THE GREAT EVENT Returns to Stockton Springs September 11th

THE GREAT EVENT, hosted by the Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL), returns to Stockton Springs on September 11th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, after a year’s hiatus due to Covid. The grounds of the Library and Town Office will once again be filled with a Giant Community Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Homemade Donuts, Children’s Activities, and much more.

Celebrate the spirit of community at this festive event. Find bargains, enjoy good food, see old friends and meet new ones at THE GREAT EVENT!

This year THE GREAT EVENT honors the late Basil Staples, one of the library’s founders and creator of SSCL’s hugely successful “Basil’s Bottles for Books” cart, which has allowed the library to offer the latest books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Basil embodied the spirit of volunteerism, which is what allows SSCL to thrive.

SSCL’s 2021 raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the event and the drawing will be held that day. Prizes are an adult tricycle and a Peter Rabbit baby quilt by E.J. Pikulski. You do not have to be present to win.

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 $30. Organizations and crafters are also welcome to rent space in the Giant Community Yard Sale. THE GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. For more information call 567-4147. 

We’ll see you on Saturday, September 11th in Stockton Springs for THE GREAT EVENT!

8th Annual Pie and Art Festival at Stockton Springs Community Library August 21st

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host its 8th Annual Pie and Art Festival on Saturday, August 21st from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. This popular fundraising event provides an opportunity to feed your body and soul, offering a variety of homemade pies and fine art from outstanding Maine artists.

Participating artists are Judy Belasco, Mary Braun, Sarah Faragher, Sue Garrett, Bill Landmesser, Scott Moore, Chelsea Porter (aka Binders Keepers), Betty Schopmeyer, Anne Spencer, Dawn Staples-Knox, Jo Swift, Peter Walls, and Anne Marie Welsh.

Following the event, remaining artwork will be displayed in the library’s non-fiction room for “Art in the Stacks.” It will be available for viewing and purchase during the library’s open hours through August 28th. Sale of artwork will benefit both the library and the artists.

2021 Copyright Judy Belasco. Painting. Stockton Springs Maine

SSCL is an all-volunteer community library. For more information call 207-567-4147.

Stockton Springs Community Library Now Reserving Spaces for The Great Event Community Yard Sale

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is currently reserving spaces in the community yard sale at The Great Event, its popular fundraising event and community gathering. The event did not take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the library volunteers and community are excited to welcome back The Great Event on September 11 from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm this year.

The Community Yard Sale at the Great Event takes place on the grounds of the Library and Town Office. Spaces are 10 feet by 15 feet and may be reserved by visiting the library during open hours. Spaces are $30 before July 31st and $35 after July 31st. Library hours are Monday 3 – 5 pm, Tuesday 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday 3-5 pm, Thursday 9 am – noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 3 pm. 

The Great Event includes the giant community yard sale, BBQ, bake sale, children’s events and more. SSCL is currently selling raffle tickets for a drawing which will take place at The Great Event. Tickets are $1 each and may be purchased at the library and you do not have to be present to win. Raffle prizes are an adult tricycle and a handmade Peter Rabbit baby quilt by E.J. Pikulski.

SSCL is a nonprofit all- volunteer library. All proceeds from The Great Event and Raffle will benefit the library.

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

Fall Book and Bake Sale at Stockton Springs Community Library September 12

Stockton Springs Community Library is holding a Fall Book and Bake Sale at the library on Saturday, September 12, from 8 am till 1 pm (unless we sell out earlier). So come and find that special book or two, the movies and shows you’ve always wanted. While you are here, we are sure you will not be able to leave without buying some scrumptious homemade baked goods! Our volunteers really know how to bake your favorites. So put this date on your calendar and don’t miss it!

Additional donations of baked goods (homemade only) are certainly welcome to help us make this event successful.

If you’ve been holding on to books to donate, we need to ask you to hang on to them until next year if you can. Our limited storage space is already bursting at the seams.

Thank you to all who help support SSCL in so many ways. We hope to see you on September 12 at the Fall Book and Bake Sale! Face masks and social distancing guidelines are strictly enforced.

Don’t forget if you don’t want to come into the library to check out a book or movie, you can call 207-567-4147 and leave a detailed message (or better yet, call during open hours). We will have your books and movies checked out and ready for you and available on the porch. Items that are returned to the library are put in quarantine as per State guidelines, so you may have a little wait, but we’ll let you know when they are available.

COVID-19 SSCL Update

The Stockton Springs Community Library will continue to remain closed through May 31, 2020. We hope to open June 1st and will continue to follow the State of Maine CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our volunteer staff and patrons. The Library will be following Department of Economic and Community (DECD). Maine CDC and Maine State Library guidelines and protocols for Libraries when we re-open.

The Library’s free wi-fi is available outside the building. We recommend patrons follow CDC guidelines when accessing this service for the safety of everyone.

Additionally, the Library’s annual Book, Bake, and Plant sale, that had been planned for June 6, has been canceled.

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! 

18th Annual Book, Bake, & Plant Sale June 1 at Stockton Springs Community Library

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.

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. For more information visit www.stockstonspringslibrary.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.

A message from our friends at Stockton Springs Historical Society

Santa may be coming to town on Thanksgiving but this year Santa sent Mrs. Claus out ahead of his arrival!

Hear Douglas Coffin read his Christmas story and sample Mrs. Claus’s cookies.

Meet some Maine authors and buy their books. Don’t forget to shop at Bookstacks and look out for the elves and Mrs. Claus. You never know where they will show up!

If the children have their Christmas letters for Santa written she will take them back with her to the North Pole. (if they want to find out if Santa got their letter Return addresses must be on the letters.)

“Enjoy seeing a Mickey Mouse Club’s short film about Stockton Springs in 1959. Come and see a Christmas Movie!

Popcorn and cookies offered during the event at the Alamo will be Free!

This is a fundraiser brought to you by Stockton Springs Historical Society. Homemade baked goods will be available for purchase so you can stock up for the holidays. There will be books for sale as well at both the Alamo and down the street a bit at Bookstacks.

Please join us at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport at 12:00 noon, Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The cost will be $10.00 for Adults…. teens 12-18 are $5.00
All children under the age of 12 are free and all children must be accompanied by an adult.