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

Teen Time at the Library

We had a wonderful group of students visit Thursday, Sept. 18th.  This was the first day of our new after school program geared toward the middle and high school students of MSAD # 11. The bus will drop them off every Thursday, we’ll feed them a snack, give them time for homework and socializing. Sometimes there will be a small program like an author visit or an inside scavenger hunt.

 

Students read books, used computers and gotused to what we have to offer. Everyone seemed to have a great time and enjoyed themselves.

 

 

We are looking forward to having the students every Thursday after school.

 

Ladies Literary Overnight

Recently we had our second annual Ladies Literary Sleepover in the library – yes, we did it a second time!
Eighteen women had fun in the library, after hours.  We talked, we ate, we laughed, we ate, we played games, we talked, we visited, we ate, we slept (a little) and we got up and did it all again!
The ladies began arriving around 7:00, munchies and sleeping bags in hand.  We set up our buffet of yummies in the Young Adult Room, and YUMMIES they were!  We had blueberries, chips, fruit, salad, pizza, eggs, soda and chocolate (it’s not a party without chocolate!!!).
Dawn Thistle, our Archives Librarian, had an historic Gardiner scavenger hunt.  Everyone gathered in the Reading Room, for this interactive trip through the area – from the 1800s forward.  What a fascinating way to learn about where we live.

 

After munching, and chatting some more, folks migrated to various areas of the library – some for games, Scrabble and Hugger Mugger in particular, some for reading of books, some for reading of tarot cards, and some for more visiting.
Eventually, we chose our various sleeping spots – several in the Children’s Room – on the stage, in the puppet area, as well as surrounding the train.  The rest of us slept on the main level of the library – one person opted to sleep in the stacks among the biographies, but the majority spread out in the Reading Room.
Sunday morning we were up early – coffee, fruit and Frosty’s donuts were on the menu – can I just say YUM!!!  We all gathered our various and sundry belongings, checked the stacks one last time, and headed home to our regularly scheduled Sunday events.
Will we do this next year???  Watch the calendar and check with staff for a sleepover next Summer!

Summer Teen Events at the Library

 

 

Travel Back in Time at the Gardiner Public Library’s
Historic Gardiner Scavenger Hunt!
Throwback Thursday, July 10th, from 4-5 pm
Students in Middle School and up come learn and see what Gardiner look liked in the 1800’s compared to today.
Have fun learning & winning prizes! Snacks provided
Hope to see you there!
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“Soft monsters” for teens
On Wednesday, July 23rd from 10am-2pm, the staff of the Gardiner Public Library is calling all little Frankensteins!  In this creature-creation workshop young adults are invited to bring their imaginary monsters out into the world.  Friendly, scary, or strange, workshop-goers will begin by developing a character through drawings, paintings, and short stories.  They will then be guided through the process of turning their newly created personalities into sewn, stuffed monsters.  Students will learn basic sewing skills, as well as how to construct very simple patterns. Feel free to bring your own sewing notions!  This program will be facilitated by Adrienne Beacham.
Adrienne Beacham stitches together distinct media into strange creations. A fusion of painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, and fiber arts, her work often features monsters and other ridiculous personalities. She is currently working on obtaining her K-12 art ed. certification, and eventually hopes to pursue a career as an elementary art teacher. This event is free and opened to the public.  Space is limited, so pre-registration is mandatory.  Call 582-3312 for more information.  The library is located at 152 Water St, Gardiner.
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 “Books to Movies”
A book discussion book club will start its day view with its 1stbook on Tuesday, August 12th, from 6-7 pm on the book “If I Stay” by Gale Foreman.
Copies of the book are available at the library and anyone is welcome.