December 2020
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Annual Appeal
Almost Half Way to Our Fundraising Goal!

Sometimes it feels like the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. As we adjust to working from home or working while wearing a face mask, helping our children with hybrid and distance learning, being away from family and loved ones, our community connections have become more important than ever.

Together, let’s make sure our library remains available for all our friends and neighbors during this difficult time.

Contributions of any amount will allow the Raymond Village Library to continue providing books and literacy activities to children of all ages, internet access to virtual students & job seekers, new books to homebound seniors, and library resources and services to all members of our community.

Check out this Windham Eagle article for more information on how your library is meeting the challenges of providing services during the pandemic.

The library’s 2020 Annual Appeal aims to raise $40,000.
As of today, we are at 43% of our fundraising goal.

You can donate online, in person, by phone, or through the mail. We accept cash, checks or credit card donations. Thank you for your support!
Holiday Bake Sales
Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Drop by the Raymond Village Library on Wednesday, Nov. 25th for a fresh baked Thanksgiving pie!

An assortment of pumpkin, apple, blueberry, chocolate cream, Boston cream, mince, and pecan pies will be available for purchase, along with a variety of fresh baked bread.

All proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and services. Thank you to all our volunteer bakers and shoppers who make this annual fundraiser possible.

Have a happy & safe Thanksgiving!
December Holiday Bake Sale
December 5th, 6th & 7th

Our annual holiday bake sale will feature lots of yummy treats that are perfect for gifting or enjoying during the holiday season.

Cookies, brownies, candy, cupcakes, pies and other delectables will be on sale the first weekend in December.

Donations of holiday treats are needed for this event.
Please contact the library for donation date and drop-off time information.
Holiday Baskets
Our annual holiday basket sale
is underway!
Stop by the library to check out this year's selections! Baskets for all ages have been assembled and are now available for purchase.
New baskets are being added weekly and items will remain on sale throughout the holiday season.

If you would prefer to schedule a more socially distanced time to browse during closed library hours, we would be happy to set up an individual time just for you.

FMI or to request the appointment option, please email us at or by phone at 207-655-4283.

Thank you to all those who have donated items and/or gift cards to fill the baskets! Special thanks to The Village Donut Shop & BakeryBalsam RidgeSwift River Coffee Roasters and Chipman Farm.
Holiday Raffles
In addition to our holiday basket sales, the library also has 5 amazing items being raffled this year!

1. Handmade Quilt, donated by Nick Hardy.
2. Breakfast-themed Holiday Basket, donated by Margie Thumm.
3. Lighted Reindeer Lawn Ornament, donated by John & Kim Manoush.
4. Gold & White Christmas Tree with gifts for grownups, tree & decorations donated by John & Kim Manoush.
5. Red, White, & Blue Christmas Tree with gifts for children, donated by Teresa Sadak.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and can be purchased in person, over the phone or online from our website. All raffle proceeds directly support library programming and services.

Drawing date for holiday trees and lighted deer: Monday, December 7th.
Drawing date for quilt and breakfast basket: Monday, December 14th.
Live Streaming Concert
The Raymond Arts Alliance will present a live streaming concert on December 11th at 7:30pm.

The musical group Time Zone will perform a set of Middle Eastern music, original jazz and more.

Time Zone members are: Eric LaPerna (table), Michael Gallant (violin) and Gary Wittner (7 string guitar).

FMI please contact the Raymond Arts Alliance at
Children's Programming
Help Decorate our Children's Room!

Drop by the library to pickup a kid's holiday craft to decorate. Completed crafts can either hang in the library to help decorate the children's room for the season, or can be kept to display at home.

Don't forget to signup with Miss Karen to get your December "story time at home" kit for babies and/or toddlers.
Teens & Tweens Holiday Craft

"Candy Countdown Calendar" crafts will be available for pickup in December! Pickup your calendar craft kits at the circulation desk or request curbside pickup.
Community News
Windham Chambers Singers – American Family Christmas Concert
Location: Raymond Village Church
Date: December 5th at 7:30pm

The Annual American Family Christmas concert will be a virtual event and hosted online only. For those church families who do not have internet access, RVC will be hosting a viewing event.  The suggested donation is a cash or check donation made out to The Good Shepard Food Bank. 

All who attend will be required to practice social distancing and wear a mask while at the viewing. Space will be limited.

Please contact the Raymond Village Church by phone or email to reserve a seat.
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