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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: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.*
*Closed Memorial Day weekend -
Labor Day weekend

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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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Friends of the Library
Book Sale

Book Sale February 2018

Boston Bruins PJ Drive
February 1st - March 15th

Boston Bruins PJ Drive

We have teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 15,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need.  The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1 through March 15, 2018.
The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens at the Main Circulation Desk and in the Children's Room.

February Art Exhibit
Astrophotography of the
Aldrich Astronomical Society


The Library will host the Astrophotography of the Aldrich Astronomical Society. 

There will be a "meet and greet" with the photographers on Saturday, February 17th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and a program on night sky viewing using the Library Telescope on Wednesday, February 28th from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.


Hannaford Cause Bag Program
February 2018

Hannaford Cares
We have been chosen by Hannaford at 21 Timpany Blvd. as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program.
Each bag sold = $1 to the Levi Heywood Memorial Library Association!

Drop-in Knitting Club
Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
January - May

Adult Knitting Club

An opportunity for knitters, crocheters, and quilters to gather and work on their current projects and share information and ideas. No registration required. Please bring your own materials.

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

Readers' Choice Poetry


Members are invited to choose a poem or collection of poetry to discuss with the group.

New members welcome.
For more information about the Book Group,
call Ann at 978-632-7638

New Fax Service @ the Library


The Levi Heywood Memorial Library is pleased to announce we are now providing fax service to the public! Patrons can send faxes from the Reference Desk for a fee of $1.00 for the 1st page and $.50 for each additional page.
To view our Fax Policy click here

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.

Winter Storytime
February 6th - March 29th*

Registration Begins January 29th
For information and to register please contact the Children’s Room at 978-632-5298

Winter Storytime

Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3)
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Registration required

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Registration required

Drop-in Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Home Day Cares are welcome.
No registration is required.

*There will be no Storytime the week of 2/19 - 2/23 or 3/19 - 3/24*

Read to Rosie the French Mastiff

Sign up now!
Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.


Kids ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15 minute session between 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
March 10th & 24th

New in the Children's Room
Early Literacy Station

Early Literacy Station

"The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is designed specifically for our youngest patrons ages 2-8 and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference." - from

Kids Knitting Club

Call now to register!

Kids Knitting

Monday: Jan. 8th, Jan. 29th, Feb. 12th & Feb. 26th
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For kids in grades 4-8
All supplies provided.

Read to Dolce the Goldendoodle

Sign up now!
Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.


Kids ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15 minute session with Dolce between 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
February 13th & 27th
March 13th & 27th

April 10th
May 8th & 22nd
June 12th

Drop-in Game Time

Game Time

Thursday: February 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Grades K-5
No registration required

Play an assortment of board games and card games.

Drop-in Lego Club

For kids in grades K-5
Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
September - May
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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: February 20, 2018