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.

Library closing March 16-30.

The safety of our staff and patrons is our priority. Out of an abundance of caution, Stockton Springs Community Library will be closed from today, March 16 through March 30. At that time we will assess the situation and make a determination whether to open or remain closed.

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! 

Outdoors columnist John Holyoke shares stories from his book “Evergreens” at Stockton Springs Community Library

The Stockton Springs Community Library will be hosting an “Author Talk” featuring Bangor Daily News Sportswriter, John Holyoke author of Evergreens on Sunday, February 9th at 2 PM.

V. Paul Reynolds says ”Evergreens is an authentic slice of the Maine outdoors heritage and Holyoke’s best writing over his career, a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any outdoors person.”

Please join us at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Sunday, February 9th at 2 PM to hear about these interesting stories. Books will be available to purchase.

For more information call the library at 207-567-4147.

SSCL Board of Directors & Trustees

In September 2019 SSCL amended its by-laws and made changes to the Board.  As of October 2019, the following Board members and trustees were elected.

President: Judy O’Neal
Vice President: Debbie Harris
Secretary: Susan Henkel
Treasurer: Constance “Robbie” Pendleton
Trustee: Carol Fuller
Trustee: Patricia Curley
Trustee: Donna Newell
Limited Term (9 months) Voting Trustee: Haley Braga

Library Director: Patricia Curley