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.

Tai Chi classes – on Zoom

Interested in learning Tai Chi? Thinking you missed your opportunity to join the SSCL Tai Chi group because of the restrictions of social distancing? You are in luck! While we are currently unable to meet in the same room, we do get together twice a week to learn and practice Tai Chi via Zoom (an online video conferencing platform)!

The SSCL Tai Chi group meets via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday at 9:30 am (ends around 11 am). You will be able to interact with the instructors and other group members in real time.

If you would like to join us, please call the Library at 207-567-4147. If no one is there to take your call, leave a message saying you are calling about Tai Chi with your name and phone number. Your phone call will be returned by a SSCL Tai Chi class organizer as soon as possible.

Tai Chi exercise focuses on gentle, flowing movements

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.

Stockton Springs Community Library is closed.

The library will be closed until further notice to deter the spread of COVID-19.

In an effort to protect the health of our patrons and staff, the Stockton Springs Community Library will be closed to everyone.

With information changing daily, we encourage families to stay up to date on information regarding COVID-19 and protect yourself and the community.

The following advice is from the Maine CDC site. https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

The Maine CDC is preparing for the potential spread in Maine of the respiratory illness called COVID-19, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. We urge Maine people to practice good hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you are sick. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider, who will determine whether you should be tested and, as appropriate, submit a sample for testing.

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

Share the love of essential oils

Share The Love of Essential Oils at the Stockton Springs Community Library, February 10th at 6:30 pm.  Experience the uplifting benefits of essential oils while learning to use them safely.  Try some samples, ask questions, share some laughs and some oils during this 1hr gathering.   

A second class on February 24th at 6:30pm titled, Be Passionate About Oils will take an in-depth look at how to incorporate essential oils into our daily routines to receive their many benefits.  Attend one or both, there’s an oil for everyone!