Re-building our Fairy Village
The staff of the Gardiner Public Library is thrilled to announce that our Gardiner Fairy Village will be re-built! A few months back, our village was vandalized…houses were destroyed, the gate was ruined and we had no fairy village left. The library staff and Gardiner’s Conservation Committee got together to organize a new village. More than 15 children and their families came to the library to build the new fairy, gnome and elf housing. We are proud to announce that we have 9 new structures ready to be delivered. The library will host one more building day on Tuesday, June 26th from 3-4PM in the Children’s Room of the library. Children from age 6 and older are encouraged to attend to build additional houses.
On Thursday, June 28th at 11AM, Mayor Andy MacLean will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open up our newly renovated Fairy Village that can be visited right along Steamboat Lane in the City of Gardiner’s gorgeous Waterfront Park.
The building of "fairy houses" apparently originated spontaneously on a few Maine islands. These small abodes can be found on Monhegan Island and at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. They capture the imagination of both children and adults as they are built from our natural surroundings. The building materials are usually tree bark, leaves, sea glass, pine cones, mulch and anything else that is available on the ground. Please visit the Children's Room of the library to see some spectacular examples of a Maine Fairy House. For more information please contact the library at 582-6894. The library is located at 152 Water Street, Gardiner.