September 2020
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Library Services
Starting September 1st, the library will resume regular walk-in services. Patrons are welcome to drop by at any time to check out materials, use the computers, or shop the book sale.

As computer stations are limited at this time, we recommend reserving a time for computer access.

The use of face coverings and social distancing will remain in effect for staff and patrons within the library. Library access will be limited to 5 patrons at a time.

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.

Memorial Donation
David Krill Memorial Donation

A large and stunning collection of leather-bound science fiction titles was donated to the library by David Krill.

A dedicated science teacher for over 30 years, Mr. Krill gave his collection to the library in order for it to be shared with the Raymond community upon his passing.
This special collection will be available for patron use in mid-September.

In addition to the the 130 titles in this collection, Mr. Krill also donated numerous science and science fiction DVDs that will also be available for patrons.

The library is truly grateful to Mr. Krill and his family for this thoughtful and generous donation to our community.

Raymond Shopping Center Story Walk
Check out our latest story walk during your next trip to the Raymond Shopping Center!

Each storefront window hosts pages from "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. The story begins at the Maine Dance Center and continues along the store fronts, concluding at 302 Nutrition.

Thank you to the following local businesses for allowing us to use their storefront windows for our latest children's story walk project!

Angel Nails • Beacon Pizza • 302 Nutrition •
Maine Dance Center • Prime Cut Meat Market
Kanopy Streaming Video Service
In late September, library patrons will have access to Kanopy streaming movie services. Kanopy provides access to critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and award winning foreign films.

Kanopy is compatible with a wide range of devices including Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Samsung and Android TV.

Please contact the library in mid-September for login and access information.
Grow with Google Workshop
Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools
Wednesday, October 14th
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Looking for ideas to expand your small business? This live, online Google workshop will provide tips on selling online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping this season. The workshop will walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list your products on Google Shopping so that you can sell from anywhere. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local
Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

Registration coming soon! Please contact the library FMI.
New Outdoor Seating & Wi-Fi Access
The library recently requested assistance with purchasing picnic tables in order to expand outdoor seating for patrons to use while accessing our 24/7 wi-fi.

Our goal is to enhance Internet access options for students enrolled in virtual/hybrid classes, homeschool students, and adults currently working from home.

The community response was overwhelming and we were able to add two large picnic tables under the tent for the community. Our wi-fi is available 24/7 with no password required. If you need assistance with online access, please contact the library.

Thank you to the Town of Raymond for providing these new tables for the Fall season and to all the patrons who donated funds to support this project!
Community Passes
Planning a visit to the Maine Parks or Museums this Fall?

We have community passes that provide patrons with free or reduced rate access to the following:

Portland Museum of Art: Free entry for up to two adults and six children for general and special exhibition admissions.

Maine Wildlife Park: Reduced rate of $3.50 per person for up to 7 people.

Maine State Parks: Free admission for pass holder and vehicle occupants.

Maine Maritime Museum: Free general admission for up to 8 family members.

Please note: The organizations listed above are open to the public at this time, but may require advance reservations.
Indoor Book Sale
Books and movies will be on sale within the library during open library hours throughout the Fall!

Adult Hardcovers: 2.00
Adult Paperbacks: 1.00
Junior titles: .50
Picture Books and Board Books .25

All health related titles and cookbooks are 1/2 price for the month of September!
Virtual Book Club
Join us for a virtual literary discussion of
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.
Monday, September 28th at 6pm.

"Based on a real life reform school in Florida, this is the story of two boys sentenced to a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart. He is “as good as anyone”. 
Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reform school called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides training so that delinquent boys can become “honorable and honest men.” In reality, The Nickel Academy is a horror. Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr. King’s words. His friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The boys’ fates will be determined by what they endure at The Nickel Academy." (Amazon)

Book group meetings will be facilitated through Zoom.
Please contact the library, or Melanie, the book club facilitator, by email for Zoom meeting web link, and password.
Ways to Support your Library
Support the Library through Amazon Smile & CLYNK bottle redemption!

Amazon Smile: AmazonSmile is a way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Raymond Village Library is registered with Amazon Smile and can be selected as a donation recipient. Click here FMI about Amazon Smile.

CLYNK Program: Support the library through the CLYNK bottle redemption program. Pre-tagged Clynk bags can be picked up in the library or at the curbside pickup table during open library hours. Click here FMI about the CLYNK program.
Community News
Raymond Village Church
Pot Roast Supper Take Out!
September 19th 5:00 to 6:30 PM

Same good food, pot roast and gravy, potatoes, green beans, carrots, a roll, and a brownie for $10.

Meals are take out only. We are taking orders for meals for pick up between 5:00 and 6:30PM that Saturday. They will be hot and ready to take home!

To order your meals please call the RVCC office at 655-7749 and press #2 to leave a message with your name, number of meals and time you will pick up. Or if you prefer you can send an e-mail to with the information.
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