Thank you for visiting us. THank you for your donations. ThAnk you for keeping us laughing. ThaNk you to our volunteers. ThanK you for your kind comments.   Thank You for sharing your stories. Thank yOu for making us an anchor destination of Gardiner. Thank yoU for making the Gardiner Public Library such a great place to work in 2019.

Ursula K. Le Guin – A Poem From The Shelves

As many of you may know, well-known fantasy and science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin died last month.  The following poem, in homage to her, uses only titles of some of her works.   Very far away from anywhere else Changing planes City of illusions Planet of exile The unreal and the real The dispossessed Always coming home   Cat dreams A ride on the red mare’s back Catwings The twins, the dream Catwings return A visit from Dr. Katz Wild angels   Incredible good fortune Gifts Voices Powers Nine lives The birthday of the world The beginning place …

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Happy Valentine’s Day

If you’d like the history of the holiday, there are several good books in our children’s room that do a good job of presenting the information. In addition, there are some crafty books for kids to make cute Valentine crafts. You’ll also find a nice assortment of fun Valentine fiction books. For your perusal, the following is just a smattering of what we have to offer. Valentine Be Mine by Jacqueline Farmer Presents the history of Valentine’s Day, as well as its past and present traditions; Juvenile Nonfiction     Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses    The story of Valentine symbols; …

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Dreaming of Spring!

As the snow gets smaller and smaller.   We dream of Spring. Insects will start to appear. We turn the pages. The dribbling of drops begins.   We dream of Spring. Plan our gardens With a magazine. Some green starts to appear.   We dream of Spring. Town meetings start. Voices are heard. Hoping for no flooding.  We dream of Spring. What do you dream of in Spring? Ginni Nichols, Young Adult Librarian

Winter and the Library

As the cold winter wind begins to blow and snow comes down in inches.     We stay inside more to read, watch movies, and enjoy the warmth inside our houses.    Sitting by the fireplace with a great read with the dog at your feet.     Or a favorite chair by the window.     To escape the happenings outside our unique state.     The colorful world comes alive in our minds.  So visit your library today to see what you can find.   Ginni Nichols, YA Librarian