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Stockton Springs Community Library has re-opened as of June 1, 2020 . Covid-19 related restrictions are in place to make the library a safe place for you, your family, and our volunteer library staff. 

The new rules are posted on the library door, our Facebook page, and website. Please call during library hours if you have questions or concerns. 

One way you can make your visit safer and faster is to search our catalog online and request items in advance of your visit.  Please allow sufficient time for a volunteer to fulfill your request. You can also check to see if an item is available before you come.The following slides provide instructions and examples on how to access the library catalog from our website.

Mac Smith previews his new book “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine”

Mac Smith will be holding his first talk about his newly published book “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine” at the Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) as soon as it is possible to hold a group event again in the library.


While we wait, he thought it might be fun to provide us with a “teaser” video of what we can expect. We are sure that as soon as you see this short video you will want to run out and buy the book for yourself! It is published by DownEast Books and is available everywhere good books are sold. You will be able to borrow it from the library after he regales us in person.

His first book “Mainers On The Titanic” is also available to purchase locally and online and is available for loan at SSCL.

Mac Smith is currently working on his third book for Down East Books, but don’t ask him what it’s about. You’re just going to have to wait to find out.

Mac Smith is a Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times, Mac Smith lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead.

The video presentation is available through this link

 SSCL_teaser_peytonplace_smith.mp4

(Unfortunately, the file is too large to post here.) You can also view the video presentation on our Facebook page under the Videos section.

If you have questions about his upcoming book talk at SSCL, please call us at 207-567-4147 or email us at stocktonstaff@stocktonsprings.lib.me.us

SSCL re-opens June 1 with new policy

THE LIBRARY WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020

In order to keep our volunteers and patrons safe this is our new policy:

1. Don’t come to the library if you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19

2. FACE COVERINGS are required for volunteers and patron safety

3. Maintain 6 feet physical distance in all areas of the library

4. No food or drink, including closed containers

We are allowed 5 patrons into the library at one time, so please limit the time that you are in to give others a chance.

Those that do not wear a face covering will be limited to curbside service subject to volunteer availability.

While we are following the state re-opening safety guidelines, patrons should be aware that there is some risk in using shared spaces with shared materials. We cannot guarantee a perfectly safe space.

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.

Due to Coronavirus Concerns, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Suspends Service Until Further Notice

For those who had planned to come to the Library for AARP Foundation Tax-aide, please be advised that this service is canceled during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Please visit their website and/or call them for further information.

PORTLAND: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax preparation and assistance service, has announced that it will suspend tax preparation services at all sites effective Monday, March 16, until further notice. The action is due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The program’s website, www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide and toll-free number 1-888-227-7669, are the best resources for information and updates regarding changes in service availability.

SSCL Garden Group is getting ready for the 2020 growing season with a Seed Swap

Some of us already have more seeds than we need, so how about a seed swap the first week in March? The SSCL Garden Group will start in March this year with the seed swap on Monday, March 2 at 6 pm. Bring seeds! Or just come to get some. All welcome. Free event.

Stockton Springs Community Library is an all volunteer library. Call us at 207-567-4147 if you have any questions about the seed swap or the Garden Group.

Movie Night at SSCL

Stockton Springs Community Library will  host a movie night February 21st at 6:30 PM  We will have drinks, popcorn, and some candy.  So wear your jammies bring your favorite blanket and pillow and join us as we watch ABOMINABLE. This event is open to all and is a free event.   The Stockton Springs Community Library is an all-Volunteer library.  If you have any questions feel free to call 567 4147