Kids & Teens

Baby Bundles, Story Time Bundles and Backpacks

Baby Bundles for ages 0-3 are sets of 3 board books and 2 index cards, 1 with a song or bouncy game, and 1 with an activity for you and your child to do together.
Activity Baby Bundles are a miniature version of our Backpacks an include 3 board books with an accompanying game, or toy that your child will recognize from story times here at the library.

Storytime for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fall/Winter/Spring: Mondays at 10:30 for babies and toddlers – Wednesdays at 10:30 for preschoolers 

Reading, singing and playing  can impact your child’s development and help provide them with the pre-reading skills they need to start school. Storytime promotes critical and imaginative thinking. It also improves  intellectual and emotional development, and helps children acquire the pre-reading skills needed for reading success in school.

Our Storytime is led by Karen Perry, Children’s Librarian, who makes every person feel welcome and an immediate part of the Raymond Village Library family.

Read With Lucy

Scheduled Throughout the Year

The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading.

By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant. As one child says, “It’s pretty fun!”

Summer Reading Program

Every summer starting at the end of July, the library offers a Summer Reading Program with hands-on activities to help to keep young minds engaged during summer vacation.   This year’s theme is Tails and Tales!  Please contact Karen FMI regarding this year’s programs and activities.

This program is for all ages, children through teens.

Patron Passes

The Raymond Village Library has passes available to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, the Portland Children’s Museum, Maine Maritime Museum and the Southworth Planetarium.. These passes offer either discounted or free admission. Please contact the circulation desk for more information about available passes.