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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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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.

May Artist Exhibit
Keila Ploof

Keila Ploof

Keila Marie Ploof of Orange, MA has always been drawn to paper. She has been collecting and saving pieces that "speak" to her since childhood. It wasn't until recently that her love of painting and paper collided. Her artwork incorporates very old paper that is applied almost all by brush, just like painting. Each piece is either cut or ripped to create the “brush stroke” before it even hits the canvas. Texture, color, and light come alive and blend with her love of nature, creating a very unique art form.

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

I Capture the Castle

In June the Book Group will be reading I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love.

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

Library Closed
Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day
The Library will be closed Monday, May 30th in honor of Memorial Day.
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 Salem Witch Museum Discount Pass

Salem Witch Museum

This Discount Pass can be borrowed by anyone with a Library card in good standing!

Click here for more info.

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: May 26, 2016