Gardner Public Library is a public library affiliated with the library system that serves Wakefield, NE. The collection of the library contains 17,510 volumes. The library circulates 10,591 items per year. The library serves a population of 1,422 residents.  Library activities include a summer reading program and Halloween and Christmas programs.

This community library is located adjacent to the downtown area. Design features provide a generous amount of natural light combined with an open flowing plan. A glass walled reading area focuses on a flower garden, and a central skylight serves as the focal point in the library area. The lobby/gallery will house an historic collection of frontier firearms and other artifacts. The facility also includes a community meeting room that seats 50 which can be rented.

Library Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-11:00am

Sunday Closed


Quick Facts

Registered Users: 1,154

Collection Size: 35,370

Annual Circulation: 9,936

Public Internet Computers: 18

Wireless Access: Available


Mission Statement

The mission of the Gardner Public Library of Wakefield, Neberaska is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire commmunity in an atmosphere that is welcoming, resepectful, and businesslike.

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