Gardner Public Library is a public library affiliated with the library system that serves Wakefield, NE. The collection of the library contains 21,900 volumes. The library circulates 7,001 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.

Summer Library Hours

Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed


Quick Facts

Registered Users: 1,417

Collection Size: 21,900

Annual Circulation: 7,001

Public Internet Computers: 18

Wireless Access: Available


Mission Statement

The mission of the Gardner Public Library of Wakefield, Nebraska 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, respectful, and businesslike.

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