June 2020
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June Library Services
Starting Monday, June 1st the library will be providing curbside pickup of library books, audiobooks and movies!

We will also be offering limited home deliveries for those patrons unable to physically visit the library.

Interlibrary loan service remains suspended throughout the State. At this time we are unable to process interlibrary loan requests. However, all in-house titles are available for pickup.

If you would like to schedule a pickup at RVL, please call us at 655-4282, or email us at rvldirector@gmail.com.

Spring Plant Sale
We have plants for sale!  

Since we are unable to hold our usual spring plant sale with the health restrictions in place, the plant sale will happen by appointment only starting Sunday, May 31 st

If you are interested in buying some plants, please contact Leigh Walker to schedule an appointment through any of the following methods:
Text: 207-310-0741
Call: 207-310-0741 – She might not answer an unknown caller so please leave a message!
Guidelines for shopping:
  • Meet Leigh at the library for your appointment
  • Please wear a mask!
  • Pay with cash or checks - If you are using a credit card, please let Leigh know when you make the appointment.
We are still able to take plant donations . If you would like to donate plants to the sale, feel free to drop them at the library at any time.
Virtual Book Club
Join us for a virtual literary discussion of the following titles:

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.
June 1st at 6pm.

Educated by Tara Westover
June 29th 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.
Baby Time Bundles
Baby Bundles are board book sets made especially for our baby patrons!

Each bundle contains three board books, an index card with a song or bouncy game, and another card with a related activity that parents can do with their child.

There are more than a dozen choices available with more to come. Please see our photo of current bundles. These board book sets can be requested for curbside pickup by email to rvldirector@gmail.com or by phone at 655-4283.

Karen is now working on creating Storytime sets, which will also be available soon. These sets are similar sets of storybooks, with a related craft, and are made especially for our preschool story time children!
Masks Available for Purchase
Looking for face coverings?

RVL currently has a selection of fitted face coverings available for purchase.

All masks are $4.00 each to cover the costs of materials. Limited supply of child size masks are also available.
Online Resources
The cloudLibrary app is a resource you can use to borrow eBooks and audio books using your library card, and is available for use on eReader devices (Kindle, Nook, etc), tablets, phones, and computers. Check out their website for more information:

The Digital Maine Library https://library.digitalmaine.org/
Provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.
Patrons need to create their own username and password for their Digital Maine Library accounts. Accounts can be set-up at http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/marvelauth/users/register.asp
Tumblebooks: have made their online resources free for all through August 1st!

TumbleBookLibrary  - K-6 children's ebook database
Username: tumble735
Password: books

TumbleMath  - K-6 math ebook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

TeenBookCloud  - gr 7-12 ebook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

AudioBookCloud  - all ages audio book database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

RomanceBookCloud  - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
More Online Resources to Explore!

PBS Kids Virtual Library: Trailblazing Women with Suzanne Slade (Author) & Cozbi Cabera (Illustrator) 0f Exquisite: The Poetry & Life of Gwendolyn Brooks (the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize, in 1950): Thursday, June 4 @ 2:00 pm. https://tinyurl.com/y8km2amc

Patten Free Library presents: Murder Mystery Online , in weekly installments, created by the Teen Library Council & the Morse High School Creative Learning Club: https://tinyurl.com/y9ap7twg

Patten Free Library introduces a virtual Harry Potter escape room Escape from the Potions Classroom : https://tinyurl.com/ydheq4bb

70+ Things to Do with Your Kids While Stuck at Home: https://tinyurl.com/70-Things

Rosetta Stone: Free access for students K-12 (use the drop down menu to select which language to learn: https://tinyurl.com/ruv2sgo

Harry Potter at Home , online hub: https://tinyurl.com/yxxxhzus

Raising Readers private Facebook page for read-alouds done by authors and members of the Raising Readers committees (you have to select the request to join button for permission to access the group): https://tinyurl.com/y9mvhw89

Raising Readers resource blog for parents of babies and toddlers: https://tinyurl.com/ybcj3sh6

The Rural Aspirations Project , in conjunction with Island Readers and Writers and several other organizations, has put together an amazing collection of Maine-based resources for home learning: https://www.communitylearningforme.org/

Mental Health Support for Teens: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Maine has a Teen Text Support Line at 207-515-8398 . It's staffed every day from Noon to 10 PM by people between the ages of 19 - 23 years of age. 
Visit the Maine NAMI website for Mental Health Support for all ages: https://www.namimaine.org/

Self-Care Tips from the Mayo Clinic : https://tinyurl.com/yb8a2v6s

Live Science Online videos from The Maine State Library Facebook page every Wednesday. Check out the past videos here: https://tinyurl.com/y8ob6o6h

Take a Google Earth Virtual Tour of locations that inspired Stephen King or were featured in his writings! Created by Katie Pauls, the Library Director at Maquoketa Public Library in Maquoketa, Iowa! Simply click the following link, and then select “Present” on the Google Earth page: https://tinyurl.com/y9m83ouw

How to Plant a Fairy Garden: https://tinyurl.com/y9s9vxor

The Story of Flowers, a beautiful botanical animation!: https://tinyurl.com/ybrwvtq4

Find out how many of these 1000 popular books you have already read (and add some you haven’t to your To-Read List!): https://tinyurl.com/y9y6j9um
Raymond Village Library | 207-655-4283 | www.raymondvillagelibrary.org rvldirector@gmail.com