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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 Memorial Day weekend -
Labor Day weekend

Local History Room Hours

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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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Gardner Public Schools
Elementary Art Exhibit

School Art

Students from kindergarten through grade 4 have been creating wonderful art work since the beginning of the school year. This exhibit is the culmination of those months of work. The art pieces are from students at Elm Street School and Waterford Street School under the direction of Miss Rahaim, Ms Laserte and Miss Murphy.

School Art

Drop-in Knitting Club
Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
January - May

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.

March Adult Book Group
Wednesday, March 28th 4:30 p.m.

The Little Paris Bookshop

In March the Book Group will be reading The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop?is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.?

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Main Circulation Desk.

New members welcome.
For more information about the Book Group,
call Ann at 978-632-7638

New 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.

Winter Storytime
February 6th - March 29th*

Registration Begins January 29th
For information and to register please contact the Children’s Room at 978-632-5298

Winter Storytime

Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3)
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Registration required

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Registration required

Drop-in Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Home Day Cares are welcome.
No registration is required.

*There will be no Storytime the week of 3/19 - 3/24*

Read to Rosie the French Mastiff

Sign up now!
Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.


Kids ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15 minute session between 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
March 24th

April 7th & 21st

New in the Children's Room
Early Literacy Station

Early Literacy Station

"The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is designed specifically for our youngest patrons ages 2-8 and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference." - from

Kids Knitting Club

Call now to register!

Kids Knitting

Monday: March 12th, March 26th, April 9th, April 23rd, May 7th, May 21st
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For kids in grades 4-8
All supplies provided.

Read to Dolce the Goldendoodle

Sign up now!
Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.


Kids ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15 minute session with Dolce between 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
March 27th

April 10th
May 8th & 22nd
June 12th

Drop-in Game Time

Game Time

Thursdays: March - May
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Grades K-5
No registration required

Play an assortment of board games and card games.

Drop-in Lego Club

For kids in grades K-5
Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
September - May
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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 17, 2018