Traveling E-Bike Library–4/19-5/6

Here’s an opportunity to borrow an E-Bike.  The Quechee Library is taking reservations for 24 hour loans on an e-bike brought here in a special program sponsored by Local Motion.Org and facilitated by the Hartford Energy Commission and Vital Communities.  Loan availability is April 19-May 6.  Concurrently there are additional e-bikes at the Hartford Town Hall.    Plan to ride away and back from the library as racks are not to be used.  Borrowers must be 18 or older.

Local Motion’s Upper Valley E-bike Lending Library will be able to  check out an e-bike from Hartford Town Hall (3 bikes) for 3-5 days, or from the Quechee Library (1 bike) for 1 day. To make a reservation go to:

The fleet includes a variety of bikes at different price points, including a cargo bike with a rear rack and several standard bikes, all with an electric assist that helps riders get around with less effort and scale hills that previously seemed impossible. E-bikes are a transportation option that is becoming more familiar and necessary, and the goal of this program is to introduce Vermonters to how they can be incorporated into everyday life and replace car trips. From commuting to work to picking up groceries and carrying kids to school, e-bikes provide an extra boost of power that makes miles feel shorter and cargo feel lighter.

The safety of customers and staff is our top priority, so Local Motion and Upper Valley Lending Library volunteers are adhering to all COVID-19 related government safety regulations and recommendations. The bikes are cleaned and disinfected between users, and masks for staff and customers are required at pick-up.

Historical Fiction Discussion on Zoom, Tuesday, May 11, 4 pm

God’s Kingdom by Frank Howard Mosher will be the book for the next virtual historical fiction discussion. To participate, email for the Zoom link or to register for (limited) in person participation. Facilitated by Jim and Meg Schmidt, the series delves into the historical background and the novelist’s craft of a new title each month. Copies are available for borrowing.


Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, April 26 at 6 pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, April 26 at 6 pm for a discussion of  Mort(e): War With No Name by Robert Repino.   Copies are available for borrowing.  The group will meet outside, weather permitting. Email info@quecheelibrary for details to join this discussion about the Colony, a group of intelligent ants set on conquering humans to rid their would-be utopia of religious superstition, exploitation, and violence.  By the way,  Mort(e) is a housecat turned war hero.

Mystery Monday Discussion, May 3, 4 pm

Generally meeting the first Monday of the month at 4 pm,  this lively discussion group will discuss books by Steven F. Havill,  New Mexico author best known for his Posadas County mysteries as well as for Sheriff Bill Gastner,  on May 3. Books available now for borrowing.  Email to request the Zoom link  or to receive a seat for this hybrid discussion.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, April 12 at 5  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time.  This month the board will meet virtually.  Open to the public, the meeting can be attended by emailing for the link.  The agenda is as follows for April 12:  Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Director’s Report, New Business, Old Business, Executive Session as needed for Personnel.

The Wilder Board of Trustees  meets  generally on the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.  The Friends of Q/W Libraries generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 11 am.

Needleworkers Unite—One way or another.

The weekly gatherings of needleworkers at the Quechee Library will now take a hiatus due to the need for social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.  Stay well, keep making textiles and  look forward to resuming these evenings in person as soon as it is safe. Meanwhile, the needleworkers will have a chance to gather together through Zoom.  Email so we can provide access.

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, Friday, May 7th, 1pm

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry usually on the first Friday of the month at 1pm. We will be discussing My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh through Zoom. Please call the Bugbee Center or the Quechee Library to get your link that day!
Call 295-1232 or email if you would like a copy.  All are welcome!  

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 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</br>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.