Annual Halloween Party at Stockton Springs Community Library Saturday, October 26th

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host its Annual Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26th, 10:30 AM – Noon. Everyone’s invited to attend what has become one of the library’s most popular events for children of all ages. Adults love it too!

There will be a costume parade, treats, crafts, a story, prizes, and surprises. The costume parade is a favorite feature of the party and provides an opportunity to see all of the creative costumes. There will be prizes for best costumes, most original, and most scary.

The event is free and all are welcome.

Stockton Springs Community Library is an all volunteer library located in the historic Colcord House at the corner of Main and Station Streets in downtown Stockton Springs.

For more information phone 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.

Author Talk October 2. Patsy Baldus, author of Love, Lutefisk, and Lemon Zest Sneakers”

The Stockton Springs Community Library will be hosting an “Author Talk” featuring retired educator, Patsy Baldus, author of “Love, Lutefisk, and Lemon Zest Sneakers” on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 PM.

“ What do yellow sneakers, a gecko, a visit to the vet’s, and a memorable seven-course Swedish meal all have in common? Why, calamity, of course! Romp through these humorous and sometimes poignant adventures as the author reveals the joys and comedic pitfalls of everyday experiences, including vacations, family pets, moving, and dealing with the neighborhood kids.”

Please join us at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 PM to hear about some of these wonderful stories.

Books will be available to purchase. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Questions about the event can be directed to the Stockton Springs Community Library staff at 207-567-4147.

POSTPONED – The Great Event has been postponed due to Hurricane Dorian until Sunday, September 8, same time, same place.

The Great Event Community Yard Sale has been postponed due to the storm until SUNDAY, September 8 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The grounds of the Library and Town Office will once again be filled with a Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Strawberry Shortcake, Homemade Donuts, Children’s Activities, Games, Face Painting, and much more.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope you can join us this Sunday!

For more information call the library at 207-567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.

The 4th Annual GREAT EVENT is Coming to Stockton Springs September 7th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the 4th annual GREAT EVENT on Saturday, September 7th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The grounds of the Library and Town Office will once again be filled with a Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Strawberry Shortcake, Homemade Donuts, Children’s Activities, Games, Face Painting, and much more! 

Celebrate the end of summer at this festive event! Find bargains, enjoy good food, see old friends and meet new ones at THE GREAT EVENT!

There are still a few spaces available in the yard sale. If you’d like to rent a space at THE GREAT EVENT Giant Yard Sale you should come to the library soon during open hours. Library hours are Monday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $35. You may bring your own table or you can rent a table for an extra $5. Organizations and crafters are also welcome to rent space in the Giant Yard Sale. THE GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. For more information call 567-4147. 

We’ll see you on Saturday, September 7th in Stockton Springs! 

Update on the SSCL Board of Trustees & Directors

As you may know, we have had a few recent changes to the current roster of SSCL Board Directors and Trustees. We feel it is helpful for you to be kept aware of who is serving in these important positions. We hope you will reach out to them to discuss your ideas, concerns, and wishes for the future success of our community library.

Board of Directors
President Judy O’Neal
Vice President Debbie Harris
Treasurer Robbie Pendleton
Secretary Susan Henkel

Library Director 
Patricia Curley

Honorary Trustee
Basil Staples

Trustees
Patricia Curley, Donna Newell and Carol Fuller

Additionally, we want to thank the many individuals who have served and those who continue to serve as Trustees and Board members and library volunteers.  Your time, effort, donations and resources are greatly appreciated. Without your participation, we would not be able to exist.

Maine Farmland Trust at the Stockton Springs Community Library

All are welcome to attend a presentation and short film screening by the Maine Farmland Trust at the Stockton Springs Community Library.

Attendees will learn more about the Maine Farmland Trust, the current land and farming trends being seen throughout the state, and why supporting local farmers and growers is so important. This session will also provide an excellent opportunity to share resources and network with local farmers and gardeners. 

The presentation is scheduled from 6 – 7 p.m. on Monday, August 5th at the library, located at 6 Station Street in Stockton Springs and will be followed by a question and answer session and refreshments.

Call the library at 207-567-4147 for more information or visit the Trust’s website at https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/ or the library website at http://stocktonspringslibrary.org/.

Davis Grant Supports Improvements to Stockton Springs Community Library’s Children’s Room

A grant from the Davis Family Foundation has enabled the Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) to make improvements to “Mary’s Room,” the library’s Children’s Room. The room was named in honor of the late Mary Staples, one of the library’s main founders.

Upgrades include new standing bookcases made by Clyde L. Brooks, in addition to a new table and chairs. These improvements will enable the library to accommodate more children at programs and will allow for more work spaces for the children to engage in art and craft programs. The new bookcases will also allow younger children to shelve books, which was difficult to do with the former bin type bookcases.

SSCL is an all volunteer library located in the heart of downtown Stockton Springs. For more information about the library and its programs visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

“Let’s talk about Coastal Mountains Trust”at Stockton Springs Community Library July 10

Join us as Executive Director Ian Stewart and Development Director Kathy Young speak at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Stewart and Young will be sharing a video and information about Coastal Mountains Land Trust – what has been done in the area and what is proposed for the future, including public access and recreation resources.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay.

The Land Trust manages more than 12,000 acres and maintains 45 miles of permanent trails for public access. For more information about this organization they can be reached Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm | 101 Mount Battie Street, Camden, Maine 04843 | (207) 236-7091 | (207) 236-0612 fax | info@coastalmountains.org

For more information about the event contact the Stockton Springs Community Library at 207-567-4147. The event is free and open to the public.