Come enjoy our new gazebo

The library received a most generous gift from a seasonal Stockton Springs resident.  We now have a Gazebo sitting on our grounds. The donor was inspired to do this by seeing an old picture of this  property with a gazebo on it. The finishing touches will include a ramp and electricity. Thank you!

The community is most welcome to enjoy sitting, reading, talking  or just relaxing on our new Gazebo!

The library is looking for a few good volunteers

The library is looking for volunteers.

If you can give us 3 hours once or twice a month that would be great. As you all know, we are an all volunteer library and like to have 2 people on every shift, We are avery friendly bunch, the job is not hard and you can keep as busy as you want, or just be friendly with our patrons.

Please stop by or give us a call. 207-567-4147.

We would also appreciate it if you would share this message with friends and family in the area.  Thank you!

Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 1-3pm the Stockton Springs Community Library’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs”,

2018 Speakers’ Series is presenting Eliza Eager of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, discussing “Dying Better by Talking Sooner”.

Eliza works with Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, developing and presenting programming to build better communication skills around health issues. She is available to support individuals and communities in thinking about advance health care directives.

These workshops are very interactive, creating a space in which participants can reflect on experiences with family at the end of life and how these memories shape our attitudes toward end of life choices.

Advance care planning materials and handouts with technical information provided.  The discussion of the forms and various ways to complete will be central to the talk.

Light refreshments will be served at end of talk.

If you have questions please contact the library at: 207-567-4147.

Many thanks to the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support.

17th Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at Stockton Springs Community Library June 2nd

On Saturday, June 2nd from 9 am to 2 pm the Stockton Springs Community Library will host its Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at the library on Main Street in Stockton Springs.

Library volunteers are busy dividing perennials for this popular fundraiser. There will be a wide variety of flowers and herbs to brighten your gardens. You can stock up on books for summer reading while snacking on delicious homemade baked goods. There’s always a great variety of sweet and savory baked goods available. Also for sale will be DVDs, VHS films, and audio books.

The Stockton Springs Community Library was founded in 2001 and is located in the historic Colcord House, which is owned by the Stockton Springs Historical Society. The library is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and new volunteers are always welcome.

Colcord House Revised May 2018 Calendar

The calendar has been revised to reflect that the Lego Program ended in April. The SSCL Board meeting on May 8th is at 6:30. The Stockton Springs Historical Society will meet a little earlier than usual at 1:15 on Sunday, May 6. Also that hot dogs, chips, and iced tea will be available. There will not be any Tai Chi on May 19th because the Death Café will be meeting at the Town Hall where Tai Chi usually takes place.  If you want to download a copy of the calendar you can do so on the Bulletin Board page.

“Dying Better By Talking Sooner”.

SAVE the DATE! ” Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” 2018 Speakers’ Series presents: “Dying Better By Talking Sooner”.

Eliza Eager, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, Sunday, June 10, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Janet Eager, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County

Many doctors encourage their patients of all ages to think about their Health Care Directives and the “what ifs?” if something serious occurs, whether due to accident, age or illness.

Eliza will discuss the forms that are available to help residents understand and convey their wishes about what they would wish to be done in case of any of the above occurring.

A very important part of the process is to be sure your health care directives are discussed with family and doctors, and most important are filed with hospital, doctor and your health care designee.

Eliza will have the latest forms with her to review in detail the choices you can make. The discussion of the forms and various ways to complete will be central to this discussion.

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact the library at 207-567-4147.

Thanks to the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support of this 2018 Speakers’ Series.

Mad Hatter Tea Party at Stockton springs Community Library Saturday, April 14th

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will celebrate National Library Week with a “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” for children of all ages on Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 am.

Come to SSCL and enjoy sandwiches, fruit, cookies, juice, kid friendly tea, and of course the topsy turvy cake. The story will be Alice in Wonderland. There will also be games, activities and surprises.

Children’s events at SSCL are always a great time so we hope you’ll join us!

National Library Week is April 8 – 14.

This year’s theme is “Libraries Lead.”

The event is free and open to all. For more information call the library at 207-567-4147.

Award Winning Animated Film “Coco” at Stockton Springs Community Library Wednesday, April 18th

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) invites everyone to come to the library on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:15 pm for a showing of the award-winning animated film Coco.

Coco is the story of young Miguel, an aspiring musician, who is confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music. Miguel goes on a journey to the Land of the Dead to find his great great grandfather, a legendary musician.

Coco won an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for Best Animated Feature Film, in addition to dozens of other awards.

Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal and blanket. There will be refreshments and beverages. The event is free. For more information call the library at 207-567-4147.

Tai Chi change in time

The time for Tai Chi has changed. It is now meeting on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 am. This change is in effect for the next 7 weeks. The place has not changed. Tai Chi meets in the Stockton Springs Town Hall, lower level. Come join us!