Friday, January 13, 2017

At the library by Allison Griffin

Raymond Village Library announces construction and challenge grant

The Raymond Village Library is excited to announce a new work space and circulation desk.

An anonymous donor has provided the funds to reorganize our office space and create a new circulation desk. This donation is being made in memory of a family that has been part of the Raymond Community for over 50 years.

The circulation desk will be custom built into two sections to improve patron service. The walls on either side of the current office door will be removed; new, open workspaces and storage cabinetry will be installed. 

Another change is planned to improve computer workstations. New computer wiring will be run to provide computer access in the new children's space. This change will add a quieter workspace for our adult patrons. 

Renovations will begin in February! We will keep you updated as we move forward and will be providing you with more information on our donor family and construction partners.


The library’s current restroom requires renovation. Due the generosity of another anonymous donor, a $2000 challenge grant has been made available to assist us in fixing this issue.

Simply put, our donor will match dollar for dollar your donations up to $2000.  You donate $100, the grant matches it with $100. 

By working together to meet this challenge, we will be able to provide an accessible facility for our patrons.

Sound too good to be true? There is a catch! If we do not raise the $2000 to meet the challenge, we do not receive any funds. The challenge grant is exactly that:  a challenge to our library community to pull together to accomplish this goal. 

This Challenge grant will not pay for the entire project but it will make a great start.

Visit our website for more information and to make a donation!

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