Friday, April 14, 2017

News from the Raymond Village Library by Board President Sheila Bourque

The Raymond Village Library is working to provide new, convenient services for its patrons. Beginning April 1st free notary services are available by appointment.

“We discovered that Library Director Allison Griffin is a notary, and her willingness to offer this service to assist our library patrons made sense,” said Library Board President Sheila Bourque.

A phone call to the library at: 207-655-4283 will secure an appointment for this service.

The Raymond Village Library continues moving forward with another new resource: its own YouTube channel featuring video tutorials on topics to help patrons use its services. 

The first video in the series, “How to Access Your Library Account,” demonstrates how to access the library system to view your account and find the answers to questions like, “What do I have checked out? When are they due?” The video also walks you step by step through how to reserve, place holds and renew library materials. 

“The use of this technology to assist our library users is a wonderful way to teach new skills and show the many resources the library has to offer,” said Library Board President Sheila Bourque. 

The series, created by Library Director Allison Griffin, will add new videos on how to use the States Virtual Library, how to download e-books, and other topics. “This new program will show our patrons that the library is more than what is on our shelves,” said Leigh Walker, Board Treasurer. “It will open the door to thousands of books, periodicals and other materials.”

The channel can be accessed from the library’s website at: in the video gallery.

The Library is also organizing this year’s town celebration to be held on July 21 to 22, 2017. “The spirit of the celebration is right in line with the library’s mission to serve as a community center for Raymond. We are thrilled to be provided with this opportunity,” said Library Board President Sheila Bourque. The family friendly event is in its third year, thanks to the Business Revitalization Committee promoting it the first two years. 

The village parade will return with a new feature of Raymond youngsters dressing up and marching in their favorite costumes.  Crafters have been invited to show their talents as part of events at the Sheri Gagnon Memorial Park. The library is also adding new activities:  a boat parade with decorated boats competing for Best in Show, a pancake breakfast, and a bike decorating contest. 

Final schedules and registration forms for the street parade and the boat parade will be available soon on the library’s website. If you want to help or be part of an event, drop an email to: Join the community fun!

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