Levi Heywood Memorial Library

55 West Lynde Street
Gardner, MA 01440

978-632-5298

LIBRARY HISTORY

Levi Heywood Memorial Library's current location of 55 West Lynde Street is the successful result of the Building for the Future campaign which yielded generous public donations. These donations, along with state and federal government grants, and the donation of land by the City of Gardner, made it possible for us to move to our beautiful newly built facility in October of 2004.

Gardner's Public Library was housed on City Hall Avenue from 1978 until we moved to our new location. Maintenance problems and lack of space initiated a need for a new location by the end of the century.

The City Hall Avenue location was the first time the Library was unified under one roof since the Library opened its doors at its Pearl Street location (now the Gardner Museum) on February 4, 1886. (In the early 1900s branches were located at various locations around the City.) The Pearl Street location was Gardner's first free public library and the newly constructed building was the result of a determined effort by the Reverend Lawrence Phelps and the generosity of the children of Levi Heywood, Calvin Heywood and Helen R. Greenwood and her husband Alvin M. Greenwood.

Hours:
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 Saturdays Memorial Day-Labor Day

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