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.

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! 

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/.

The Great Event Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs Space Rental Begins NOW for 2019!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the The GREAT EVENT on September 7th and space rentals for the Giant Yard Sale start now. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Tea Room, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

The town of Stockton Springs will be filled with a festive atmosphere on Saturday, September 7th and everyone is invited to join in the celebration to be held on the grounds of the library and the Stockton Springs Town Office. This is THE FOURTH annual fundraiser for the all-volunteer library!


Rental of space at the Giant Yard Sale has begun. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $30 if you sign up before June 30th and $35 after July 1st (if there are any spaces left). You may bring your own table or you can rent a table for an extra $5. The GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Come to the library during open hours to pick up an application.  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.

This family event is bound to be chock full of good bargains, great food, entertainment for the kiddies, community spirit, and much, much more, so circle Saturday, September 7th on your calendar and we’ll see you then in Stockton Springs!

For more information call 567-4147 or come by the Library during open hours.

Author talk featuring Jane Eagles, Sunday May 5 at 2 pm

The Stockton Springs Community Library will be hosting an “Author Talk” featuring Jane Eagles on Sunday, May 5th at 2 PM.

Drawn from her own experiences of life, loss and love and that of the many clients Jane has counseled, Chester’s Lessons – A Memoir in Poetry, tells the story of Chester’s life, and the love that permeated that life, nurtured his relationship with Jane and ultimately sustained her in his loss. It is Chester’s story and the lessons learned from it.

Jane is a psychologist living in Mid-coast Maine who writes poems (now over 1,000) and essays about what her eyes see and her heart feels, many of which have been inspired on her daily walks along the shores of Penobscot Bay with her beloved Corgi, Chester.

Please join us at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Sunday, May 5th at 2 PM to hear some of Chester’s lessons. Books will be available to purchase.

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will present author and naturalist Susan Hand Shetterly on Wednesday, April 24that 6:30 pm.

She will share readings and insights from her latest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge.

Susan Hand Shetterly has lived on the coast of Maine for most of her life. She writes about wildlife and wild lands, has worked as a wild bird rehabilitator, and spends time working with others to protect and restore valuable habitat.

A member of Friends of Morgan Bay and the Surry Alewife Committee, she serves on Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s Lands Committee.

Susan’s newest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge, was released in August 2018. It has been longlisted for the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.


Her other books include The New Year’s Owl, The Tinker of Salt Cove, Shelterwood, Swimming Home, Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town, the Dwarf Wizard of Uxmal, and more. Shetterly’s books will be available for purchase at the event thanks to Book Stacks of Bucksport.

Susan has been invited by Down East Magazine to write short essays for the column Room with a View. The first of these, “The Chicken Shed,” is in the January 2019 issue.

The program is free and all are welcome. For more information call 207-567-4147.