Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library
We are a small group of dedicated volunteers who work to help where we can in the Dudley Tucker Library. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, with the primary purpose being to raise a little extra financial support for the library’s needs. At the same time, we work to support and coordinate various library activities while enhancing library interest in our community.
Among our more visible accomplishments are the annual summer book sale, the annual holiday raffle, and supporting the Summer Reading Program. Other activities include the purchase of new books (especially "birth books!"), audios, various computer equipment and software.
If you would care to join us, we usually meet at 6:00 p.m. at the library on the first Tuesday of each month. Feel free to stop by and see what we’re all about, or check with the Librarian on how to obtain a membership application. Don’t have much time right now, or the meeting night just doesn’t fit in your schedule, but you still want to support the Library? Feel free to leave a tax-deductible donation with the Librarian, or let us know how else we could ask you for help.
The Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All Donations are Tax Deductible.
*On Hiatus pending widespread vaccine availability*
DID YOU KNOW?
The Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library have purchased the following passes for the enjoyment of the Raymond Community. All you need to do to reserve these passes is have a library card and visit the library.
Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life. The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families and groups to gather to explore eight heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings and traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum's restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past, using objects from the museum's collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate and entertain.
Free Admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children ages 17 and under. Free admission to signature events including: An American Celebration on July 4th, Christmas Candlelight Stroll and Fall Festival. In addition, a 10% discount at the gift shop.
14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth NH 03801
Call 603.433.1100 for more information or www.strawberybanke.org
The SEE Science Center is an interactive learning center established to promote the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The SEE Science Center was dedicated in April of 1986 and has been engaging visitors of all ages in the pursuit of science discovery ever since. SEE is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers and their passport program. The SEE Science Center is open 7 days a week.
Free admission for parents and their children.
200 Bedford Street
Call 603-669-0400 for information or www.see-sciencecenter.org
Seacoast Science Center: Over 1.5 million people have learned more about the wonders of the ocean through our visitor and group programs since we opened our doors in 1992. Education is the first step to motivating change to protect our most valuable resource—our one world ocean. Come learn with us…
Half price admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children from the same household.
Odiorne Point State Park
570 Ocean Boulevard
Rye, NH 03870-2104
Call 603-436-8043 for more information or www.seacoastsciencecenter.org
The Currier Museum of Art is dedicated to connecting art with people in innovative ways. The museum is home to a significant collection of European, American, and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, LeWitt, and works by New Hampshire artists. This collection inspires exhibitions and programs of many types.
The Currier Museum opened to the public in 1929 and completed a new extension in 2008. It is New Hampshire’s very own museum of art. The museum is open every day except Tuesday.
The museum owns the Zimmerman House, a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, complete with original furnishings and art. Guided visits can be booked online.
The Currier Art Center offers studio classes, art camps, master classes, and intensive workshops for all ages.
Half-price general admission for two adults (ages 18+) and all youth family members (ages 13-17).
Children 12 and under are always admitted for free.
150 Ash Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Call 603-669-6144 for more information or currier.org
Raymond Offers Free Library Alerts
Thanks to the Friends of the Library initial investment, the Dudley-Tucker Library is excited to offer its patrons free "Wowbrary" email alerts that showcase the library's newest items each week. The alerts feature the latest bestsellers, movies, audio books, children's titles, cookbooks, mysteries, travel guides, health books, science fiction and more purchased by the library, as well as programs on offer.
This is a great new way to enjoy and use your public library more. People are truly amazed when they see in one place just how many great new titles we purchase each week, which they can reserve and borrow at no cost. And we cover all age groups and many diverse interests.
The new Wowbrary alerts are extremely convenient and quickly show what's new, whether checked out or not, for the Dudley-Tucker Library, all from the convenience of one's home, work, or school computer.
The alerts help those interested in just specific topics, too. It only takes a mouse click to see the newest arrivals appropriate for your child or teen. There's a separate section on parenting. Teachers can quickly spot new resources for their classes.
Wowbrary alerts are free and do not require a library card. Go to www.wowbrary.org to sign up or learn more.
Support the Dudley-Tucker Library for free by clicking here when starting your Amazon shopping.
At no cost to you, shopping at Amazon.com can help our library. We receive back a percentage of your purchase price whenever you begin your Amazon shopping at: https://wowbrary.org/raymond.
We benefit from Amazon not only when you buy books, but also movies, CDs, electronics, appliances, printer supplies, gifts, and more.
Every bit you do for us helps! Thank you.