Gardiner Public Library is now open to the public Monday - Friday from 10 - 5. Our Pick-Up Window is open Mon. 10 - 5:25 ; Tues. 10 - 5:25 ; Wed. 10 - 6 ; Thurs. 10 - 5:25 and Fri. 10 - 5:25. Please call for details - 207-582-3312

Enjoy Vacationland on us!

Enjoy Vacationland on us….with a little help from our friends! 

We (the staff of the Gardiner Public Library) would like to thank GEPTA (Gardiner Elementary Parent Teacher Association) for their generous donation to the library.  Because of their support and input, the library has purchased free or discounted passes to many of central Maine’s parks and museums.  All you need is a valid Gardiner Public Library card and a sense of adventure!
The following passes are available on a “first come, first served basis”.  Sorry we cannot take any reserve requests but we would be happy to hold them for a few hours if you call ahead.  Because of GEPTA’s generosity we are happy to offer passes:
Alfond Municipal Pool passes (Waterville)
The library also has passes to Fort Western in Augusta and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.  So plan a “staycation” on us!  The Gardiner Public Library is located at 152 Water Street, Gardiner and for more information call 582-3312.
Anne Davis, Library Director

From the Children’s Room

Several months ago the Children’s Room started a
1stSaturday of each month story hour.
Time 10 AM to 10:30AM
New books are introduced with an old favorite added in now & then.
Come join us June 2nd for our next Saturday story hour.
The American Library Conference has been held in New Orleans several times in the past so when I read a review for a book about Jean Lafitte, the hero of New Orleans I was curious.
Jean was raised by his Jewish grandmother after his mother died and from her he learned how their family suffered for practicing their faith at the hands of the Spanish government.
He vowed to become a pirate and capture all vessels flying the flag of Spain.  Although a biography for younger children,  Jean Lafitte: the Pirate Who Saved America by Susan G. Rubin, packs a great deal of history in its 47 pages.  I learned fascinating facts about the War of 1812 and the pirates who saved New Orleans.  Hopefully ALA will be held there again!
Book jacket illustration was found a Google images.