Stockton Springs Community Library Story Hour Celebrates Dr. Seuss March 2nd

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host a Celebration of Dr. Seuss at the March Story Hour for children of all ages on Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 to 11:00 am. In addition to the stories, there will be snacks and a craft activity. 

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known under his pseudonym “Dr. Seuss,” was “probably the best-loved and certainly the best-selling children’s book writer of all time,” wrote Robert Wilson of the New York Times Book Review. Geisel entertained several generations of young readers with his zany nonsense books. Speaking to Herbert Kupferberg of Parade, Geisel once claimed: “Old men on crutches tell me, ‘I’ve been brought up on your books.'” His “rhythmic verse rivals Lewis Carroll‘s,” stated Stefan Kanfer in Time, “and his freestyle drawing recalls the loony sketches of Edward Lear.” Because of his work in publishing books for young readers and for the many innovative children’s classics he wrote himself, during the second half of the twentieth century Geisel “had a tremendous impact on children’s reading habits and the way reading is taught and approached in the school system,” declared Miles Corwin of the Los AngelesTimes.

All are welcome to this free event. The library is currently engaged in a fundraising raffle for a $100 gift card to Stone Fox Creamery. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase during the Story Hour event.

Annual Halloween Party at Stockton Springs Community Library Saturday, October 28th

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host its popular Annual Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Everyone’s invited to attend what has become one of the library’s most popular events for children of all ages.

There will be treats, a costume parade, crafts, a story, prizes, and games. The costume parade is a favorite feature of the party and provides an opportunity to see all of the creative costumes. Use your imagination to come up with a costume. Beauty or Beast? Super Hero or Super Scary? Character from a favorite book or movie? Animal or vegetable? You decide! It’s always fun to see what creatures and characters show up for this colorful fall celebration. 

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

Knitting & Craft Group July Schedule update

The knitting and craft group will not be meeting on these days in July:  Wednesday, July 12, and Wednesday July 19th.

We will meet on Wednesday, July 26th at the Stockton Springs Community Library from 6-8 PM. Please come and join us. If you have questions, please call the library at (207) 567-4147.