Raymond Library

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<p>When Albert C. Raymond died, late in the 19th century, he left $10,000 to Montville to start a library.</p>
<p>Raymond Library opened in 1885 at a cost of $2,606. The library is still operating on the original endowment and additional town funding. The private institution is run by a board of directors, headed by Sherwood Raymond, a descendant of the man who started it all.</p> <p>The handsome library retains many of its original details. An addition was completed in 1969. When a pipe burst in 2009, 3,400 books were lost, and after an 11-month closing, the children's area was refurbished and restocked.</p> <p>The director of Raymond Library is Joanne Westkamper. More information about the facility is available in pamphlets located at the front desk.</p>
832 Raymond Hill Rd, Oakdale, CT 06370
(860) 848-9943
  • Accessibility Details: Ramp to main floor; library staff will help with children's area
  • Hours: Call to schedule an appointment.
  • Hours: Tue, noon - 8pm (Dec - Mar, noon - 7pm); Wed, Thu, 10am - 6pm; Sat, 9am - 1pm; Fri, Sun, Mon, closed
  • Accessible: yes
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