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Gardiner Public Library Book SaleBOOK SALE!! Check out our bookstore!  BookIt! is located in Lisa's Legit Burritos at 242 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine. Prices range from $1.00 - $5.00 at the bookstore. 

Looking forward, our next scheduled Booksale will be June 18, 2016!  Check back for more inoformation, soon.

Genealogy & Local History:  Eager to trace your family roots, but not sure where or how to begin?   Stuck in a research rut and needing some fresh ideas?  Just wanting to get out and explore more about our local history with others who are interested in the same?

Join us at the Gardiner Public Library’s Community Archives Room.  Whether you are just getting started and unfamiliar with computers or you’re an old pro with your own laptop or tablet, we’ll help you jump right in.  In addition to our fantastic collection of local research materials, we also have two laptops available for use and can provide one-on-one assistance for and web searching strategies -- or bring your own laptop or tablet and use our free Wi-Fi with access to Library Edition.  We recommend calling ahead to reserve a laptop, otherwise drop in and stay as long you’d like. 

Of course you needn’t wait -- the Community Archives Room is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during most regular library hours.  Check our website for more information or give us a call at 582-6890 or 582-3312.

Book Discussion Group:  Meets approximately every six weeks on Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 to discuss a book of the group's choosing. We will meet Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to discuss All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Please join us as we discuss this book with the author.  Those interested in joining the book discussion group may call the Library Director at 582-6893.


Readers Into Paranormal (RIP-pers) Book Group:  Meets first Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 to discuss a different book each month. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 we will be doijng something a little different.  This month, read a "new to you" author, and perhaps we'll all find a new author, or two!  Join us as we discuss this book with the author.  Please join us for this fun event!. Those interested in joining the book discussion group may call the Library at 582-3312.


Babies' Love Babies Play Group: Friday mornings from 10AM-11AM in the Gardiner Public Library Children's Room.  For babies aged 0-3 years with their parent or babysitter, an unstructured meeting place for babies to gather, play & socialize. Each week the library will provide a selection of board books and parenting information for the group to use.  Please bring your baby's own toys as health concerns prevent the library from providing toys.


Story Time at Gardiner Public Library, Gardiner, Maine

Story and Craft Time: Every Tuesday morning at 10:30, for young children with caregiver.  Crafts may be messy, so please dress appropriately.


Childrens' Room Renovation: The library is pleased to announce that the grand opening of the beautifully renovated Children's Room occurred on June 7th, 2008.  The Children's Room is once again open for business.  Plan on visiting the library to view the newly restored Rosetta stained-glass window, the newly polished wood floors and the gorgeous beams and woodwork that have not been seen in over 35 years!


Statue of children reading on a benchThis restoration project received the 2008 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Restoration from Maine Preservation. It is also the completed phase one project of a 3-year renovation plan to restore the interior of the entire building. This project was completed with grants from the New Century Community Program, donations from local businesses and pledges from our community members. If you are interested in making a donation towards our future renovation plans please contact the Gardiner Library Association at 207-582-3312.