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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 June - August

Local History Room Hours

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Mobile Printing
Print from computers & mobile devices $.10/page

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


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Secrets of the Quabbin with Dale Monette
Photography Presentation & Book Signing
Wednesday, May 29th 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
 Come view the exhibit before the program

Secret Lives of the Quabbin

The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in Massachusetts.  Created in the 1930’s by the flooding of 4 western Massachusetts towns, the 412 billion gallon reservoir covers an area of 39 square miles with 181 miles of shoreline.  The Secret Lives of the Quabbin Watershed is the culmination of 3 years of work by the author, photographing the activity of animals within this diverse habitat.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Light refreshments will be served.

May & June Photography Exhibit
Dale Monette

Dale Monette 

Dale Monette, a local wildlife photographer, will have a collection of his prints on display in the Library's Exhibit Gallery throughout the months of May and June.

 Dale Monette

May Adult Book Group
Wednesday, May 29th 4:30 p.m.

Brother, I'm Dying

In May, the Book Group will be reading Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat. In a deeply personal memoir, the best-selling author of Krik? Krak! describes her relationships with the two men closest to her--her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the U.S.--in a poignant story of family, love, grief, tragedy, hope, and triumph.

June Book: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.

Books available at the Main Circulation Desk.

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

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.

*NEW* Trustees of Reservations
Go Pass

The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees is Massachusetts' largest, and the nation's first, conservation and preservation nonprofit.  Explore 117 amazing places across Massachusetts, from beaches, farms and woodlands, to historic homes, urban gardens, and more at a free or reduced admission.  This pass is available to Friends of the Library members. A directory of Trustees properties can be viewed at the children's circulation desk.

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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Jr. Knitting Club Volunteers Needed!

Knitting Volunteers Needed

Do you know how to knit? Are you comfortable teaching beginning knitters? We are looking for volunteers to help with our Jr. Knitting Club of 4th- 6th graders. If interested in volunteering, please contact Melissa by calling the Children's Room or by emailing her at

Jr Book Club
for Grades 5 - 7

May Book:
The Lightning Queen

Jr Book Club meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month October - May
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration required
Copies of the book are available in the Children's Room

Drop-in Knitting Club
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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


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: March 12, 2019