Due to the Co-Vid surge, the Mayor and City Manager have closed the building to the public. Our Pick-Up Window is open Monday through Friday from 10 - 5:25. Please call for details - 207-582-3312


The Gardiner Public Library summer reading program for 2014 is off to a great start!


Summer is the perfect time for kids to read books just for fun.  No tests, book reports or pressure involved.

Our first story hour/craft day involved making markers to identify plants that were acquired to go into our library garden as well as the actual planting of flowers, herbs & vegetables.


Unlike past years, the sun shone on our endeavor and the children worked hard to get everything planted.


Check out our calendar for future events.
Everyone welcome!  

Gardening in Gardiner

Winters in Maine are long, but doesn’t this winter seem as if it will never end?  One hopeful sign is that the sunlight appears to be warmer and the days, just a bit longer.  Is anyone dreaming of spring?
Maybe the Gardiner Public library can help you with your dreams.  We have a great collection of gardening books and some even have instructions about indoor gardening, a great way to get a jump start on your outside living.
A classic title is The Edible Garden by Peggy Hardigree.  Why not set up an indoor herb garden so that your meals may have just a bit more flavor over these winter months.  The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith encourages folks to garden smartly; no need to wait until spring to begin some seeds in containers.  All you need is a sunny window!
The Gardiner Public Library has these and many other titles available for you to begin your garden dreams.  Come for a visit and begin planning for warmer weather…it really should be right around the corner!
The Gardiner Public Library is located at 152 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine.  We serve the towns of Gardiner, Litchfield, Pittston, Randolph and West Gardiner.
Anne Davis, Library Director

April is Garden Month at the library.

For those who are taking part in our “Year of Reading”, this month the theme is Gardens/Gardening.  Read a book, watch a movie, listen to an item, read a magazine, that somehow pertains to gardens and/or gardening (yes we are being very relaxed about the relationship of your item to our theme) and have your name entered for the April drawing!  This month’s sponsor is the Black Crow Bakery in Litchfield. They have generously donated a gift certificate to be won by a lucky user of the Gardiner Public library.

January was sponsored by At Home Veterinary Care, in West Gardiner.

February was sponsored by Book It! The library’s used book store on Water Street here in Gardiner.

March was sponsored by the Community Wellness Center, in Gardiner.

Please come on in and join the fun!  We would love to have you participate in whatever way works for you.

If you know any Gardiner area business that would like to sponsor a month, give us a call at (207) 582-3312.