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Levi Heywood Memorial Library

55 West Lynde Street

Gardner, MA 01440

phone: 1-978-632-5298

We're open for holds pick-up by appointment! Please see below for details.


Monday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.*
*Closed Memorial Day - Labor Day

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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We're excited to offer our patrons free "Wowbrary" email alerts that showcase the library's newest items each week. The alerts feature the latest bestsellers, movies, music CDs, audio books, children's titles, cookbooks, mysteries, travel guides, health books, science fiction and more purchased by the library. Sign up with your email address here.


In Library Pick-Up by Appointment


As winter weather approaches, we are adjusting our pick-up procedure for the comfort of patrons and staff.  Beginning Wednesday, November 4th, patrons may enter the Library BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for pick-up of reserved 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. 

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).

All materials must be returned through the outside book drop.  Returned materials will be quarantined before being discharged and placed back in circulation, resulting in a delay of several days 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 allow one week before calling the library to inquire into the status of your returned materials. 

Please do not put donated items in the book drop. We are not accepting donations at this time.

A maximum of 3 patrons at any given time may wait in the Lobby on social distancing markers that lead to the Circulation desk.  Masks must be worn to enter the Library and cards must be presented when materials are checked out. 

Storytime Craft Bags To-Go
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00-12:00
at our Pine St Entrance
January 5th- May 26th

The Mitten

Storytime returns to the Levi Heywood Memorial Library in 2021. Starting Tuesday, January 5 we will be handing out Storytime Craft Bags for ages 2-5. Tuesday 10-12 & Wednesday 10-12. No registration required and while supplies last. (*Arthur & Corduroy not included)

Museum Passes

Museum Passes

Massachusetts museums are slowly beginning to re-open. For a list of museums accepting our Friends of the Library passes for discounted admission visit our Museums Passes page.

Our Digital Collection is Always Open!

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


Adult Book Group
No meetings until further notice

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


Expansion of Curbside Services
Copy * Fax * Wireless Printing
@ our Pine St Entrance

Copy Print Fax
Services available during the following hours:
Monday: 9:00 - 5:30
Tuesday: 12:00 - 5:30
Wednesday: 12:00 - 6:30
Thursday: 9:00 - 5:30
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 - 12:30
Call 978-632-5298 and ask for Reference staff when you arrive. CASH ONLY
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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.

Book Drop Open 24/7 for Returns

 Our outdoor book drop, located near the main entrance of the building, is open 24/7 for the safe return of library materials.

Book Drop

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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*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

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:

To download apps, search for PrinterOn:

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Black & white printing $.10/page cash only


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



Last Updated: May 06, 2021