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Levi Heywood Memorial Library

55 West Lynde Street

Gardner, MA 01440

phone: 1-978-632-5298



Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: Closed*
*Saturday hours (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) will resume Sept. 9th

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inclement weather
During inclement weather call 978-632-5298 for Library closings/delays or check our facebook page

Wireless Printing
In Library wireless printing from laptops $.10/page


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Beach Bag Raffle

Beach Bag Raffle

June Art Exhibit
Brigitte Flick & Steven Landry

Brigitte Flick

Brigitte Flick and Steven Landry will have a joint exhibit including her photography and his pottery. Brigitte, a Gardner resident, has a BFA in printmaking from UMass, Amherst. Her main focus is on graphite and photography. Steven Landry from Studio 4 Potters will be exhibiting his pit fire pottery.

Steven Landry

Borrow a Telescope

Orion StarBlast telescope

Gardner residents with a Library card in good standing can borrow an Orion StarBlast telescope to view the night sky! This telescope was donated by Kevin and Nancy Boucher and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt-a-Library Program.
View the Telescope Borrowing Policy and User Agreement here.

June Adult Book Group
Wednesday, June 28th 4:30 p.m.

Everybody's Fool

In June the Book Group will be reading Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo.The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls returns readers to the setting of Nobody's Fool and finds Sully confronting a daunting health prognosis, which he hides from his loved ones, including his longtime mistress, an increasingly distant best friend and an obsessive chief of police.

New members welcome.
Copies of the book are available at the Main Circulation Desk.

For more information about the Book Group,
call Ann at 978-632-7638

Summer Reading Club
June 26th - July 28th

Registration starts June 26th
Build A Better World
This summer we will be 'Building a Better World' with storytimes, crafts, family programs and reading prizes! Join us and Mayor Hawke for our first family night of the summer, Wednesday, June 28th at 5:00 p.m. in the Greenwood Meeting Room.
Summer Reading Events Calendar

Build a Better World is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Food for Fines
June 2017

Food for Fines

For the month of June patrons may donate non-perishable food items for the Gardner CAC and reduce their library fines.  A maximum of 10 items per patron will be accepted.  Each item reduces library fines by $1.  You can reduce your library fines by up to $10!

The Library reserves the right to refuse any item.  Donated items must not be past the expiration date, dented, or in poor condition. Non-perishable items only, no glass containers.

Genealogy Research Help
Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


The Levi Heywood Memorial Library, in cooperation with the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, is offering individual help with genealogical research.  A representative of CMGS will be in the Local History Room on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Stop by with your family research questions.

What's New?

For a list of ALL recently added items click here
(list is in alphabetical order by title)

The following DVDs have recently been added to our collection. The current month's list will be updated as new titles are added so check back throughout the month. Please feel free to place a hold on any of these titles either online through My Account, in person at the Library, or over the phone.





Last Updated: June 23, 2017