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

Icy Images at the Library

Ice berries!


Love the reflection of the lights!


Weeping in the snow . . .


A tangle of ice . . .


The path looks like a brook.


Interesting “claw” on the icicle!
 A tangle of ice AND snow.


F-f-f-rozen Hydrangea.
A peek between the branches.


What a cold looking snarl of limbs.


Lilacs in the snow . . .


The leaves are hanging on for all they are worth.



Lilacs on a dreary day


 Thursday May 23rd, 2013
@ GPL, garden, lilacs are intoxicating blooming in vivid white despite lack of sun light on this overcast afternoon
Walking upon lilac bushes is like candy, sweetness fills the nostrils interpreting the bliss allowing the moment to even exist
Thriving as a divide b/w institutions
Beauty within library barely speaks to the depth & importance
Valuable place collects information – does not interpret – leaves that to you the individual
Library can be quite empowering if you let it
Study hard always learning
Should your head start to hurt / step outside / breathe in nature let the energy find and restore to you what you have given
 Sarah Cookson, Patron of the Gardiner Public Library






Words + Pictures = Beauty

“A library is more than a brick and mortar building filled with delicious books. It is also a community of people who live to invest in our youth, who read for knowledge and fun, and who are ready to include anyone who walks through the door.”


“Words like winter snowflakes.”
Homer, c. 700 B.C., Iliad, Book III
“In your rocking chair by your window shall you dream such happiness as you may never feel.”
Theodore Dreiser,  Sister Carrie
“Readers transform a library from a mausoleum into many theaters”
Mason Cooley, U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection
“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory 
“A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.” 
Martin Farquhar Tupper, Proverbial Philosophy. Of Reading