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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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Summer Reading Family Night
Kids Yoga with Nick Babin
Wednesday, July 26th 5:00 p.m.

Nick Babin

Join martial arts instructor, registered yoga teacher, and certified personal trainer, Nick Babin, of The Yoga Tree, as he teaches a fun, light-hearted yoga class for kids.
Kids will learn poses that use up their energy while challenging their balance, focus, and strength.  Kids are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes that will allow them to move without restriction.

No registration required.
Limited to first 40 arrivals.

July Photography Exhibit
Peter Christoph

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Peter Christoph
 is a full-time wildlife photographer, speaker, and author from Lancaster, MA. Many winters ago Peter built a rustic cabin along a river in an area known as the North Quabbin Woods. It was from this base camp that he developed both his love for birds and his skills in photographing them.

July Adult Book Group
Wednesday, July 26th 4:30 p.m.

The Warmth of Other Suns

In July the Book Group will be reading The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. An epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s chronicles the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.

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!
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.

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

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: July 19, 2017