The Friends of the Gardiner Library
We are dedicated to encouraging and supporting volunteerism and fund raising for the specific purpose of enhancing benefits to the library membership and promoting a broader sense of community within Gardiner.
Anyone of any age is welcome to be a Friend.
Meeting time: Third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Fund raising events:
Spring Plant Sale – May (on the first Saturday after Mother’s Day)
Packs of annual flowers and vegetables, perennials, hanging baskets, and more are available at reasonable prices.
Fall Plant Sale – September.
A wide selection of mums is available at reasonable prices.
Jewelry Sale – November.
There are hundreds of pieces of jewelry to choose from. The selection runs from costume jewelry to estate jewelry with prices starting a $1 (sometimes less!). Have fun searching through to find special treasures. Look for the treasure chest on the library counter to make your jewelry donations.
Holiday Wreath Sale – December (on the first Saturday)
A variety of poinsettias and wreaths plus other holiday surprises are available at reasonable prices.
Other: Holiday Pecan Sales, Brick Fundraiser (please click for application), Tote Bag Sales
Upcoming: The Friends are currently working on a Quilt Event. Anyone who is interested in quilting or helping in any other way is encouraged to help with this event.
The proceeds from the Friends fund raising have been able to provide the library with many donations over the years:
Large Print Books
Funding for the Children’s Summer Program
Shades for the Community Room and the Library
Shelving for books
Display materials for the Music Collection
Projection screen for the Community Room
Tables for the Community Room
Display cases for the Lobby