Maine Farmland Trust at the Stockton Springs Community Library

All are welcome to attend a presentation and short film screening by the Maine Farmland Trust at the Stockton Springs Community Library.

Attendees will learn more about the Maine Farmland Trust, the current land and farming trends being seen throughout the state, and why supporting local farmers and growers is so important. This session will also provide an excellent opportunity to share resources and network with local farmers and gardeners. 

The presentation is scheduled from 6 – 7 p.m. on Monday, August 5th at the library, located at 6 Station Street in Stockton Springs and will be followed by a question and answer session and refreshments.

Call the library at 207-567-4147 for more information or visit the Trust’s website at https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/ or the library website at http://stocktonspringslibrary.org/.

Davis Grant Supports Improvements to Stockton Springs Community Library’s Children’s Room

A grant from the Davis Family Foundation has enabled the Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) to make improvements to “Mary’s Room,” the library’s Children’s Room. The room was named in honor of the late Mary Staples, one of the library’s main founders.

Upgrades include new standing bookcases made by Clyde L. Brooks, in addition to a new table and chairs. These improvements will enable the library to accommodate more children at programs and will allow for more work spaces for the children to engage in art and craft programs. The new bookcases will also allow younger children to shelve books, which was difficult to do with the former bin type bookcases.

SSCL is an all volunteer library located in the heart of downtown Stockton Springs. For more information about the library and its programs visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

“Let’s talk about Coastal Mountains Trust”at Stockton Springs Community Library July 10

Join us as Executive Director Ian Stewart and Development Director Kathy Young speak at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Stewart and Young will be sharing a video and information about Coastal Mountains Land Trust – what has been done in the area and what is proposed for the future, including public access and recreation resources.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay.

The Land Trust manages more than 12,000 acres and maintains 45 miles of permanent trails for public access. For more information about this organization they can be reached Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm | 101 Mount Battie Street, Camden, Maine 04843 | (207) 236-7091 | (207) 236-0612 fax | info@coastalmountains.org

For more information about the event contact the Stockton Springs Community Library at 207-567-4147. The event is free and open to the public.

Fourth Annual Great Event at Stockton Springs Community Library!

Stockton Springs Community Library is sponsoring the FOURTH annual “THE GREAT EVENT” starting at 9 am on Saturday September 7th!

This is a community yard sale and is held on the grounds of the library and the Stockton Springs Town Office! There is lots of parking available for vendors and visitors!

ONLY 11 VENDOR SPACES REMAIN ! 

Rent your space this month for $30! ~ On July 1st spaces will be $35!!!! If you need a table they are available for an additional $5 each.

To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance by either 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, and Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

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

This is a family event with many bargains, family entertainment and great food! Entertainment for children too! 

CIRCLE YOUR CALENDAR SO YOU DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT! Saturday, September 7th, starting at 9am!







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

 

Library donates pet oxygen masks to ambulance service

Meg Haskell, left, a volunteer with the Stockton Springs Community Library, and Charles “Chas” Hare, director of ambulance services for Stockton Springs and Prospect, demonstrate how to fit Ellie, a Labrador Retriever, with a special oxygen mask in cases of smoke inhalation or other toxic exposures. The library recently donated a set of three masks to the ambulance service in appreciation of the crew’s participation in health literacy programing.

Stockton Springs and Prospect –First responders in these small Waldo County towns have a new set of life-saving oxygen masks especially for pets and other small domestic animals. The masks, which can be used for creatures suffering from smoke inhalation and other toxic exposures, were donated to the Stockton Springs ambulance service on Thursday, May 16, by the Stockton Springs Community Library in recognition of the crew’s participation in three recent blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. 

The free screenings were part of the library’s “Access Wellness” health literacy programming, aimed at promoting public access to reliable, non-commercial health information and services. The programming, which also included slide presentations, healthy snacks, library displays and more, was made possible by community volunteers with funding from Healthy Acadia and the National Library of Medicine. 

“With the growing use of alternative fuels, the risk of structure fires is ever increasing,” said Charles “Chas” Hare, director of ambulance services for Stockton Springs and Prospect. “And just about everyone these days has a pet. So these masks are a very important addition to our equipment.”

The set of three differently sized oxygen masks will fit anything from a gerbil to a goat, Hare said, and comes complete with tubing and other accessories for use with standard oxygen tanks aboard the two ambulance trucks. One truck is already outfitted with a set of masks for animals, he said, so the second set ensures that both trucks are now prepared to treat pets, small livestock and other creatures in the event of a fire or other emergency. 

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.