Gardiner Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, Memorial Day.

Gardiner Public Library will be closed on Friday, June 1, 2018. Staff will be attending a statewide Minerva training.

100 Years And Counting!

Did you know that there was a booklet published in 1981 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the library?  It was written by Jody Clark, illustrated by Betty Heselton, and gives a concise history of the first centennial.

 

Recently we found a small box of these booklets tucked into the back of a closet.  They are now at the front desk and can be yours for the price of any monetary donation.
Here’s a taste of what you will find in it: 

 

A lovely sketch of the fireplace in the Hazzard Reading Room

 

 

A poem written by Laura Richards which she recited before the Library Association in 1916

 

An extensive list of Gardiner authors
A list of the officers of the Association in 1981 along with the names of the staff of the library at that time.
Scott Handville, Assistant Director