The Gardiner Library is a public entity chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to provide library services for the Town of Gardiner. To access New York State Education Law which governs New York State Libraries, go to www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/.
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The library is located at 133 Farmer's Turnpike, which runs
parallel to Main Street in Gardiner. Turn South on Arch Street
and you'll see our long driveway leading to the parking lot and
building. Here's a Mapquest
map that shows a star where the turn for the Library driveway is
Nicole Lane decided to pursue a second career after owning an artisan bread bakery in Brooklyn, New York for seven years. After rediscovering children's literature when her daughter was born, Nicole decided to go back to school to get a dual masters degree in literacy and general education. After obtaining her degree from Bank Street College Nicole accepted the job as children's librarian at the Gardiner Library allowing her to combine her love of teaching with her passion for children's books. After four years as children's librarian Nicole was asked to be the interim director; in January of 2012 Nicole was made the new library manager. Nicole is excited to expand the library's programming and resources to better serve the Gardiner community.
Melissa Fairweather began volunteering in libraries as a child and at the Gardiner Library in 1989. She became a paid employee in 2000 and is currently Coordinator of Volunteers and Public Relations. She gained on-the-job experience for these positions as a volunteer for La Leche League, where she has served as a local Leader since 1987, as well as Area Leaders’ Letter Editor and Area Coordinator of Leaders for New York State East and Regional Administrator and Division Publications Administrator for La Leche League of the Eastern United States. Melissa has a Bachelor’s degree in Math from SUNY Binghamton and graduate credits towards a Masters in Special Education.
Andrew was a longtime volunteer dating back to the old library before joining the staff. His responsiblities include the library website (especially the new Community Info page), the music collection, the Music Lover's Club, and the Science Fiction/Fantasy collection.
If you have any suggestions or comments about these please contact him at the library.
He has a background in Computers and in Fine Art especially Painting.
Christopher Wheeling has worked part-time at the Gardiner Library since Spring of 2010. Aside from helping patrons at the circulation desk, he works with Melissa on the library’s bimonthly newsletters. He has also organized most of the library's poetry readings. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. On his own time, he writes poetry and fiction, with a focus on surrealism and the absurd. He has two poems published thus far, in the local publications Chronogram and Home Planet News. (Photo: Mike Jurkovic, taken at the Howland Culture Center’s Calling All Poets reading series)
Amy brings 10 plus of years of public library experience to her current position. She has galloped thoroughbreds in North Carolina, been a substitute teacher, veterinary technician, research editor, freelance illustrator and currently does website design as well. Amy grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and loves the arts, traveling and studying languages. She studied painting at Bennington College and at the New York Academy of Art; has a certification in Web Page Graphic Design and a TEFL certification from Interlingue Language School in Rome, Italy. Amy also has a B.S. in Visual Arts from SUNY Empire State and has been attending graduate courses at SUNY New Paltz as she works toward her MFA degree. Her paintings have been shown at Art Upstairs gallery in Phonecia, The Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale and Ariel Gallery in NYC, to name a few. Amy manages the Gardiner library’s magazine collection and is developing the Fine and Performing Arts collection.
Amy is the Children's Librarian. She has done many workshops at the Library in the past including Harmony Yoga and Music with Miss Amy. She is also a singer/songwriter; her CD Cold Cold Year is in our Local music Collection.
Kären Vassell has been a part-time employee since 1992. Her primary task is to build and maintain the public internet network. She has worked with computers in academic and commercial settings since 1966 and has an AAS in Information Science.
133 Farmer's Turnpike
Gardiner, NY 12525
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Library Board of Trustees
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