Booklist Reader Free for SPL Patrons

Booklist Reader is available to our patrons online for the low, low cost of $0. Follow what’s new, get recommendations, find reads similar to your favorite authors. See something you want to read? Let us know. It may end up on our shelves, or we can be sure to get it for you through interlibrary loan. SPL offers a lot more than what you see on our shelves!

SPL Note Card Set

Have you been naughty or nice in 2021? If you’ve been (mostly) nice, chances are you’re gonna need a way to say, “Thank you!” Get a set of Stonington Public Library note cards for $18 plus shipping. Each set includes 10 blank cards (4.25″ x 5.5″) and 10 envelopes.

Don’t need shipping? Come in during library hours to get yours.

Resources from Marpheen Chann

Following his talk, The Empathy Effect: Lessons for LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies on How to Have Conversations That Lead to Change, Marpheen shared a few online resources for anyone interested in exploring further how to connect with people across differences through empathy. We also recorded the Zoom event and can share a link to anyone interested in Marpheen’s presentation. His speech linked to below became the impetus for his memoir, Moon in Full: A Modern Coming-of-Age Story, due out from Islandport Press in June 2022.

Dylan Marron, Empathy is not endorsement

Loretta J. Ross, Don’t call people out — call them in

Marpheen Chann, Speech at #WeAreMaine Rally

And the Winners Are…

Our first ever Labor Day Raffle was a smashing success by all measures! We received 20 generous donations from local businesses and residents, and hundreds of people—year rounders, summer residents, and visitors—bought nearly 2,000 tickets. Two dozen volunteers logged over 100 hours selling raffle tickets on the library porch, and we raised a grand total of $11,742!

In short, WOW! So without further delay, here are the winning ticket numbers:

$10 Raffle Prizes Winning Ticket Number
At Home Chinese Dinner 832164
Chef La Mason Dinner 832595
Family Beachfront Vacation 832220
Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture 832355
Three-Night Getaway for Two 832380

Wait! There’s more…

$5 Raffle Prizes Winning Ticket Number
44 North, $50 Gift Certificate 889630
Acadia House Provisions, Dinner for Two 361086
Aragosta, Dinner for Two 889487
Blue Hill Books, Late Summer Reading Book Bundle 889486
Blue Hill Wine Shop, $100 Gift Certificate 889702
Burnt Cove Boil, Dinner for Two 889987
Fin & Fern, Dinner for Two 889698
Greenhead Lobster, Frozen Lobster Tails 361126
Klemenz Family, 10 Fresh Lobsters 889796
L.L. Bean, $75 Gift Card (1 of 2) 889178
L.L. Bean, $75 Gift Card (2 of 2) 889746
Long Cove Sea Farm, Two Dozen Oysters 889933
Oceanville Flowers, Seasonal Flower Arrangement 361092
Scott Goldberg, Stoneware Bowl 361300
Sea Kayak Stonington, Evening Kayak Trip 889333

Congratulations to all the winning ticket holders! Winners can contact the library at to claim their prizes. In your email, provide proof of purchase, such as a clear photograph showing your ticket number or an email receipt with ticket numbers for online purchases. Winners can also present proof of purchase in person during library hours to claim their prizes. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Thank YOU to each and every individual who pitched in and helped us raise a record amount of money! Together, we have ensured a free community resource open to all year round. Our success is a collective success with so many contributing what they can. That means more to us than any dollar amount, and we heard your overwhelmingly positive feedback each day we were out there selling tickets. It bears repeating: THANK YOU!

Family Beachfront Vacation — SPL Labor Day Raffle

Three-Night Beachfront Vacation for up to 8 ($1500 value)

A memorable vacation for the whole family or two couples! Get away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy the best that Maine has to offer. Tucked away at the tip of Indian Point, the house sits just steps from the beach and overlooks Webb Cove, Grog Island, and Deer Island Thorofare. Go for a hike, take a dip, relax in the sauna…or just soak up the sun and breath in the sea air. Downtown Stonington and the rest of the island are easily accessible by car. Available from May through September 2022. Pool your resources with friends and increase your odds!

Purchase raffle ticket(s) for the Family Beachfront Vacation below. If you purchase multiple tickets and wish to split them between raffles, please make a note when making your purchase or follow up by email at All purchases must be completed by 8pm EDT on Sunday, September 5, 2021. A volunteer will contact you with your ticket number(s) within 12 hours of your purchase. (There is a surcharge on all tickets purchased online.)

Register with a valid email address to receive the Zoom link for our live raffle drawing on Monday, September 6 at 11am EDT. You do not have to attend the live drawing to be eligible to win. Winning ticket numbers will be posted online after the drawing concludes; winners will be responsible for claiming their prize(s) with proof of purchase.

View more prizes:

Chef La Mason Dinner ($10/ticket)
At Home Chinese Dinner ($10/ticket)
Three-Night Getaway for Two ($10/ticket)
Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture ($10/ticket)

15+ prizes valued between $40-$300 ($5/ticket)