April is Garden Month at the library.

For those who are taking part in our “Year of Reading”, this month the theme is Gardens/Gardening.  Read a book, watch a movie, listen to an item, read a magazine, that somehow pertains to gardens and/or gardening (yes we are being very relaxed about the relationship of your item to our theme) and have your name entered for the April drawing!  This month’s sponsor is the Black Crow Bakery in Litchfield. They have generously donated a gift certificate to be won by a lucky user of the Gardiner Public library.

January was sponsored by At Home Veterinary Care, in West Gardiner.

February was sponsored by Book It! The library’s used book store on Water Street here in Gardiner.

March was sponsored by the Community Wellness Center, in Gardiner.

Please come on in and join the fun!  We would love to have you participate in whatever way works for you.

If you know any Gardiner area business that would like to sponsor a month, give us a call at (207) 582-3312.

What are you reading right now?

Several years ago I watched an HBO movie on the life of Temple Grandin, a woman born with severe autism, who became a PhD professor at Colorado State University.  When I read a recent review for a new children’s book about this remarkable woman I knew it was one we should have in our collection.
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World, by Sy Montgomery is truly a memorable story for children as well as for adults.
                                       Charlene Wagner, Children’s Librarian


The question was asked, “What are you reading right now?” Well, my life at this time is a little to busy to finish a book. So I will tell you what I have been trying to read lately. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green is a new novel for Teens. It is about a girl with cancer named Hazel and a boy named Augustus. It has love, illness, Indianapolis, Amsterdam and all kinds of stuff.  I would love to catch you reading this book.
                                                              Ginni Nichols, YA Librarian


Of the several titles I have finished recently, Craft Activism: people, ideas and projects from the new community of handmade and how you can join in, by Joan Tapper was full of fun and interesting information.  This book has patterns, as well as interesting background about several crafting groups in the United States.  I found fascinating, some of the community art projects in the book. Truly a fun and colorful read!
                                                   Ann Russell, Technology Librarian
All of the titles mentioned are items owned by the Gardiner Public Library.  Check the website, or give us a call, and we will hold the item for you.
All of the book jacket illustrations were found as Google images.


Welcome to the Gardiner Public Library‘s blog.

Here you will read about events happening at the library, new items in circulation,  Stella’s mood during the day, fun facts, trivia, and the state of the world as we see it.  The blog is generated by an idea from our Ann behind the circulation desk and will have contributions from staff members with their point of view on things.  As this remarkably early and warm spring progresses, check back to our blog here and see what might be developing at the library.