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 ancestry.com and web searching strategies — or bring your own laptop or tablet and use our free Wi-Fi with access to Ancestry.com 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 Monday thru Friday 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, March 31st, 2020, to discuss Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Please join our conversation about this book. 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. We discuss a different title each month. We will meet on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to discuss The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry. Those interested in joining the book discussion group may call the Library at 582-3312.
Story and Craft Time
Every Tuesday morning at 10AM, for young children with caregiver. Crafts may be messy, so please dress appropriately.
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.