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), 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!

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News, Events, & Programs
Employment Opportunities - The Garden City Public Library seeks enthusiastic candidates for the position of CIRCULATION CLERK – PART TIME and LIBRARY AIDE – PART TIME.  Apply at the Human Resources Department in City Hall (6000 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City, MI 48135). Circulation Clerk Click here for a PDF of the official job posting Duties Circulation Clerk is responsible … Continue reading
Book Bags for Sale - We know that checking out so many books at one time can be a lot to carry. Don't worry- we've got your back! Support the Friends of the Garden City Public Library today by purchasing a sturdy book bag from our Circulation Desk for only $3.50. There are two colors to choose from (green or burgundy) and they are absolutely perfect for the regular on-the-go patron. Stop in today for yours!
Summer Reading Registration - It's everyone's favorite time of year again! Summer Reading Registration will begin on Friday, June 1st right at the Garden City Public Library! Sign up, get your reading logs, and all your swag, and enjoy the summer! We'll have fun and free programs throughout the week for all ages, including the ever popular Maker Monday, Adult Stress Buster Coloring Night and a musicals program for teens! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and stop in the Library for more information on upcoming programs.
Color around the World – Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Every Tuesday at 6 pm drop in the Library to relax at our Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night-Coloring around the World Adult Summer Reading at The Garden City Public Library! 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! Take a break from whatever causes your stress in your life and relax while coloring with us. Ages 14 + Tuesday, June 19 – New York Tuesday, June 26 – Paris Tuesday, July 3 – London Tuesday, July 10 – Rome Tuesday, July 17 – Delhi Tuesday, July 24 – Beijing
Hands-on Dungeons & Dragons - For those interested in an introduction of the popular role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, stop into the Library on Tuesday, June 19 at 4:00 pm. Our local DM (Dungeon Master) will run a short session for beginners, answering any questions along the way. Ages 14 and up are welcome to attend this free, fun, and educational adult program at the Garden City Public Library.
Musicals Program - Our first Teen Summer Reading Program will be on Tuesday, June 19th from 3:00-4:00pm. Our Summer Reading theme this year is Libraries Rock and we have the perfect program to celebrate that: Musicals! Do you love Broadway? Did you catch the Hamilton fever? Do you just want to come to an awesome program this summer? Then join us! We'll do crafts, have some trivia and play a Don't Forget the Lyrics: Broadway Version game. This program is for ages 11-18 and does require registration so either call the Library or stop in!
American Sign Language Club - This summer, the Garden City Public Library is offering a brand new program: American Sign Language Club. This program will be for kids in grades K-5 but parents are welcome to come and observe. This program will be taught by a Madonna University student and will teach the basics of ASL including colors, numbers, common phrases, etc. There is limited space so please register in advance by either calling the Library or stopping in. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, June 20th This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and 5 Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.
Early Days of Ford Motor Co. - Join us in welcoming author and historian Alan Naldrett who will be at the Garden City Library on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00 pm to talk about C. Harold Wills, the designer of car models A-T. His book, Michigan's C. Harold Wills: The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Automobile, is available for hold through our new catalog. All ages welcome to this Summer Reading Program.
Performer Thursday- Cameron Zvara - Register for the Summer Reading Club 2017 and celebrate summer reading in style with weekly family performances. Every Thursday night during Summer Reading from 6-7pm, allow us to wow you with our special guests. Our first performer will be on June 21st is the Cameron Zvara! He's a super fun and awesome magician who is going to bring us some magic this summer! Raffle tickets will be drawn for prizes; you do NOT have to be present to win!
Maker Monday - Summer Reading is back and we're presenting everyone's favorite program: Maker Monday! Join us on Mondays during Summer Reading from 3:00-5:00pm for this drop in program! Every week will focus on another STEM topic. The next Maker Monday of the summer is on June 25th and our topic will be Building Challenges . You do NOT have to sign up for Maker Monday and because it is a drop in program, you can come anytime between 3:00 and 5:00.
Tech Talks - Do you have questions about the tech in your life? Don't fret! We can help! From i-Pads to i-Phones, from tablets to laptops- there is so much tech and it never hurts to stay on top of it. Stop by the G.C. Library Monday, June 25th at 7:00 pm for "Tech Talks" with Julie Slabaugh! This is an informal, question and answer format, so bring your device(s) and your questions on how to use 'em!
Garden City History with Straight Farmhouse - Wednesday, June 27 at 6:00 pm at the Garden City Public Library learn the history of our town from local historian Jack Kerstetter of Straight Farmhouse who will bring plenty of hands-on artifacts from the G.C. Historical Museum for patrons to explore. Learn about the early days of our city and how it came to be the place we know and love today! All ages welcome to this Adult Summer Reading Program.
Writers Lounge - Garden City Public Library is offering a brand new program: Writers Lounge. We'll kick back, enjoy some snacks and talk about writing. Are you a seasoned writer working on publishing your novel? Are you a novice writer hoping to get some feedback? This program is open for all writers! Our next meeting will be on Monday, July 2 at 6:00 pm and registration is required! This program is open for ages 11+