  


The Swing Peepers kick off the Tuesday  lineup at Quechee  Library on Tuesday June 19th.  Join in the improvisational comedy and music with Matt and John.  Sign reading contracts and get schedules for a full summer of fun with rocking  4 o’clock programs about music, geology, and archeology.


June 26:  Zen and Rock Gardens: Learn about the ancient tradition of Zen  and create your own Zen garden

July 3:  Michael Caduto:  Story telling and music celebrating  Michael’s new book: The Garden of     Wisdom- Earth Tales from the Middle East.

July 10:  Read the Rocks: Join Anna Caputo to learn about what rocks and fossils can tell you. There are stories hidden in these rocks; learn how to read them.

July 17 : Archeology Alive! Learn the principles of    archaeology through artifacts, activities, games, and books that appeal to the imagination.  We’ll  delve into this fascinating field!

July 24:  Explaining sound: Ever wonder how those words in your head make it out of your mouth and into the ears of a person?  Come find out!

July 31:  Join 5th grade science teacher Melissa Fox  in making constellation projectors.  “Rock and shine”, seeing stars which make up the animal and mythical shapes that can be found again later in the night sky.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Friday , June 22   VINS  visits with owls to kick off a summer  that has five special Friday activities listed below

*Friday Activities at Wilder are set up for independent exploration in our wonderful hall – a librarian will be on hand for guidance but this is your  time to  create & explore!

June 29:  Rock Painting: The rock  project is part of  community efforts taking off in cities across America and throughout the world. People paint rocks and leave them in public places for others to find.

July 6:  Make your own straw pan flutes: Experiment with pitch and tone variations

July 13:  Archeology: Code breakers – decipher ancient hieroglyphic messages

July 20: Create (and create again and again…) your own Zen Garden to take home.

July 27: Stacking Rocks:  Art, history and science all in one. Come and stack rock formations; how many can you stack, how high, how creative can you get?

Modern Times Theatre    Aug. 3,  4pm  @ Wilder  Club and Library Hand puppetry at its best! Rose Friedman and Justin Lander, co-founders of Vermont Vaudeville, return to our libraries with Sweet Music. This is puppetry,  novelty   music on banjo, bass, ukulele and more, including much laughter!                        Stay for ice cream and reading prizes for all Quechee/Wilder Library contract holders.  Meet on the clubhouse porch following this wonderful family entertainment.   Prizes and Ice Cream for all summer readers!