Telephone: (603) 895-2633
Fax: (603) 895-0904
Monday 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 8:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
No Saturday hours in summer
Statement of Philosophy:
The general philosophy of the Dudley-Tucker Library is to select,
organize and make freely available to the people of the community,
materials which will aid them in the pursuit of education, information,
research, and recreation.
As early as 1797, a group of Raymond men formed the Social Library
Company of Raymond. A free public library, with a town appropriation
of $25.00, was formed in 1892. All the books (except 9 that were
out on loan) were destroyed in a fire.
In 1902, plans began for a separate library building. Mr. Gilman
Tucker, founder and publisher of the American Book Company, was
the local contact to Andrew Carnegie, noted philanthropist. Mr.
Carnegie awarded $2,000.00 to Raymond for the construction of a
library with the stipulation that the town, when accepting the money,
agree to appropriate money annually for its support.
The library was opened on October 1, 1908, as the Dudley-Tucker
The building remained structurally unchanged until 1993 when construction
began to enlarge the library and to make the building handicap accessible.
Linda Hoelzel, Director,
Pat Currier, Assistant Director,
Betty Wynne, Children's Librarian (shared),
Cathy Fancher, Children's Librarian (shared),
Elaine Schmottlach, Aide
Christine Rousseau, Custodian
Barbara H. Beardsley, Chairperson (term expires 2014)
Karen Currier, Treasurer (term expires 2012)
Sabrina Maltby (term expires 2013)