About the Library, Staff and Trustees

 

Dudley-Tucker Library
6 Epping Street
PO Box 909
Raymond, NH  03077

 

Telephone: (603) 895-2633

Fax: (603) 895-0904

E-Mail: dudleytucker@comcast.net

Hours:

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.

Library History:

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 Library.

The building remained structurally unchanged until 1993 when construction began to enlarge the library and to make the building handicap accessible.


Staff:

Linda Hoelzel, Director, lhoelzel@raymondnh.gov

Pat Currier, Assistant Director, pcurrier@raymondnh.gov

Betty Wynne, Children's Librarian (shared), childrensroom@raymondnh.gov

Cathy Fancher, Children's Librarian (shared), childrensroom@raymondnh.gov

Elaine Schmottlach, Aide

Christine Rousseau, Custodian

Trustees:

Sabrina Maltby,  (term expires 2017)

Karen Currier, Treasurer (term expires 2015)

Barbara Edgar (term expires 2016)

 

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