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

Mondays at 10:30 for babies and toddlers – Wednesdays at 10:30 for preschoolers – Currently on hold due to COVID-19

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.

Preschool Storytime can and does make a difference!

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 YearCurrently on hold due to COVID-19

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 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, Portland Children’s Museum Passes and Maine Maritime Museum Passes

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 or free admission but may only be used once a day. Please contact the circulation desk for more information.