Town of Raymond COVID-19 Response and Info
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Dear Patrons of the Raymond Village Library,
For the health and safety of our library patrons and staff, and in an effort to support the state and nationwide effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Raymond Village Library will be closing until further notice.
Our wi-fi will remain available from the library parking area 24/7, and no password is required to access the Internet. All library patrons will also continue to have access to our e-books and e-audiobooks through the CloudLibrary. If you need assistance or have questions about the CloudLibrary, please contact us through the email or phone number listed below.
We ask that patrons either return library materials through the book drop located on the side entrance of the library, or hold onto library materials until the library reopens. RVL does not charge overdue fines, so patrons can hold onto the books and other materials if they choose to do so. As Portland Public Library is also closed, we are unable to process any new inter-library loan requests at this time.
All scheduled library classes and programs for children and adults will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date.
During this closure, the library will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to ensure a safe environment for our patrons when the library reopens and services and programs resume.
We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause and appreciate your understanding of the need for this temporary measure. We hope this closure will be brief and we can return to providing full library services to the community as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the closure, please either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the library at 207-655-4743. We will be checking messages daily.
Annual Appeal Goal: $43,000
$8,100 to Go!
We are so close! Every dollar counts! Our challenge is great as we have increased the hours of our children’s librarian and have faced another increase in minimum wage. To end our year without a deficit we need your support. If you support what we do please donate today!
Our library is a nonprofit and not a Town department. We have one fulltime and two part-time staff. We provide many programs because of our dedicated volunteers and grant funding. This year’s expenses are projected to be $117,500. $60,000 was approved at this year’s Town meeting which did not include our request for $12,000 in additional funds to meet our hours and minimum wage challenge. If we are going to move forward we need your support!
Next year we would like to add a Festival of Trees event to our holiday fundraisers. The festival will showcase fully decorated, themed, artificial Christmas trees on display, which will be raffled off to lucky winners at the conclusion of the festival.
If your business, organization, or group would be interested in sponsoring a tree for this event, please contact the library at any time for more information. After Christmas sales are a great time to pick up artificial trees and decorations at reduced prices for this event!
If we get enough commitments we will start planning!