GARDINER — On Tuesday, Gardiner Public Library hosted its first public event in the Children’s Room since before the coronavirus pandemic began. Attendance was capped at 50 for Drew Desjardins and his “Mr. Drew and His Animals Too” presentation.

During his hour-long show Desjardins showed insects, lizards, snakes, tortoises and a snapping turtle. For more information about the library, visit; for more about “Mr. Drew,” visit

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