Fall Foliage Booksale

Browse the downstairs Quechee Library during library hours now through Oct. 13. Hundreds  of sorted books at the  Foliage Booksale are yours for “a buck a book”–or less!

VT Reads 2023: Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Stop in soon to pick up a copy of the 75 we received from the VT Humanities Council for the QWLibraries series for the statewide one-book community reading program.  Then join us for the following programs on Tuesdays at the Quechee Library at 5 pm:

Tuesday, Oct. 10: Author Rick Winston talks about his recent book Red Scare in the Green Mountains, Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960, explaining how residents handled the hysteria of the time. Dramas include newspaper editors, academics, left leaning summer residents and a conservative senator who helped take down McCarthy.

Tuesday, Oct. 24: Scholar Suzanne Brown leads a discussion of the novel, Family Chao.

Monday Mystery Discussion, Oct 2 at 4 pm

This group meets on the first Monday of each month.  For October, participants will be reading books by Heather Graham.   Email info@quecheelibrary for Zoom link or stop in and join downstairs at the Quechee Library. Books available for borrowing and new participants welcome.

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.


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

Palace Project App

In addition to the popular Libby app for our Overdrive digital collections, the Palace Project app is now available as well.  Download it to a device to explore “one stop access” for additional content as well as the Overdrive content, including books purchased specifically for QW Library patrons.

Covers and Keys

Browse the shelves, check out books and dvds, or just pull up a chair.  Enjoy live music at the  Wilder Club and Library on  Friday afternoons as  Steve Rice,  Doug Morse, Bodie Kelton, and Richard Cook play a mix. Music comes back to Quechee Library after a summer hiatus.


Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Aug. 28, 6 pm

The sci fi group meets monthly at Quechee Library.  Next date is Monday, Aug. 28 at 6 pm for a discussion of The Reincarnation Blues. New participants are welcome. Email info@quecheelibrary.org to receive the Zoom link or to reserve a space downstairs. Please join for any discussion.

Copies are available for borrowing at the library.

Bugbee Book Discussion, Sept 1st, 1pm

Join a book discussion group led by Debbie Marcus usually on the first Friday of each month at 1pm. The book for this month is This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.    Attend in person or  through Zoom – please call the library or the Bugbee Center to receive your Zoom link.  Call the Bugbee Center or email marieke@quecheelibrary.org to get a copy of the book.

Needleworkers Unite

Needleworkers  gather upstairs on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm to  talk and share their skills and love of textiles.  Knitters, cross-stitchers, rug hookers, and all who seek inspiration and conversation are welcome to join.

Note: Current exhibit and mentoring opportunities:  Our summer focus is on  sustainable fashion, and mentoring opportunities for all ages to learn needlework skills from sewing to knitting, crocheting, and much more.  Think “Bernie” mittens from old sweaters, kimono-style robes, braiding rugs, and more.


Covid Protocols within QW Libraries

As of January 15, 2023 some Covid protocols ended  at the Quechee/Wilder Libraries as the pandemic moves toward a more endemic phase. Masks are still recommended  for longer stays in the libraries and will be required for programs with a large attendance.

A new supply of free Covid tests is expected to arrive soon.

We urge continued precautions and are grateful for your cooperation and often stated appreciation.  We will continue to monitor and amend when deemed necessary.  

Sorting Out Recycling and Composting

In our library  program last year Ham Gillett, Program/Outreach Coordinator for the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District, answered questions about what is both the ever-increasing complexity and importance of proper handling of waste. A short summary follows for those who could not attend.  While Hartford is no longer part of the GUVSWMD, Ham invites questions through his email at hgillett@marcvt.org. The district’s website provides additional information at https://www.guvswmd.org/ as does the Town of Hartford’s website at https://www.hartford-vt.org/services/public_works/recycling___solid_waste

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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 11:30 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.