July 2020
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July Library Services
Starting Wednesday, July 1st the library will be open to the public by appointment. Please contact the library by email at rvldirector@gmail.com or by phone at 207-655-4283 to make a reservation.

Appointment times will be limited to 30 minutes. Patrons can reserve time for browsing and checking out library materials, computer usage or shopping the book sale.

Face coverings will be required for all staff and patrons visiting the library.
Hand sanitizer will be available for all patrons before handling of library materials.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person again!

No-contact parking lot pickups will also continue to be available for all patrons.
Please contact the library to arrange a pickup time or to setup online access to your account for browsing and placing holds online.

Interlibrary loan service in Maine is tentatively scheduled to resume in mid-July.
At that time we will be able to resume processing interlibrary loan requests for all
RVL patrons.

Extended Summer Book Sale
This year's book sale will look a little different than in previous years. Books and movies will be on sale both within the library and in our book sale shed starting July 6th, and will remain on sale during open library hours throughout the Summer!

Contact the library to reserve a time that works best for you to to shop the book shed and the indoor book sale.

Donations of gently used books, audiobooks, movies, games and puzzles are always welcome and appreciated!
Virtual Book Club
Join us for a virtual literary discussion of
Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen.
July 27th at 6pm.

Book group meetings will be facilitated through Zoom.
Please contact Melanie by email to pre-register for upcoming book group meetings you are interested in attending.
Once registered, you will receive an invite with Zoom meeting weblink, meeting ID and password.

FMI about monthly book club meetings or using Zoom, please contact the library.
Children's Programming
Indoor story times and activities may be on hiatus, but there is still lots of fun things to do at RVL!

Children's Garden
If you haven't had a chance to visit the children's section of the Raymond Community Garden, please stop by and help tend the thriving herbs and vegetables. Mint, lavender, peppers, kale, pumpkins and more are growing in our little garden!
Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program is starting up!

No book tally to keep track of, no online requirements!
Just a summer of READING and FUN !

This Summer's program theme at RVL is "Jack and the Beanstalk".
Drop by the gazebo and take a photo with Jack's beanstalk while filling out your summer reading registration form.
Karen will email you each week with reading activity updates!

Upcoming activities: an outdoor garden story walk, planting beans for your own beanstalk, making castles, exploring your community, and more!

Please send or post photos for us to share with other Summer Reading Program participants on Facebook.
Baby Bundles
Baby Bundles for ages 0-3 are sets of 3 board books and 2 index cards, 1 with a song or bouncy game, and 1 with an activity for you and your child to do together.

Activity Baby Bundles are a miniature version of our Backpacks and include 3 board books with an accompanying game, or toy that your child will recognize from story times here at the library. 

Story Time Bundles
Story time sets for ages 3-6 are sets of 3 picture books accompanied by a themed craft. The current theme is the alphabet. Request one of these sets, and you’ll receive 3 books to read and a bag with all the supplies you will need* to help your child make a “Feed Me!” Puppet! Use the stick on letters to decorate small plastic lids, rocks etc. and learn the alphabet while playing! *[scissors, glue or tape, and crayons or markers, are needed at home for most of these crafts]

Reading/Activity Backpacks
Level 1 packs: Building Vehicles, Colors, Pets, Family, Farm, Sea life, Maine Wildlife, Jungle Animals, & Duplo Trains
Level 2 packs : Building Bridges, House Building, Sea Life, Loons, Outdoor Explorer,
Level 3 packs: Rocks & Minerals, Legos, Dash the Robot, Animal Tracks, Rhino Words & HippoMath
4H Summer Programs
Explore the Night Sky
July 9th-August 6th,
11am-12pm via Zoom

Best for ages 9–13 or those entering 3rd–7th grades; open to Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) with adult assistance.

Instructor:  Sara Conant,
4-H Community Education Assistant

In this club, participants will learn all about the night sky including constellations, the moon, stars, planets, and more through hands-on activities, videos, and art projects!
Some activities include learning about the phases of the moon, creating our solar system on a string, and creating a star wheel to explore the night sky with.

Supply kits may be picked up July 7th & 8th, times and locations to be announced.

Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Set
Monday, August 24th
Learn how to make an outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe set to play on your porch, patio, or by the fire. We’ll use a small log disk as our board and smooth rocks as our playing pieces.

Supplies Needed per Tic-Tac-Toe Set:
  • 1 – 10″ Log Disk
  • 9 – small (1-2″) smooth rocks – check out local streams and ponds for nice smooth ones*
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush (from week 1)
  • Paint (from week 1)
  • Optional additional paint colors of your choosing*
  • Optional clear coat to seal disk and rocks*
*Items with a * must be supplied on your own and will not be provided in kits!

FMI on these 4H programs , please contact Sara Conant at sara.conant@maine.edu or by phone at 207-781-6099.
Holiday Baskets
Summer Donation Drive

The library is collecting donations of new and gently used items throughout the year for the annual winter holiday basket sale.

The holiday basket sale is one of our largest fundraisers of the year thanks to the generous donations we receive each year from RVL patrons and Raymond residents.

We are currently in need of both baskets and items to fill baskets for both children and adults for this year's event. Donations can be dropped off anytime during open library hours.

We are hopeful that we will be able to hold our popular annual holiday craft fair and our new Festival of Trees event this year as well. If you would be interested in a being a Festival of Trees sponsor, either as an individual, family or business, please contact the library FMI.
Community News
Raymond Summer
BackPack Program

Anyone can stop by Jordan Small Middle School on Tuesdays through the summer and pick up a bag of shelf stable food and a bag of fresh food.

Pickup time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If you would like to contribute, you can drop off shelf-stable items anytime during business hours at the Raymond Town Office or the Raymond Public Safety Building.

Volunteers and financial support are still needed to make this program a success. For more information contact Cathy Gosselin at  Covid19@raymondmaine.org  
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