Note: Site is being actively rebuilt in early 2021. Your patience is appreciated.

New England Carnegies

A site that honors the libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund

Gardiner Public Library
Gardiner, Maine

Designed by Henry Richards of Gardiner, Maine

Queen Anne Style

152 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1897: A $2,500 grant from Andrew Carnegie was accepted.This money represented only a portion of the money raised to fund this library.

1881: The library was built.

1930: The R.P. Hazzard Room was added.

1960: The J. Walter Robinson Reference Wing was added.

1977: The Burress Moore III Children’s Room was added.

1985: The Community Room was added.

1997: The R.P. Hazard Room was remodeled to become the Reading Room.

2002: The J. Walter Robinson Reference Wing was remodeled for handicapped accessibility.

2005 photos