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Levi Heywood Memorial Library

55 West Lynde Street

Gardner, MA 01440

phone: 1-978-632-5298

We're open for curbside pick-up! See below for information about pick-up service.


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 - Labor Day

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


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Library Phase 1 Re-Opening Plan

Phase 1 Re-Opening

Effective Monday, June 1st, the Library will begin Phase one of re-opening to the public by offering pick–up of materials by appointment only.  Patrons will be notified by phone when requested materials are available, at which time they may schedule an appointment.  Cards must be presented to check out materials. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins, and no one will be allowed to enter the Library to browse or to use the internet computers or other resources.   These services will be added at a later date when it is safe to do so. Updates will be posted here.

Patrons may continue to place their own holds from home through our online catalog or may call the Library at (978) 632-5298 to request materials during the hours when we are open.  Phone requests are limited to 4 items per call (10 items from children’s collection). Please note that until delivery resumes we will only be able to fulfill requests with our own materials.

Hours of service will be Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday from 10 am to 7 pm, and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

All materials must be returned through the outside book drop.  Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being discharged and placed back into circulation, resulting in a 3 day delay between the time when materials are returned and when they are discharged from patron records. We will be backdating check-ins so that no fines accrue as a result.  Please do not put donated items in the book drop.  We are not accepting donations at this time.

Patrons are required to wear face coverings and to observe social distancing while waiting in line outside the Library.

Our Digital Collection is Always Open!

Check out eBooks and audiobooks for free with your library card. Call the Library with questions.

Digital Collection

Adult Book Group

Book Group

Book group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Summer Reading 2020
Imagine Your Story

Imagine Your Story

Summer Reading at Levi Heywood Memorial Library has a brand new look as we move our Summer Reading Club online.

We are excited to announce that our Beanstack site is officially LIVE! Register at  to participate in reading challenges, keep track of your reading, and earn badges and prizes.  Challenges start on Wednesday, June 24th and run through Friday, August 14th. You can even use the Beanstack Tracker App to log your progress on an Android or iOS device. The App can be downloaded from either the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store.

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Summer Reading Grab & Go Crafts
June 24th - July 31st

Pickup crafts at the Pine Street entrance

Grab & Go Crafts

Starting Wednesday, June 24 grab-and-go craft activity bags will be available for pickup.
Each week will be a new craft! While supplies last.
 Craft pickup times @ our Pine St entrance:
 Wednesday 9-12 & 3:30-6:30
Thursday 9-12
 Friday 9-12

 Please send pictures of your completed crafts to so we can share!

Virtual Summer Reading
with ScienceTellers
Stream Live Wednesday, July 8

 A long time ago, in a faraway land, two brave villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from an evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, however, the kids might need to look to themselves — and to science! — for the answer.
Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice experiments as special effects!
Virtual Event Link:

Bonus Experiment PDF

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Gardner Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Summer Reading
Virtual Event Links

Links available for viewing through August

Diane Edgecomb:


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.

Download the New CW MARS App
For iOS & Android


Download the new secure CW MARS app to easily view checked out items, renew items, search the catalog, view and place holds, and more!

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BoomTown Build will be rescheduled in the Fall

 Levi Heywood Memorial Library is starting a FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Robotics Team.  Join a program that gives elementary students the opportunity to work and create together while exploring science and technology concepts.
For more information and to register call 978-632-5298. Limited to 6.
*NEW* HeritageQuest Online


HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin? Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online.
The collection includes five core date sets: U.S. Federal censuses, genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's bank records, U.S. Congressional Serial Sets
Drop-in Knitting Club
No meetings until further notice

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.

Mobile Printing
@ the Library


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PrinterOn has mobile printing apps for iOS and Android devices that let you search for and print to all PrinterOn locations. For more information visit:

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Black & white printing $.10/page cash only




Last Updated: July 01, 2020