Welcome to the Garden City Public Library!

Library in the spring.

The Garden City Public Library has been serving the residents of Garden City (Michigan) as a resource of traditional and evolving library services for over 90 years.

The Garden City Public Library is your place for books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, computer access, and free Wi-Fi.  Throughout the year, we offer a variety of free programs for all ages.  The Garden City Public Library provides access to ebooks via Download Destination (powered by OverDrive), magazines via Zinio, and movies, music plus much more via Hoopla.  Using your Garden City Public Library card, you will have access to these services from anywhere at any time!

Click the tabs above to explore our Library services, event calendar, and many useful resources.  We are happy to serve you!  For questions about the Library, please feel free to call us at (734) 793-1830.

News, Events, & Programs
#GCreads2017 - Make reading your New Year’s resolution; join the staff of the Garden City Public Library in a 2017 reading challenge. Set your own pleasure reading goal for the year. Post your goal and track your progress with us, using the hashtag #GCReads2017 and by tagging us @gardcitymichlib on Twitter and Instagram. You know best how busy you … Continue reading
Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Come one, come all, stressed adults, we hear your call! Every Tuesday at 6 pm drop in the Library to relax at our Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night! There will be a multitude of coloring sheets provided, as well as crayons, markers and other materials. You can also bring your own supplies. New coloring pages each week! Ages 14 +
Food for Fines, Food for Thought - FOOD FOR FINES IS BACK! Monday, March 20 through Saturday, April 22, Patrons can bring nonperishable items to the library in exchange for fine forgiveness. For every 1 can/container of food $1 in overdue fines will be forgiven from the patrons account. Collected food will go to Our H.O.M.E Pantry. Drop off food during normal operating hours to the check out desk for service.
Hands-on Dungeons & Dragons - For those interested in an interactive introduction of the popular roll playing game, stop into the Library on Monday, April 3rd at 6:00 PM. Our local DM (Dungeon Master) will run a short session for beginners, answering any questions along the way. No experience is necessary to attend this free adult event. Ages 14 +.
Afternoon Explorers Club - Are you ready for an Afternoon filled with fun and adventure? Then you're ready for Afternoon Explorers! We'll now be having the event from 4-5pm at Garden City Public Library. Join us on Tuesday April 4th for a fun, special Spring Break event: making boats! To register for this event, either drop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830.
Candy Sushi - Garden City Public Library is hosting a special Spring Break program for teens!! On Wednesday, April 5th, from 2:30-3:30, we're going to make candy sushi!! Since this is a special Anime Club meeting, there will still be anime to watch and talk about. This program is for ages 11 and up. Please register in advance by either stopping by the Library or calling us at (734) 793-1830.
Boredom Buster - Garden City Public Library has the perfect remedy for a case of the boredom. On Thursday, April 6th, join us from 5-7 for BOREDOM BUSTER. This special Spring Break event is featuring board games- LIFE SIZE BOARD GAMES. To register for the event, either stop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830.
Lego Club - Join the Garden City Public Library Lego Club in our brand new time! Kids ages 5 and up can join us at the library on Monday April 10th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm to make their own Lego masterpieces. Legos will be provided. We will also have Lego books for you to look at (or checkout) to spark your imagination. No registration is necessary. Just drop on in.
Easter Bunnies! - They’re back! Wednesday, April 12 from 6 - 7 PM, Rabbits Mops & Dustbin need to bulk up for their big day and need your helping hand to feed them carrots, kale, bananas, or cake. Join us for this just-for-fun drop-in program. Remember, these two are NOT camera shy and will be hoppy to take a selfie or two. Veggies will be provided, all ages welcome!
Video Game History: Castlevania - On Monday, April 17th beginning at 6:00 pm, local nerd Gabe will guide patrons through the halls of the gaming history that make the classic series known as Castlevania. Learn about the hit video game series, its evolution and how it has impacted gaming as a whole.
Earth Day Craft - To celebrate Earth Day, the Garden City Public Library is offering a special event: craft night! What makes this different from any other craft night? We will be using recycled materials to make the crafts in honor of Earth Day! The event will be on Thursday, April 20th from 6:00-7:00pm. Register in advance at (734) 793-1830 so you won't miss the fun!
Recycled Books into Picture Frames - Earth Day Adult Craft: Recycled Books into Picture Frames Join us at the library Monday, April 24 at 6:00 pm to create a unique picture frame out of a repurposed, old book in honor of Earth Day. Ages 14 +
SPRING BOOK SALE - Monday April 24 - Wednesday April 26, from 9 am - 8 pm the Friends of the Library and all their literary goodies will be at the Maplewood Community Center! MARK YOUR CALNEDARS! Have books to donate? Drop them off at the Library during normal operating hours. Small donations may be set in the Book Drop. The last day of the sale (4/26) will be the Bag Sale.
Anime Club - Hey Teens! The Garden City Public Library has an event coming up that might be perfect for you: Anime Club. On Thursday, April 27th , join us at the GCPL from 6-7pm as we enjoy a topical anime perfect for this month: Your Lie In April. We really hope you can make it! Register in advance at the Library or give us a call at (734) 793-1830.
R-E-C-Y-C-L-E, You can do it! - Do you Recycle at home? Did you know there is a FREE, voluntary curbside pickup and 65 gallon rolling bin waiting for you to begin? Just contact DPS at (734) 793-1800 to get your bin and begin recycling! Unsure of what can be recycled? A list of complete items that can be recycled can be … Continue reading