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.

Annual Halloween Party at Stockton Springs Community Library Saturday, October 26th

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host its Annual Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26th, 10:30 AM – Noon. Everyone’s invited to attend what has become one of the library’s most popular events for children of all ages. Adults love it too!

There will be a costume parade, treats, crafts, a story, prizes, and surprises. The costume parade is a favorite feature of the party and provides an opportunity to see all of the creative costumes. There will be prizes for best costumes, most original, and most scary.

The event is free and all are welcome.

Stockton Springs Community Library is an all volunteer library located in the historic Colcord House at the corner of Main and Station Streets in downtown Stockton Springs.

For more information phone 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.

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.

POSTPONED – The Great Event has been postponed due to Hurricane Dorian until Sunday, September 8, same time, same place.

The Great Event Community Yard Sale has been postponed due to the storm until SUNDAY, September 8 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.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope you can join us this Sunday!

For more information call the library at 207-567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.

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! 

Update on the SSCL Board of Trustees & Directors

As you may know, we have had a few recent changes to the current roster of SSCL Board Directors and Trustees. We feel it is helpful for you to be kept aware of who is serving in these important positions. We hope you will reach out to them to discuss your ideas, concerns, and wishes for the future success of our community library.

Board of Directors
President Judy O’Neal
Vice President Debbie Harris
Treasurer Robbie Pendleton
Secretary Susan Henkel

Library Director 
Patricia Curley

Honorary Trustee
Basil Staples

Trustees
Patricia Curley, Donna Newell and Carol Fuller

Additionally, we want to thank the many individuals who have served and those who continue to serve as Trustees and Board members and library volunteers.  Your time, effort, donations and resources are greatly appreciated. Without your participation, we would not be able to exist.