The library is currently open Monday through Friday from 10:00am-5:30pm and Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm. The Children's Room and Archives are open by appointment. Please call for details: 207-582-3312.

Teen Time at the Library!

Teen Time has started up again this year. Every Thursday afternoon after school a bus load of about 15-30 students are dropped off for about 3 hours to hang out in the library. They are given a snack from a local eatery, then socialize, play games, and do homework.



On Thursday of this week and next week they will get tours of the Gardiner Fire Station. Captain Pat Saucier gave the students a wonderful tour, they got to climb into the fire trucks and had all their questions answered, like “How much does a fire truck cost?”, “How long are the shifts?” and “Where do they sleep?”




Anyone willing to spend time with the teens playing games, showing them a craft or just sitting and talking to them, are welcome to come on Thursday afternoons and help out with the students. Just give Ginni Nichols, YA Librarian a call at 582-3312. We look forward to having these students every Thursday afternoon and showing them what we have to offer at the Gardiner Public Library.

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.