Dudley-Tucker Library Programs & News


 New Hours

Monday, noon to 8 p.m.;
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m.;
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


************* Ongoing Programs *************

Story Times
Story times for Raymond children ages 3 - 6 are held on Tuesdays and Fridays, with a morning session on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and an afternoon session on Tuesdays from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Each session is limited to 12 children, and sign-up is required. Stop by the Children's Room or call 895-7058 to sign up. Story time themes are: Jan. 5, Winter; Jan. 9 and 12, Pets; Jan. 16 and 19, Opposites; and Jan. 23 and 26, Snowmen. If there is a two-hour delay or cancellation for the Raymond School District due to inclement weather, Story Time will be cancelled for that day. Call the library at 895-7058 before heading out on snowy or icy roads.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Meeting – May 1
The Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library, a 501(c)(3) organization, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at the library. The group’s main purpose is to raise money to help support the library’s needs. New members are always welcome, and membership applications are available at the library.

‘ Colonial Meetinghouses ’ - May 6
The Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library and New Hampshire Humanities present "New England's Colonial Meetinghouses and Their Impact on American Society" at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at the Ray-Fre Senior Center, 64 Main St., Raymond. New England's colonial meetinghouses, built mostly with tax money, served as both places of worship and places for town meetings, and were the centers of life in colonial NH communities. Using photographs of the few surviving "mint condition" meetinghouses as illustrations, Paul Wainwright will tell the story of the society that built and used them, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture. As with all NH Humanities-supported programs, this program is free. Refreshments will be served. The program is made possible by a grant from NH Humanities.

Quilt Raffle - May 25
The Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library present a Memorial Day quilt raffle. Chances on the handcrafted quilt, begun by Marge Charland and completed by Yvonne Devine, are two for $1. The drawing will be held on Friday, May 25. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library, a non-profit group whose main purpose is to raise money to help support the library's needs. The quilt can be seen at the front desk of the library.

The quilt was started by Raymond resident Marge Charland, 91, who had been quilting since the age of 12. When she left Raymond, her family donated the quilt to the Ray-Fre Senior Center crochet group. The quilt was completed by Yvonne Devine, a member of the group, and was agreed to be donated to the Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library for a raffle. Charland made and donated thousands of quilts to various hospitals and children's programs. She also would annually knit 250 pairs of mittens that were sent to an Indian Reservation in North Dakota. And in her spare time, she would also annually make and send 125 quilts to the Shriners Hospital. One of her quilts hangs at the entrance to the Shriners Hospital.

College Books Scholarship – June 1
The Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library announce the availability of one $1,000 scholarship to be used for Books for Higher Education. The scholarship will be made payable to the bookstore of the recipient’s college for the purchase of books.
The scholarship is open to anyone pursuing post-high school education and who maintains a legal residence in Raymond and holds a valid Dudley-Tucker Library card. Prior recipients may apply but preference will be given to first-time applicants.

An application and a 500-word, typed essay titled “How has your involvement with the Dudley-Tucker Library helped you understand and appreciate the role of a library in the community in the 21st century?” are required for consideration.
Deadline for submission of the application and essay to the main desk of the library is the close of the library workday Friday, June 1. The decision of the judges will be based upon the essays.

For questions, call the library at 895-7057 during regular library hours; the call will be directed to the Friends of the Library.

Book Sale Donations - Now through June 27
The Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library’s annual Book Sale will take place Town Fair Weekend in July. Donations of books, audio books and movies for all ages may be brought to the library during open hours only, now through Wednesday, June 27. Donations should not be left in the book drop. Donations may also be brought to the Ray-Fre Senior Center on Mondays only from 9 a.m. to noon - ask for Yvonne. The Friends of the Library is a 501 (c)(3) organization, and a gift receipt for tax purposes is available upon request. Donations must be in very good condition and free from mold and mildew. For details, visit the front desk of the library.






Dudley-Tucker Library
4 Epping Street
Raymond, NH 03077
Main Desk: 603.895-7057
Children's Room: 603.895-7058

Website: Dudley-Tucker Library
Email: dudleytucker@comcast.net.



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