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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

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In Library wireless printing from laptops $.10/page


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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.

Winter Storytime
February 6th - March 29th*

Registration Begins January 29th
Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.

Winter Storytime

The Children’s Department offers storytime sessions in the spring, fall, and winter.  Sessions include age-appropriate themed stories and activities including music, movement, and crafts.  New participants are always welcome.  Please note the age limitations outlined below for the specific storytime sessions.

For information and to register please contact the Children’s Room at 978-632-5298

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 February 19th - 23rd or March 19th - 24th

**Please note that library policy requires that a parent or responsible caregiver accompany children under the age of 8.** Free In-Library Use

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Free access from Library computers and your own device connected to our wi-fi network. Please note some mobile devices require a free app download.

Book Club for 4th to 6th Graders

March Book:

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
September- May
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Copies of the book are available in the Children's Room

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 10th & 24th

April 7th & 21st

Read to Dolce the Goldendoodle

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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:
February 13th & 27th
March 13th & 27th

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

Kids will love the comfortable experience of reading to Dolce the goldendoodle. Dolce will listen to your child read and help develop their reading confidence. Dolce and her handler Peg Kirby have been trained by "Tufts Paws for People," a non-profit organization in Central Massachusetts associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Kids Knitting Club

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Kids Knitting

Monday: February 26th, 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.