Quechee Library Balloon Festival Booksale

The annual grand booksale opens Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m.   Thousands of sorted books, priced to sell, fill the Quechee Library’s downstairs room.

Hours:   Friday, June 14, 10-6     Saturday, June 15, 8-6      Sunday, June 16, 8-5   

Please note library hours are reduced for the weekend, closing at 4 pm on Friday and remaining closed through the weekend.  Back to regular hours on Monday except for Wednesday when closed for June 19th.  The booksale will remain open during other library hours through June 22.

Kids to the Brook! Wednesday, June 26

Nature and art come together as we step into summer at the Quechee Library for two sessions this
June! First join us at 4 pm as we explore our local brook and take some nature photographs to inspire our art.
Boots or sturdy shoes and bug spray suggested. Kids will be learning about dragonflies and making  a version of Japanese woodblock dragonfly prints using use crayon resist painting to create some pond backgrounds for our dragonflies.  There will be a scavenger hunt in the library as well—and reading contracts and challenges to be taken on!

4 Book Discussion Groups!

Here’s the monthly list. Pick up any title and join the conversation to match. In person or by Zoom link.

First Monday Mystery: Each month at 4 pm at the Quechee Library. July discussion is  on S.J. Rozan.

Sci Fi: Monday, June 24, 6 pm. Join in for A Crystal Age  by W.H. Hudson

Historical Fiction: Tuesday, July 9, 4 pm: the conversation is about The Great Divide by Cristina Henriquez

A Bugbee Center Variety:  July is a vacation month. August title to be announced soon.


Enjoy stories and a related craft project. Ten a.m. on Tuesdays at Wilder and Wednesdays at Quechee.

Watch for the storywalks rising up this summer all around town  & for our reading challenges for all ages.

Covers and Keys—and Dance

The Wilder Club and Library version of Covers and Keys can be enjoyed most Friday afternoons as  Steve Rice,  Doug Morse, Bodie Kelton, and Richard Cook play a mix.

Jes Raymond is in the hall at Wilder on Thursdays at 4:30 pm inviting all to join in an inclusive, non-judgemental space for health, expression, and connection through dance and free form movement.

Jazz with Jake at Quechee is on a summer hiatus.  Watch for other musical times.

With this music—it’s also a perfect time to browse the libraries’ shelves and read.

New York Times Here

Quechee/Wilder Libraries patrons now have  digital access to the daily New York Times. We are proud to be able to offer this important resource to our patrons, an important tool to understanding  today’s world as citizens and as individuals.  The Friends of our libraries have given us the additional resource of the New York Times Digital Cooking Access.
Click here to begin.    We are glad to help you navigate until familiar.

Print copies of the Valley News are also available at both libraries. The print Times is also  at the Quechee Library, donated by Jake’s Quechee Market.

Needleworkers Unite

Needleworkers United  meets at Quechee Library on Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Whether knitting, crocheting, rughooking, stitching or any other needle endeavor,  all who seek inspiration and conversation are welcome to join.

Covid Protocols within QW Libraries

Some Covid protocols ended  at the Quechee/Wilder Libraries as the pandemic moved toward a more endemic phase. Masks may be required for programs with a large attendance. We urge continued precautions.

Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays  9a.m.-10a.m. @ Wilder Club & Library
Led by Gail Schaal (Certified Senior Fitness Instructor). $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.


The Quechee Library Trustees  meets on the second Monday of most months at 5 p.m. Open to the public by requesting Zoom link from info@quecheelibrary.org or attending in person.  Most meetings are hybrid, but not all. Email for specific information.

The Wilder Club and Library Board of Trustees meets generally on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

The Friends’ steering committee generally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Email info@quecheelibrary.org to join the email list of meeting dates and other Friends’ news.

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. 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.