From the 1900's to Today... Welcome
The Eagle Has Landed!
Eagle Scour, Jamie Lucko, began work on his Eagle Scout project. Jamie has planned a new gazebo for the library! One year ago Jamie approached the library board and asked to o his Eagle Scout project for us. He remembers coming to the library as a young child and sitting and hearing stories. The library was delighted to be remembered in this way!
Jamie designed the gazebo, raised funds, received material donations and worked with the Town to secure the building permit. As we move through September you will be able to enjoy this new library feature.
With Jamie's permission we will be naming the gazebo The Betty McDermott Volunteer Memorial in honor of long time volunteer and library supporter Betty McDermott. Stay tuned for information about the dedication ceremony.
Thank You RSU#14!
Mark Chase and his students at Jordan Small Middle school designed a new irrigation system for our age friendly garden. The system will water the raised beds with a turn of a spigot! Carrying water was seen by Age Friendly Raymond as a barrier to the use of the beds due to its weight. Teacher Mark Chase completed the project with the building of platforms and community gardeners keep the barrels filled. The cooperative work of RSU#14, Raymond Community Garden and Age Friendly Raymond demonstrates the power of our community.
RVL Featured Artists
Don Willard is best known as the Town Manager of Raymond, having dedicated his time to that position in service of the needs of residents here since December of 2000. His son, Holden, a 2017 Graduate of Windham High School, now enrolled in Montserrat College of Art in Beverly MA, is also, now becoming known for his artistic skill, having received the "Best in Show" award from "The Works", a worldwide competition sponsored by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.
But did you know that his father is also a man of great talent and creativity? Come enjoy the inspiring, and thought provoking creations of this prolific, yet entirely unique, father and son, exhibiting during the months of July and August as part of Raymond Arts Alliance: "Artists in the Library" program at the Raymond Village Library.
September and October 2019: Bruce Small, Photographer
November and December 2019: Library Art and Craft Show
January and February 2020: Melanie Tornberg, Painter
March and April 2020: Robert Grimm, Woodcarver
May and June 2020: OPEN! email if you are interested!
July and August 2020: Sandra Crowell, Painter