Friday, November 28, 2014

At the Raymond Village Library - By Sall Holt, director

I know Christmas is right around the corner when Irene Morris, a long time Raymond resident and an avid supporter of the library comes in to tell me that she will be delivering a Christmas Wreath to adorn the front door of the library, very soon. Children are beginning to check out Christmas books, adults are interested in cookbooks and craft books and audiobooks to listen to as they travel to a loved one’s homes in another state or they may simply looking for a good book to read on a snowy winters eve. And everyone wants to know what everyone else is doing for the holidays even if they have never met before.
Public libraries are community gathering places and libraries are safe places of refuge where everyone knows they will be treated with welcoming good cheer not only during the holidays but all year round. There is nothing more special than a town that has a public library! Here is what is happening at Raymond Village Library during this holiday season.

Each year the Raymond Village Library, in conjunction with the Raymond Lions Club sponsors the tree lighting on the library lawn. Everyone is invited, bring friends and relatives, join in the carol singing, enjoy the refreshments and the youngsters are invited to a special story time at 4:30 p.m. at the library. There will also be a surprise guest for the little ones. All this on Sunday, November 30 at 5 p.m.
All types and sizes of decorated baskets with fun, interesting and unusual gifts inside are on sale now through the holidays at the Raymond Village Library. Be sure to check them out when you come into the library, you can’t miss them. They can be that perfect present for teachers, hostesses or a special friend.
On Sunday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the library will have tables filled with decorative cookies, delicious pastries, yummy pies, breads, candies and all kinds of scrumptious sweets presented in festive wrappings. These goodies will help cut down on your holiday baking and make thoughtful gifts.
There will also be the unique and reasonably-priced holiday gift baskets for sale at this time and remember ,"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." — Neil Gaiman

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