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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 Saturdays Memorial Day-Labor Day

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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 Kick Off Party
with Mayor Hawke
Wednesday, July 6th 5:30 p.m.

Mayor Hawke

Join Mayor Hawke in the Children’s Room for a fun story to kick off our annual Summer Reading Club.  Then join us for an exciting game of hockey in the Greenwood Meeting Room.
No registration required.

Food for Fines
June 2016

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.  Food items will be applied to overdue fines only not lost or damaged item charges. No credits for future fines.

Non-Perishable Items Only * No Glass Containers

Please do not bring in items early- we are not prepared to accept them until June 1st.

June Artist Exhibit
Naida J. Knox

Naida Knox

Naida J. Knox is passionately involved in many aspects of art, including sculpting, drawing, painting and teaching.  She will have an assortment of different art pieces on display in the Library's Exhibit Gallery through June 30th.

July Adult Book Group
Wednesday, July 27th 4:30 p.m.

The Blind Assassin

In July the Book Group will be reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. In The Blind Assassin, Atwood stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before, creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious. The novel opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a- novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist.Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience. The novel has many threads and a series of events that follow one another at a breathtaking pace. As everything comes together, readers will discover that the story Atwood is telling is not only what it seems to be--but, in fact, much more.

New members are always 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

The Library will be closed
Monday, July 4, 2016
in honor of Independence Day

4th of July

Summer Reading 2016
On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!

Summer Reading Club registration begins on Monday, June 20th.
Stop by the Children's Room to register.

On Your Mark

Click here for a calendar of events.

Davis Farmland Discount Pass

Davis Farmland

This Discount Pass can be borrowed by anyone with a Library card in good standing!
The pass admits 4 guests with an $8.00 discount off general admission prices.
Click here for more info.

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 29, 2016