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

Winter and the Library

As the cold winter wind begins to blow and snow comes down in inches.



We stay inside more to read, watch movies, and enjoy the warmth inside our houses. 


Sitting by the fireplace with a great read with the dog at your feet.


Or a favorite chair by the window.



To escape the happenings outside our unique state.

The colorful world comes alive in our minds.

 So visit your library today to see what you can find.


Ginni Nichols, YA Librarian

Giraffes In The Library!

The children’s room of the Gardiner Public Library has recently received a large quantity of new LEGO building pieces through the largess of the LEGO Company & distributed by the Maine State Library Emergent/Family Literacy and Children’s Services Department.



We plan to sponsor a monthly club giving children (adults too) a theme or idea of something to create using the blocks.  Our first creations were “Giraffes”.  We have 7 delightful examples on display & hopefully more will be built during the month of November.
Come on into the library and make a giraffe to join the others.
And next month we’ll make an airplane!
Charlene Wagner, Children’s Librarian

Gardiner Public Library Alphabet!

A is for Alphabet

B is for Books


C is for Community


D is for Dreaming


E is for Enjoyment


F is for Friendship


G is for Gardiner


H is for Happy


I is for Ideas


J is for Juxtaposition


K is for Kennebec


L is for Laughter


M is for Meeting


N is for Neighbors


O is for Oppurtunities


P is for People


Q is for Quiet (?)


R is for Reading


S is for Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious


T is for Thinking


U is for Unique


V is for Vital


W is for Wonderful


X is for Xerox


Y is for Year-round


Z is for Zippity-Doo-Dah!


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!  

From the Archives

For a change, I thought I would showcase some postcards that are in the Archives Room. 



These postcards, from around 1906, show some of the ships that went up and down the Kennebec River with supplies and people.  
If you have old postcards of the Gardiner area that you are willing to donate, the Gardiner Public Library would love to have them.  These postcards are just one of the things that the Archives Room at the library has to show our customers.  


Archive Hours – 
Tuesday – 10:30 – 7:30
Wednesday – 10:30 – 1:30
Thursday – 10:30 – 5:30
Friday – 9:30 – 5:00
Please call first, as these hours are subject to change.

Ginni Nichols, Young Adult Librarian

Dawn Thistle, Archives Librarian

The calendar SAYS Spring

“The spring came suddenly,
bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room,
with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name
of it is. And when you’ve got it,
you want – oh, you don’t quite know
what it is you do want, but it
just fairly makes your heart ache,
you want it so!”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)