Storytime for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
We offer drop-in storytimes twice a week, once for babies and toddlers and once for preschool aged kids. Our storytimes are led by Karen Perry, youth services coordinator who makes every person feel welcome and an immediate part of the Raymond Village Library family.
- Mondays starting at 10:30 for babies and toddlers with stories and baby games.
- Wednesdays starting at 10:30 for preschoolers with stories and a craft.
Lego Club meets once per month on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm.
Make and Take Craft
Meets once per month on the third Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm. An easy-to-do craft for children to create and take home with them.This craft time is geared for ages 5 through 8.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Songs by Jordan Small Elementary School
Thanks to the generosity of the Raymond Lion’s Club, every year the library hosts a Christmas Tree lighting with a special storytime, songs and Santa on our front lawn. On the 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving every year you can find us kicking off the holidays with our community.
Dr. Seuss Night
Every 1st Friday in March the Raymond Village Library celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday at Raymond Elementary School. Games, crafts, prizes – come join us for the wacky fun!
Nature Program During April Break
There’s always a big crowd at our April Break Nature Program – usually held at the Raymond Public Safety building. We’ve had both the Chewonki Foundation and Sparks’ Arks come, showing us their various owls, turtles, snakes – even an alligator! Check our calendar for this year’s date.
Summer Reading Program
Every summer starting at the end of June, the library offers an action-packed Summer Reading Program with hands-on activities and intriguing scientific information helping to keep young minds engaged during summer vacation. From building paper airplanes to learning about honey bees, making homemade goo to creating a terrarium, star gazing to making volcanos, there’s much fun to be had!
This program is for all ages, children through teens.
Maine Wildlife Park Pass and the Portland Children’s Museum Pass
Thanks to generous patrons, Raymond Village Library now has membership to both the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray and the Portland Children’s Museum. These passes offer discounts but may only be used once a day. Please contact the circulation desk for more information.