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Special Events at SSCL

Mac Smith to Speak about his new book “Plain Madeleine” at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Sunday, April 21st at 2:00 PM.

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host a talk by author Mac Smith on Sunday, April 21st at 2:00 pm at the Stockton Springs Community Library. The talk will focus on Smith’s new book, Plain Madeleine: Mrs. John Jacob Astor in Bar Harbor. Following the talk Mac Smith will sign copies of Plain Madeleine, which will be available for purchase. Copies of his other books will also be available. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Stockton Springs Community Library Hosts a Spring Fling Story Hour April 6th

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host a Spring Fling Story Hour for children of all ages on Saturday, April 6th from 10:00 to 11:00 am. In addition to the stories, there will be snacks and a craft activity.

All are welcome to this free event.

Raffle tickets on sale

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 April 6 Story Hour and during all regular library hours.

Ongoing Meetings & Programs

SSCL Garden Group. 1st Mondays, 6:30 pm during gardening season. First meeting of the year is in March. Meet up with fellow local gardeners. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome.

SSCL Board Meetings. 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm. Public welcome to attend.

SSCL Tuesday reading group. 3rd Tuesdays, 2 pm. via Zoom
Upcoming readings and discussions include:
Book List – updated 1/22/2024

Jan “The Covenant of Water” by Abraham Verghese
Feb “Find a Way” by Diana Nyad
Mar “Pedro Parma” by Juan Rulfo
Apr “Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingslover
May “The Comfort of Crows” by Margaret Renkl
June “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithy
July “The Postmistress of Paris” by Meg Waite Clayton
Aug “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt

SSCL Knitting and Crafters Group. Wednesdays – April & May schedule updated 3/19/2024
April 3 and 17
May 1, 15 and 29
All are welcome. These are all on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM at the Stockton Springs Community Library. Please come and join us! Please note that changes in the current schedule are posted on the SSCL Facebook Page.

SSCL Make & Take Lego Group. First Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Focus age group: children ages 4 through 10. Free to all children of any age. After building your lego creation, take it home with you! No registration required. Come to one, some, or all.

SSCL Thursday book group. 3rd Thursdays. Currently meeting in the library. 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Contact the library for the latest reading list.

SSCL Story Hour. November through March. Every FIRST Saturday of the month 10 – 11 AM unless otherwise noted at the top of this page. We’ll meet each month for fun and seasonal stories, an activity and a snack together! Free and open to all children. Library membership is not required. Questions please call 567-4147. 

Tai Chi twice weekly
Tai chi is offered every Tuesday and Friday mornings at the Stockton Springs Town Office, lower floor and by Zoom. Registration required. Sessions start at 9:30 am both days.

A special thanks to our teachers Dean Anderson and Bill Philbrick for their excellent leadership. And to the Town of Stockton for continued support. They all go above and beyond for us.

If you are not already a member of the Stockton Springs Tai Chi group and would like to join – please call the library at 207-567-4147 to register and get on our email for updates.

Tai Chi at Stockton Harbor. Co-sponsored by Stockton Springs Community Library and The Town of Stockton Springs.

Historic Colcord House. Stockton Springs, Maine

Annual Events

Annual Pie and Art Festival
Held in August. Exact date for 2024 to be announced later this spring.
2023 participating artists: Judy Belasco, Deborah Bergman, Sarah Faragher, Scott Moore, Donna Newall, Mark Quigley, Betty Schopmeyer, Harriet Seekins, Martha Shaw, Dawn Staples-Knox, Jo Swift, Peter Walls, Jacob Walls, and Anne Marie Welsh.

Annual Great Event & Community Yard Sale 
September 7, 2024.
First Saturday after Labor Day. The grounds of the Library, Historical Society, and Town Office are filled once a year in September with a giant community yard sale, bake sale (yes, we have home made donuts), BBQ, children’s activities, and much more. Crafters, yard sale, local organizations welcome. Reservations for tables and/or table space usually go on sale the first weekend in June.

Annual SSCL Book, Bake and Plant Sale.
June 1, 2024.
First Saturday in June.
This event is our biggest fund raiser! Volunteer donations of books and plants for the sale are accepted a few days before the event as we do not have sufficient storage space to collect them sooner. Donations of home baked goods are brought in before 9 am (or call 207-567-4147 for other arrangements) and sell out quickly!

For more information about the annual sale – see our blog post:

You can also download and print a copy of this flyer here.

For more information, contact Stockton Springs Community Library staff at 207-567-4147, Healthy Acadia. Health Quest, and the National Library of Medicine.

Volunteers needed

Stockton Springs Community Library needs a few more volunteers. To maintain 501(c)3 status, and with it the ability to secure much needed grants, SSCL needs to stay open 18 hours a week. Two volunteers work each shift. You can help by working as little as one shift a month (shifts are 2 to 3 hours depending on the day). Complete training is provided.

Help in our lovely gardens is also welcome.

Digital Maine Library is available to every resident of Maine.

SSCL offers wi-fi internet service to the public from both inside and outside the building. Access with your wi-fi enabled device from the safety of your vehicle, the front porch, or the library gazebo where a charger station is also available. Please maintain 6 foot physical distance guidelines, wear a mask when appropriate, and wipe surfaces down before and after you touch them.

Additional information about SSCL monthly programs, special events, and services is available on this website, on the Facebook page, and by contacting the library at 207-567-4147.