Interesting Library Information

Each year public libraries throughout the state are required to submit a yearly report to the Maine State Library.  Most folks do not relish the idea of reports, but the information contained is something we should all brag about! The library continues to be the anchor business for Gardiner’s downtown.  Last year more than 62,000 people visited the library.  Some came for the traditional reasons of finding a good book or movie to bring home.  Others came to use one of the 19 public computers available at the library.  We are finding that more and more businesses and governmental agencies …

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21 Days Until Spring!

After a Winter we’ll never forget – a few encouraging facts! Gardiner Public Library statistics for February 4876 items checked out of the library 696 items were renewed 3885 people visited the library 16 programs were offered (book discussion groups, story hour, crafts, etc.) 133 people attended these programs Charlene Wagner, Children’s Librarian

Treats In The Library!

We have had a very busy month here in the library! When I sat down to write this blog post, my plan was to only mention the various programs and events that happened in the Hazzard Reading Room.  Believe me there were several well attended events, but I would have missed several more, and the more included over 600 people!!! During the month of October there were at least 20 programs that the library sponsored or participated in, 18 of them were here at the library.  What types of programs you ask . . . We participated in the Harlow …

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Being Part Of The Downtown “Businesses”

I often laugh when people tell me that I have the best job in the world…I get to read books all day!  One thing that I do agree on is that I DO have one of the best jobs in the world because I run one of the busiest enterprises in Gardiner, the public library.  By being part of the downtown “businesses”, the library does a great job of bringing people to town. Just a few numbers so that you can see why the library is one of the anchor businesses for our downtown: ·        Total number of folks who …

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Left Behind In The Library

 Left Behind by Tim LaHaye is the title of a popular book series but in the library world “left behind” has special meaning.   Like many well frequented public buildings, the library has its own left behind stories. Over the last 30 odd years our patrons have left behind the following: Glasses – both sun & vision Mittens/gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, & jackets Cell phones Travel coffee cups along with snacks Photos & gift certificates (being used as book marks) Change purses with money inside 1 sock (size small) Stuffed animals & other toys Grocery lists Homework assignments Books – …

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