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Saturday, June 1 Annual Book Bake and Plant Sale 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

On Saturday, June 1st starting at 9 am the Stockton Springs Community Library will host its 18th 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 and audio books.

Ongoing Programs and meetings

Garden Group. First Monday, 6:00 pm. June 3. Everyone is welcome! 

Genealogy Group. First Tuesday. 3:00-4:00 pm. June 4. General interest group. Open to new members. Round table discussions. 

Kindle help sessions. Second Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon. June 6. All are welcome. Appointment recommended. Call Judy at 322.7377 or leave a message at the library to set up an appointment.

Painting Group. Every Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm. For artists of all skill levels and experience.

SSCL Board Meeting. Second Tuesday. 6:30 pm.
June 11
. Board members & trustees discuss library business. Volunteers and the general public are always welcome to attend library board meetings.

Tai Chi Friday Classes. Every Friday.  9:30 – 11:00 am.  Held next door at the lower level of the Stockton Springs Town Office. Free to all Stockton Springs residents.

Tai Chi Tuesday Classes. Every Tuesday. 9:00 – 10:30 am.  Held at the Stockton Springs Town Office. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation is $3.00 per person.

Tuesday Reading Group. Third Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. June 18. Group closed to new members. See suggested reading list on SSCL News Blog page.  Discussion “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery.

Thursday Book Club.Third Thursday. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. June 19.  Thursday Book Club welcomes new members. Now reading “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline.

Contact the library at 207-567-4147 for more information about the ongoing and special events and programs. Follow us on our Facebook page and Twitter account and/or sign up on this website to receive our news by email.

Annual library fundraising Events

June 1, 2019
Book Bake and Plant Sale.
  Held annually on the 1st Saturday in June from 9 am to 3 pm. The next sale is June 1, 2019. This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year.  The library weeds out books and movies annually according to its policies to make room for new materials.   Donations of  books and movies for the sale are accepted in the last two weeks of May.  Homemade baked goods can be brought to the library the morning of the sale unless prior arrangements have been made.  Donations of locally grown perennials can be brought to the library a few days before the sale. And everything goes on sale at 9:00 am.
For more information contact the library at 567-4147.

Donations of books at other times of the year. The library cannot accept large quantities of books and movies during the rest of the year due to limited shelf and storage space.  The library does accept a limited number of book and movie donations. If it is a recent title, which the library doesn’t own, that our patrons may enjoy borrowing it may be added to the library collection depending on space availability. Otherwise these donations are put on the shelf in the entrance lobby and sold at a nominal fee of $1 per hardback and 50 cents per paperback.

August 2019
Pie and Art Festival
 is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in August.  This year’s event is on August 17, 2019. A wide variety of homemade pies, sweet and savory, are baked and donated by local volunteers. 100% of the pie sale proceeds benefit the library’s endowment fund.

Artists who have participated in past years include members of the painting group that meets weekly at the library and other local artists such as Scott Moore, Betty Schopmeyr, Harriet Seekins, Judy Ham, Anne Marie Walsh, Hugh Spier, Buck Buckley, Cathy Melio, Penny Jordan,  and Anne Spencer. The library receives a commission from the sale of art work, which also benefits the endowment fund. Every one is invited to come to Concord House to feed body and soul.

September 2019
The Great Event & Community Yard Sale
 is held on the Saturday after Labor Day. The next Great Event is on Saturday. September 7, 2019. From 8 am to 2 pm.  Besides the community yard sale, we will have a barbecue, children’s events, bake sale, sometimes we have a tea room, coffee and homemade doughnuts. Information about how to participate by renting a table and/or table space, or volunteering to help with the event is available at the library.  See the SSCL News Page for more information.