Free health literacy programming at Stockton Springs Community Library

Stockton Springs Community Library will host two free “Access Wellness” group training sessions in January, aimed at helping individuals find current, reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and wellness. Led by a trained facilitator, participants will explore sources of trustworthy health information on the Internet and in the library’s own expanding collection, as well as materials available through interlibrary loan. 

These group sessions are scheduled from 1 – 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 27th and Tuesday, January 29 at the library, located at 6 Station Street in Stockton Springs. Pre-registration is required, by phone at 207-567-4147 or in person at the library.  

In addition, the Access Wellness program, funded by a health literacy grant from Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will offer confidential, one-on-one help sessions, highlighted health displays and ongoing programming reflecting the needs and interests of the community. 

Topics may include:

  • healthy diet and exercise
  • chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease
  • substance misuse and addiction
  • clinical trials and other research opportunities
  • drug interactions
  • healthy aging
  • reproductive health
  • disaster preparedness
  • vaccine safety
  • other suggested topics

Health information can be complicated and hard to understand. Our knowledgeable staff will help you identify trustworthy sources of information and improve your health literacy. 

You don’t have to live in Stockton Springs to join us! Register for one of the group sessions today or call the library at for more information. 

SSCL Health Literacy Program public information sessions

SSCL’s new Health Literacy program has been funded by a grant from The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region in conjunction with Healthy Acadia of Ellsworth. The initiative seeks to improve health literacy by increasing access to and awareness of the National Library of Medicine free, easy-to-use health resources. 

Stockton Springs Community Library will provide public information sessions along with in-library and on-line up-to-date resources which will facilitate individual access to easy-to-use, reliable health resources. SSCL will provide on-screen links to NLM web sites on the circulation and patron computers and on the SSCL website.

Two public sessions are planned for January.  These sessions are open to the community, however prior registration is required. To register for either of the two sessions, contact the library by phone 207-567-4147, in person during library hours, or by email Individual or small group sessions may be scheduled as requested.  Sessions will be facilitated by Meg Haskell.

Sunday, January 27, 1-2 p.m. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, January 29, 1-2 p.m. Pre-registration required.

Library closed Tuesday Nov 20

the Stockton Springs Community Library is closed this evening, November 20 due to snow and poor driving conditions. The library will also be closed through the Thanksgiving weekend and will reopen on Monday. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Free LEGO Club at the Stockton Springs Community Library

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is proud to offer free LEGO programs on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 4:00 – 5:00 PM starting November 15th 2018 through March 21, 2019.

Focus age group is 4 through 10 years old, however children of all ages are welcome to participate in the LEGO Fun!

Duplo and Mega Blocks will be available for younger builders (0 – 3 yrs).

The purpose is to become a creative, engaged, lifelong learner while having fun. The library provides the LEGO bricks and participants provide their imagination and creativity! LEGO creations will be displayed in the library until the following month’s LEGO Club.

Mark your calendars:
November 15, 2018
December 20, 2018
January 17, 2019
February 21, 2019
March 21, 2019

No registration necessary! SSCL is located at 6 Station Street in Stockton Springs. For more information call 567-4147.

November events calendar

November 2018 events calendar for Colcord House the lovely home of the Stockton Springs Community Library and Stockton Springs Historical Society.  For more information visit our Bulletin Board and Events page on our website. 

Stockton Springs Community Library Story Time First Saturday of the Month Through April

The Stockton Springs Community Library will host a Story Time on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm through April. The program began on November 3rd and will end on April 6th.

Dates for the Story Time will be November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6.

Each story time will include a story and activities. A light lunch will be provided. All are welcome!

For more information call us at 207-567-4147.