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. 

Tai Chi now being held on Tuesdays and Fridays in Stockton Springs

Tai Chi classes are now being held on Tuesdays in addition to the regular Friday schedule. Whether you are hoping to increase your skill by adding on an additional day of practice, or are new to Tai Chi, you are sure to find it an enjoyable, gentle form of exercise.

Tai Chi classes are held on Tuesdays, from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Stockton Springs Town Office. Suggested donation to cover the cost for Tuesday classes is $3.00. Everyone is welcome.

Friday Tai Chi is held from 9:30 to 11:00 am, also at the Stockton Springs Town Office, lower level. Free to Stockton Springs residents.

Join us. Learn and practice Tai Chi, the gentle exercise for your good health.
Improve balance, circulation, strength.

Sponsored by the Stockton Springs Community Library and the Town of Stockton Springs. Questions? Call SSCL at 567-4147.

Free blood pressure and blood glucose clinics at Stockton Springs Community Library

Stockton Springs Community Library will host three free blood pressure and blood sugar clinics this spring as part of its Access Wellness health literacy programming. The events will be held at the library from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 15; Friday, April 5; and Friday, April 19. The clinics are open to the general public on a drop-in basis. Members of the town’s ambulance crew will perform the testing.

In addition to checking blood pressure and blood sugar, community members can learn how to find reliable information about managing these key health measures and more, both online and in the library’s expanding health collection. Individuals may also schedule a one-on-one appointment with a member of the library staff to search for any health-related information. Handouts will be available, including a list of reliable websites where users can find evidence-based health information without encountering advertising or potential loss of privacy.

The Stockton Springs Community Library is located at 6 Station St, Stockton Springs, ME 04981. The library’s Access Wellness program is funded by a 2019 health literacy grant from Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes for Health. This programming is free and open to the general community. Visit our website at stocktonspringslibrary.org or call for more information: (207) 567-4147


The 3nd Annual GREAT EVENT is Coming to Stockton Springs September 8th!

The 3nd Annual GREAT EVENT is Coming to Stockton Springs September 8th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the 3rd annual GREAT EVENT on Saturday, September 8th from 8:00 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, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events for all ages, and much more!

The atmosphere will be festive and everyone is invited to join in the celebration! 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 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.

This family event is going to be chock full of good bargains, great food, entertainment for the kiddies, community spirit, and much, much more! We’ll see you on September 8th in Stockton Springs!

 

 

The Great Event BBQ September 8, 2018

We want to thank everyone in the community for their donations to our BOTTLES FOR BOOKS cart! Since 2002 we have raised just over $100,000 !!!

To help us celebrate this milestone, please come to the Great Event BBQ on Saturday, September 9, from 11:30 – 1:00 and receive either a hotdog or a hamburg, a bag of chips and a drink free of charge.

THANK YOU for all the bottles and cans……All of our books, DVD’s, and audios are bought with this money.

Turning refundable bottles and turning them into books