Mac Smith previews his new book “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine”

Mac Smith will be holding his first talk about his newly published book “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine” at the Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) as soon as it is possible to hold a group event again in the library.


While we wait, he thought it might be fun to provide us with a “teaser” video of what we can expect. We are sure that as soon as you see this short video you will want to run out and buy the book for yourself! It is published by DownEast Books and is available everywhere good books are sold. You will be able to borrow it from the library after he regales us in person.

His first book “Mainers On The Titanic” is also available to purchase locally and online and is available for loan at SSCL.

Mac Smith is currently working on his third book for Down East Books, but don’t ask him what it’s about. You’re just going to have to wait to find out.

Mac Smith is a Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times, Mac Smith lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead.

The video presentation is available through this link

 SSCL_teaser_peytonplace_smith.mp4

(Unfortunately, the file is too large to post here.) You can also view the video presentation on our Facebook page under the Videos section.

If you have questions about his upcoming book talk at SSCL, please call us at 207-567-4147 or email us at stocktonstaff@stocktonsprings.lib.me.us

SSCL re-opens June 1 with new policy

THE LIBRARY WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020

In order to keep our volunteers and patrons safe this is our new policy:

1. Don’t come to the library if you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19

2. FACE COVERINGS are required for volunteers and patron safety

3. Maintain 6 feet physical distance in all areas of the library

4. No food or drink, including closed containers

We are allowed 5 patrons into the library at one time, so please limit the time that you are in to give others a chance.

Those that do not wear a face covering will be limited to curbside service subject to volunteer availability.

While we are following the state re-opening safety guidelines, patrons should be aware that there is some risk in using shared spaces with shared materials. We cannot guarantee a perfectly safe space.

Outdoors columnist John Holyoke shares stories from his book “Evergreens” at Stockton Springs Community Library

The Stockton Springs Community Library will be hosting an “Author Talk” featuring Bangor Daily News Sportswriter, John Holyoke author of Evergreens on Sunday, February 9th at 2 PM.

V. Paul Reynolds says ”Evergreens is an authentic slice of the Maine outdoors heritage and Holyoke’s best writing over his career, a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any outdoors person.”

Please join us at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Sunday, February 9th at 2 PM to hear about these interesting stories. Books will be available to purchase.

For more information call the library at 207-567-4147.

Local Author Charlotte Crowder Reading “A Fine Orange Bucket” at Stockton Springs Library November 2nd

Stockton Springs Community Library will host a Story Time with local author Charlotte Crowder reading from her children’s book “A Fine Orange Bucket” on Saturday, November 2nd from 9:45 am until 11:00 am.

“A Fine Orange Bucket” is the story of a Maine lobsterman’s special bucket and the people who share in its adventures. Written by Charlotte Crowder, the book is illustrated by Jill Fensen. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event (cash or checks only).

Charlotte Crowder lives and writes on the coast of Maine. By day, she is a medical writer and editor, and she also writes fiction for children and adults. Her short stories have been published in Maine Boats, Homes, and Harborsmagazine, The Maine Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and American Writers Review.

Stockton Springs Community Library is an all-volunteer library located in the heart of downtown Stockton Springs on the corner of Main St. and Station St.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

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